BlastRadius – Creative Director

Originally from BlastRadius Careers

Creative Directors are beacons of creative energy with the mission of inspiring creative ideas in others. They guide the creative direction of client projects and contribute to the development of compelling user experiences for projects delivered on time and on budget.

RESPONSIBILITIES /

  • Lead the development of creative concepts that speak to the client’s and end user’s goals by facilitating brainstorming sessions and working closely with clients and creative teams.
    Extract creative thoughts and ideas from internal and client teams.

  • Lead focus groups.
  • Deliver creative briefs according to project schedules that communicate creative concepts clearly and reflect the value proposition of sites and concepts.
  • Participate in client meetings and pitch creative concepts to clients on behalf of the design team.
  • Provide constructive feedback to designers and team members in a sensitive and motivating way.
  • Ensure creative concepts delivered to clients are in line with client’s expectations and the target audience.
  • Mentor designers and junior team members.
  • Drive the constant evolution of Blast Radius’ design techniques.
  • Research and utilize innovative design and creative concepts.
  • Contribute new sources of creative inspiration to the design team on the whole.
  • Contribute to the branding of Blast Radius and related internal projects as needed.
  • Act as company advocate and embody the Blast Radius values: people, passion, creativity, fun and excellence.
  • Diffuse problems and put forward solutions that are in the best interest of the company and employees.
  • Participate in ongoing special projects in support of Blast Radius’ environment and strategic plans.
  • Participate in Blast Radius internal events such as social events, workshops etc.
  • Other special projects as required.
  • Such duties that may be reasonably required by the company.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE /

  • At least five years experience as a Creative Director working with print and/or digital media working with global brands and/or at least two years experience as a Creative Director in the web industry
  • Experience leading creative teams with a demonstrated understanding of how to provide constructive feedback while continuing to inspire creative thought
  • Extensive experience working with clients including pitching and selling concepts as well as managing client expectations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information and interaction design including site architecture, user interfaces and navigation schemes
  • Experience combining business and creative goals when creating a unique design solution
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment required

ATTRIBUTES /

  • Takes ownership of tasks and drives tasks through to completion
  • Is accountable for their actions
  • Demonstrates caring for others and honesty
  • Positive and constructive
  • Able to focus while under pressure
  • Sense of humor

BlastRadius – Senior Designer

Originally from BlastRadius Careers

You will work on websites that inspire users and create compelling digital experiences. You will develop visual feasts for a wide variety of web development projects and work as part of a creative team.

RESPONSIBILITIES /

  • Effectively interpret a client’s needs as outlined in creative briefs and translate them into compelling visual designs.
  • Contribute to the design of web interfaces using techniques based on usability theory and concepts related to creating visual flow.
  • Design web graphics using Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator or Freehand and demonstrate an understanding of client side web tools such as shockwave and DHTML.
  • Combine design theory and take into consideration content, navigational structure and usability issues to create a powerful and integrated experience.
  • Assist clients with the formulation of their web strategies.
  • Design interfaces that demonstrate an understanding of a client’s needs.
  • Work with clients or other designers to explain design concepts and manage design feedback.
  • Apply your deep understanding of typography, illustration, storyboarding and iconography when working on web projects.
  • Work within project schedules and within deadlines.
  • Collaborate with Creative Directors to ensure your designs are consistent with client expectations and overall project goals.
  • Take an active lead on projects as they are passed to junior designers to ensure designs maintain a cohesive look and feel.
  • Provide feedback and constructive criticism to other designers to assist in skills development.
  • Act as company advocate and embody the Blast Radius values: people, passion, creativity, fun and excellence.
  • Diffuse problems and put forward solutions that are in the best interest of the company and employees.
  • Participate in ongoing special projects in support of Blast Radius’ environment and strategic plans.
  • Participate in Blast Radius internal events such as social events, workshops etc.
  • Other special projects as required.
  • Such duties as may be agreed upon between the Company and the Employee.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE /

  • A mind-blowing portfolio of your design work that demonstrates creative flair, preferably working with global brands
  • A related New Media Diploma from an established school and/or equivalent experience
    You are adept at relevant design software particularly Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Experience applying theories related to color schemes, use of space, text placement, usability and visual flow
  • Understanding of HTML and Flash
  • Understands and is able to create content specification and design guidelines
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

ATTRIBUTES /

  • Demonstrates a commitment to bringing in new sources of creative inspiration to your work and team and will be driven to enhance your creative and technical skills
  • An understanding of the marriage between design freedom and business requirements
  • Loves to learn
  • Takes ownership of tasks and drives tasks through to completion
  • Is accountable for their actions
  • Demonstrates caring for others and honesty
  • Positive and constructive
  • Able to focus while under pressure
  • Sense of humor

Algorithmics – User Interface Designer/Web Developer

Originally posted on Workopolis

Founded in 1989, Algorithmics is a recognized leader in enterprise risk management. Following its acquisition by the Fitch Group in January 2005, Algorithmics is the world’s leading provider of enterprise risk management solutions and services that enable financial institutions to effectively understand and manage their financial risk. Algorithmics has over 200 clients, including more than 60 of the 100 largest financial institutions in the world.

