Interactive Art Director - Digital

Employer
Location
West Hollywood
Posted
May 14, 2013
Closes
Jun 13, 2013
Contact
Leah Kissel
Duration
Full Time
We’re looking for creative and highly motivated individuals with a passion for excellence and a hunger to learn new technologies to develop the most compelling interactive experiences in the industry. The Interactive Art Director is responsible for hands-on design and art direction of all interactive, digital, and social projects. This position directly reports to the SVP of Digital and Creative services. Responsibilities include creating excellent solutions and on-time deliveries.


JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS


Work Experience

•Developing interfaces for interactive features, including guiding the creation of information architecture, wireframing, creating navigation flow and design, and developing site architecture.
•Developing detailed and annotated wireframes for Technical implementation of flow.
•Working knowledge and direct experience of Apple’s iBA software a plus.


Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
•Design or Interactive Media related degree or diploma or equivalent experience in the interactive design field
•Bachelor of Art in Design is preferred.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience and skill-set:
•Minimum 3-5 years in UI and motion design, dealing with motion graphics.
•6+ years of creative, advertising or interactive agency experience
•Must have proven direct experience in the development and/or supervision of user interface design, interactive gaming, or social community architecture.
•Expert proficiency in Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects).
•Knowledge of Mobile delivery specs and design parameters required.
•Rudimentary knowledge front-end programming (iOS, java, flash, air, etc) preferred.
•Working knowledge of Flash a plus.
•Willingness to learn new technologies and ability to quickly adapt and formulate solutions to production issues.
•Agility at leading a team of interface designers and managing different personalities.
•Must be able to thrive under extremely tight deadlines, while producing high quality product.
•Independent thinker with a high level of ingenuity and resourcefulness
•Although this position is a ‘hands-on’ role, must be able to delegate work efficiently.

Other Requirements

•Thorough understanding of graphic design principles such as typography, layout, color, composition,
•Clear understanding of User Experience artifacts such as sitemaps, wireframes
•Clear understanding of User Interface Design
•Familiarity with Web enhancement technologies such as Ajax and JavaScript
•Understanding of HTML development and testing
•Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS6
•Advanced understanding of Pre-Production protocols and standards
•Design or Interactive Media related degree or diploma or equivalent experience in the interactive design field.
•Must be a self starter
•Leadership skills including ability to motivate, provide a clear sense of direction, problem solving and clearly communicate.
•Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.




Primary Responsibilities

User Interface Design

•Develop and design visual concepts and interfaces for Interactive Content, including guiding the creation of underlying information architecture, wireframing, creating navigation flow and design, and developing site architecture.
•Guide the creation of presentations, pitches, promo reels, prototypes and sizzle pieces for projects as necessary.
•Provide sketches/thumbnails of visual interface design and ‘paper prototype’ wireframes for internal use and external presentation.
•Work with Project leader and other key team members to both artistically and technically shape wireframes, test builds, and final product.
•Brief designers on project needs and parameters.
Supervise and coordinate the work of graphics designers to ensure project is executed with a unified conceptual and technical approach.
•Provide specific direction to graphic designers on methods of execution.
•Oversee daily creation of design assets to ensure they will meet project deliverables and deadlines.
•Work with Technical Director and other key management members to R&D new feature applications and solutions to new media integration.
•Act as design advisor on the creation of Interactive Design projects with clients, producers, and internal and external vendors.
•Work with key team members to identify issues and provide comprehensive solutions.
•Work with the supervisors and Producers to ensure project resource needs and budgetary requirements are laid out properly per the project parameters.





Please include a portfolio with your application.