Teehan+Lax – Senior UI Designer

Toronto, ON

Teehan+Lax is currently reviewing portfolios of qualified Senior UI Designers who will research, architect, and design interactive experiences for web, software and device-based interfaces. We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating experiences that delight end-users and drive business goals: someone who shares our belief that designing great user experiences is as much about evoking an emotional response as it is about providing users with a means to an end. Candidates must be able to show examples of how they solved complicated problems without burdening users with complexity.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years professional interactive design experience.
  • College or University Graduate in a related discipline (interaction or information design, HCI, computer science, behavioural sciences, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Information Architecture.
  • Ability to perform visual design a bonus
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Proven ability to mentor and develop skills in all levels of designers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels of a client organization.
  • Must live, or be willing to commute to Toronto.

Creative

  • Responsible for the developing of underlying content and functional architecture, navigation systems, interface elements, information design, and screen layouts for Web sites and other interactive applications.
  • Able to perform systematic analysis (i.e. task flow, workflow, technological and organizational implications) and validation (prototyping, user and A/B/multivariate testing).
  • Able to explore and document design decisions in a variety of modes, from high-level sketches to boxes-and-arrows flow diagrams to detailed wireframes.
  • Proficiency with drawing and graphing applications, HTML, interactive prototyping tools.

Management

  • Provide leadership throughout project discovery, Information Architecture, visual concept development and front-end development.
  • Help manage day-to-day operations, including setting priorities, assigning resources and ensuring project goals are achieved.
  • Oversee simultaneous projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs and deliverables.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to meet project and team needs.

Client

  • Work with Partners and Associates to ensure they are reacting appropriately to the strategic, logistic and creative needs of the client.
  • Participate in the creative role of new business pitches, proposal development and project initiation.
  • Work closely with clients through a consultative, participatory approach. Establish and nurture good client working relationships.

Team

  • Oversee the creative output of your team.
  • Monitor and drive an ideal balance in the available skills and personality of the team towards the needs of our customers.
  • Monitor and drive the team to utilize the best and latest methods and tools to be competitive.
  • Help develop the culture and mindset of the team to ensure they are healthy, happy, inventive, curious, and open.
  • Mentor the careers of your direct reports.
  • Promote a culture of innovation and teamwork.

What’s different about working at Teehan+Lax

We focus exclusively on front end user experience design for the digital channel. There are no back-end build teams, no offline divisions. Everyone you’ll be working with desires to create best in breed user experiences. In fact, 90% of the staff here hold creative positions. That means no Account Managers, no Managing Directors, no Business Analysts. We maintain very little hierarchy. There are two roles at Teehan+Lax: Partners and Associates. The people with the right skills are put on the right projects. We’re small and nimble. There are no pitch teams, no “B” teams. All of our staff work directly with our clients, so if a client has a question that relates to IA they’ll speak to the Associate or Partner who worked on it – not an account manager.

How to apply

If you’re talented, smart, hard-working and dedicated, we’ll enable you to do the best work of your career. Send us a resume and portfolio of your work to “jobs [at] teehanlax [dot] com”. Suitable candidates will be contacted promptly. Please no phone calls.

Novus Health – Web Designer

Downtown Toronto

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What we are seeking

We’re looking for a junior to intermediate web designer with experience in designing smart and engaging end-user experiences for the web.

  • You will have experience producing visually stunning design plans/mockups working with a web application team.
  • You have demonstrated understanding of graphic design as it relates to users’ needs and modern design standards, as well as success designing intuitive and user-friendly websites.
  • You are expert in Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver etc.
  • Good understanding of current web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • An asset if you can build standard-compliant XHTML/CSS templates.
  • You must have a significant design background with at least 2 years of experience.

About this role

Novus Health is an innovative health services company working with many different corporate clients and national brands. You will have an opportunity to be creative and work with some other talented people like yourself.

We have a fun and relaxed environment located near Queen and Spadina. We are seeking someone talented to start right away. This is for a 3 – 6 month full time contract and there are opportunities for full time permanent employment.

Does this sound like you?

Apply in confidence via email at novushealth@gmail.com with your resume and at least three examples of your work that demonstrate your skills. Please refer to “Toronto Designer” in the subject line.

We can only respond to the applicants that provide the above information and only those that we are interested in connecting with. Thank you for your interest!

