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Product Designer

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Job Responsibilities:
• Leading the early Concept phase (organizing and running idea sessions, creating moodboards, storyboarding, brainstorming, creating user scenarios and developing concept sketches).
• Partnering closely with other designers and engineers to deliver high-quality designs throughout the design phase (creating and managing the development of visual style guides, comps, animations, motion studies, and other visual prototypes).
• Working with developers to complete designs and ship high-quality UX designs (pixel-perfect visual specifications, guidelines).
• Developing user experience and visual design solutions that work across the product and the product teams with a focus on innovating the visual and motion language (including conceptual thinking, grid, typography, color and other design-language patterns).
• Documenting design decisions for consumption by the broader design studio team, as well as key partner teams.
• Creating and presenting design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience.

Requirements:
• A BA/BS or higher degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design or related degree.
• 8+ years of relevant design work experience.
• Experience designing integrated marketing and brand campaigns that span print, packaging and online deliverables.
• Strong portfolio demonstrates attention to detail and mastery of typography, color, layout, etc.
• Strong concepting and visual skills along with an ability to explain your design rationale.
• Knowledge of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices.
• Ability to produce high-res visualizations, motion studies and prototypes.
• Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Experience with AfterEffects a plus.
• Great listening skills, with an open minded and team-oriented approach to design.
• Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex areas understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and strong presentation skills.
• Self-motivated and directed.
• A strong interest in design and technology trends.

Additional Qualifications:
• Video editing and VFX/compositing experience (After Effects, Premiere, FinalCut) are a plus
• AE/Expressions, Flash/ActionScript or other scripting skills are a plus
• Experience with real-time engines like Unity and Unreal is a plus
• Experience designing/creating UI/UX for mobile and tablets is a plus
• All candidates must deliver a current resume with a portfolio including motion reel to be considered for this position.
• Portfolio/reel review and presentation is required.

Behaviors:
• You are at home with dealing with complex visual design problems and have a proven ability to create sophisticated and elegant solutions
• Outstanding communication / presentation skills to tell your design stories to fellow designers, developers and product management
• You love getting the details right
• Self-motivated
• You are able to easily work well within a design team without ego getting in the way

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