JOB: User Experience Architect, AKQA New York

31 Jan 2006 - 10:14am
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wiley bowen
2005

AKQA is a global digital communications agency. Over the past decade
we've produced some of the most genuine, relevant and engaging digital
media experiences for the world's top brands. What we do varies from
client to client but whether its digital branding experiences, online
community building or e-commerce and technology solutions, our work is
always about great ideas executed with precision. We strive to create
meaningful relationships between our clients and their customers. At
the core of this work are talented people servicing outstanding clients.

AKQA has an immediate need for a talented, energetic User Experience
Architect to work with Designers and Developers in building rich
interactive experiences. You are passionate about creating and defining
the behavior of user experiences across multiple product platforms. You
create and design elegant and purposeful solutions that integrate visual
design, content design, good usability practice and technical
feasibility.

Responsibilities:

* Work closely with art directors, strategists, programmers and
copywriters to ensure that project goals are met and surpassed across
all disciplines

* Produce wireframes, sitemaps and functional specifications as part of
the collaborative design process

* Conduct and analyze user research and form conclusions and
recommendations based on this research

* Present your ideas and design solutions to clients

* Brief creative and technical teams

Qualifications:

* 5 years in interactive media and at least 3 years proven experience as
an Information Architect

* An understanding of platform constraints, browsers and accessibility
guidelines

* Strong conceptual ability and a good design sense as well as a
thorough knowledge of technology

* Previous client contact & excellent presentation skills

* Creative toolset expertise (Illustrator, Visio, OmniGraffle etc.)

* A strong portfolio that demonstrates core IA skills across a variation
of site styles. Please be prepared to show examples of your work - not
only the final site/product, but also the sitemap, schematics and
detailed functional specifications used to produce it

* Detail oriented with the ability to function in a fast paced
deadline-driven environment

* Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team environment

* BA in multimedia/design or equivalent

Located in dynamic Soho, AKQA offers competitive salary, an excellent
benefits package and a stimulating work environment. We are open to
stellar freelancers as well as those interested in full-time positions.

To apply please email resume and cover letter as an MS Word or PDF
attachment to: nyjobs at akqa.com

EOE

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