Liquidus: Director of User Experience

Posted by | October 21, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://liquidus.net/

Liquidus is seeking a Director of
User Experience
 
Liquidus is a video
technology company that empowers advertisers with tools that quickly, easily
and cost-effectively create and distribute dynamic, interactive videos for web,
rich media display ads, mobile and interactive TV.
 
Working with Liquidus is
working for a company that is revolutionizing video advertising.
Liquidus is seeking a Director of
User Experience to support us in 2 key roles: Oversee the
day-to-day operations of the User Experience Group and act as the go-to for the
creative/design/UX needs of Liquidus.
We are looking for
a Director of User Experience responsible for managing our team UI designers. 
This person will be responsible for defining best practices in all Use
Experience disciplines while steering the Liquidus product roadmap.  This
person will work in an agile environment and play a critical role in not only
the design and development of our products but the marketing and communication
design that supports these products.  The ideal candidate will have a
combination of someone who has the ability to handle direct client interaction,
communicate internally and thrive in a fast paced environment.
Responsibilities: Manage the utilization of the UX resources – 3
designers. Oversee the execution of the Creative/UX portions of every
project.  Act as the go-to for
determining the scope/necessity of any creative workload. Help in guiding Liquidus
products into more viable and innovative business products through
brainstorming and conceptual prototyping. Act as the key creative resource on
particular projects.
 
Qualifications

6+ years of experience as an Interactive Designer or as User

Experience Lead in an agency or product driven environment
• Experience
overseeing user-centric UX best practices as part of a user experience team

Understand UX research methods and practices

Great Information architecture skill and interaction design experience

Deep knowledge of visual designs best practice

Full appreciation of Typography and Type Design

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment and communicate results to
management.

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with varying deadlines
• Proven
Management experience 
• Excellent
verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
 
Technical Skills
-Adobe
After Effects (high or expert level motion graphic design)
-Adobe Flash (high level graphic/animation design)
-Video conversion/compression knowledge (use of Adobe Media Encoder,
Sorenson Squeeze, and Quicktime Pro)
-Basic audio editing
-Photoshop
-Illustrator
-InDesign
-3D Invigorator Pro
-(Very) Basic HTML
-Copywriting
-Power Point
 
Benefits
What
we offer to you:

An opportunity to further enhance your skills and refine your talent

Competitive base

Health/Dental benefits, 401 (K) plan plus match
• Fun
work environment – were like a big family and we have free oatmeal.

Accessible and open-minded leadership that encourages input

Opportunity to work with smart people and learn a lot about an incredibly fast
paced industry

To apply: Contact jobs@liquidus.net

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