Hot or Not? – Web Designer

Toronto, ON

The Gig

Want to make a huge difference? Want to work with fun people on a fun product? Then you want to be at Hot or Not!!

Hot or Not has some of the world’s top dating sites:

  • Millions of people date through Hot or Not.
  • Thousands of people find matches every day.
  • We make money and AREN’T advertising supported.
  • Hot or Not is a fast-paced company that measures releases in days not weeks and rewards individual initiative and gumption.

This is key member of the team, and a growth position. You will have your fingers in the entire breadth of Hot or Not’s offerings: our website, social networking apps (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc) and iPhone and other mobile apps.

You will

  • Design and develop a world class user experience
  • Create detailed specifications, wireframes and visual mockups
  • Execute your designs’ HTML, CSS and JavaScript (as your skills allow) in collaboration with the engineering team
  • Create graphics, logos, and icons
  • Be responsible for all brand-related creative at the company for both print and web
  • Finally, you will likely manage a team of designers as the company’s needs grow
  • The ideal candidate is an experienced hands-on designer who is excited about new concepts and can think in terms of both wireframes and visual designs. You have worked in a product development group for leading brands, websites, and mobile devices. The position requires a strong design background in visual and interaction design and a portfolio of work demonstrating the range of experience.

You need

  • At least four years experience in web design
  • Strong information architecture skills. We would like to see specifications: wireframes, site maps, etc
  • Strong visual design skills with demonstrated ability to create graphics and icons with attention to detail
  • Good understanding of current web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated ability to design simple and engaging user interfaces
  • Located in mid-town Toronto.

No agencies or contractors please.

Applicants must live in the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate.

To apply

All applicants are asked to build an online profile by clicking on the attached url:

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IPNETWORKXS&cws=1&rid=39

Make sure to tell us why you think you are a fit and any relevant url’s to your portfolio, blog, work, resume, etc.

Jet Cooper – Web Designer

Toronto, ON

Jet Cooper is a digital experience agency that specializes in building
smart end-user experiences for the web. Based in Toronto, our
growing team has a user-centric philosophy with a sworn duty to inject
some realness into the staled traditional approach.

Description

Jet Cooper is looking for a junior to intermediate web designer in
Toronto with experience in designing smart and visually stunning user
interfaces for websites and web applications. The chosen candidate
will most commonly be producing flat mockups/comps, but an ability to
build semantic and standard-compliant XHTML/CSS templates are an
asset. Applicants must have strong design acumen and a desire to
learn and grow with the agency.
Candidates are being considered for a 3-6 month full time contract.
Pending fit, there are opportunities to extend the contract and scope
of work.

To Apply

Email us at highfive@jetcooper.com with “Toronto Web Designer (WDW)” as the subject line. Please include the following information: (1) Resume; and (2) At least 5 examples that demonstrate skills described above. Serious inquiries only. Candidates will not be considered if these items are missing. Toronto applicants only.

Dayforce – Senior UI Designer

Toronto, ON

dayforce About Dayforce

Dayforce, the innovator in Workforce Performance Management, enables organizations to integrate corporate performance objectives into the planning, scheduling, and management of their workforce for optimal performance and profitability. Dayforce’s enterprise solutions are delivered on-demand and with latest generation technologies resulting in faster deployments, lower costs, a superior user experience, and a return on investment that is delivered more quickly and more sustainably.

About the Position

Reporting to the Development Manager responsible for user experience, the Senior UI Designer is responsible for designing the user interface for new development projects. The Senior UI Designer will collaborate with Technical Product Managers, Developers, and Quality Assurance throughout the development process to ensure a consistent and intuitive user experience across the entire application.

Job Description

  • Document user interface requirements
  • Conceive, storyboard, design, prototype, and build consistent and compelling user experiences and user interfaces
  • Work with clients, prospects, implementation partners, and Dayforce personnel to validate and refine those user experiences and user interfaces
  • Contribute to internal UI standards and best practices

Job Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • 4+ years of experience in UI and graphic design
  • 6 – 12 months of experience working with Microsoft Silverlight and C#
  • 6 – 12 months of experience working with Microsoft Expression Blend
  • SQL experience
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Workforce management domain experience a significant plus

Candidates will be asked to present a printed copy of their portfolio for review.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Dayforce. Only those candidates that have been successfully selected to proceed to the first round of interviews will be contacted.

