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Design Technologist - Contract

Design Technologist - Contract

Punchcut is looking for a designer who codes, or a developer who designs to join us on an eight week contract.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate daily with a team of motion designers and developers.
  • Explore multiple ideas for solving motion design problems.
  • Design detailed motion transitions for UI components like buttons and menus.
  • Code your motion designs using web technologies.

Qualifications

  • You’ve designed motion for web applications.
  • You’ve used React to build components for websites, preferably using React hooks.
  • You’ve coded CSS transitions and CSS keyframe animations, preferably using SCSS.
  • You’re a delight to work with on a team, but you’re comfortable working alone through most design and development puzzles.

Bonus

  • Experience developing for Storybook.
  • Experience developing motion in JavaScript using technologies like Web Animations API or GSAP.
  • Experience designing and developing for design systems.

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For nearly seventeen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle, game platform or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

Punchcut is located in San Francisco, CA and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

Remote

Commitment

Contract

Come design the future of everything!

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Senior Visual Designer - Contract

Senior Visual Designer - Contract

Punchcut is looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join our team on a 60 – 90 day contract. 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 Visual Design Lead on client projects and direct the work of Visual 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
  • Lead brainstorming and concepting sessions internally and with clients
  • Explore a range of visual directions and facilitate client reviews to make informed selections
  • Participate in research and collaborate closely with interaction designers

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years minimum experience in digital design for mobile, television, tablet, web and software, with the last 2-3 years in a senior creative role
  • A stellar portfolio that shows creative range and innovative thinking
  • Demonstrable experience in the creation of new visual languages
  • Superior communication and client management skills
  • Experience directing and/or mentoring other visual designers
  • Thorough understanding of mobile platforms and UI presentation-layer technologies
  • Ability to produce great work in short timeframes, and manage time efficiently while multi-tasking
  • Ambitious, proactive, conceptual and honest

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For seventeen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco, remote

Commitment

Full-time

Come design the future of everything!

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Interaction Designer - Contract

Interaction Designer - Contract

Punchcut is looking for an Interaction Designer to join our team on a 60-90 day contract. 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 2 years of relevant design experience, including mobile apps/platforms, web, and/ or other consumer devices. You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative design studio environment.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Interaction Designer on selected projects to deliver the best possible user experience
  • Participate in brainstorming and concepting sessions internally and with clients
  • Create conceptual diagrams, workflows, use cases, personas, and storyboards
  • Sketch user scenarios and user interfaces to help conceptualize user experiences
  • Assist with primary and secondary user research activities
  • Produce design artifacts such as sketches, annotated wireframes, interaction specifications and guidelines, and interactive prototypes
  • Apply user-centered design process to solving problems in emerging mediums that have little precedence

Qualifications

  • 2+ years designing effective interfaces for mobile experiences
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field and/or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Experience performing user research (contextual inquiry, participatory design, usability testing, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the user-centered design process and evolving interaction design best practices
  • Ability to clearly communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale using different forms and fidelities, from sketches to wireframes to interactive prototypes
  • Experience creating specifications with design tools including Adobe CS, Sketch, and InVision.

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For nearly seventeen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle, game platform or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco

Commitment

Contract

Come design the future of everything!

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Motion Designer (Contract)

Motion Designer (Contract)

