Arktyp – UX/Graphic Designer

Toronto, ON

Join a killer design team

Arktyp, a small UX design studio in Toronto, Canada is seeking a highly talented UX / Graphic designer to join their growing design team.

Eligible candidates should:

  • posses a minimum of 5 years experience in web design
  • present a portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of how to design for standards compliant web media
  • can translate project goals into a relevant feature-set for a web application
  • can architect information, and define design systems
  • be highly organized and pay close attention to all details
  • understand how to translate brand experience to user experience
  • be highly proficient with required design tools (Adobe PS, AI, ID, FL, DW, FW, Acrobat)
  • be highly aware of the latest web technologies, trends, products and applications
  • approach design as problem solving versus decorating
  • want to evolve, innovate and mature the web from where it stands today
  • understands that Web 2.0 is not a design style
  • be able to develop distinct visual languages and presents a portfolio that demonstrates this
  • can design functionality as well as interface (how things work, not only how they look)
  • does not rely on a signature style, but rather can rationalize why a proposed style is appropriate
  • has an un-quenchable thirst for realizing bigger and better design ideas

Job Description

You’ll be touching every aspect of the design process, from architecture to branding to interface design. We seek individuals that can look at a design problem from top down and bottom up – and understand how to treat every critical element. We don’t have IA’s, AD, CD’s here – we all architect, brand and design as a collaborative team. The designer is the architect and the usability expert and the brand consultant. We don’t segment these aspects of a web project to "groups", and the right designer for this job will excel at realizing, innovating and owning the interplay between these all these critical parts of the project.

Required Skillset

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Flash (not necessarily AS)

Nice to have’s

  • Flash Actionscript
  • Adobe After Effects
  • 3d modeling and animation

Ideal entries should be website portfolios and resumes as PDFs. This is a designer position, so if your primary skill-set is development/code, you need not apply.

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