To apply

Please visit http://www.dayforce.com/en/company/careers or apply directly to careers@dayforce.com

Avid Life Media – Flash/Actionscript Designer

Toronto, ON

Avid Life Media, a leading developer of some of the world’s most cutting edge dating web sites, is looking for a talented Flash/Actionscript Developer to join our growing team. You must be a team player who is able to communicate well, juggle multiple projects, proactively solve problems, and deliver against tight-deadlines in a fast paced environment.

This position located at our Toronto office at Yonge and Eglinton.
You will be developing immersive social networking applications that work closely with our established web properties. You will work with our design team and other departments to implement applications with fast turnaround through all phases from concept to completion.

Requirements

Expert knowledge of Flash and Actionscript, as well as demonstrated knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator,HTML/CSS, Javascript, etc.

Strong creative and technical skills including colour theory, typography, layout, user interface design and production techniques.

Well-versed in the quirks of Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Safari, testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality and adherence.

To Apply

Send your resume and a link to your online portfolio to: designjob@almlabs.com No agencies or contractors please!

Avid Life Media – Junior Designer

Toronto, ON

Avid Life Media, a leading developer of some of the world’s most cutting edge dating web sites, is looking for a talented Junior Designer to join our growing team. You must be a team player who is able to communicate well, juggle multiple projects, proactively solve problems, and deliver against tight-deadlines in a fast paced environment.

This position located at our Toronto office at Yonge and Eglinton.
Your main responsibilities will be to design animated .gif banner ads/campaigns and landing pages. Other responsibilities will include designing HTML email creative, maintaining existing web properties, and other related projects. You will work closely with senior graphic designers and other departments to implement design with fast turnaround through all phases from concept to completion.

Requirements

  • Strong creative and technical skills including colour theory, typography, layout, user interface design and production techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards compliant HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Well-versed in the quirks of Firefox, IE6, IE7 and Safari, testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality and adherence.

Bonus

  • Experience with PHP.
  • Experience with Flash and Actionscript.

To Apply

Send your resume and a link to your online portfolio to: designjob@almlabs.com No agencies or contractors please!

Akoha – Experience Designer

Montreal, QC

Original posting on StandoutJobs

Title: Experience Designer to help design a better world.

Location: Montreal, Canada.

Languages: Must be extremely fluent in written and spoken English. French an bonus.

Compensation: TBD based on experience.

Summary: Akoha, an online social reality game is seeking a User Experience guru

Come and join Akoha as we create the game that will make the world a better place!

About Akoha

Akoha is a funded startup making the world’s first social reality game. We’re a small team of startup veterans from the Internet, venture capital and gaming communities in Montreal. We’ve hit the stage at TechCrunch50 and TED 2009 and are some of the pioneers in using games to make the world a better place. We want to change the way people think about how on-line communities can affect their real-world lives.

What we’re looking for is an Experience Designer who wants to design a better world.

You deeply believe that great design can change the world and you’re just looking for the opportunity to make it a reality.

We’re looking for a key User Experience guru to help the passionate team at Akoha take our design skills to the next level. For the right candidate this is the opportunity of a lifetime to join a well-funded, experienced team with a killer idea on the brink of a break-out success. We believe that creating incredible product design expertise throughout the company will be a key component of Akoha’s success and we’ll stop at nothing to ensure we find the right person to lead the charge.

You know you’re the right candidate if you’re a self-proclaimed design-freak. You notice great design everywhere and anywhere. From the simple pen that writes perfectly to the five-star hotel that provides your every whim before you’re even aware of it, designing these experiences makes you as giddy as a schoolgirl. You have a great combination of practical, theoretical and team management experience and has demonstrated the ability to instill a world-class internal design culture.

Reporting to the VP of Product Development, you and our development team will bring Akoha to the next level. Your primary responsibility is to delight our players in every way imaginable.

The Perfect Candidate

You know you’re the perfect candidate if you:

Push the boundaries: You’re an leader in the UX field (maybe just waiting to be discovered) but despite getting great results you’re constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries. You relish the opportunity to get together with other leaders in the field to trade ideas about how to integrate the new-new thing into your daily practice.

Lead the pack: Everyone says you’re the best at what you do. While your humility prevents you from tooting your own horn too loudly, you secretly know this to be true.

Self-proclaimed Design-Nerd: You own a t-shirt that says "Design will save the world! Just ask me how…" (and you deeply believe that). You see ways of using great design in every aspect of your life and examples of bad design make you feel physically unwell.

