Cocomo: Lead UX/UI Designer

Posted by | January 4, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Boston or Seattle preferred


You’re incredibly excited about this new world of mobile & social, and have a deep passion for building stunning mobile experiences for consumers.  You’re best-in-class at design.  We’re best-in-class at development, and more.  Should we connect?
A new day has dawned as it relates to how we might interact with one another, and a handful of us are just starting work on a new communications product for this new world.  We’ve got huge goals, pragmatic plans, and a sense of urgency.  We aspire to deliver compelling tools for social interaction that people will use, value and love.
We’re looking for a highly skilled, detail-oriented candidate who will bring deep interaction design & visual design capabilities to the core team.  It’s key that you already understand and embrace the conceptual models, constraints and affordances of the mobile/social design environment – which today means interest in the likes of
– iOS & Android, in both phone & pad form factors
– HTML/CSS, JS, WebGL as applied to the mobile environment
– Email & SMS, Facebook, Goggle+, Twitter
– Our multi-faceted identities, and issues of privacy & openness
– The social anthropology of our ever-growing use of mobile
Even if you haven’t had direct work experience in all of the above, we’ll value a curious nature that led you to form early viewpoints or to seek to learn more.
You’ll have had a minimum of several years of experience designing, building and delivering mobile apps on platforms such as iPhone, iPad, and Android.  Through your work we hope to see your talent and your style & taste.
You’ll expect to be an amazing individual contributor.  Concretely, this means that in the context of a startup (lean budget, small team dynamics) you’ll be working on
– Product/market strategy & staging
– Interaction/engagement design
– Visual/UI design
– The nuts & bolts of pragmatic implementation
On a day-to-day basis you’ll be 
– Researching, reading, listening
– Sketching, showing, brainstorming
– Designing, prototyping, experimenting, testing, refining
– Collaborating, delivering, measuring, learning, refining
But beyond just seeking an amazing individual contributor, even more importantly we’re seeking to grow our high-function team to be even stronger as a whole.  
The cohesion and capability of the team is paramount.  As such, you’ll need great interaction & influence skills in a fast-moving high-pressure environment.  You need to be confident and opinionated, but also self-aware and empathic when it matters.
We seek ultimately to be a location-free startup.  At this time we span Boston & Seattle.  Interaction dynamics are critical, and at this early stage some preference will be given to candidates in those cities.  Other locations including the Bay Area or NYC can work for the right candidate.  In all cases, some degree of inter-location travel flexibility will be required. 

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