Senior Interaction Designer

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Req No.
2022-1481
Category
Interaction Design
Type
Full-Time

Overview

The senior interaction designer is a highly proficient craftsperson in their discipline. They dive into gnarly, ambiguous problem spaces and bring back processes, techniques, and a level of quality that sets the standard for the industry. The person in this role has applied experience with design methodologies with every aspect of the traditional discover, design, deliver process. This person is comfortable collaborating with other design and non-design disciplines.

Who We Are

This position will work in Teague’s Global Design Studio. GDS works in a wide array of industries and opportunity spaces—from gestural user interfaces for children to service design for government policies to operating systems for space stations and everything in between. We are a small and elite team, so GDS designers have deep design expertise as much as they have resilient breadth in order to meet the wide variety and deep complexity of our projects. Our job is to push boundaries every single day.

Why We Need This Position

Teague lives by the quality of our designers. Without smart, dedicated, and imaginative creators, we’re simply not able to deliver on the wide array of spaces in which we work. 

Who We’re Looking For

You are an experienced, solution-oriented designer that is constantly looking for challenges to broaden and deepen your skill set. You have proven, repeat, in-the-field experience wielding interaction design tools, processes, and techniques. Your solid grasp of craft means you can move through design processes quickly and can spot systemic issues and cascading impacts before they happen. You always have strong, clearly-articulated rationale for every design decision.

 

You’re a designer with strong chops in GUI design but have burgeoning experience—or at least passion toward—working beyond the screen. In keeping with Teague’s motto “thinking through making”, you have established a goto toolbelt of pencil-and-paper and software techniques for simulating experiences to test hypotheses, understand the user perspective, and persuade stakeholders. You think in systems and apply this skill to think strategically about opportunities, solutions, and impacts in terms of all stakeholders.

 

You are experienced running significant parts of qualitative research—even the more ambiguous, squishy, generative research that lives upstream of usability testing. You are calm and confident presenting and communicating your work to different audiences, because you know how to sequence and organize content to tell stories and unpack complex ideas.

What The Job Looks Like

As a senior interaction designer, you will exemplify that standard for what interaction design means at Teague. You will often lead the content on projects in your discipline as you collaborate closely with designers in other disciplines. On any given day, you may find yourself producing wireframes and flows at appropriate fidelity; leading design reviews with clients; planning and executing design research; producing simulations to demonstrate flow or nuanced interactions and motion; designing and running a design thinking workshop for clients; presenting new tools and processes to the studio; and documenting detailed design for communication to team, clients, and developers.

Skills & Experience Summary

Generally speaking, we find people that have at least four years of experience and a degree in a field related to interaction design are good senior designer candidates. But, to be more specific, we are looking for someone who checks a lot of the following boxes at a highly proficient level.

 

  • Application of usability principles, interaction design methods and artifacts, user research methods and artifacts, UI patterns, and design terminology
  • Knowledge of human interface guidelines of major operating systems (iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, etc.)
  • Proficiency with applications for communicating and prototyping information architecture, flow, and interaction of services and interfaces (Figma, Sketch, Principal, InVision, etc.)
  • Qualitative research methods (usability testing, generative research, stakeholder interviews, etc.)
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation of design rationale, content, and framing
  • Ability to quickly understand new topics and spaces and break down complex and ambiguous schema and processes
  • Ability to think in terms of systems and provide solutions that can satisfy input and feedback from various stakeholders
  • Understanding of major players, platforms, and trends when it comes to innovation and technology
  • Bonus secondary skill sets in any of the following: front-end development, video production, motion graphics, visual identity & branding, product strategy, industrial design.

 

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Be vested in the results- treat Teague as if it was your own company.

 

TEAGUE is currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a Washington State based company. All employees must reside in the state of Washington and be able to access one of our studio locations in the greater Seattle area when we return to work in our hybrid/remote work approach. 

 

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package offered including 4 weeks paid time off and up to 10 paid holidays throughout the fiscal year. 

 

At TEAGUE, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We search the globe to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and value unique perspectives and experiences.   

 

TEAGUE is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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