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Senior Web Designer/Developer for a Large Travel Site

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of 5 years UX design and development skills
  • Mastery of front-end technologies, including HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience working with templating systems
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Experience working in a large e-commerce environment
  • Strong skills with JavaScript and other web front-end technologies
  • Experience doing analytics-driven design and multivariate testing

UX Lead for Strategic Concepts at a Major Tech-Driven Business

Requirements: 
  • Senior- or director-level experience as a user experience designer and researcher
  • Strong expertise in mobile-specific IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
  • Proven success in designing for large, and/or scalable, mobile or eCommerce consumer-facing experiences
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
  • Experience in presenting to, and persuading, executive and C-level stakeholders to gain buy-in
  • Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading mobile platforms, especially Android
  • Very refined visual design aesthetic and ability to produce high quality visual designs, graphic assets, and style guides
  • The ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and OmniGraffle
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience designing user experiences for modern wireless phones and connected devices
  • Experience with Android UI design principles and patterns

Lead Product Designer for Strategic Concepts at a Major Tech-Driven Business

Requirements: 
  • Senior- or director-level experience as a user experience designer and researcher
  • Strong expertise in mobile-specific IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
  • Proven success in designing for large, and/or scalable, mobile or eCommerce consumer-facing experiences
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
  • Experience in presenting to, and persuading, executive and C-level stakeholders to gain buy-in
  • Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading mobile platforms, especially Android
  • Very refined visual design aesthetic and ability to produce high quality visual designs, graphic assets, and style guides
  • The ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and OmniGraffle
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Retail and e-commerce experience
  • Experience designing user experiences for modern wireless phones and connected devices
  • Experience with Android UI design principles and patterns

UX Lead for Strategic Concepts at a Major Tech-Driven Business

Requirements: 
  • Senior- or director-level experience as a user experience designer and researcher with strong emphasis on mobile and connected devices
  • Strong expertise in mobile-specific IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
  • Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading mobile platforms, especially Android
  • Very refined visual design aesthetic and ability to produce high quality visual designs, graphic assets, and style guides
  • The ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and OmniGraffle
  • Retail and e-commerce experience
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience with Android UI design principles and patterns
  • Experience designing user experiences for modern wireless phones and connected devices

Visual Designer for a Top-Rated Saas Product Company

Requirements: 
  • Prior visual design experience working on web applications, software or digital products
  • 4+ years in visual design
  • Experience working on consumer-oriented products
  • Strong ability to produce compelling layouts, color palettes, and overall visual design
  • Strong collaborative nature, appreciation for brainstorming and team member feedback
  • Playful approach to visual design

UX & Interaction Designer at a Major Technology Powerhouse

Requirements: 
  • Fluency in best practices for user-centered interface and interaction design
  • A strong portfolio or work samples showcasing UX prowess, creativity, and depth of thought
  • A clean design aesthetic, and a natural propensity towards simplification over complication
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate complex, often abstract, design concepts clearly and persuasively to both designers and non-designers
  • Strong conceptual skills and attention to detail
  • Knack for interpreting loosely structured ideas and synthesizing/evolving them into a clean, cohesive, and captivating UX vision
  • Keen acumen for user experience design and how visual design influences UI & interaction design (and vice versa)
  • A strong sense of product ownership and ability to think beyond the design itself to ensure the most optimal user-centric intersection between design, technology, business, and content
  • General knowledge of how design impacts engineering and vice versa, along with a knack for constructing dynamic, interactive designs that are technically feasible/prudent
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Help define the user model and user interface for new and existing products and features
  • Develop high level and/or detailed flows, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change

In-House Senior UX Researcher for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • 3-5+ years in applied product and UX research and testing
  • Experience with a broad toolkit of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methods
  • Ability to organize and facilitate various forms of contextual (in situ), remote, lab, and group inquiries
  • Skilled at translating research data into materials that are easy for design and product teams to consume, and a strong ability to communicate an understanding of research results to the rest of the team and company
  • Ability to collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams and to inspire confidence in and support for user research practices
  • An up-to-date understanding of research techniques and methods, and an ongoing commitment to keep one's skills and knowledge fresh and leading-edge
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, agile environments, juggling multiple priorities and deliverables
  • Solid knowledge of HCI, experimental design, research planning, observational and field methods, and data analysis
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Advanced degree in a directly related field of study such as experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, ethnography, human factors, HCI, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience using research as a driver of strategic value to a company and using it to build support among stakeholders and cross-disciplinary team members
  • Strong competency with layout and graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator to be able to create well-packaged, compelling deliverables based on research results
  • Prior experience working on products or for companies that focus on data security (e.g., banking) and/or key business processes

