JOB: Sr. UX Architect, Mktg/Design Firm, Downtown Chicago, Recruiter, Full Time

19 May 2008 - 9:31am
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Lisa Kruger

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Lisa Kruger
Origin Search Group

Hi Everyone,

I'm thrilled to continue to recruit on behalf of a Marketing and Design firm specializing in strategic branding, usability, and information architecture.

Join a team of creative, intelligent and passionate professionals and enjoy challenging and dynamic work over a long term career with this unique employer. The facilities are funky, the people are cool, the work is fun...but intense...and the position is open as a result of additional business, not turnover : )

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The Sr. User Experience Architect:

Believes in and communciates well, the benefits of following user-centered design principles and is able to mentor others

Is comfortable facilitating requirements meetings, brainstorms, and/or focus groups with client stakeholders and users/customers

Creates user models such as personas to focus efforts in scoping, design and development

Understands branding and marketing concerns to the extent that they impact user experience decisions

Creates innovative conceptual interaction design models, especially in early stages when overall direction and strategy is being determined, and/or for complex projects

Collaborates well with visual designers to create a well-integrated solution

Architects consistent information hierarchies for site navigation on both a system-wide level and a page-by-page or screen-by-screen level, while adhering to design uniformity within and across projects

Collaborates with technical lead, Development, and QA resources during the development cycle and/or issue resolution process

Participates in project processes including schedules, meetings, change requests, bug-tracking, deadlines, scope, resource hours, and deliverables, in conjunction with other team members. Can own these responsibilities on projects that are primarily UX-related such as user research

Is comfortable estimating time and scope of effort for UX tasks and deliverables

When necessary, contributes to the development of use cases and business process flows


Solid background with the web and web technologies including a basic understanding of the technical systems and architecture which underline dynamic websites
Excellent visual/verbal communicator with a demonstrated strong creative vision for organizing interactive information systems
Comfortable with Interaction Design toolkit programs such as InDesign, Vision, DreamWeaver, MS Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.
Develop detailed navigation flows, site maps, wireframes and interface design/ functional specifications that capture site processes and all user interaction points with the system
Extremely detail-oriented, flexible and able to work in a fast- paced, demanding environment with aggressive development schedules
Familiarity with conducting or overseeing usability sessions, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, rapid prototyping, persona workshops, and other methods of user needs/ goals analysis
Portfolio presentation is expected, to include URLs of websites or samples of user interface design that reflect candidate's work as well as documentation that led to the site, including wireframes, site maps, navigation flows, interaction design specs, etc.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or HCI (or equivalent work experience)


Mostly local but can span outside of Chicago at a maximum of 25%. Can be discussed further if travel ability is limited.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes to originsearch at and confirm your interest in full time/perm as opposed to contract/freelancing.

Qualified candidates will be contacted without delay.

Compensation details will be shared with interested and qualified candidates.

You must live in the Chicago area and be able to legally work in the United States. Sponsorship will not be provided.

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