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Sr. Experience Designer

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Agency client looking for a Senior Experience Designer to work onsite in San Francisco for a 5-month long engagement. This Designer will work on a responsive design project for a pet brand. Immediate start!

The Senior Experience Designer will work closely with Experience Planners and Content Strategists to create functioning prototypes that demonstrate the navigation, interaction design, UI design and content module functionalities that power websites, apps, emails and other digital user experiences. The ideal Designer will be able to create functioning prototypes (i.e. able to code production-ready HTML, CSS and JavaScript to work alongside full-stack developers).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop new and effective interaction systems and UI design solutions within scope.
• Collaborate with strategists, creative and development teams, and project Directors.
• Research and recommend interaction patterns.
• Conduct competitive research and usability testing.
• Develop functional prototypes using front-end technologies and frameworks.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• 2-3 years of web development.
• 4-5 years of UI design, interaction design and digital visual design.
• Solid foundational knowledge of design and UX principles.
• Hands-on experience with design tools like Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop. Experience with NoPSD or designing in the browser is a plus.
• Hands-on experience developing and implementing findability patterns, interaction systems and content hierarchy within digital experiences.
• Strong visual and UI design skills. Ability to create sprites and vector graphics is a plus.
• Hands-on experience designing and developing SPAs and long-scrolling pages. Product design experience is a plus.
• Hands-on experience with prototyping tools like Axure, Balsamiq or Proto.io.
• Hands-on experience with mobile-first approaches to HTML development (both traditional table-led and modern table-less markup).
• Hands on experience with handcrafted CSS1 and CSS2 including webfonts and external style sheets. CSS3 is a plus.
• Hands-on experience with Skeleton or Bootstrap and a solid understanding of grids and breakpoints.
• Solid understanding of JavaScript‘s object model and JSON.
• Hands-on experience with front-end JavaScript frameworks, specifically around DOM manipulation and data binding like JQuery, Angular or Ember. Experience with charting libraries like HighCharts.js is a plus.
• Hands on experience with Git and Git hosting solutions like BitBucket and GitHub
• Hands on experience with debugging and console tools in Chrome, Safari, IE and Firefox
• Hands on experience with cross-browser testing using tools like BrowserStack
• Familiarity with client/server communications, specifically RESTful APIs and AJAX is a plus.
• Experience with ScSS, LESS and HAML is a plus.
• Nice to have: Bachelor’s Degree in graphic / web design or interaction design

Interested candidates please respond with availability to work onsite and relevant samples. **We realize this a hefty list of requirements. Candidates with at least 60% of the skills requested will be given preference. Thank you.

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