Freelance IA, Long Beach, CA | 40-80/hour

25 Jan 2006 - 10:19pm
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Beau Gould

Freelance IA, Long Beach, CA | 40-80/hour

Duration: 2-3 months

My client is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Long Beach, California that utilizes both offline and online design in a creative approach to brand building for our clients. The company has been in business for over 30 years and is growing all the time.

They are looking for an experienced Information Architect for ongoing projects. The IA will work with Strategy, Creative and Engineering teams to identify and define project scope & requirements. The IA will translate strategy and requirements into high-level designs, architecture, wireframes and functional specifications.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:
*Defining and design site architectures, wireframes and detailed process flows
*Develop task flows and user personas based on research and business requirements
*Organizing complex information into logical grouping and categories
*Usability testing preparation
*Participate or lead heuristic reviews of web sites or design artifacts *Perform competitive and gap analyses
*Supporting design and engineering in their work processes

*3+ years working as an information architect or interaction designer including experience designing organization, navigation, search for large, complex consumer websites
*Automotive experience a plus
*Solid understanding of user-centered design processes
*Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Able to communicate design ideas by both words and pictures
*Proficient in established software tools: Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, PowerPoint, Visio
*Must be able to work independently and as a member of a larger team
*Thorough understanding of common web and interface conventions
*Understanding of HTML, DHTML, JavaScript and Content Management Systems

Please be local to the Long Beach, CA area, unless you’ve got a pad you can crash at for the duration of this gig (2-3 months).

To be considered, please submit your resume in MS-Word, HTML or plain text (no PDFs) to beau at – I’m going to ask for your hourly requirement so please send that along too.

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