You’re Tough but Fair: While you understand that you’re not always right, you’re ready to make the call when necessary and you’re not afraid to ruffle some feathers to make sure that the user gets the experience that they deserve.

Awesome Facilitation Skills: While you’ve done it all before you know that getting the design right requires everyone’s input and creativity. You’ve worked hard to hone your facilitation skills but no-one would know that because you lead design sessions with the aplomb of a orchestra conductor.

You’re Never Satisfied: Your personal matra is the Fine Young Cannibals ’80 hit "I’m Not Satisfied". From your team’s performance to your own personal development, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve the things that you do. For you, "Good" is never good enough and "Great" can always be better.

You’re a Data Junkie: Stepping into do design without the right data just makes you feel dirty. Likewise, when the team has pushed the newest changes you’re stuck to the analytics page like bubble-gum in mop-top. Your know that pushing features without being able to track the results is just plain wrong and your dedication to user testing has been described as "religious".

Have Legendary Energy: Your colleagues wonder where you get all your energy and your team suspects that you may be using illegal substances to provide you with your unfailing pep (it’s not true). Your secret is that you love your work and it’s what gives you the drive to keep up the pace.

Bonus points awarded if:

Have a Love of Games and Game Design: You love games and you’ve designed games in your spare time (or ideally you’re a full-blown game designer!) You love all types of games and you play any type of game you can get your hands on: board-games, soduko, hide-and-seek, you name it. In your spare time and you justify your urge to buy the newest console game by saying that you need to "evaluate it for work".

What the Job Entails

Reporting to the VP of Product Development, your primary responsibility is to delight our players in every way imaginable. Other top-line responsibilities include:

  • Champion the development and evolution of Akoha’s in-house design practice;
  • Ensure that product design supports product and company strategies;
  • Work with players, partners, and teammates to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Create and collaborate on, clear design documents that support product development;
  • Shape Akoha into a game that is both fun and magical for its players.

You have:

  • Years of UX design experience, working with a team that produced amazing results;
  • Designed web software that people love;
  • Design experience in other fields: game, print, landscape, fashion, etc.;
  • Lead a design process in another organization;
  • Amazing facilitation skills;
  • Fluent oral and written English, with French as a great asset;
  • A tendency to work hard and get stuff done, on-time, without breaking a sweat.

You like:

  • Free snack food, drinks, and pulling delicious shots of espresso.
  • Passionate co-workers who are as smart and enthusiastic as you are.
  • Optional Dress-Up Fridays. Every day is casual day, but sometimes you just have to rock out.
  • TEDtalks (especially the design ones)
  • Working with some of the leading change makers in the world who are fighting for the environment, battling poverty, funding education, improving health-care, and nurturing the arts.

Want to work with us? We want to talk to you.

Note: This is a full-time position, available immediately and based in Montreal (A beautiful city that we are happy to help you relocate to if you are not local)

How To Apply

We will not begin setup interviews with candidates until May 4th.

Please have your application submitted before that date.  We want to give all applicants the time to put together a great application with all the trimmings.  If you have another opportunity you are considering and need to hear from us please let us know and we’ll try to accomodate your schedule.

Required elements for your application:

  • Cover letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role
  • Your CV and portfolio
  • Links to any blog posts you’ve written on user experience design
  • Links to any talks you’ve presented
  • Any examples of your work you are free to share (stuff like User Mental Model Diagrams, Navigation Patterns Documents, Paper Prototype Documents, Storyboards or Sketchboards, Wireframes)
  • Something to surprise us and show us your personality

Apply for this Job

GANZ – Creative Lead

Toronto, ON

Ganz’ Webkinz has revolutionized the toy industry with its innovative and engaging combination of online and offline play. A true popular cultural icon, Webkinz has been featured on every major television network and was ranked number 2 on Google’s 2007 Zeitgeist list of most popular searches.

Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought this vibrant world to life. Ganz is seeking a talented and motivated person with a proven love of online entertainment for this position:

Creative Lead – Webkinz

Responsibilities

  • Work with the creative writing team to execute the vision of the Creative Director to the high standards established for Webkinz.
  • Will represent the Creative Team in project meetings and will enforce the spirit of the creative in these meetings.
  • Will report regular status of projects to the Creative Director, and will bring the Creative Director into disputes as necessary.
  • Bring new, fresh interactive ideas to the Creative Director for possible inclusion in the Webkinz Plan.
  • Provide the day-to-day creative leadership required to execute the Webkinz Plan.

