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Senior Interactive 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!

Position- Senior Interactive Designer
Location- North Austin, TX
Duration- Long term contract. Possible contract to hire.
Hourly pay rate - DOE
Benefits- Subsidized medical, dental, vision and 401k

Our major tech client in Austin is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer. This role is a bit of a hybrid. There is an element of an IA or software designer and visual design in this role.

Requirements:

• Someone to do a lot of desktop, in windows projects
• A lot of web applications – consumer websites for Target stores but have a deeper functionality. More for enterprise management...more like banking or financial web applications. Deeper flows and interactions.
• Will do some mobile interaction and software
• Have some software educational software on Chrome books.
• Someone with deeper types of Interaction Design.

Visual chops are important but interaction skills are key.
NEED someone who has dealt with complexity, deeper flows and that knows how to navigate around content. Flow is critical and commands and actions are critical!
Someone worked for Enterprise group, HR applications, would be ideal.

Qualified Candidates Portfolio – should show IA, multiple flows. Articulate with case studies.....
Portfolio should show how candidate solved a particular problem (example) overall view of model, blueprint of experience and how candidate would go through that. FLOW/NAVIGATION THROUGH.
Must show visual of site map (IA, OA), include wireframes that demonstrate a flow that show decision points and action and how to nav through that. The wireframes would have visual treatment or state of the application...Here is what happens when an object is deleted, etc. May have UI specifications or Tech documents.

BONUS: Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS... editing of CSS. General understanding of Javascript.

Tools: Visio, Illustrator, OmniGraph
Secondary - photoshop, HTML, Catch flow, Axure/Balsmiq
3rd/4th - Back side - Interface builder

What You'll Be Doing:
Working on projects that are in development. Larger product areas, suite of products instead of 1 off's. IT will be within a design language, style guide, working within a style guide are important.


Defines and owns user experience design deliverables across software project initiatives including ideation, user-flow analysis, wire-framing, interaction design, visual design, prototyping, branding and execution. Ensures interactive and visual designs achieve the highest level of usability, desirability and customer satisfaction.
• Undergraduate degree and 6-8 years relevant experience or Graduate degree in a related field, plus 4-6 years relevant experience.
• Strong skillset in digital design with an emphasis on Windows, mobile (iOS/Android), and web User Interfaces.
• Ability to distill complex problems into intuitive, clean, user friendly designs.
• Expert in User Experience concepts, Information Architecture, and software brand strategy.
• Capable of carrying a product from concept through development.
• Experience with creating detailed workflow specifications and behaviors for development teams.
• Able to follow and apply existing Design Language Guidelines.
• Must be up to date with the latest in interactive and visual design trends.
• Can process and integrate studies, reports, trends, data, and information into plans, deliverables, and recommendations.
• Able to manage projects and mentor junior designers.
• Experience with and data protection/security highly desired.
• Expert in typography, color, space, layout, texture, and visual design for branding/commerce environments.
• Requires strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop and Illustrator)

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