[JOB] Freelance Sr. UX Designer - Washington DC / On or Offsite - Recruiter

21 Feb 2010 - 7:17pm
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karen finckenor
2009

*Freelance SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER - On or Offsite ok*

My client has earned a reputation as the nation’s premier issues and
advocacy communications agency. They tackle the pressing issues of the day,
including health care and health policy, the environment, volunteer service,
public safety and welfare, education and many others. They use commitment
and expertise to make a real difference in people’s lives, taking on the
tough races, the ones they say can’t be won, and over 80 percent of the
time, they win.

Great ideas can come from anyone and anywhere at any time, so mutual respect
and teamwork is at the core of everything they do. The culture is defined
by smart and committed people working together to accomplish great things
- valuing creativity, innovative thinking, and collaboration. Their
consensus driven environment provides an exciting learning experience with
highly talented individuals who enjoy what they do and who are dedicated to
making a profound difference in the world.

*Senior User Experience Designer*

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Provide leadership for new design initiatives, combining innovative and
strategic skills with artistic and creative talent to translate conceptual
ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction and design solutions

- Focus on the usability and aesthetic qualities of design for
applications, sites and mobile interfaces that is developmentally feasible
and solves clients' problems

- Create storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate
interaction, design ideas, and UX deliverables

- Develop competitive assessments and perform site heuristic reviews

- Define UX performance metrics (error rate, abandon rate, average number
of clicks, perceived easiness, etc.) for every project to track its success

- Knowledge of and unbounded appetite for current and emerging web
technologies

- Strong sensitivity toward content and storytelling

Ideal candidate will possess 7 - 10 years of interaction design experience
for web applications, solid understanding of user centered design principles
and how it applies in the real-world, understanding of how code affects
design (and vice versa), excellent communication skills and strong attention
to pixel-perfect detail. In addition, HTML/CSS/JS experience is
desired. Bachelors
or Masters in HCI, Human Factors, Design and Technology or related field is
preferred.

Candidates must have experience working both independently and in a
team-oriented, collaborative environment; must have the ability to conform
to shifting priorities and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a
high-pressure environment.

This position is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC -
On or Offsite ok.

Please send resumes and works samples to karenfinck at gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers!

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/karen finckenor
creative recruiting || career coaching

karenfinck at gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenfinckenor

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