In-House Mobile User Experience Lead for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • True UX expert, able to go beyond visual design to lead product experience
  • Extensive experience designing complex mobile experiences in a consumer-facing product environment
  • Experience leading projects with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and interest in performing user research and using the results to engender empathy for users in the rest of the team
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams from ideation to design to execution
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with fluency in UX, business, and technology, and an ability to present complex ideas in understandable ways
  • UX is a true passion, not just a job
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Define goals and requirements in collaboration with product managers and stakeholders
  • Perform user research and investigate analytics data to develop and understanding of user needs and contexts
  • Create, evaluate, and refine ideas and concepts in a collaborative setting
  • Design experiences that are both functional and elegant
  • Build consensus around decisions and designs using wireframes, prototypes, and other UX artifacts
  • Work in tandem with engineers and visual designers in the context of agile iterative processes
  • Ensure the highest quality output through testing and continuous collaboration
  • Help the UX team define best practices for processes, deliverables, etc.

Hybrid Web Designer/Developer for a Large Travel Site

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of 2 years UX design and development skills
  • Mastery of front-end technologies, including HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience working with templating systems
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Experience working in a large e-commerce environment
  • Strong skills with JavaScript and other web front-end technologies
  • Experience doing analytics-driven design and multivariate testing

In-House Senior Interaction Designer for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • Prior experience working on products, preferably ones with mobile apps or products with mobile components
  • 4+ years in interaction design and UX
  • Experience working on consumer-oriented products
  • Strong ability to produce compelling wireframes, prototypes, user stories, and sketches

User Experience Designer for a UX-Driven Software Services Agency

Requirements: 
  • A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies
  • Two or more years of user experience design experience for software, Web applicationss which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
  • Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
  • Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of common software project management practices
  • Understanding of common software development practices
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Collaborating on user experience planning with a lead experience architect
  • Consulting with clientele and lead experience architect
  • Researching interaction design trends
  • Researching technology trends
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • 3D modeling, Flash, rendering and animation
  • Strong working knowledge of ActionScript 3, XAML/C#, MXML, JavaFX or other authoring technologies
  • Motion graphics design and production
  • Video and sound editing
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in interaction design, new media design or related design field

Lead Experience Architect for a UX-Driven Software Services Agency (Denver)

Requirements: 
  • Five or more years of user experience design experience for software, Web applications, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
  • Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
  • Extensive experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms
  • Clear leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong client-facing presentation and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of common software project management practices
  • Strong understanding of common software development practices
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in interaction design, new media design, industrial design, HCI, human factors/ergonomics or related field
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Leading and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary design team for user experience planning and development
  • Responsible for the execution of strong interaction design and visual design principles
  • Facilitating dialog around end-user requirements and business requirements
  • Guiding clients through key design engagements
  • Performing user research
  • Driving innovative solutions within platform constraints and technical limitations
  • Developing interaction models and conceptual frameworks of experience
  • Researching interaction design trends
  • Researching technology trends
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Previous digital agency experience
  • Strong familiarity with new technologies and nascent interface design approaches
  • 3D modeling, Flash, rendering and animation
  • Motion graphics design and production
  • Video and sound editing

In-House Web & E-Commerce User Experience Lead for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • True UX expert, able to go beyond visual design to lead product experience
  • Experience and interest in performing user research and using the results to engender empathy for users in the rest of the team
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams from ideation to design to execution
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with fluency in UX, business, and technology, and an ability to present complex ideas in understandable ways
  • UX is a true passion, not just a job
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Define goals and requirements in collaboration with product managers and stakeholders
  • Perform user research and investigate analytics data to develop and understanding of user needs and contexts
  • Create, evaluate, and refine ideas and concepts in a collaborative setting
  • Design experiences that are both functional and elegant
  • Build consensus around decisions and designs using wireframes, prototypes, and other UX artifacts
  • Work in tandem with engineers and visual designers in the context of agile iterative processes
  • Ensure the highest quality output through testing and continuous collaboration
  • Help the UX team define best practices for processes, deliverables, etc.

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