Algorithmics is seeking a talented User Interface Designer / Web Developer who will prototype user interface design concepts for Algorithmics next-generation of applications. Successful candidates will become a key member of an expanding product design/usability team that is focused on creating innovative products that maximize ease-of-use for a wide range of end-users.

The UI Web Designer / Developer works on various project teams to build prototype user interface designs for usability testing, client review and sales demonstrations, as well as serve as a knowledge resource for the latest trends and technologies for web- and standards-based user interface development. You will work to actively assist in improving the usability, usefulness, and desirability of Algorithmics’ applications that exceed client expectations.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with usability team members and other internal stakeholders to build storyboards, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed and planned Algorithmics applications and features.
  • Collaborate in the definition of user interface design standards for Algorithmics applications, to optimize ease-of-use and achieve an integrated and consistent look and feel.
  • Conduct ongoing research of web-based user interface development best practices.

h4. Requirements

  • 3 years of experience in web design / development, with specific expertise with web-based applications
  • In depth knowledge web mark-up or scripting languages: HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Understanding of core web standards and technologies including browser capabilities and limitations
  • Knowledge of usability and coding practices for accessibility
  • Strong web graphics production capability (Photoshop skills a plus)
  • Creative approach to problem solving, innovation and issue resolution
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and as a presenter
  • Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity
  • Must be organized with an ability to balance multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and a commitment to delivering highly-polished web-based prototypes under tight time constraints

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Jack Digital Productions – Web Interface Designer

Web Interface Design Competition (Potential for Full-time)

jack digital productions, inc., (jdp) a multimedia development company located in downtown Toronto, has an opportunity available for a Web Interface Designer.

As part of a large-scale, multi-year initiative, jdp is opening an idea competition for the graphic design of an information portal.

Selected applicants will receive an outline of the project’s scope, direction, target audience and objectives, as well as relevant content samples. The applicants will mock-up a series of designed templates for submission to jdp. Designers will then meet with jdp to discuss and explain their design submission.

Each selected applicant will receive $500 for their accepted submission. An additional $250 will be available to the entry judged strongest by jack digital.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate meets the following criteria:

  • You can design an elegant interface which responds to a sizable number of challenging requirements.
  • You are able to bring a sense of order to complex information layouts (information architecture).
  • Your designs are visually engaging as well as usable and intuitive. Users fairly new to computers and the Internet will be able to understand your interfaces.
  • The interfaces you produce demonstrate an understanding of what is possible within a modern web browser, while not completely ignoring users with older technology. You realize that not everybody uses the same browser at the same resolution at the same font size.
  • You are comfortable with complex information architectures, and ideally have experience designing sites which have multiple levels of content with hundreds (or thousands) of pages. You can find intuitive ways for users to find their way around a site quickly and easily.
  • You understand the importance of type and typography.
  • In designing an HTML template, you consider the major browsers (not just IE) and know your way around their bugs and quirks.
  • You can suggest design changes which make implementing a design easier.

The successful candidate will be considered a front-runner to fill the employment opportunity for the execution phase of this project.

Contact

Interested parties should submit a resume and links to work samples that demonstrate your experience and capabilities. Outline your roles, responsibilities and challenges with respect to the links provided as part of your application.

Applications can be sent to:

Brad Suisham

Resumes and portfolios must be received by Oct. 31, 2005.

Selected applicants will be contacted for further involvement. No phone calls, please.

Network Solutions – Web Designer

Originally from http://jobsearch.monster.ca/getjob.asp?JobID=35755421

Network Solutions is the first and world’s leading registrar of domain names and Web-related services. Network Solutions provides a variety of Internet services, including domain name registration, e-mail services, Web-site hosting and creation tools, and other value-added services for its more than 4 million customers. Go to www.networksolutions.com to find out more about our company or check out employment opportunities.

The successful applicant will design and develop new web pages and user interfaces, and enhance various UI applications; design several “skins” or layouts using fully CSS-based template solutions and create new graphics for our interfaces; and become familiar with 3rd party applications offered as part of our Hosting platform, and will customize their look and feel.

