GOGII: Director of Design

Posted by | November 30, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Los Angeles Area

URL: www.gogii.com

Exciting, well-funded, mobile startup looking for an experienced and passionate Design Director to shape product vision and to help build out our in-house design team.
Be knowledgeable and passionate about interaction design and help us find new ways to make life easier and more exciting for our users. In addition to management experience, you’ll need design chops and proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator, an understanding of User Experience and Information Architecture documents (wireframes, flowcharts, etc), as well as a fairly thorough understanding of XHTML, CSS and the basic principles software production.
You will report directly to the CCO/president and will work closely with the VP of Engineering, CTO, and other departments to implement your designs.
Entertainment or Games experience a plus
Responsibilities
  • Lead our design efforts and provide product vision
  • Design interfaces for our mobile (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry) products, and web sites
  • Design graphics, banners, and maybe even some icons or illustrations
  • Author and maintain UX/IA documents such as wireframes, flowcharts, feature descriptions and use cases
  • Be knowledgeable and passionate about usability and modern interaction patterns
  • Front-end web development using standards-compliant XHTML and CSS
  • Be a strong voice of clarity and simplicity in design, messaging, and wayfinding
  • Create visual and graphical elements for products, press, and presentations
  • Test the products
Required Skills
  • Expert-level proficiency in Photoshop
  • Ability to design both assets and interfaces — you must understand and be interested in the way humans interact with computers
  • Standards-compliant HTML/XHTML and CSS
  • Cross browser implementation issues
Desired Skills
  • Information Architecture and wireframing
  • Experience with mobile web design: iPhone, WAP, Mobile Safari, etc
  • iPhone development or familiarity with the iPhone SDK
  • JavaScript and AJAX
  • Illustration / vector-based design using Illustrator
Preferred
  • 5+ years design and development
  • Interest and understanding of user-centered design principles
  • BA/BS in design, visual communications, or technology discipline
  • A great portfolio 
Please send portfolio with resume.

To apply: jobs@gogii.net

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