Job: Information Architect @ Fluid, Inc. (full-time, San Francisco USA)

13 Apr 2006 - 4:48pm
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Nathan Moody
2004

Please respond to jobs-1240 at fluid.com if interested, not to me (the
poster). Thanks!
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Fluid, Inc. (http://www.fluid.com/) is looking for a full-time,
salaried information designer/architect to do cutting-edge interface
work for globally-recognized brands. The position is available
immediately.

Fluid designs and develops richly interactive digital retail
experiences, both online and offline. Our clients include The North
Face, Design Within Reach, JanSport, Microsoft, Timberland, and Reebok.
Our projects are varied and exciting, and our staff is truly unique
with a vibrant culture and a passion for innovation. We won a SXSW 2006
Interactive Award this year for our work on Timberland's Custom Boot
configurator (http://www.timberland.com/customboots), and we're also
nominated for a 2006 Webby Award for Reebok's RbkCustom site
(http://www.rbkcustom.com).

Your job will be to conceptualize and architect the next generation of
consumer experiences. You'll create the "design behind the design" for
e-commerce websites, applications, and other digital experiences,
including taxonomies, design research, customer profiles and personas,
user flows and use-case scenarios, site and product architectures,
usability test planning and execution, high-level interaction design,
information design, and wireframe screen schematics, as project needs
require. Usability theory and information design best practices guide
your decisions, balanced with our clients' business needs and their
customer's needs and goals.

Information designers/architects at Fluid are intelligent and creative
problem solvers. You should be formally schooled in design, information
science, library science, engineering, psychology, human factors, or
HCI. Please have one to three years of experience doing information
architecture, information design, and usability work on the job.
Experience designing for online retail can be a significant advantage.

We expect you to be proficient with the tools of the trade. Expertise
in Microsoft Visio 2003 is a requirement, and knowledge of supporting
tools is beneficial, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Flash
and Dreamweaver. Knowledge of the limitations of various online
technologies (XHTML/CSS, DHTML, Ajax, Flash, etc.) is also desired.

You should have a keen attention to detail, but be able to understand,
describe, and approach problems from higher-level, strategic
perspectives. You should be able to clearly communicate your concepts,
ideas, solutions, and designs to both internal teams as well as to the
client. You are committed to the quality and completion of your work,
because every project Fluid completes is elegantly architected,
functionally sound, and emotively on-brand. Although you are dedicated
and willing to put in the focused hours necessary to assure high
quality work, you also recognize the importance of balancing your
professional life with a personal life. Fluid has an atmosphere and
culture that fosters and appreciates humor, talent, and a variety of
outside interests.

Fluid will support you with top-flight visual designers and some of the
smartest (and most creative) technologists and engineers in the field.
Fluid has a boutique studio atmosphere to make your work fun and
focused; we also have access to many advanced technologies to bring
your work to fruition. There are plenty of opportunities for growth,
and Fluid has both client services and product practices to challenge
you while you improve and extend your skills.
If this describes you and your professional goals, we look forward to
hearing from you.

Please email your portfolio URL, a letter of interest, and resume
detailing your training and experience, to jobs-1240 at fluid.com. Please
tell us about yourself and how you approach the discipline of
information design. We will review submissions and contact you if you
meet the criteria listed above.

Fluid is located at South Park in San Francisco, California, and is
BART, CalTrain and Muni accessible.

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director of creative services, fluid | http://www.fluid.com
atomick industries | http://www.atomick.net
photography | http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomick
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