Qualifications

  • MUST HAVE 5+ years of proven creative excellence working in the interactive entertainment or children’s marketing industry.
  • 2+ years in middle or higher management position.
  • Experience working in children’s entertainment strongly preferred.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of interactive media including interface design, usability, writing for the internet, game and activity design.
  • Must be able to present ideas clearly and concisely to senior management.
  • Must understand the technical abilities and limitations of today’s online interactive tools; Flash in particular.
  • Should show an affinity and interest in children’s entertainment and kid’s culture.
  • Must exhibit a clear understanding of the technical, business and artistic needs of interactive development.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (French, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese).

Interested candidates must email their resume and online portfolios to careers@ganz.com.

Please check out our website www.webkinz.com.

BeSocial.com – Visual/Interaction Designer

Mid-town Toronto, ON

Summary

besocial Own the visual design that defines BeSocial.com as well as art direction and brand identity for the company.

About Us

Interested in working for a startup technology company with lots of energy and excitement? BeSocial.com is looking for the brightest and most talented candidates to join our team. We’re a small company based in Toronto with a great opportunity for anyone who joins to make a big impact.

At BeSocial, we value efficiency, working smart, and exceeding the status quo. We place great emphasis on maintaining a transparent and autonomous environment where everyone’s opinion is respected and where people’s contributions are acknowledged and rewarded. BeSocial is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we’re not influenced by race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other factor irrelevant to doing a great job.

If you feel you’re up to the task, we’d love to meet you. If this is not a fit for you, please feel free to forward this message along to others who may be interested in learning about this opportunity.

The Ideal Profile

  • You’re an experienced user-centered designer focused on both visual and interaction design for the web.
  • You think strategically, deliver pixel-level detail, and have a passion for visually defining a brand. You also have a talent for understanding users and identifying their needs so that you can design and document solutions to real-life problems.

Responsibilities

  • Design various aspects of our online presence, such as web user interface design, page layouts, promotional landing pages, email newsletters/campaigns, and Flash banners.
  • Design (occasionally) graphic print pieces for marketing, developer communications, presentations at conferences and high profile meetings.
  • Maintain working knowledge of CSS and HTML (although another team member will be responsible for production code).
  • Quickly understand the constraints of a design challenge and identify the tradeoffs.
  • Monitor visual design consistency across all projects and mediums: layouts, color palettes, typography, iconography, etc.
  • Communicate your design thinking via thorough specifications and reviews. Produce design deliverables that are easily accessible by anyone in the company.
  • Provide feedback to the product development process and contribute to prioritizing work.
  • Work under the pressures of deadlines, handling multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation and teamwork.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years visual design experience at an agency, studio or contractual work.
  • Extensive knowledge of visual design, information design, and interaction design.
  • BFA or MFA in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design or Visual Arts.
  • Required software and technical knowledge: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks.
  • Strong portfolio featuring design samples.
  • Experience with a version control system such as Subversion.
  • Proven ability to define problems and solutions independently and with teams.

Assets (not required)

  • Experience creating or maintaining visual interface guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and DOM. Also knowledgeable about degrading functionality and presentation gracefully when needed.
  • Full understanding of W3C standards, specifications, and best practices with respect to security, scalability, maintainability, reliability and usability, as well as cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Desired software and technical knowledge: Flash.
  • Academic background in human factors/ergonomics, cognitive science, psychology or HCI.
  • Experience conducting user testing.
  • You love food and dining out, otherwise known as a Foodie.

Availability

Part-time, with the opportunity (and willingness) to join our growing team full-time.

Location

You’re preferably located near central/downtown Toronto and will work remotely from your home/office.

Compenstation

A competitive compensation and equity package will be negotiated based on experience and performance. Comprehensive health and dental benefits are available for full-timers.

Join Us…Apply Today!

Want to join us? Please send your resume and a cover letter with the subject "Your Name – Visual Designer – via BeSocial.com" to jobs@besocial.com. You must include a portfolio that shows deliverables you directly worked on. All communication and correspondence is held in the strictest confidence to ensure that you can connect and learn more without exposure.

Only those candidates who are considered for an interview will be contacted.