SR. Interaction Web Designer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client has asked us to identify two Sr. Interaction Designers for a 5 month on-site contract engagement in NYC.

Start Date- ASAP (after face to face interview, background check and drug screen)
End Date- April, 2013

Required Skills:

  • Industrial grade Product Design experience with content rich sites, Familiarity with Desktop/Mobile Best Practices, Proficient with professional software such as CS5, 5+ years experience

    Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with Design Team colleagues, Ability to contribute strategically in product design process, Ability to effectively communicate ideas to stakeholders

    Online Publishing client is looking for an Interaction Designer to provide project support within the online Product Design and User Experience team. In this position you will be collaborating with and working alongside business stakeholders, product owners, and front-end developers to define the user experience of website team.

    Responsibilities Include:

    Work within the house Design and User Experience team to define interactive experiences within our Digital Network and it's network of online properties

    Information Architecture - Strong understanding of best-practices as it applies to online content-creation and -delivery at industrial size and proportion

    Work closely with design technologist to build prototypes that represent both the visual identity and interaction model required to test and evolve products for user and internal testing

    Work with Information Architects to design, observe, and analyze usability studies

    Work closely with IAs, Design Technologists, and back-end engineers to implement and deliver final products
    Facilitate design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project

    Qualifications:

    Experience designing user-interfaces for online news and information or other content-rich website
    Familiar with interaction design concepts, practices, and procedures
    Familiar with Information Architecture best practices
    Possess a solid working understanding of user-experience design principles
    Demonstrable understanding of user-experience design, information hierarchy, user-flow, and typography
    Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
    Be a self-starter; able to interact with and influence senior level management
    Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems and convey these designs in the form of presentations, prototypes, and design specifications
    A self-starter that is able to collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team
    Expertise in working with mobile optimized and responsive websites
    Expertise in creating features related to customization and personalization

    Technical Skills:

  • Professional-level knowledge of industry standard Web design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio or other wireframe software)
  • Solid grasp of latest graphic and Web design principles and aesthetics
  • Solid understanding of current Web technologies (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Solid understanding of optimizing images, the capabilities of Web browsers across multiple platforms and devices, and the constraints involved in designing for online media