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User Experience Designer

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UX Design covers a broad spectrum of practice areas including: Discovery and Analysis, User Research, Information Architecture, and Visual Design. Ideal candidates possess a broad understanding encompassing multiple practice areas, or a deep, focused understanding of a single facet. We strongly emphasize user-centered design methodologies. An ability and desire to justify design decisions with supporting research is required.

You will be responsible for crafting the architecture and user experience of our projects in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. Your work will be used to communicate visual solutions to our clients in a clear and effective way, and will also serve as a detailed specification for our internal development teams. Passion for and ability to work within the constraints of technology is a must.

Duties:

Analyze and understand business and application requirements, prioritize and identify user tasks and goals

Develop a wide range of visual deliverables corresponding to your practice area: key insights documentation, affinity diagrams, user personas, research plans, prototypes, and visual design concepts are examples of documentation

Become an advocate for the user and usability centric issues

Work effectively within technical, creative, and budgetary constraints

Develop innovative solutions for a multitude of platforms including Android, iPhone, Facebook, Twitter and other emerging technologies

Arrange and conduct interviews with both users and stakeholders

Required Experience:

3+ years experience as a information architect, interaction designer, user experience designer or UI designer. Proficiency in a variety of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Visio or equivalent.

Personal qualifications:

Adapt to a wide range of project types and time frames

Quickly and efficiently identify and prioritize requirements across multiple projects

Possess a high aptitude for learning

Possess and exhibit a strong affinity for, and attention to, detail

Possess a natural inclination towards user experience and general usability, ensuring quality accordingly

Think critically and creatively

Communicate clearly and concisely

Work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams

Bonus Points:

Bachelor degree or higher in relevant field

Experience with Flash, XHTML/CSS,Javascript

Experience working with developers

Experience leading creative teams

Experience with research techniques such as: usability testing, site analytics interpretation, and contextual inquiry

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