Create and model web user interface prototypes based on collected user requirements and development objectives. Job duties will include requirements assessment, determination of level of effort, some software design and software development, code reviews, unit testing, integration testing, trouble ticket support during the Quality Assurance period and production, and Software Deployment support.

The applicant will be energetic and motivated to complete the work in timely manner. Oral and written communication skills are essential. The successful applicant will benefit from working in a fast-paced environment and will be introduced to cutting-edge technology. All work is to be performed on-site.

As a web designer, the individual is expected to learn our current systems in preparation for supporting and expanding them. The successful applicant has:

  • Minimum of 3 years of web design experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Go-Live, Illustrator, Macromedia Flash
  • Formal education in design required, Computer Science degree an asset.
  • Excellent ability of applying usability principles and best practices design to enhance end user experience of web interface.
  • Excellent working knowledge of CSS, PHP, HTML, XSLT and template based content management systems
  • Good understanding of object-oriented design, software development life cycle
  • Good understanding of relational databases
  • Highly familiar with creating and parsing XML structures
  • Should be capable of working under tight deadlines and possess excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Above average understanding of Internet technologies such as HTTP, FTP, Email, PHP, ASP.NET, Coldfusion, etc .

Network Solutions
Email: resumes@networksolutions.com
Reference Code:CA14WD

Devlin eBusiness Architects – Information Architect

Originally from http://jobsearch.monster.ca/getjob.asp?JobID=35718239

Purpose of the Position

The Information Architect is primarily responsible for assessing web site content requirements and for developing logical site maps that provide users with a highly intuitive framework for accessing information. The Information Architect will also assist the Usability Specialist in organizing formal usability/paper prototype testing and conducting card-sorting exercises. This person is an adept problem-solver who shows a strong commitment to understanding both the client’s business objectives and their target user needs.

Key Accountabilities

  • leads the information architecture effort for all clients, charting content requirements for every site and developing detailed site maps that follow logical navigational flows
  • standardizes and streamlines the documentation of all information architecture and IA processes
  • collaborates with designers and usability specialists in the development of wireframes and supporting documentation, ensuring the scalability of design and navigational structures
  • works closely with content specialists to ensure site content is formatted to effectively fit within the site’s architecture
  • assists the Usability Specialist in establishing naming conventions and conducting card-sorting exercises, usability and paper prototype tests in a lab environment
  • contributes to the development of use cases and business process flows
  • participates in initial brainstorming and planning meetings
  • contributes to client and user research aiding in the development of web strategies and recommendations

Required Skills:

  • bachelor’s degree in a related field (psychology, human factors, library / information science, new media or information technology)
  • at least 3 years of professional experience in multimedia, interface design, usability or information technology
  • demonstrates a strong understanding of usability principles as they relate to interface design
  • comfortable using software such as Visio, Illustrator and/or InDesign for developing site maps
  • extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • able to effectively gather information and recommend strategies
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • must have a solid understanding of the web and web technologies
  • must be a self-starter with solid time management skills capable of working with a variety of different teams and clients
  • experience working on large, complex sites that integrate database components, e-commerce functionality or content management systems is an asset
  • experience with usability testing in a lab environment is a plus

Please send an email to: hr@devlin.ca indicating your career interest in the subject line. We thank all applicants; only those selected will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please.

TeehanLax – Interface Designer and HTML Developer

Jon Lax sent over an email. TeehanLax is looking for an Interface Designer and a contract HTML Developer. They are a world-class design firm, and they are here in Toronto.

Interface Designer

Solid visual designer with +4 years experience. Ability to work on a variety of projects, everything from information systems to marketing programs. Usual skills required, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash etc. Coding experience preferred but not required. Full Time position.

HTML Developer

A solid HTML programmer with great CSS, JS, XHTML skills. A creative soul with a programmer’s brain. Contract 60-90 days.

teehan+lax
460 Richmond St. W. Toronto, ON
p: 416-340-8666×231
http://www.teehanlax.com

Novator Systems – Interface Developer

Originally from http://workopolis.com/job/work/7774734

Interface Developer (Web Designer / Web Developer) – GUI, HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, XML

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Company URL: http://www.novator.com
Posted: Oct 17, 2005
Reports To: Production Manager
Number of positions: 2 (1 full-time and 1 contract)

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.

