JOB - Web/GUI designer - New York City - SpeechCycle - Contract (short term)

17 Mar 2008 - 9:09am
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Phillip Hunter

Freelance Designer/Developer - Immediate need

Are you a standout Web/GUI designer who can create and code usable, clean

SpeechCycle is an exciting, fast-paced company with great people and
innovative technology. We have an immediate opening for an accomplished,
motivated freelance designer who will be responsible for designing and
creating the front-end for complex web-based products. The right candidate
for this position has strong people- and activity-centered interaction
design and communications skills, as well as mastery of CSS, XHTML,
JavaScript, and the desire and ability to infuse Ajax into the design. You
will develop the user interface from wireframe layouts and work closely with
the Product Management and Engineering teams during an iterative development
phase that incorporates user feedback and brand reinforcement. If you're a
critical thinker with a good design sense, a strong technical background,
and a detail-oriented eye for making things better, then this is the role
for you. Be prepared to share your digital portfolio.

Required Skills/Experience:
* 3 or more years experience in graphical and web design
* Degree or equivalent in a related field
* Expert in Web standards and cross-browser issues deployed on
large-scale, high-volume websites
* Master of hand-coded CSS and JavaScript
* Passion for clean code, clear naming conventions, and documentation
* Ability to evolve concepts with design team from comp to template (
and possibly to final build)
* Ability to design comps and prototypes via Photoshop, Illustrator,
* Strong visual and conceptual design sense
* Ajax experience on Microsoft platform (Atlas) a plus
* Experience with business analytics, dashboards, and complex database
and content management systems a significant plus
* Web site design architecture experience, knowledge of usability test
methodologies and processes
* Appreciation for how this work fits into business strategies
SpeechCycle is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for this position,
please email resume, rates, and samples of work to careers at

Phillip Hunter
VP, Voice Interaction Group
ofc 646-792-2194 mob 469-853-9016

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