Job Description: UX/IA, Contract (Austin, TX)
Paladin is a recruitment firm focused on Marketing, Advertising, Creative, & Communications talent. Paladin provides both flexible, freelance staffing solutions and direct-hire recruitment services to leading corporations and agencies nationally. www.paladinstaff.com If you would like to be considered for this opportunity and meet the qualifications outlined below, please submit your resume to Dana.Beck@paladinstaff.com.
We are seeking a User Experience Information Architect for our client in Austin, TX. Our client, a national interactive agency, is seeking a freelance senior information architect to work on large websites, mobile and applications.
Working with an experience lead, you'll own the UX documentation, including site maps, wireframes, flows, use-case scenarios, and personas. You'll be working closely with a team of other information architects, content strategists, user researchers and strategists, among others. We are looking for conceptual thinkers and collaborators who are comfortable representing their work and the discipline of experience design both to clients and internally to the team. A great sense of humor and good attitude will be welcome!
RESPONSIBILITIES * Translating business goals into engaging interactive experiences * Creating the information architecture and associated deliverables for enterprise-level websites, including but not limited to: site maps, annotated wireframes, specs, user flows, use-case scenarios and personas * Knowing the target audience better than they know themselves, by participating in market research, immersive user research, and concept and usability testing * Translating audience needs into creative concepts and functional components * Developing working prototypes for internal dev team and clients * Conducting competitive audits
QUALIFICATIONS * 3+ years of experience as an IA, UXA or similar role * Online portfolio with examples of deliverables * Experience working within complex transactional interfaces, taxonomies, templated CMS, and metadata frameworks * Ability to conduct user research and track web analytics, using both to inform experience design decisions * Must bring great ideas to brainstorm sessions and work collaboratively to execute them * Degree in a related field * Expert-level proficiency in creative suite and its outputs, and other UXD tools, including Visio and Axure * Excellent communication and presentation skills
TO APPLY: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: * Resume (word doc preferred) * Short overview of your related experience * Link to your digital portfolio * Hourly Rate Range