Senior Interaction Designer

Punchcut is looking for a Senior Interaction Designer to join our team. You should have a strong understanding of user-centered design and be comfortable working independently and in collaboration with other designers. You have at least 5 years of relevant design experience, including mobile apps/platforms and other emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, or VR/AR. You feel comfortable leading project teams in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative design studio environment.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Interaction Design Lead on client-facing projects and direct the work of Interaction Designers on your team.
  • Apply user-centered design process to solve problems in contexts that have little precedence.
  • Inspire teams with your vision for future user experiences.
  • Uncover key user motivations, needs, tasks and expectations.
  • Lead brainstorming and concepting sessions internally and with clients.
  • Lead lab-based and ethnographic user research and analysis activities.
  • Develop user experience strategy, vision, and conceptual UI models.
  • Develop use cases, personas, scenarios and storyboards, detailed specifications, and prototypes.
  • Collaborate closely with visual and motion designers.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years designing effective interfaces for mobile experiences.
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field and/or equivalent work experience. Masters degree is a plus.
  • Experience leading user research (contextual inquiry, participatory design, usability testing, etc.).
  • Ability to clearly communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale using different forms and fidelities, from sketches to wireframes to interactive prototypes.
  • Experience creating with design tools including Adobe CS, Sketch, and InVision.
  • Able to bring designs to life using prototyping tools or code.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Sense of humor and positive, flexible attitude.

Why Punchcut?

We are a user interface design company specializing in mobile and convergent experiences across consumer devices. We provide strategy, design and development services – from original user research and usability studies to the complete design and development of custom interfaces. Clients span the industry, and include operators, device manufacturers and leading entertainment brands. Punchcut partners with clients to create solutions that place devices and services in new contexts and empower users at the center of the evolving device ecosystem.

We are looking for smart, energetic people who care about design, and value a good work-life balance. Because of our size and focus everyone shares real impact on the decisions we make. We’re striving to create a different kind of company; one where people are the priority and the future is the focus. We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. From creating a future user experience vision and strategy to assessing the detailed usability of next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future. Punchcut also offers a balanced, life-friendly work environment, as well as medical/dental/life/disability insurance, paid time off, sabbatical time, a 401k plan, commuter benefits, and annual device and education allowances. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco

Commitment

Full-time

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