To maintain our lead in a competitive, ever changing industry, our client is looking for a talented UI designer to join their team based to support current as well as the next generation design of our multi-platform entertainment experiences.
In this role you'll be a key member of a dynamic team, contributing to vital steps of the creative process as you build your skills that will help lay the foundation for your career.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
• User Experience Design: You will work with UI and UX leads, UX and UI designers, business owners, product managers, and engineers (developers) to build high quality user-centered solutions.
• Collaboration: You will be part of creative brainstorming, ideation, rapid-prototyping, and other problem-solving with user experience and visual designers, engineers and other stakeholders on multiple projects. This also includes strong collaboration and alignment with teams responsible for online and mobile experiences to ensure customers' needs are met across all media.
• Execution: Using traditional visual design principles and tools (visual hierarchy, composition, typography, color theory, etc), you will design UI comps that also reflect sound UX thinking. To achieve this, you will work closely with UX designers. While a considerable portion of your deliverables will be UI comps/screens, you will always need to consider the larger system that you’re designing UI screens for, the user flows, etc.
• Research Participation: You will be working closely with our internal user researchers to support usability and focus group test plans as well as prototype support (paper or interactive prototypes, as appropriate).
• Project Execution and Support: You will be the user advocate supporting features and products throughout the project lifecycle ensuring the best experience gets implemented. This includes software development support, reviews, presentations, and of course making sure your high quality deliverables meet deadlines.
• Team Culture: Help to foster a fun, collaborative and supportive culture in which we are able to make career-defining work.
Desired Soft Skills & Talents
• Initiative: A dedication to driving projects, anticipating challenges, meeting deadlines, and managing time.
• Inquisitive: Naturally curious about new technology and hardware, and its relevance and value to people.
• Problem Solving: Develop an understanding of the unique needs of each market, digest the goals and challenges of each project, create implementable solution options, identify pros/cons and make recommendations.
• Collaboration: Work effectively within and across teams with multiple personality types and cultural backgrounds. Contribute productively, constructively and respectfully to debates during solution development.
• Communication: Crystal clarity in speech, writing, and presentations to a variety of audiences (ex: engineers, managers, executives).
• Receptivity: Able to learn quickly and apply new knowledge adeptly.
• Agility: Works comfortably in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
Required Knowledge & Experience
• Degree in Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, UX or equivalent in design-related work experience
• Experience in digital/interactive design, user-centered design, user requirements analysis and usability testing/user research.
• Proficient in industry-standard design processes.
• Online portfolio required, demonstrating:
o Exceptional digital, consumer electronics and/or similar entertainment product design that is well-thought out and of high quality
o Examples of cross-platform design that demonstrates the ability to account for considerations across multiple devices or screens
o Experience designing innovative solutions for the TV (10’ Design) a plus
• Drawing & Sketching Skills:
o Ability to clearly, quickly and fluidly sketch ideas (on paper, whiteboarding, etc)
o Stronger drawing skills with ability to create storyboards is a plus.
• Software proficiency
o Adobe Design Suite
• Primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. After Effects is a plus.
o UX tools are a plus: Omnigraffle, Axure or equivalent
o 3D skills are a plus (Cinema 4D)
o Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• A passion for TV and entertainment!