Kettle Lead Interaction Designer (NYC) in New York, New York

Kettle is an independent digital agency focused on finding great people to deliver fantastic interactive experiences. We are a passionate, fearless, multi-disciplinary team advocating for users to the benefit of our clients. With offices in New York and San Francisco, we work in an open, collaborative, creative environment. Our clients include leading brands and digital innovators such as American Express, Pepsi, Penguin, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and many more. Check out our website for a selection of recent work.

We are looking to hire a new Lead Interaction Designer (UX) with a portfolio that demonstrates examples of engaging, intuitive interactions in web and mobile applications. This is a great opportunity to work on a project for a Fortune 100 company with a startup-influenced approach and help entrepreneurs be more successful.

You will collaborate with Visual Designers, Product Strategists and Developers to design new features, enhance existing ones while establishing and reinforcing consistent UX patterns across platforms.

Requirements:

  • Must have 4-6 years interaction experience in either agency or product related environments designing consumer facing applications, websites and mobile experiences

  • Demonstrated past expertise in building a successful and engaging mobile application; experience building content and/or community mobile apps is a plus

  • Experience developing and launching mobile applications for the most current iOS and Android versions

  • Experience using lean/agile product development models

  • Prototyping experience in one or more tools such as Axure, Proto.io, Flinto, or Invision

  • Previous engagement with workshops - facilitation and planning

  • Strong proficiency in developing wireframes, site maps, user journeys

  • Strong experience in design specifications tools such as Illustrator, Omnigraffle, Sketch, or InDesign

  • Fluent presentation skills in explaining detail interactions, scenarios and story boards

Responsibilities:

  • Help define design value by identifying user needs, actions, behaviors and emotions through research

  • Deliver end-to-end client solutions, balancing business goals and user needs

  • Be a facilitator of client interaction by assisting in workshop development, user research, user testing and consensus building among teams

  • Effectively communicate ideas, opportunities and detail interactions to clients and team members

  • Conduct co-creation with clients that include building scenarios, personas, storyboards and user journeys

  • Transform ideas, business opportunities, research and creative vision into tangible products and services that provide clear, usable, useful and desirable outcomes for users

  • Apply best practices in design approaches and methods toward delivering best-in-class experiences

  • Provide information architecture diagrams, detail wireframes, system diagrams, and key flows that explain the full experience detail of users

  • Be an evangelizer of design process during engagements with clients

  • Work in collaboration with key project team members, including tech leads, Strategy, PM, UX and creative leads

  • Work closely with development teams to ensure design delivery meets high quality standards

  • Effectively act on client feedback, user testing results and learnings to iterate products to more mature states that deliver better value for clients

  • Be a champion of design standards and best practice

  • Push the boundaries of expected outcomes toward new ways of seeing and addressing problems

More info:

  • Candidate must be able to work onsite in our SoHo office, and be a US citizen or have a work permit.

  • Candidate must also understand that this is not a 9-5 job: we take a lot of pride in our work, which sometimes requires to put a bit more hours to deliver the right solutions. But we make the work environment fun and enjoyable.

  • Competitive compensation based on experience.

All candidates should include a link to your online portfolio or a pdf with samples of your digital work.

Please, no recruiters or agencies.