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Senior Visual Designer/UI

at Frog Design (Amsterdam, Holland) Full Time Friday, July 30th, 2010

Job Description:


Job Type – Fulltime-Regular

Discipline – Design & Design Research

Career Level – Experienced, 4-6 years of experience

Education – Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

About frog design

frog design is a global innovation firm. We work with the world’s leading companies, helping them create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. Our multidisciplinary process reveals valuable consumer and market insights and inspires lasting, humanizing solutions. With a team of more than 400 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts, we deliver fully convergent experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media. We work across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, media, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Our clients include Disney, GE, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, Seagate, Yahoo! and others. Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco, with studios in Austin, New York, San Jose, Seattle, Milan, Amsterdam, Munich, and Shanghai.

frog design is currently reviewing portfolios of qualified senior visual designers who lead the team to create complex interactive experiences for application, software and web interfaces. The Senior Visual Designer is responsible for leading Digital Media projects. The SVD is responsible for understanding a client’s business and communication goals, and translating them into unique creative solutions. The SD takes an active, hands-on role in leading ideation with team members, providing art direction to other designers, and working with producers and technologists to implement designs into technology frameworks. This important role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information architecture, user interface, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies.

Qualified candidates will share our belief that design is as much about behavior and emotion as it is about utility and ease of use. Senior visual designers provide leadership in concept development, creation of original art and wire-frame interaction model, project design/development, and QA. They are responsible for the development of innovative navigation systems, interface designs, typography, and screen or page layouts for software, application, web sites, and other interactive media. They will push the state-of-the-art with every creation and thrive in our fast-paced studio.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

* Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years experience with interactive media design, and possess the following characteristics:

* Must be wildly creative and obsessively meticulous.

* Must understand user behavior as it relates to design.

* Exceptional design talents with stylistic breadth that demonstrates sensitivity to diverse subject matter from product interaction to software tools and applications to the web.

* Superb information design abilities, fastidious and efficient production and optimization habits, and impeccable problem solving skills.

* Command of leading design software, e.g., Illustrator, Flash, and PhotoShop.

* Solid understanding of practical benefits and limitations of Internet technologies (Shockwave, Flash, Java, DHTML, CGI, etc.)

* Intimate knowledge of HTML, understanding how comps translate to code.

* Must be self-motivated, good communicator, comfortable with following direction, thrive on multidisciplinary teams, and able to balance great design with meeting short deadlines.

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain client relationships.

* Able to produce results independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

* Comprehensive language skills in Dutch required.

* Local candidates highly preferred

Please include your online portfolio URL.

Interested candidates should present a body of work that:

* Demonstrates a passion for interactive content development

* Exhibits stylistic breadth, attention to detail, and balances beauty, innovation and usability

* Shows experience with diverse content

* Proves their facility with page-based design (HTML) and screen-based interface design (Flash, etc.)

* Special consideration will be given to candidates who have created projects that are software or application design related.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume online to: http://www.frogdesign.com/about/careers
frog design is an equal opportunity employer.