JOB: Senior Interaction Designer @ R/GA

30 Dec 2005 - 12:25pm
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richard ting
2004

Senior Interaction Designer Position – R/GA
(http://www.rga.com)
New York, NY

JOB DESCRIPTION
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R/GA has unique opportunities for experienced Senior
Interaction Designers with a passion for compelling
user experiences and sports. R/GA design teams have
won every major industry award across a wide variety
of accounts and the Interaction Design team is unique
in the industry. Senior Interaction Designers will
lead design efforts on a variety of projects in a
collaborative, fast-paced environment. They work
closely with producers, art directors, copywriters,
and technologists to envision and develop
next-generation multi-channel digital experiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
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- Must be able to quickly understand and refine
client strategy and develops content and functionality
that meets both client objectives and user goals.
- Demonstrate thought leadership through concept
development and refinement
- Collaborate closely with copywriters, visual
designers and programmers to design the user
interaction model, information architecture, and user
interfaces.
- Create proposals, functional specifications,
flowcharts, schematics, and prototypes to sell and
represent the user experience.
- Serve as the 'user's advocate'. He or she will work
closely with usability researchers to design and
observe usability studies, translating usability
research findings into design improvements.

EXPERIENCE
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- Qualified people have 3-5 years experience
developing interactive sites, products and services.
- A thorough understanding of user-centered design
principles. Must be able to demonstrate strong
interaction design process and skills with a
familiarity with usability engineering methodologies.
- The ability to collaborate actively with others in
a cross-functional team.
- Must be organized, able to act independently, and
able to switch rapidly between different projects in a
fast-paced and exciting environment.
- Must be able to develop new approaches to complex
design problems and to meet aggressive deadlines.
- The ability to lead and/or manage creative teams.
- Must have an eye for detail and be able to put
ideas into a tangible form.
- Must have strong client presentation skills and
writing skills.
- Must be familiar with InDesign, Photoshop, and
Illustrator.

BONUS EXPERIENCE (any of the following)
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- Deep knowledge of sports (Football, Baseball,
Basketball, Running)
- Strong familiarity and knowledge of urban, youth
and/or pop culture.
- Understanding of wireless and mobile technologies.
- Understanding of guerilla style and non-traditional
media communication strategies.
- Excellent trend scout.
- Understanding of blogging and social networks.

EDUCATION
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- Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any of the
following: HCI, Interaction Design, Industrial
Design, Computer Science, Media Studies, Graphic
Design, and/or related fields.

Please send resumes, URLs, etc., to the email address
listed below:

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to hearing
from
you!

Richard Ting
Executive Creative Director
richardt at rga.com
http://www.rga.com

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