Experience

  • Highly experienced Graphic User Interface (GUI) / front-end user interface developer
  • Superior knowledge of HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP and XML
  • Good working knowledge of image-editing utilizing software such as Adobe PhotoShop
  • Expert in browser support for various technologies, cross-browser and platform techniques and their impact on functionality
  • Experience with structuring and implementing interactive web sites
  • Good working knowledge of product development life cycles, sub-system testing, test methodology and risk analysis
  • Knowledge of Java and Struts is an asset
  • Proven ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • Able to multi-task and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong communication

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build web sites with clean, commented, and efficient source code, with a precise sensitivity to interface design, download times, and application requirements
  • Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle, including architecture, design, implementation and testing
  • Handle complex application features and technical designs
    Participates in the analysis of requirements with Product Manager, Project Manager, and other Software and Interface Developers on the team

  • Adhere to best practices, software, QA and coding standards

Qualified candidates may forward their resume on-line by clicking on the apply button.

We would like to thank all candidates for applying, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.
No phone calls please.

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Senior Web User Experience Specialist

Originally at: http://toronto.craigslist.org/art/104771989.html

Date: 2005-10-17, 5:18PM EDT

If you work well in creative teams, have strong web design experience with a specific bent for interface development, UI behaviour, flexible style with a pride of excellence in all you do (and can prove it through a strong, current portfolio of web design work), we need to talk with you. We are growing quickly and need more full time avid foosball players…we like to play hard, work hard, and always have fun. We will consider anyone with 3+ years of current experience, but ideally we would love a senior team member. Good sized team, and will pay from 60K to 90K (senior person) for the right, next team member. Apply in confidence today with resume and web design links. Ask for Gary at 905-848-4297 ext 225

Job location is Mississauga
Compensation: 60K – 90K based on experience you bring + benefits

Canadian Depository for Securities – Web Design Specialist

THE CANADIAN DEPOSITORY FOR SECURITIES LTD.
WEB DESIGN SPECIALIST

Location: Toronto, ON
Industry: Financial
Company URL: http://www.cds.ca
Year(s) of Experience: 3
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2005 – Originally posted on Workopolis at http://workopolis.com/job/work/6706715

Primary Purpose

The Office Systems Web Design Specialist will work as part of a team of IT professionals primarily to analyze, design, develop and maintain new and existing web sites in CDS. The role must conform to all policies and procedures pertaining to industry best practices for website maintenance and design. The Web Design Specialist will be responsible for all-ongoing development and maintenance of CDS’s presence on both the Internet and Intranet, particularly the design and development of the presentation interface and the best-practices integration (from a usability perspective) of any/all new content.

Major Responsibilities

  • Participates in evaluating business requirements, structural changes, and enhancements for various CDS web projects
  • Responsible for information architecture and user interface design of sites, including navigation rules, organization of information, site maps and planning, as it relates to target audience’s physical experience on the Intranet and Web
  • Develops HTML and JSP pages, themes, and style sheets for websites in collaboration with stakeholder groups
  • Ensures that portal/web development occurs in a timely and reliable manner, and while ensuring a pleasurable/positive end-user experience
  • Manages stakeholder expectations for quality and timeliness

Reporting Relationships

The Office Systems Web Design Specialist is one of five positions (the Office Systems team) reporting directly to the Manager of Office Systems. The role requires frequent collaboration with other departments at CDS (Corporate Communications, Product, Human Resources, Design & Publishing, and Information Design & Documentation) as well as participation in corporate portal governance as a technical consultant.

Education

Relevant Community College degree/diploma in web/graphics design/development or equivalent experience

Knowledge

  • Knowledgeable in best-practices site architecture, user-interface specification, functionality specification, and interactive design
  • Proven web development experience using the following tools and technologies: JSP, XML, XSL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Flash, Rational Web Developer, etc.
  • An online portfolio review is required.
  • Sound knowledge and use of Domino r6.x design elements (forms, views, Lotus Script agents, and Java agents) is preferred

Work Experience

3-5 years experience in a creative, new media, web-development environment, including at least three years as a Web Designer/Web Developer in a small, but complex environment

h4.Skills

  • Sound creative and conceptual vision for online execution, and the ability to deliver high quality interactive pieces against strategic business objectives
  • Possession of, or proven ability to develop, the necessary technical skills to perform proficiently all aspects of Web Site Design/Development work
  • JavaScript, HTML, XML, JSP, XSL, CSS skills
  • Familiarity with Domino design elements

Personal Qualities

  • Artistic creativity, balanced with strong sense of analytical technical do-ability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications/presentation skills, especially of artistic visions and layouts

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in CDS Ltd. and in the position. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly.

Regretfully, we will accept neither candidate submissions nor solicitations from placement agencies for this position. Thank you.

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