Lead Designer

at Electronic Ink

Location: Philadelphia, PA

About Design at Electronic ink

At Electronic Ink, making interfaces that are beautiful is required, but not good enough. We are a design consultancy that solves complex business problems. Our value is in the ingenuity that we bring to bear on client needs, and we must constantly grow in this respect. Those who work here have a passion for learning. The progressive environment allows designers to assume more responsibility than they would at other design firms.

Design at Electronic Ink is the result of a process that is initiated by a period of research, of which the designer is a part. All designers must recognize the importance of research, and if you have training and/or personal experience with it, that�s even better. Our innovative solutions include creating functionally- and aesthetically-satisfying user interfaces. Our designers are a hybrid of UX and visual designers. This creates a more seamless � and stronger design process and product � than conventional firms that segregate the work of the two disciplines.

Essential to the Electronic Ink design process is equal collaboration among the project management (CPMs), design, research and technology teams, who together form the team that is responsible for our client relationships. This practice contrasts the �account manager� model, in which the client-designer relationship is mediated by someone who does not have direct responsibility for the design of the solution. Designers� direct contact with clients ensures that mutual understanding of needs and parameters is achieved.

A lead designer is a�

Consultant
oDemonstrates empathetic listening skills
oCreates and delivers compelling presentations
oSeeks to understands client�s business and how Electronic Ink can solve their problems
oConducts strategic workshops and white boarding sessions
oLeads a team of designers, with Principal support
oEnsures that high quality research is taken into every deliverable
oEnsures that the projects are completed within original scope
oTravels locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, as needed

Mentor
oProvides art direction to the Junior and Senior Designers on project teams
oMentors less experienced designers within the Design group

Designer
oCreates intuitive workflow-driven graphical products such as user interface solutions for websites, mobile devices, business systems, and other applications under the direction of a Principal Designer
oConducts all project work including:
?Workflows (user�s pathways through an environment)
?Product maps (high-level information architecture)
?Wireframes (details oriented information architecture)
?Data visualization diagramming (dissecting complex information into visuals)
?Aesthetic modeling (visual ergonomics with typefaces, fonts, colors, patterns and textures)
?UI specifications (pixel dimensions, user behaviors within an environment and technology build methods)
oDemonstrates the ability to follow style guides, design requirements and brand identity standards
oPossesses excellent layout and typography skills
oDemonstrates proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, other creative tools, and functional skills in Microsoft Office
oCreates effective presentations and reports

Skills and Experience

�Excellent verbal and written communication skills
�Case studies of satisfying collaborations

Education

� Bachelor�s degree or significant experience (5 to 8 years) working in a design field

Interested?

Send cover letter and resume, along with an online presentation of work in your design discipline to HR@ElectronicInk.com. No agency responses please.

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