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UX Interaction 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 and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as a 401k plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- UX- Interaction Designer
Location-NYC
Start date- ASAP
Duration- 1 year contract engagement
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- $65-$72hr

Our client is one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous tech companies on the planet. You do it everyday... several times a day... It's a verb for crying out loud!

This position is best suited for candidates who have worked for global brands and have extremely sophisticated portfolios. If your resume does not scream high end sophistication, this role is not for you.

***Portfolio link must be included***

As an Interaction Designer, you will work closely with engineers and product managers throughout all stages of the product cycle. You are a critical thinker with a good design sense, a strong technical background, and an eye for making things better. As an interaction designer you will own features and projects from conception to launch. You will collaborate with product managers and engineering to deliver best in class solutions for our largest advertisers. Additionally, you will also collaborate with other UX designers & managers to drive best practices and UX consistency across the advertiser platform, working closely with internal teams to evolve material standards across multiple advertiser products.

We are looking for:
A passion and ability to execute and influence best practices & standards in design and UX processes
Experience driving end to end design solutions
An advanced understanding of fundamental user-centered, usability and aesthetic design principles
Ability to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas through storyboards, mockups and prototypes
Ability to deal with ambiguity and change within a fast paced environment
Analytical thinkers who can synthesize complex issues into very simple and customer friendly language
Solid problem-solving and project management skills.
A relentless focus on customer needs.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
-Working with product managers and engineering to design wireframes and prototyping
-QA sessions for the builds
-Brainstorming new concepts

Requirements:
-BA/BS degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, Computer Science, or a related field or 4 years equivalent practical experience.
-3-5 years overall experience as an Interaction Designer
-Fluent in Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, or other graphics packages
-Excellent leadership, communications and teamwork skills

Nice to Have:
-1+ years Experience designing within the technical constraints of a legacy system
-1+ years prototyping

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