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User experience and design lead position

Yasmine M.
myasmine
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 47
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About Stuzo
Stuzo is an interaction and engagement agency focusing on social and mobile marketing. We deliver a set of managed services and technology solutions that enable global brands and agencies to drive tangible business value from social/mobile marketing efforts. Stuzo specializes in the design, development, delivery, and management of custom, interactive marketing solutions across social and mobile platforms.

Stuzo serves Fortune 500 brands, including Bud Light, CBS, Chrysler, Citibank, Coca-Cola, COVERGIRL, DeVry, Dodge, HBO, MasterCard, and Procter & Gamble among others, and leading agencies, including Digitas, Wieden+Kennedy, Resource Interactive, Possible Worldwide, and RGA among others.

Please see some examples of client work we have designed at: http://stuzo.com/projects­

Your Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced User Experience and Design Lead to join our small, but growing creative team.

The UX / Design Lead will work across all agency practices and creative deliverables. You will be the subject matter expert and lead the development of best practices in user centric design across all projects. Additionally you will be able to communicate and explain our best practices and approach with key client stakeholders and management.

When not engaged on client work, you will also work closely with management to help designs / prototype upcoming products, client pitch story generation, and packaged services deliverables.

As UX / Design Lead you would work hands-on on the following types of projects:
-Working with clients on strategy and user experience development to sell-in campaign and future agency work.
-Working with the internal design, engineering and project management team to work directly on and to assign work such as: wireframing, user flows, user personas, copy, design comps, brand creative
-Work on the IA and Design Comps for social web projects that are accessible and optimized for: client websites, social media (apps), mobile devices, tablet.
-Work on internal company initiatives such as new prototype / product developments, pitch deck narratives, etc.

Please do not apply if you are not ready to submit or able to showcase examples of your information architecture work as it pertains to web applications, mobile and/or websites. A critical part of this job is someone who has experience and can lead our UX practice.

From a management perspective, you would have 1 direct report who also focuses on web and app design comps and wireframing. You would work with a database of contractors and copywriters as needed. As the department grows, you would be responsible for working with management on interviews and identifying future creative talent needs.

Qualifications:
-Bachelors Degree
-3+ years relevant UX design experience
-Experience generating IA deliverables for desktop, social media, mobile, tablet, etc
-Background gathering complex business requirements and translating these into workflow, wireframes, design comps, presentation decks.
-Proficient with prototyping and design tools, such as Photoshop
-Strong communication and presentation skills.
-Expert understanding of user-centered design methodology, information architecture, user interface/ interaction design, and brand image management, and the ability to translate complex data structures into effective user interfaces
-Proven experience defining, documenting, and enforcing user interface design standards, best practices, design patterns, testing methodology to validate designs, and production standards for user interface specifications
-Strong project and people management skills and the ability to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor
-Ability to organize, prioritize work, and facilitate collaboration to properly complete tasks
-Advocate for users while understanding the business and technical goals of the application
-Understands the rationale for promoting consistency in design and feels comfortable advocating for it
-Strong skills in mediating and resolving competing requirements and designs
-Strong mentoring, leadership, team building, and people management skills
-Strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills with the ability to effectively defend ideas and results of observed interface problems
-Ability to take direction and constructive criticism
-Ability to organize, prioritize work, and collaborate to properly complete tasks
Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and CSS is a plus

When Applying:
Please note due to the volume of submissions we cannot respond to every applicant. To help ensure your submission is reviewed, it is important to provide the following where possible:
-Examples of your Information Architecture deliverables (wireframes, user flows, etc) for web and/or mobile experiences. This will be confidential and not be shared.
-Examples of your brand creative / design comp deliverables. PDF format is preferred.
-Any web links or additional information you’d like to share.
-Targeted salary range

Stuzo Offers:
In return we'll offer a competitive salary, an informal working environment, and a fabulous office in Center City Philadelphia, where you'll have easy access to great coffee, good restaurants, and get to work alongside a bunch of knowledgeable and passionate people joined together by a desire to help change the way people collaborate and communicate. This is an opportunity to join a small, rapidly growing, profitable startup and contribute in a meaningful way to its success.

+ Competitive Salary: Base Salary plus performance bonuses.
+ Fully paid health & dental benefits
+ Dedicated training & education with several avenues for advancement
+ Fun and exciting work environment in Center City walking distance from Reading Terminal Market
+ Free lunch Fridays and all the K-Cups and Coke Zeroes your heart desires.
+ Casual, progressive, pet-friendly office
+ The ability to work with Fortune 500 Clients and Agencies
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