[JOB] Interaction Designer, NYC | 70-80k [Recruiter]

24 Feb 2006 - 5:12pm
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Beau Gould
2006

[JOB] Interaction Designer, NYC | 70-80k [Recruiter]

The focus will be to design, support and oversee interactive development projects with the product and tech teams to ensure the highest quality work is produced and the solution is intuitive and user-friendly.

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Assume responsibility for user interface based on input from users, clients, account services and other interactive/creative team members
• Develop documentation (content maps, wire frames, EDDs) that is appropriate to each individual project
• Work directly with clients to help establish business objectives, identify process improvements that could be solved interactively and develop strategies, tactics and final, required interactive executions to address those needs
• Work with research team to incorporate usability testing and conduct user surveys when appropriate; ensure user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use for target audience members
• Continually grow, learn and experiment with new and innovative ways in which to solve client problems, and how to turn those solutions into innovative interactive executions
• Actively participate in client presentations (both up-front fact finding meetings, as well as the presentation of finished interactive strategies and executions)
• Work with new business to develop compelling, winning interactive pitches for Fortune 500 companies when appropriate
• Work closely with team members in maintaining the interactive standards for the department, including design, coding and usability, and enforce accountability when standards are not met
• Oversee the testing of sites for functionality in different browsers and at different resolutions
• Work with Technical Lead and Executive Producer to ensure smooth workflow between groups
• Ensure internal and external deadlines are met
• Maintain a positive creative culture
• Continually assess new standards, technologies and trends, including usability methodologies, multimedia capabilities and process improvements; formulate strategies and plans for future enhancement of web sites
• Attend industry conferences and training (web development, user interface, usability, etc.)
• Utilize experience to plan and implement effective interactive processes and products
• Ensure web sites are accessible from a variety of different environments

Qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 5-7 years' previous experience in web development
• Attention to detail and ability to work within strict deadlines
• Demonstrated interactive ability
• Strong writing and presentation skills and effective client relations skills
• Working knowledge of web graphics creation and manipulation optimized for palette, size, and speed of download
• Fluency in Photoshop and Illustrator or Freehand, and an ability to design HTML mockups in Dreamweaver required
• Expertise in current Internet standards, including web browsers and browser specifications
• In-depth knowledge of one or more current web markups or scripting languages: HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
• Experience in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator is a plus
• Experience with Macromedia Director and Flash, streaming audio and video is a plus

This position is full-time in New York City. Candidates should be tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) residents and be authorized to work in the USA (Citizen/GC holder)

Please submit your resume and a paragraph highlighting your relevant experience as it pertains to this job to beau at open-source-staffing.com

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1 Mar 2006 - 10:32pm
Beau Gould
2006

[JOB] Interaction Designer, NYC | 70-80k [Recruiter]

New Notes: Client says they're looking for more of an engineer and less of a designer.

The focus will be to design, support and oversee interactive development projects with the product and tech teams to ensure the highest quality work is produced and the solution is intuitive and user-friendly.

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Assume responsibility for user interface based on input from users, clients, account services and other interactive/creative team members
• Develop documentation (content maps, wire frames, EDDs) that is appropriate to each individual project
• Work directly with clients to help establish business objectives, identify process improvements that could be solved interactively and develop strategies, tactics and final, required interactive executions to address those needs
• Work with research team to incorporate usability testing and conduct user surveys when appropriate; ensure user interface is intuitive and easy-to-use for target audience members
• Continually grow, learn and experiment with new and innovative ways in which to solve client problems, and how to turn those solutions into innovative interactive executions
• Actively participate in client presentations (both up-front fact finding meetings, as well as the presentation of finished interactive strategies and executions)
• Work with new business to develop compelling, winning interactive pitches for Fortune 500 companies when appropriate
• Work closely with team members in maintaining the interactive standards for the department, including design, coding and usability, and enforce accountability when standards are not met
• Oversee the testing of sites for functionality in different browsers and at different resolutions
• Work with Technical Lead and Executive Producer to ensure smooth workflow between groups
• Ensure internal and external deadlines are met
• Maintain a positive creative culture
• Continually assess new standards, technologies and trends, including usability methodologies, multimedia capabilities and process improvements; formulate strategies and plans for future enhancement of web sites
• Attend industry conferences and training (web development, user interface, usability, etc.)
• Utilize experience to plan and implement effective interactive processes and products
• Ensure web sites are accessible from a variety of different environments

Qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 5-7 years' previous experience in web development
• Attention to detail and ability to work within strict deadlines
• Demonstrated interactive ability
• Strong writing and presentation skills and effective client relations skills
• Working knowledge of web graphics creation and manipulation optimized for palette, size, and speed of download
• Fluency in Photoshop and Illustrator or Freehand, and an ability to design HTML mockups in Dreamweaver required
• Expertise in current Internet standards, including web browsers and browser specifications
• In-depth knowledge of one or more current web markups or scripting languages: HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript
• Experience in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator is a plus
• Experience with Macromedia Director and Flash, streaming audio and video is a plus

This position is full-time in New York City. Candidates should be tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) residents and be authorized to work in the USA (Citizen/GC holder)

Please submit your resume and a paragraph highlighting your relevant experience as it pertains to this job to beau at open-source-staffing.com

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