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Account Management and Project Management

Account Managers oversee the important relationship between the customer and the creative team, ensuring that the creative project stays on time and on budget. Account and Project Managers are able to manage people, communicate with executives and clients, proficiently move projects forward and solve problems.

Account and Project Managers

  • Partner with the client to determine needs and advise clients on brand and marketing strategy
  • Work closely with the creative team to convey customer needs and ensure customer’s objectives are met
  • Ensure project is on schedule and client deadlines are met
  • Oversee the approval process
  • Solve problems and overcome obstacles
  • Nurture ongoing relationships with clients

Account management roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Account Executive
  • Account Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Traffic Manager

Content and Copywriting

Content Developers and Copywriters craft messaging to optimize comprehension, usability and persuasion while at the same time expressing and enhancing the brand. By optimizing the content for clarity, format, taxonomy, grammar, punctuation, and conformity to brand styles and standards, these individuals ensure that brand objectives are met. 

Content Developers and Copywriters:

  • Develop content around the end-user to minimize the learning curve
  • Clearly communicate the central brand attributes in an accessible way

Content and Copywriting roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • User Interface Writer
  • Interactive Copywriter
  • Copywriter
  • Web Content Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Content Manager
  • Content Editor
  • Content Specialist

Content Development and Management

Content Developers and Managers craft the messaging and create targeted content and information that flows through the web. Content development requires strong writing and communications skills and the ability to manage projects, information and deadlines.

Content Developers and Managers:

  • Work with internal and external sources to create and obtain information assets for web sites and applications
  • Keep content up-to-date, fresh and relevant
  • Ensure that content supports the brand and that brand standards are met
  • Write, proof, edit and source information

Content development and management roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Content Manager
  • Content Writer/Developer
  • Copy Editor

Creative Direction and Design

Creative Directors and Design Professionals direct and execute creative projects. Directors and Managers develop creative concepts, manage staff and ensure the overall quality of work produced by the creative department. Designers and Production Artists execute design concepts into a final product—from ad campaigns to marketing collateral to sales and presentation materials. These individuals have a strong design background and usually have earned a Bachelor or Master of Fine Arts degree.

Creative Directors and Design Professionals:

  • Translate marketing objectives into creative strategies
  • Lead and direct the creative team in the production of advertising and marketing collateral
  • Manage creative projects from concept to completion

Creative leadership and design roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Creative Director
  • Associate Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Creative Department Manager
  • Senior Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Design Specialist
  • Production Artist
  • Illustrator

Flash Design and Development

The static web site just doesn’t cut it when it comes to creating an engaging user experience. Interactivity is key. Flash Designers and Developers use benchmark technology to present video, animation and an unmatched user experience to project the brand off the screen and leave a lasting impression.

Flash Designers and Developers:

  • Create compelling and interactive design and brand communications with Flash

Flash design and development roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Flash Designer
  • Flash Animator
  • Flash Developer

Information Architecture

  • As websites have become more complex and robust, information architecture is even more important in creating a seamless user experience. Information architects focus on navigation, content tools and features to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. 

Information Architects:

  • Develop and clearly articulate the right approach for navigation systems, labeling/taxonomy systems and searching systems that will most improve performance and support customer goals and needs
  • Model and design with the end-user in mind to minimize the learning curve, reduce frustration, and maximize return on investment, while increasing the accuracy, efficiency and usefulness of the final product
  • Establish a design approach based on what is possible, what will resonate with customers, and what will meet business objectives
  • Facilitate decision making, creating synergy between business and development teams
  • Prioritize and plan critical aspects of the structure, balancing user needs, business goals, and technical constraints

Information architecture roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • Information Architect
  • Lead Information Architect
  • Associate Information Architect
  • Junior Information Architect
  • Content Strategist

Interaction Design

Interaction Designers help create efficient, effective and desirable user experiences. These individuals work with information architects, content developers and other user experience practitioners to simplify, streamline and optimize complex web-based application systems so that customers can find what they are looking for quickly and easily.

Interaction Design Professionals:

  • Create models and designs based on the end-user that minimize the learning curve, reduce frustration, and maximize return on investment, while increasing the accuracy, efficiency and usefulness of the final product
  • Establish a design approach based on what is possible, what will resonate with customers, and what will meet business objectives
  • Develop, clarify and articulate the design vision through scenarios, storyboards, sketches, mockups, prototypes, interaction flows and wireframe specifications
  • Facilitate decision making and create synergy between business and development teams

Interaction design roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • Interaction Designer
  • User Experience Architect
  • Lead Interaction Designer
  • UI and UX Designer

Interactive Design and Front End Development

Interactive Designers and Front End Developers work together, blending form and function to deliver a consistent and engaging experience for the user while meeting a defined set of objectives. Through technical proficiency in HTML, XML, CSS, Flash and other media—and the desire to push the envelope and limits of technology—they create the designs that engage visitors, challenge users and function seamlessly.

Interactive Designers and Front End Developers:

  • Translate business and marketing objectives into online experiences
  • Work with Producers and Content Developers to communicate with users

Interactive design and front end development roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Front End Developer
  • Lead Interactive Designer
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interactive Art Director
  • Multimedia Producer/Designer

Interactive Project Management

Interactive Project Managers coordinate the details of design and development to create innovative solutions for new media that make creative visions come to life. Working with clients and cross-functional teams to ensure on-time delivery, these interactive pros are strong communicators who bridge the gap between clients and the development team. Project management and people management skills, budget and financial management abilities, as well as technical proficiencies are a must in this role that moves fast, changes often and never presents the same challenge twice. 

