JOB: fulltime: Los Angeles: Jr/Midlevel IA, "Doing Good" digital design agency: UX-recruiter
25 Sep 2008 - 9:08pm
Hi IxDAers, got a fresh bass o' a job that just came down the pike at one of
my favorite clients---please pass along to your favorite entry/mid-level IA
$500 referral bonus offered
JR/MIDLEVEL INFORMATION ARCHITECT, "Doing Good" entrepreneurial digital
design firm, LA
This is for a v. v. cool, super-casual 35-person boutique
branding/ideation/digital design agency based in downtown LA whose bread +
butter lies in ideating and realizing entrepreneurs' visions about new
online products, mostly in the green/sustainability space. Their motto is
"Doing Good." They want people who want to Do Good in terms of design and
bettering their community + environment thru design + technology + whatever
other means necessary.
Work incorporates interactive/digital, mobile, broadband, anything you can
dream up ;)
Continuing education + employees' personal interests are important to them;
all fulltime employees get one free course at the Design Center per semester
(pottery, photography, etc)
Cultural fit is very important---you'll shine in this place if you're highly
collaborative, excited about the ideation/brainstorming process, eager to
contribute their ideas and points of view and recommendations, are OK
interfacing with clients regularly (it's a very transparent, casual
client-agency relationship there), and be thoughtful + passionate about good
Job Description for Jr/Midlevel IA
. Know the business and user goals for all the projects you work
. Make informed user experience decisions with the users' best
intentions in mind.
. Collaborate with visual designers, copywriters, technical teams
to develop the most appropriate and innovative interaction experiences.
. Be agile and work very closely and transparently with client
. Being familiar with Agile/Scrum project management methodologies
is a major plus.
. Conduct user surveys, studies, and testing to inform the user
. Scope and accurately estimate the time and effort as required
for all relevant tasks particular to your projects.
. Visualize concepts quickly with well thought out sketches and
. Produce highly visual and clean user flows, site maps, diagrams
. Make effective presentations that are clear and concise
throughout the interface development process.
. Stay organized and in touch with project team members at all
times of the project life-cycle.
. Possess strong leadership and communication skills to lead
internal and client facing brainstorm sessions and meetings.
Candidates should possess:
. Minimum 1-2 years experience in an information architecture,
interaction design, user experience role
. Strong writing, speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills
. Proficiency with the following software skills: Adobe Fireworks,
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Axure, Omnigraffle, Keynote, MS Office.
All folks should have experience doing large website builds, and if you've
got experience w/ applications, mobile, broadband, etc., all the better.
Design agency experience preferred.
Email joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com to apply.