Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UX Designer

Digitaria—Minneapolis office—is looking for an experienced User Experience Designer.

Job description: A key role within the Experience Design department, the Interaction Designer collaborates internally with team members from account, planning, research, product development and visual design to concept and define award-winning experiences. This position requires someone who is passionate about UX, UI and Visual Design and can successfully balance client brand objectives while advocating for user needs and goals.

  • Collaborate with Creative Director, Experience Director, Visual Designer and Technology Leads to define and/or roadmap deliverables for experience projects. 
  • Create, coordinate, lead, inspire and/or oversee all UX deliverables including: client/internal briefs, research, competitive audits, experience roadmaps, interaction design and/or visual designs for concept delivery. 
  • Collaborate with internal teams and clients to ensure integrity of envisioned experiences pre-launch as well as iteration post-launch. Passionately sell (and defend) UX design decisions to clients via strategic and relevant deliverables and impactful presentations while being open to feedback and collaboration. 
  • Partner with other agency disciplines and leads to ensure a holistic approach to UX outcomes across integrated digital touch points. 
  • Champion current methodologies and thought leadership for UX design in defining outcomes. Support and balance team recommendations with research, analytics, usability testing, customer insights and other quantitative/qualitative insights as appropriate to advance ideas. 
  • Be a leader, example and inspiration for the Experience Design department and Digitaria to inspire and commit teams to long-term client success. 
  • Win awards, clients and media interest as a result of your ideas, leadership and brilliant executions. 
  • Mentor and support junior experience team members by reviewing/supporting work, coordinating workloads and working closely with traffic department for resource allocation and planning. 
Skills and Requirements:
  • Experience defining and creating experiences across applications, mobile, website, social and interactive display channels. 
  • Interactive agency experience is a plus. 
  • Expert knowledge and demonstrable portfolio of work experience via OmniGraffle, InDesign, Photoshop or similar graphic packages for communicating UX client deliverables (ex: sitemaps, wireframes, visual designs). 
  • UX design, consulting experience and a demonstrable portfolio across a variety of large B2B and/or B2C clients. 
  • Experience as one or multiple of the following preferred: Information Architect, Interaction Designer or Visual Designer. 
  • Understanding of the technical capabilities of HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript and Flash. 
  • Strong client presentation and visual communication style, excellent verbal and written skills mandatory. 
  • Strong understanding, passion and thought leadership for digital technologies, trends and design with an understanding of how they can benefit brands. 
  • Strong client management skills with the ability to balance scope, brand objectives and user goals. 
  • Comfortable working with tight deadlines across multiple projects. 
  • Mobile design experience via mobile sites or applications (iOS, Android) is desired, but not required. 
  • Occasional travel as needed for client presentations and meetings. 
  • You like to solve problems with the mind of an analyst and the passion of a painter—it's beyond pixels, boxes, visual design, interaction or even usability; it's about strong critical thinking skills and the ability to see the big picture across client, brand and user insights to design inspired digital experiences. 
  • You've done the research and REALLY know the client, their brand and their customers. 
  • You believe experience design is not just a step in the process: it is integrated in everything we do and the essence of the brand itself. 
  • You validate through research, think creatively, empathize with clients, customize activities and respond to ongoing feedback to continually evolve client products and services. 
  • You are the spokesperson for creative ideas and approaches, able to find an optimized balance between brand objectives and user needs. 
  • You sell clients on yourself, your team and your commitment to the brand. 
  • You do great work. You make others do really great work. 
  • You work with cross-discipline team members including brand, analytics, interaction design, information architecture, content strategy and visual design to define award-winning concepts. 
Company description: Digitaria provides competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401k, and is headquartered in San Diego. This position is located in our Minneapolis office and candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to Minneapolis.

Please contact us at iwanttowork@digitaria.com and include your resume, portfolio, salary history and where you heard about this position. Please put "UX Designer - MN" in the subject line of your email.

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