Punchcut is looking for a Motion Designer to join our team on a 60-90 day contract. Our designers have a strong understanding of user-centered design and are comfortable working both independently and in collaboration with other designers in a fast-paced studio environment. Applicants should have at least 2-3 years of relevant experience working on UI flows, character animation, explainer videos, micro-animation and a superb reel that showcases their best work. Bonus points for experience with emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, 3D, and VR/AR. Ideally the Motion Designers we work with live in the San Francisco Bay area but we are open to those that could collaborate remotely with our SF-based team.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the lead Motion Designer on client projects.
  • Work with designers to apply user-centered design processes to solve new and unique problems.
  • Inspire teams with your vision for future user experiences.
  • Explore a range of motion directions and solutions
  • Create holistic motion systems with innovative spatial models and effective storytelling.
  • Assist in creating effective, compelling stories.
  • Collaborate closely with interaction designers, visual designers, and developers.
  • Deliver high quality, breathtaking, “they did what?!” kinda work.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years minimum experience in digital motion design.
  • A stellar portfolio + reel that shows creative range and innovative thinking
  • Deep experience in After Effects and other motion and prototyping applications
  • Experience in the creation of new motion systems
  • Superior communication and organization skills
  • Understanding of mobile platforms and UI presentation-layer technologies
  • Ability to produce great work in short timeframes, and manage time efficiently while multitasking
  • Ambitious, proactive, conceptual, and honest
  • Someone we’d totally hang out with
  • A strong animation skill set

BONUS POINTS FOR:

  • Consumer device UI currently in market
  • 3D design and animation, live action video editing, and/or experience with AR/VR
  • Experience directing and/or mentoring other designers
  • Advanced expression development
  • Advanced logic based prototyping (origami)
  • Motion Development with Lottie, scripting, and developer communication

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For over sixteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.

 

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Remote candidates may also be considered. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco

Commitment

Contract

Come design the future of everything!

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User Researcher - Contract

User Researcher - Contract

Punchcut is looking for a design researcher to join our team. You should have a strong understanding of user-centered design and be comfortable working independently and collaboratively. You’re well-versed in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies: you’ve created test plans and screeners, recruited participants, moderated sessions, and analyzed results. You also love creating actionable insights and opportunities and are able to persuasively tell the story about the research.

Position Overview

  • Contextual Interviews
  • Usability Studies
  • Data Analysis

Requirements

  • Find, analyze and summarize existing research (market trends, technology/analyst reports, academic papers, etc.)
  • Identify key research questions and objectives
  • Create research plans, scripts, screeners and survey questionnaires
  • Plan and develop research activities (e.g., card sorting, participatory design, user testing exercises, etc)
  • Moderate ethnographic/contextual interviews
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize data and findings
  • Generate user insights and opportunities
  • Collaborate with other researchers, designers, and product managers

Qualifications

  • 2+ years performing user research (contextual inquiry, usability testing, etc.)
  • Undergraduate degree in Psychology, Human Factors, or Human-Computer-Interaction and/or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree is a plus.

Bonus Points for:

  • Creating, planning, executing quantitative studies
  • Interaction or visual design

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco, remote

Commitment

Contract

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macOS Systems and Network Administrator

macOS Systems and Network Administrator

Punchcut is looking for a macOS Systems & Network Administrator to help Punchcut maintain a future-forward technology perspective while keeping our technology infrastructure running smoothly. Punchcut is a dynamic and creative company with talented designers and managers working in a primarily Mac environment. As a user experience company, we value creating great user experiences for our own staff. We are seeking a user-centered technologist to help achieve this vision.

The Systems & Network Administrator role is a one-person tech department, responsible for everything from troubleshooting networking issues to implementing new systems for employees to researching new emerging technology platforms (wearables, home automation, etc.). The ideal candidate will not only keep our infrastructure running smoothly, but explore and evangelize emerging technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Network & Server Support
  • Perform a broad range of work with a variety of services, technologies and environments including macOS, macOS Server, Windows desktop, MySQL, Unix, VoIP systems, VMWare Fusion
  • Support Meraki cloud-hosted networking and appliances
  • Review logs, diagnose problems, and provide solutions
  • Network operations: firewalls, routers, wireless, and switches
  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, problem diagnosis and issue resolution

Security & Compliance

  • Ensure system and network security
  • Track assets, manage IT leases, ensure contract compliance
  • Manage disaster recovery and maintain backups
  • Document IT systems and procedures

