job: Visual / Interaction Designer in metro Atlanta (Sage)
4 Apr 2011 - 11:44am
Visual / Interaction Designer If
you strive to make your designs pixel-perfect and you love to see how
your designs work for real users, this position is for you! Sage is
seeking a creative, artistic individual to work on a fun, collaborative
team on a web-based application. The designer will work with a small
User-Centered Design team in an agile development team to create visual
designs and interaction designs based on user needs. This is an exciting
opportunity to work in a start-up environment with the benefits of an
established, mid-sized company.
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Own the look and feel for a new web-based application, the accompanying website, and related marketing materials.
Create visual comps for the application, and work with developers to ensure that the end product matches.
Create designs for the application from start to finish. This
includes brainstorming design approaches with the team, making sketches
and wireframes, and creating other deliverables that help communicate
the user experience such as screen flow diagrams or storyboards.
Work closely with other team members to discover and refine user needs based on user interviews and competitive research.
Create interactive prototypes for usability testing using tools such as Axure, Balsamiq, or HTML
Work closely with Usability Analysts to conduct usability testing and iterate on designs based on user feedback.
Proactively improve design processes to ensure that deliverables
are of high quality and users are kept at the center of decisions.
Essential Skills and Experience
Strong visual design skills, preferably with bachelor’s degree in
Visual Communication, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration or a
1-5 years experience designing software or web-based applications is preferred.
Ability to write HTML and CSS
Ability to provide rationale for designs based on design principles.
Experience iterating on designs based on stakeholder and user feedback
Ability to work collaboratively and quickly in an agile development process.
Ability to prioritize work, create and adhere to project schedules, and work under minimal supervision.
Experience with prototyping and design tools such as Photoshop,
Illustrator, Axure, Microsoft Expression Blend or similar products.
Bonus Skills and Experience
Ability to create instructional videos for software products in Camtasia or similar products
Excellent joke-telling skills
Experience in a user-centered design process.
Experience promoting user-centered thinking within a development team.
Ability to communicate design fundamentals to the agile team, including information design, visual design, and UI standards.
Experience setting up and managing timelines for design projects.
Please be prepared to show a portfolio of your work to include wireframes, prototypes, and screenshots of final products.