imo: Visual Design and User Experience Lead

Posted by | August 27, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: Palo Alto, CA


Based in Palo Alto,
CA, imo ( is a
small startup founded and funded by one of the first ten employees at
Google.  Our current team consists of top
TopCoders, ACM ICPC World Finalists, and medalists of the International Olympiads in Informatics.  We work on challenging projects that we
choose from the ground up that have direct impact on our users.  Our web-based service allows users to hold text, voice, and
video chats on multiple instant messaging protocols. Currently supported
protocols include AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, MySpace, Skype,
and Yahoo Messenger. The service is free and requires no user-registration or
sign-up.  Currently, we have over one million unique
accounts active on over a 30 day period.
are looking for a savvy designer to help us create
products that will make our users happy.  As our most important (and only)
designer, you would be creating a graceful balance between beauty and
efficiency.  We would like our site to be
more aesthetically pleasing and intuitive without sacrificing speed.  You will be working closely with our
engineers through all stages of our product cycles; you not only need to understand
the principles and elements of design, but you should be able to easily communicate
these concepts to our team and our users. 
BS/MS in a HCI related
field or at least 3 years of user interface/usability experience
Mastery of Adobe
Creative Suite
Strong grasp of HTML/CSS/Javascript/Flash
Collaborate with
engineering team on concepts and designs
Communicate design ideas through pencil sketches, wireframes, mockups, and interactive
Design well
thought-out solutions for usability challenges across different web and mobile
Create conceptual
models, user requirements, and usability objectives aligned with user centered
design goals and tasks
Relocation and work onsite is required; salary is negotiable for the perfect candidate.

Competitive salary, stock,
health/dental/vision benefits, snacks/weekly lunches, gym membership,
conference stipend, and $500/month housing stipend for living in close
proximity to our office

To apply: Please email with your resume and portfolio.

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