UI/UX Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Oct 09, 2012
Closes
Nov 08, 2012
Contact
Mr. Colin Walter
Duration
Full Time
We are seeking a talented UI/UX Designer to join the Social Development team at our Chelsea, NYC office. The ideal candidate will have very strong design skills, great attention to detail and possess excellent team-work and communication skills. Candidates should have experience designing great user interfaces for web and/or desktop applications, taking concepts from the whiteboard to wireframes, prototypes and mockups. We love people who love to make things, so tell us about what you’ve created.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish UX workflow and drive best practices with an eye toward consistent design patterns, localization, scalability, integration, and ease of maintenance across a variety of consumer touch points and platforms - game, web, mobile applications, etc..
  • Progressing designs from concepts to completion of development.
  • Create wireframes, user flows and high-fidelity mockups to visually communicate your design concepts.
  • Write easy-to-read, but thorough, documentation. Candidates must provide writing samples, preferably design documentation/GUI specification
  • Work with our development and product teams to rapidly prototype, test, and iterate on interface designs.
  • Assure all projects are completed with the highest level of aesthetics while maintaining maximized usability and functionality
  • Perform/utilize user research including heuristic/competitive analyses, surveys, contextual inquiries and field observations to inform design strategies
  • Educate internal teams on design process, methods, concepts and interaction design directions


Requirements:

  • Strong portfolio showcasing commercial experience across user experience, interface, interactive, graphic, and web design.
  • Advanced/Expert knowledge of Visio, Omnigraffle, Fireworks or other UI/Protyping tool
  • Keen eye for cutting edge imagery, layout, typography, color, and otherwise solid understanding of visual communication.
  • Must be proficient in a diverse set of software including Photoshop, Axure RP, Illustrator, and etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS, and front-end development technologies and techniques (JavaScript, PHP,XML)
  • Experience with social platforms like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn.
  • Understanding of motion design and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms.
  • Strong analytic abilities. This position requires the ability to evaluate complex technical, business and user requirements and create practical solutions.
  • Comfortable working in a rapid, highly interactive work environment
  • Must be passionate about games.
  • US Citizen, or a valid permanent resident card.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year design oriented school or program or relevant experience.
  • 3-6 years of designing user experiences and interaction design for rich Web applications for both business and technical users.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • After Effects and Video production/technology a plus
  • Social space and awareness of online trends, popular and digital culture
  • Working knowledge of standard web languages.
  • Ability to design and create clickable prototypes
  • Experience with front-end web technologies including JavaScript and HTML5.
  • Able to see creative projects through from concept to completion.


We are always looking for great talent. We appreciate your interest in joining our team. Only applicants who meet the requirements of this position will be considered.
  • Please include samples of your work/portfolio/website link(s), etc.

    High 5 Games is an equal opportunity employer.

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