Interactive Designer

Job Summary

We’re looking for a designer with a passion for dreaming up and executing incredible web experiences. You’ll need to have a great eye for detail, and the skill and willingness to collaborate with other disciplines to see your vision come to life. You’ll get your hands dirty at every stage of our project’s life cycle, from brainstorming original concepts to wireframing UX approaches to presenting those ideas internally and with the client.

Bluecadet is a seriously collaborative work environment. Our designers work closely with other disciplines on a daily basis, from creative technology to content development, all while maintaining high standards for original concepts and detailed execution. This is an opportunity to define and reinvent the digital space, and a passion for doing just that is critical.

Bluecadet’s offices are in Philadelphia and New York City, though this position could also be remote. Currently Bluecadet is working remotely until at least the end of the year.

Job Details

Top 3 things this person should accomplish in first year

  1. Designs a smart, innovative UX approach that supports the content and goals for one of our digital products and successfully presents it to a client
  2. Designs a UX pattern system for a robust publishing product and supports developers in successfully implementing it
  3. Successfully collaborates with our motion team to find unique solutions for a range of UX projects

Primary Responsibilities

  • Successfully execute interactive product designs for a wide range of digital experiences
  • Use feedback as a way to improve and iterate and have conversations around your work
  • Communicate concepts to Creative Directors (CDs) and Associate Creative Directors (ACDs) via references, mood boards, sketches before commencing on design. Be prepared to defend decisions and articulate design choices
  • Adhere to timelines and manage priorities to meet milestones and deadlines
  • Collaborates with developers on implementation: Ensures everything is pixel perfect, and that transitions, hit states and any coded animation is considered and implemented
  • Incorporates all internal and client feedback into design work.
  • Collaborates with visual designers, producers, content strategists, and developers on their team to deliver a successful project that meets internal and client goals.

Core Competencies

  • Exceptional ability to understand, communicate, and develop creative solutions that address specific client goals
  • Knowledge and interest in digital technologies and how they can be used to support superior user-centered experiences
  • A great attitude and a lack of ego
  • Highly organized and able to work on multiple projects
  • The ability to both work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Openness to design direction and working with input from our creative directors

Experience

  • 1-3 years of interactive design experience in an agency environment
  • A portfolio that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of web product best practices and a willingness to invent new ones
  • Expertise in essential interactive design tools, including Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and other product prototyping tools
  • Experience in collaborating across design and motion in the context of designing digital products is a plus.

About Bluecadet

Bluecadet is an award-winning, internationally-recognized experience design agency focused on producing transformative digital products and environments. We work with story and experience-driven organizations and brands. Past clients include Google, MoMA, Harvard, Comcast, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bluecadet offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) participation, paid time off, company holidays, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, growing and fun environment. We have a gorgeous office, a relaxed dress code, and encourage work/life harmony.

Our commitment to Equity and Inclusion

Bluecadet’s staff represents a wide pool of talent across strategy, development, technology, and design. Although we are not a certified diverse vendor, women occupy over half of the leadership and creative roles in the agency. Bluecadet firmly believes in Equity and Inclusion as a general principle. We recognize that we can only get better, and have in the past six months launched internal programming with a dedicated consultant to inform our work moving forward across areas of our business and culture. Our goal by the end of Q1 in 2021 will be to create a concrete set of actions and commitments that we can take at Bluecadet to encourage inclusion and belonging, and ensure equity including professional development, training, reviews, recruitment and compensation. We look forward to sharing more about our commitments and initiatives in the coming months as we move forward in this process.

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