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We’re Hiring: User Experience Designer (Visual)

| By Bruce McMahon

We’re still in growth mode here at Think Brownstone, which means more exciting opportunities to rid the world of poor user experiences. It also means that we need more talented professionals to join our team. Currently we are looking for an experienced User Experience Designer with serious Visual Design chops who is as committed as we are to aesthetic beauty, creative vision, and pragmatic execution.

 
Some of the crew. And you?Do you think you can get along with these folks?

Here are the juicy details:

Responsibilities:

  • Support the UX and visual design efforts of an existing development team
  • Create beautiful user interface and visual designs for web, mobile, and touchscreen applications
  • Work collaboratively on an analytics and data visualization team
  • Design solutions that incorporate current best practices in usability, interaction design, and responsive and adaptive strategies
  • Create deliverables based on an existing set of design patterns to support an agile development team. Deliverables include:
    • Sketches
    • Wireframes
    • Workflow diagrams
    • Requirements documentation
    • Production-ready graphics
  • Clearly and effectively present ideas, research findings, sketches, and other deliverables to clients
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients
  • Lead and participate in creative brainstorming sessions with clients and UX design team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience
  • Background working on both the UX and Visual Design sides of projects
  • Capable of using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or equivalents to produce visual designs
  • Extreme attention to detail with focus on efficiency
  • Proven ability to drive project deliverables with little to no oversight
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate design ideas to team members and clients in live presentations
  • Proven ability to produce visual mockups from wireframes and sketches
  • Solid understanding of how front-end code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, etc) is employed to translate visual designs into interactive digital interfaces

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with data visualization, analytics and dashboard design
  • Experience designing interfaces for iOS applications (iPhone, iPad)
  • Experience working with Agile Development teams

Perks:

  • Excellent insurance plans, Simple IRA match, flexible paid time off, employee training budgets

Apply:

Take a look around the rest of our blog and you’ll learn that we’re a diverse group of designers who love our jobs and have a pretty good time here at work. If you’re a talented, experienced Experience Designer with a focus on the visual/aesthetic and a stunning portfolio that highlights your interactive experience, let’s talk.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Brownstoner submit your resume today. Please also include a cover letter and a link to your online portfolio that includes work samples of websites or business applications where you served in a lead visual design role.

We look forward to meeting you.

We’re Hiring: Senior User Experience Designers

| By Phil Charron

The other day, I asked one of our newer folks how his first few weeks at Think Brownstone were going. His response, “You know what’s cool about this place? Everybody likes each other. I mean, they’re all smart and they do great work, but everybody gets along and enjoys their jobs.” Someone else in the room piped in, “Yeah, except Russ. Everybody hates Russ.” To which Russ replied, “Seriously. I can’t stand that guy.”

That’s the vibe we have been fostering for over five years. When smart people get along with each other and love what they do, then they do great things. Everybody here does great work.

In addition to our other current openings for Full-Stack UI DevelopersUser Experience Designer (Visual) and Project Managers, we also need highly experienced Senior Experience Designers to lead the research, strategy and up-front UX work for some pretty cool projects. In short, to do great things.

Some of the crew. And you?Do you think you can get along with these folks?

Here’s what a Senior User Experience Designer does:

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively on creative teams that include both clients and internal colleagues
  • Conduct needs analyses by synthesizing client discussions, system assessments, contextual inquiries, user data and market research
  • Design solutions that incorporate current best practices in usability, interaction design, and responsive and adaptive strategies
  • Create deliverables from scratch with little to no oversight, including:
    • Sketches
    • Wireframes
    • Workflow diagrams
    • Requirements documentation
    • User research and usability testing scripts and discussion guides
    • Content inventories
    • Content strategy documentation
  • Lead competitive and market research efforts
  • Lead UX research and usability testing sessions
  • Clearly and effectively present ideas, research findings, sketches, and other deliverables to clients
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients
  • Lead and participate in creative brainstorming sessions with clients and internal project teams
  • Stay up-to-date on current best practices, trends, and technologies in user experience design

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven experience in the UX design field
  • Extreme attention to detail with focus on efficiency
  • Proven ability to drive project work streams and deliverables with little to no oversight
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate design ideas to team members and clients in live presentations
  • Experience designing for responsive web
  • Working knowledge of tools and applications that support UX deliverables, such as wireframes, prototypes, and flowcharts

Bonus Points:

  • Working knowledge of basic principles of visual design and related tools (like Photoshop)
  • Project management experience or willingness to take on some project management responsibilities

Take a look around our blog and you’ll learn that we’re a diverse group of designers who love our jobs and have a pretty darn good time here. If you’re a talented, experienced Experience Designer with a laser focus on the user and work samples that highlight your interactive experience, let’s talk.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Brownstoner submit your resume today (no recruiters please).

We look forward to meeting you.

We’re Hiring: Project Managers

| By Bruce McMahon

Research > Design > Delight — that’s the Think Brownstone motto. Delivering on this promise requires project managers who can lead our team of experienced consultants to achieve the goals and objectives of our customers. All while having fun and contributing to the creation of world class user experiences, of course!

In addition to our other current openings for Full-Stack UI Developers, and User Experience Designer (Visual) we also need experienced Project Managers with awesome communication skills who are passionate about delivering on time, on budget, with top quality.

Some of the crew. And you? Some of the crew. And you?

Here are the juicy details:

Responsibilities:

  • Independent management of projects including managing project scope, time, budget, while being flexible enough to achieve aggressive project delivery goals and objectives
  • Track and clearly communicate project status to both internal teams and clients in both written an oral form
  • Achieve on-budget and on-time delivery of projects
  • Create and maintain detailed project schedules and resource plans
  • Work collaboratively as part of a creative team that includes both clients and internal colleagues
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients
  • Support the financial tracking across projects, including reviewing hours and tracking costs
  • Schedule projects to meet resource availability and coordinate resources to meet project requirements
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven project management experience delivering interactive products and solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail and efficiency, including your personal time management and organizational skills as well as to your ability to extend such practices across a team
  • Advanced skill in MS Office including MS Project (or similiar program)

Bonus Points:

  • Enthusiasm for the internet and mobile applications
  • Experience in User Experience or Visual Design

Perks:

  • Excellent insurance plans, Simple IRA match, flexible paid time off, employee training budgets
  • Awesome creative workspace in downtown Conshohocken: walking distance to great local restaurants, easy access to Philadelphia via regional rail
  • Fun team events such as kickball, yoga, and beer!

Apply:

Take a look around the rest of our blog and you’ll learn that we’re a diverse group of thinkers who love our jobs and have a pretty good time here at work. If you’re a talented, experienced Project Manager looking to work in an environment filled with talented, creative people, let’s talk.

If you think you have what it takes to be a Brownstoner submit your resume today.

We look forward to meeting you.