[JOB]: Full-Time Principal UI - New York City - Recuiter

3 Nov 2009 - 1:58pm
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karen finckenor

hi IxDA

i have a job listing below



Principal UI

Full-Time - NYC

We are looking for a Principal UI to lead all user interface designs for a
suite of products and services through a staff of UI designers. The
Principal UI oversees the creative development strategy for a suite of
online products. The Principal UI ensures that the Product Design conceives
and builds branded customer experiences that are effortless, immediate, and
connected to the things our members value most.

Responsibilities include:

- · Possess complete understanding of the overall vision of a suite
of products and directs the UI Design team toward this cohesive, unified
- · Lead multiple project teams to identify, address and solve
complex user interface design problems using multiple unique and innovative
- · Review and approve all UI design specifications and concepts for
a suite of products
- · Create an environment where performance and quality improvement,
craft of UI design, and service performance thrive
- · Collaborate with other disciplines to define the vision and
requirements for several product suites
- · Identify industry and consumer trends that will have an impact
on the product design and articulates implications, and pursues
opportunities for innovation within discipline
- · Expert ability to question problem definition and reframes
problems to address the underlying issues
- · Ability to understand complex problems and deliver constructive
design direction with only limited exposure to project
- · Participate in and initiate strategic design projects with
senior management
- · Possess a strong design vision and sufficient knowledge to
constructively challenge current practices and approaches
- · Create consensus around new ideas and initiatives, building
confidence in the outcome.
- · Manage, cultivate and mentor junior UI talent and direct reports


The ideal candidate will be wicked schmaht, razor sharp, team-oriented, and
affable. Well rounded in both management and craft, you are regarded as a
thought leader and expert on UI design issues; possessing in-depth knowledge
of design principles, process, workflow, and craft issues.

You know how to use communication skills and common sense to negotiate
complex matters (e.g. conflicting sources of information or opinions.) and
relationships with other capability leads. You must also demonstrate
creative leadership, high standards to the quality of the work, professional
ethics and know how to rally and develop a team.

This leader must have a genuine passion for the product and design with a
complete understanding of the overall vision of key product areas and brand

- · 8-10 years of related experience.
- · Bachelor’s or Master's (preferred) in Design, HCI, or related
- · Experience managing a staff and all that it entails
- · Experience presenting and pitching to internal and external
- · Experience leading large scale, end-to-end interactive projects

Please send resume *AND* work samples to karenfinck at gmail.com

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