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Senior UX Designer

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Aquent's client, a large tech company headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is seeking a Sr. UX Designer for a 6–month assignment.

In this assignment, you will be part of a User Experience group that follows a simple but vital premise: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." They are ardently interested in their users and strive to learn everything they can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences they create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. They are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, and prototypers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.

Main Responsibilities:
• Understand - gain a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities, and competition
• Envision - work with PM and Eng to create a vision for interacting and engaging with content
• Design - create storyboards, mockups, and experience prototypes to guide development
• Collaborate - rapidly iterate on design based on user feedback, tech constraints, market dynamics
• Make - guide development to faithfully implement fantastic experiences across different platforms such as wearables, tablet and phone

Requirements:
• BA/BS in Design, HCI, Interaction, and/or relevant industry experience
• 5+ years experience in the Industry
• Excellent visual design skills and an outstanding portfolio of interactive projects
• Some experience prototyping preferred (using HTML, Flash, AfterEffects, or even Keynote)
• Strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs
• Experience working collaboratively with other designers, product managers and engineers

Nice to Have:
• Experience designing consumer-facing applications for touch (preferred)

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