Career Mondays: Senior Visual Designer and Interaction Designer — San Francisco, CA

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Senior Visual Designer

Key Responsibilities:

  • Producing innovative yet intuitive design solutions that address complex product, business, marketing and user needs.
  • Rapidly developing user flows, wireframes, superior visual mock-ups, final design assets and documenting functional visual specs.
  • Work with design, business development, and engineering to define and design products.
  • Working closely with the Product Management, engineering and QA teams and support UI implementation efforts.
  • Proactively works to understand customer needs and offers consultancy even when not asked.
  • Acts as a source of expertise to others and contributes to discussion in own area.
  • Accepts responsibility for and demonstrates support for delegated decisions.
  • Communicates weekly or bi-weekly with remote team during off-business hours (can be early morning or later evening at times)


A strong candidate for this role will match many of these criteria:

  • 6+ years of designing consumer focused web and/or client application UI.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding design talent, creativity and sense for clean visual and interaction design.
  • Have an understanding of user-centered design process.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in cross-functional groups.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Expert-level proficiency in Adobe CS4 Suite (specifically Fireworks and Photoshop)
  • Experience with other applications desired: Omnigraffle, HTML/CSS
  • BFA or BA degree in design related studies

Please respond with a resumé and a link to an online portfolio or examples of work.

Interaction Designer

Must have skills:

  • Demonstrated portfolio of interaction design deliverables, including wireframes, flows, site maps, specs, etc.
  • Understanding of usability and user centered design principles
  • Strong understanding of web concepts (HTML, CSS, XML, etc.)
  • Experience working with engineering teams, particularly in an agile environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of, and desire to work in, a startup environment
  • Mac platform experience
  • Omnigraffle, Photoshop, Fireworks

It would be useful if you had:

  • Visual design skills and portfolio (particularly web applications)
  • Ability to code clean HTML and CSS