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Interaction Designer

Job Added: 03 February 2020
Applications Close: 04 March 2020
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: elselondon.com
Twitter: @elselondon

ELSE is a strategic design consultancy that helps businesses create innovative and effective product and service experiences. For the last 10 years we’ve worked with clients on product and service innovation projects from the tea farms of Kenya to the global hub of fintech. We work wherever people, brands and technology come together.

Last year we won a DBA Design Effectiveness Gold Award, recognition that we are focused on effective design and future business value for our clients.

Our studio is an open and highly collaborative environment, where clients come to be inspired. We also work at their place embedding our teams into their business to drive change. In either environment we strive to push people to be the best they can be and we have a proposition geared to helping you leave better than when you arrived. We work a 4-Day Week for our clients, investing every second Friday in R&D projects that help us explore and experiment. The other Friday is a day off.

As an Interaction Designer at ELSE you will help set the tone and quality of our creative output and confidently bring brands to life in simple, coherent and intuitive user interfaces that interpret brand strategies, values and intent into interaction designs that delight the end-user.

You’ll thrive in tackling complex interface challenges, developing appropriate tonal interpretations and bring clarity, order and understanding to emotive and intangible brand and communication requirements. You’ll possess skills in doing this through the creation of scenarios, sketches, models, mood boards, design research, prototypes, mock-ups, full interactive design systems, screen designs, toolkits, animatics and other relevant Interaction Design (IxD) outputs.

A perfect opportunity if you have 2+ years experience and are looking for the next progression – working within a talented senior design team.

You will be responsible for....
  • The development of interaction design deliverables that are progressive, inspiring, and functionally relevant
  • Presenting your own work and actively take part in workshops with clients and studio teams and make your voice heard in all project or practice discussion with colleagues and clients
  • Ensuring your work is produced to the highest possible standard whilst working to our methodology and approach
  • Delivering effectively against business requirements and user needs on every project
  • Ensuring that interaction design solutions are both innovative and compliant with the technical requirements of a project
  • Aim to achieve a high level of skill in the tools of interaction design and constantly seek to improve your techniques and your design work with the help of senior personnel and peer and industry engagement
  • Being interested in the future of interaction design and observe commercial trends
  • Observing trends and themes in the business sectors you are working in, in order to create work that is ahead of the curve
  • Contribute to the creative culture of the company, sharing ideas, attending events, being vocal and engaged in the creative dialogue of the studio
  • Take an active interest in your own career and skills development, seeking opportunities to learn new techniques and training in new tools, and technologies
  • Maintain and develop advanced techniques in graphics software applications, tools and related multimedia technologies
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and technique in typography, grid systems, layout, colour theory and interaction principles

  • An excellent portfolio of work including examples of concepts, sketches and complete interaction design systems across devices/channels
  • At least 2 years of experience working in an agency environment on customer experience projects
  • Proficiency with Adobe CS, Sketch and industry-standard design and prototyping tools
  • Ability to travel and work on projects throughout the world
  • An evolving practice of design thinking
  • Knowledge of emerging digital trends
  • Experience with design in an agile development environment
  • Results-focused attitude with a passion for delivering the highest quality work
  • Ability to work independently, to strict deadlines without compromising quality of work
  • Appetite to work in a fast-growing, dynamic business environment
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • A good understanding of front-end development, agile methodologies, service design and/or visual design is a big plus
  • A degree (or similar) in an appropriate design discipline such as interaction design, product design, industrial design, graphic design would be an advantage

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