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UI Designer w. Animation

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The Designer - Streaming Programs role will report to the Director, Streaming Experience Design and will collaborate closely with the overall design team to best support and execute the various product design needs of the User Experience Group (focusing primarily on our Streaming Applications design programs). This includes but is not limited to: concepting, whiteboarding, IA design, wireframing, simple prototyping, competitive benchmarking, graphic/visual design, design studies, iconography, screen mocking, content creation, animations, video creation/editing, annotations/documentation, etc. This designer will also collaborate with our external design agency, Product Managers, Engineers, Streaming Service Partners and other corporate stakeholders to clearly communicate and document the vision of the User Experience Group regarding our Streaming Applications Programs so that it can then be implemented by our engineering teams or by 3rd Party engineering teams. All work will be done using an iterative, agile-development, methodology. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Follow industry best practices and company conventions to develop engaging user experiences using the latest design trends 

• Work closely with our user experience group and product team members to efficiently design and develop features and functions for our various streaming products 

• Optimize both visual design & user experiences through A/B user testing, stakeholder input and UX best practices. 

• Remain well-versed in UI standards, key-platform HIGs, and emerging trends both in the UI/UX world and the VD/VX world. 

• Create, Crop, Re-Size, Re-Color, etc. various assets and design comps for appropriate consumption by product, engineering & stakeholder teams. 

• Document both UX & VX design experiences in a clear and detailed manner, both for engineering consumption as well as executive-level summaries. 

• Present design process & decisions to stakeholders with rationale and potential alternatives. 

• Create UX/VX prototypes/animations to illustrate key concepts. 

• Respond to engineering requests for clarification/alteration in a timely manner. 

• Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience 

• 4-6 years experience within the UX/VX design industry 

• Adobe graphic design suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign & XD 

• Proficiency with Sketch & Zeplin 

• Experience with prototyping tools & animation tools for illustrating design concepts 

• Experience with video editing & motion design tools such as Premiere & After Effects 

• Experience with responsive web design and user experience 

• Experience with mobile application design and user experience 

• Ability to create visual design comps and UX wireframes 

• Experience with Voice UI (Alexa, Siri etc.) is a bonus 

• Experience with in-vehicle design, and NHTSA guidelines is a bonus 

Requirements and General Skills: 

Good public speaking and presentation skills. 
Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels. 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
Ability to pay attention to details and be organized. 
Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person. 
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles. 
Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects. 
Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills. 
Creative writing ability. 
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 

Technical Skills: 

· Adobe graphic design suite including Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign 

· Sketch 

· Zeplin 

· JIRA 

· Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

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