Interactive Designer (#026)

We're a software products company whose products are built for development organizations. This means that our customers and end-users are not just developers, but passionate developers who want to change their company for the better. It's a sophisticated and enthusiastic audience, and we need design professionals who are up to the challenge of working in this space.

If you're looking for that job where you can put in your seven or eight hours, then go home and do a bunch of freelance work... then this opportunity may not be for you. The problems we solve are mentally exhausting, and you will think about them as you drive home, as you sleep, and as you shower in the morning. And they're not just difficult-to-solve problems, they're difficult-to-understand problems. Things like "how can we get more users to properly use imported deployables?" All job descriptions say they're looking for "problem solvers", but we really mean it: we're on our own out here, and we need design professionals who can blaze trails with us. It's a big challenge, a tremendous amount of fun, and a lot of hard work.

That being said, we're looking for an Interactive Designer to work out of our Berea, Ohio offices (sorry, no telecommuting for this position) whose bullet points are a close match with our bullet points:

  • Strong portfolio of identity, print, and web design work
  • Solid experience with all the tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc
  • Passion for standards-compliant HTML and modern CSS
  • Experience integrating Javascript and/or JQuery into web pages
  • Desire to build a great User Experience
  • Ability to work hand-in-hand with software developers
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and Windows
  • Self-management and an ability to lead others
  • Willingness for occasional travel (conferences, customer visits)

We're pretty flexible with regards to the years and level of experience... though this position would probably be a better fit for those with at least 2 years' experience. Bonus points for a solid understanding of what our products do.

If this sounds like it could be a good fit, go ahead and send in your resume using the contact form below. If you don't hear back after a little while, feel free to send another message; sometimes the postmaster does lose emails.