Desktop Support

  • Support Punchcut staff in day-to-day hardware, software and networking for 40+ machines and devices.
  • Provide macOS/iOS enterprise management for creative professionals
  • Administer and troubleshoot creative apps (e.g., InVision, Sketch, Principle, Origami, Creative Suite)
  • Administer cloud-hosted file sharing services like Dropbox for Business, Google Drive and Box
  • Manage JAMF device automation
  • Manage and support all IT requests using Zendesk
  • Train and educate Punchcut staff on software and tools

Dev Ops

  • Work with project teams and clients to define requirements for development systems
  • Support setup and configuration of development, staging and production servers
  • Manage and administer Jira , AWS, WordPress, and GitHub
  • Manage version control software

IT Strategic Planning & Execution

  • Provide strategic guidance of Punchcut’s long-term technology roadmap and vision
  • Develop and communicate IT policies that maximize employee productivity, while protecting client IP
  • Identify opportunities for evolving our systems and tools, research alternatives, recommend and implement systems to improve our offering
  • Manage IT vendor relationships; lead contract negotiations
  • Manage multiple projects, create timelines, and set expectations

Research and Development

  • Procure and manage library of mobile devices (iOS/Android) and other emerging technology devices (AR/VR, wearables, IoT, smart speakers, etc
  • Research new, emerging technologies for our client projects (e.g., automotive platforms)
  • Train and coach others on new tech, consult and advise project teams
  • Support teams in prototyping and development activities via Punchcut Labs

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in a professional environment, ideally in a creative agency
  • 3-5 years of hands-on macOS desktop and server experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of MySQL, SQL, PostgreSQL, Unix
  • Mobile support for iOS, Android, etc.
  • CrashPlan Pro and Proe Server solutions
  • Application Support with Google Apps for Business, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Keynote
  • AWS, Terminal command line, GitHub, web administration expertise
  • VoIP experience (RingCentral)
  • Experience with best practices related to security, asset management, and disaster recovery
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting, support and problem solving skills
  • Strong client service and consulting approach
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and a sense of humor

BONUS POINTS FOR

  • Experience researching/writing about new technologies.
  • Appreciation for user experience design principles
  • Knowledge of digital prototyping tools (InVision, Principle, Origami)

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on 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.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco

Commitment

Full-time

Come design the future of everything!

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Motion Design Intern

Motion Design Intern

Punchcut is looking for a Motion Design Intern 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 are currently enrolled in an academic program in a related field and are passionate about design for mobile and other emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, and VR/AR. You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative design studio environment.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Motion Designer on client-facing projects.
  • Explore a range of motion directions and participate in client reviews to make informed selections.
  • Iterate and refine motion systems based on client feedback.
  • Create production assets and document motion systems for engineering teams as necessary.
  • Sketch product concepts as part of a collaborative project team.

Qualifications

  • Experience designing interfaces for mobile devices
  • Education in Motion Design, Visual Design or related fields
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design theory and practice
  • A strong motion design portfolio showing conceptual thinking and detailed execution
  • Comfortable using Adobe After Effects, Sketch, InVision, and other visual and motion design tools
  • 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

BONUS POINTS FOR:

  • Knowledge of iOS/Android design standards
  • 3D modeling, live action video production, animation, and/or experience with AR/VR

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design, and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We love the diversity, challenge, and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

As a Punchcut intern, we’ll never send you out to fetch coffee. Rather, you’ll play an active role on client projects, getting real-world, hands-on experience. Each day, you’ll learn from insightful and experienced co-workers while enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco. We mix it up with game nights, afternoon field trips, lab days, snack Fridays, and more, all to ensure work/life balance.

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco, remote

Commitment

Full-time (Intern)

Come design the future of everything!

