Billups Design: Interaction Designer

Posted by | June 20, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: Chicago, IL


Billups Design, a downtown Chicago digital agency since 2003, is seeking a talented and innovative interaction designer with solid front-end development skills to join its growing team. 
Why You’re Important
As an Interaction Designer, you will immediately have an impact on the agency’s day-to-day activities and an important part of the team. A very creative, nimble mind is needed to envision new possibilities in the design and interaction of the user experience, while a structured resourceful mind is needed to make it all happen. The founders of Billups Design both worked as design developers starting in 1996, so we appreciate this person’s role and needs.
Opportunity. Our clients come to us for our insights, creativity and mastery of technology. And we also develop our own innovative initiatives based on these skills. As an interaction designer / front-end developer,
  • each and every design you hand-craft will be treated with respect both internally and with our clients,
  • you will get to work with an impressive portfolio of established and growth-phase clients and technologies,
  • you will contribute insights and influence projects from creative exploration to design and/or coding,
  • you will learn more advanced creative ideation, design and development techniques from colleagues,
  • in addition to fostering your own good ideas, you will contribute on projects like sports/athlete mobi sites and apps, dynamic digital ad design / art direction and software (Flash is a plus here, but not req.), upscale hotel, airline and restaurant sites/apps, retail ecommerce… you won’t be bored!
Qualities Sought
  • Desire to shape and influence evolving design paradigms and explore endless territory with us.
  • Enjoy affecting the insights discovery process.
  • Display a sophisticated knowledge of how and when to use the right design devices (e.g. color, typography, motion, texture, tension, illustration, etc.) to create gorgeous work that draws the user’s eye, increases interaction and consideration, builds brand equity and successfully meets goals.
  • Fluency in Creative Suite (we’re using CS5), especially Photoshop and Illustrator, but other CS app skills will be utilized (btw, Billups Design is on the Adobe Customer Advisory Board)
  • Equally proficient in HTML, CSS and javascript DOM coding for desktop, mobile and emerging platforms. This includes HTML5, CSS3, and JQuery.
  • Fundamental understanding of software, including ecommerce and iOS/Android, is a plus.
  • Ability to slice and mark up your designs for different devices
  • Passion for creating a positive and memorable user experience
  • Exposure or experience with widely used CMS. (We use Expression Engine / CodeIgniter and some WordPress, but are open to using other CMS and frameworks). We also use some mobile app frameworks like Titanium, but like to roll our own as well.
  • Proficiency with assuring cross-browser/device/platform compatibility is important
  • 2+ years experience
If this sounds like you and you’d like to hear more, you’re cordially invited to submit your creds. Please include urls with your resume.
Full medical and retirement comes standard.
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