JOB: Mobile Visual Designer, Paris Area/Manchester Area/Bay Area, Contract or Perm negotiable

3 Apr 2009 - 7:10pm
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Billie Mandel
2005

Myriad’s User Experience team is looking for a passionate and talented
Visual Designer. The Visual Designer’s role is to 1) work with the
team to define the visuals for Myriad’s cutting edge mobile software
products, 2) be able to conceptualize and communicate cutting edge
animation/motion for our products, and 3) produce high fidelity
prototypes to convey user experience, visual design and
animation/motion of product to product management and engineering.

Our ideal candidate has 3+ years of experience designing interactive
software products, and a portfolio that shows expertise and
innovation in designing for small screens. S/he will thrive in an
interdisciplinary environment, working with other designers and
product managers, and be particularly fired up at the prospect of
working closely with an awesome team of engineers (yes, you have to
actively like engineers to work here). Also, while our ideal
candidate doesn't believe that any one product or solution is the
Holy Grail, s/he understands and is excited about the cool things
that the current technologies enable a product development team to
do.

Responsibilities:
• Work with the team to define and create the visual design for
Myriad’s mobile products
• Work closely with interaction designers to define and communicate
the look and feel for our products.
• Research, design and innovate the next generation of visual design
for interactive applications for mobile devices – we’re going to need
somebody to look beyond the iPhone
• Create Flash animations/visual effects and build high fidelity
prototypes.
• Create production assets, visual design specifications and style
guides to deliver to engineering
• Create conceptual demos for tradeshows, sales and product
management.
• Create wireframes/UI specifications to augment interaction design
staff when needed (an excellent opportunity to learn interaction
design if you would like to get more experience)
• Help fuel the creative fire as a core member of the product
development team, and participate as part of the team defining the
products’ interaction design

Required Qualifications
• 3+ years designing interactive consumer software products, not just
web sites. Ideal would be experience in mobile interface design or
consumer products (game consoles, set top boxes, consumer electronics
etc.)
• 3+ years experience producing visual design assets and
specifications for engineering, as well as experience with
customizing branding.
• A portfolio that demonstrates design innovation and expertise
• 1+ years of experience designing products for mobile/handheld/small
screen products
• Strong experience with Flash, creating high fidelity prototypes,
rich animations and visual transitions, Flash applications, and
animation/motion, as well as knowledge of Actionscript. Must be able
to show examples in portfolio.
• Working experience with other design tools, including Photoshop,
Illustrator, Visio, etc., as they relate to producing visual design
deliverables and detailed specifications
• Fluency in the language and practice of interaction design – though
visual design should be your native language.
• Superlative communication and cooperation skills, and demonstrated
ability to work in a collaborative environment with engineers,
interaction designers and product managers.
• Project leadership experience a strong plus.
• BFA/BA in Interactive Design or related field, or equivalent work
experience.
• Nerdy passion for beautiful products that work well
• Working fluency in English is required; French or other language
skills a plus

Please send your resume, portfolio link and a brief but brilliant
cover letter to billie.mandel at myriadgroup dot com.

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