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Visual Design Intern

Visual Design Intern

Punchcut is looking for a Visual Design Intern 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 are currently enrolled in an academic program in a related field and are passionate about design for mobile and other emerging user interfaces such as voice, automotive, and VR/AR. You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative design studio environment.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Visual Designer on client-facing projects
  • Explore a range of visual directions and participate in client reviews to make informed selections
  • Iterate and refine visual systems based on client feedback
  • Create production assets and document visual systems for engineering teams as necessary
  • Sketch product concepts as part of a collaborative project team
  • Participate in brainstorm and collaborative activities with clients and partners

Qualifications

  • Experience designing interfaces for a range of devices and formats
  • Education in Visual Design, Motion Design or related fields
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design theory and practice
  • A strong visual design portfolio showing conceptual thinking and detailed execution
  • Comfortable using design tools including Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, 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

BONUS POINTS FOR:

  • Knowledge of iOS/Android design standards
  • 3D modeling experience
  • Motion design experience

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

As a Punchcut intern, we’ll never send you out to fetch coffee. Rather, you’ll play an active role on client projects, getting real-world, hands-on experience. Each day, you’ll learn from insightful and experienced co-workers while enjoying the beautiful city of San Francisco. We mix it up with game nights, afternoon field trips, lab days, snack Fridays and more, all to ensure work/life balance.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco, remote

Commitment

Full-time (Intern)

Come design the future of everything!

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iOS Augmented Reality Game Developer

iOS Augmented Reality Game Developer

Punchcut is seeking an iOS developer to work on the development of an Augmented Reality game for iOS (iPhone) and support its deployment to the App Store.

Please include examples of your work (ie, previous games launched in App Store) when submitting your resume.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Mastery of Xcode + iOS development game development best practices (performance tuning, scalability, security, usability, version control, QA, in-app purchases)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Skilled at work estimation, progress tracking, bug tracking & remediation
  • Prior iOS game development experience, ideally involving networked multiplayer games with client-server API integration / server-side development
  • Prior experience with App Store preparation, submission, release & update process
  • A focus on user-centered design & development

PROJECT-SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS

  • Xcode
  • 3D game development (Unity, Unreal, or SceneKit)
  • ARKit
  • Tools: GitHub, Jira

TASKS REQUIRED

  • Starting with existing iOS Augmented Reality game prototype, develop and release iOS game to the App Store
  • Work with Punchcut Product Manager to estimate, plan, track, and complete development work
  • Implement 2D and 3D artwork & models produced by Punchcut designers
  • Recommend and implement analytics
  • Implement in-app purchases
  • API definition and integration (user accounts, saved stats, leaderboards, CMS integration)
  • QA – Functional, non-functional, technical, UAT
  • Clear, concise documentation
  • App Store submission, release, and post-release updates

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Starting ASAP
  • 1-3 months of development work
  • Potential for additional work on subsequent support and releases, including additional in-app purchases

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco

Employment

Contractor

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Senior Interaction Designer - Contract

Senior Interaction Designer - Contract

Punchcut is looking for a Senior Interaction Designer to join our team on a 60 – 90 day contract. You have at least 5 years of relevant design experience, including designing for mobile, voice, and emerging technologies and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, creative agency environment. You are well versed in modern user research methodologies, understand how to craft a research plan, and have experience leading user research.

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. Experience designing for voice, virtual and augmented reality, or wearables is a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field and/or equivalent work experience. Masters degree is a plus
  • Experience leading user research (creating test plans, recruiting participants, facilitating field studies, synthesizing results, and extracting insights)
  • Able to create clear, concise, innovative design solutions out of ambiguous requirements
  • Able to seamlessly communicate designs in different fidelities from sketching to prototypes using tools or code
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, humility

Why Punchcut?

Punchcut is a human interface design and innovation company headquartered in San Francisco. For fifteen years, we’ve worked with the world’s top companies to envision, design and launch connected products and services that engage customers and transform businesses.

We also love the diversity, challenge and satisfaction that come from our projects. Whether envisioning the next autonomous vehicle or working closely with engineers on next year’s hottest wearable, Punchcut designs the future.

What are you waiting for? Come design the future of everything.

Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location

San Francisco, remote

Commitment

Full-time

Come design the future of everything!

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