Interactive Project Managers:

  • Manage budgets and resources
  • Oversee schedules to ensure teams meet deadlines

Interactive project management roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Senior Interactive Project Manager
  • Interactive Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator

Mobile Web Design and Development

As smartphone and tablet computing use have proliferated, so has the demand for creative people who can optimize web content for another medium while still delivering a big impact. Mobile Web Designers and Developers create specialized content for a variety of browsers, platforms and devices and work to deliver a consistent and engaging experience.

Mobile Web Designers and Developers:

  • Create highly specialized applications and content that delivers robust functionality despite time, space and technical constraints
  • Work collaboratively with web and marketing teams

Mobile Web design and development roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • iPhone Developer
  • Mobile Web Internet Developer
  • Mobile Web Project Manager
  • Mobile Web Content Specialist

Production and Prepress

The production and prepress team oversees the production of print collateral. The people who work on this team are technically proficient with strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills.

The Production and Prepress Managers:

  • Schedule and manage print projects
  • Provide quotes and print estimates
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Assist in resolving technical, production, and accounting challenges
  • Ensure customer satisfaction, quality control and timely delivery of final products

Production and prepress roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Director of Print Production
  • Production Manager
  • Print Production Specialist
  • Print Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Director of Prepress
  • Prepress Manager
  • Prepress Specialist

Prototyping

  • Given the complexity of today's websites and online applications, the need to test and simulate user interaction is critical. Organizations can no longer wait for a site to go live before getting feedback. Prototyping professionals work with the design team to produce compelling simulations that allow for richly interactive usability testing and evaluation with customers. 

Prototyping Professionals:

  • Leverage optimal tools, technologies and RIA enabling software to produce interactive prototypes
  • Support rapid iteration and ideation processes
  • Work with other project team members to evaluate and recommend the right technology to support usability testing and evaluation
  • Work with engineering leads to determine efficacy and feasibility of a given solution
  • Develop artifacts that help the team to explore new technologies and interaction approaches

Prototyping roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • Prototyper
  • Front End Developer
  • UI Engineer
  • Rapid Visualization Specialist
  • Prototype Engineer

Strategy and Management

Strategy Managers are responsible for the overall user experience for an organization, project, product or service. These detail-oriented individuals manage resources, communications, timelines and user experience activities to ensure they are in alignment with defined business objectives and goals.

Strategy and Management Professionals:

  • Define the strategy around user experience and what is important to the success of the business
  • Ensure UX initiatives are developed accurately, delivered on time and within budget, and produce the desired outcome
  • Oversee design lifecycle for product, service or capability
  • Develop and define standards and guidelines for user experience

Strategy and management roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • Director of User Experience
  • Director, Product Design and User Experience
  • VP, Customer Experience
  • Manager, User Experience

Usability, User Research and Testing

Professionals engaging in usability, user research and testing provide valuable insights into the needs and behaviors of customers. By exploring and analyzing the way customers think, act and access the online space, these professionals develop actionable insights into what users really think of your product, application or service.

Usability, User Research and Testing Professionals:

  • Get inside the hearts and minds of the customers you have or reach the customers you want by using research, evaluation and assessment
  • Discover compelling, new opportunities by learning what customers and users ultimately want
  • Validate new designs and uncover issues before they negatively impact business and customer satisfaction
  • Provide answers to the ‘why’ questions that arise from web analytics data
  • Support the decision-making process and set priorities

Usability, user research and testing roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • User Researcher
  • User Experience Researcher
  • Usability Analysts and Engineer
  • Focus Group Facilitators/Moderator
  • Usability Researcher
  • Usability Tester
  • Human Factors Engineer

Visual Design

Visual Designers create the visual presentation of the user interface so that the information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find. These visually-oriented thinkers attempt to create an emotional connection with customers through visual branding, graphic elements, illustrations, iconography, typography and composition.

Visual Design Professionals:

  • Balance graphic design and human factors to optimize comprehension, usability and persuasion while at the same time expressing and enhancing the brand
  • Enhance, simplify, and optimize the interfaces used in complex web applications, interactive websites, rich media, mobile devices, and other systems
  • Apply visual design elements to create interfaces that excite, invite, and inspire while increasing usability, comprehension and communication
  • Establish a design approach based on what is possible, what will resonate with customers, and what will meet business objectives
  • Develop, clarify and articulate the design vision through storyboards, sketches, mockups, page comps and style guide specifications

Visual design roles we’ve recently placed include:

  • Visual Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Visual Interaction Designer

Writing and Editing

Writers and Editors are responsible distilling big ideas and brand objectives into words that influence readers and move customers to act.. Working closely with design, Writers and Editors create the copy and content complete the story. These professionals possess superior writing skills, clarity of thought and the ability to see the big picture and deliver lasting brand impressions. People in this field often have a degree in English, Communications or Journalism.

Writers and Editors:

  • Write text for print and web advertising and marketing materials
  • Work with Art Directors and Web Developers to integrate images with copy
  • Edit and validate accuracy of content
  • Copyedit and proofread to check grammar, spelling and style
  • Develop and adhere to style guides

Writing and editing roles recently filled by Aquent include:

  • Editorial Director
  • Senior Editor
  • Technical Editor
  • Senior Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Junior Writer
  • Researcher
  • Copy Editor
  • Proofreader