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Job: Interactive Designer in Kitchener-Waterloo

Posted: May 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

Location: Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario

  • Industry: Professional Services
  • Status: Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate: $28.00 to $30.00 / Hour

Our client in Kitchener/Waterloo is actively recruiting for an Interactive Designer to work with its firm in support of multiple projects.

Taking on this contract-based opportunity, the Interactive Designer will be responsible for executing a wide range of interactive, mixed media design projects for a variety of clients and diverse applications. The projects involved are to include eLearning modules, instructional video and interactive Flash presentations with SCORM compliant comprehension testing. The Interactive Designer will be required to create website designs and other web-based communication devices such as ad banners and Flash video / animation interfaces. He/she will use a wide range of applications including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Presenter and Soundbooth.

Reporting to the Creative Director, the Interactive Designer will work on a team, assisting with some high profile clients derived from various industries such as Retail, Tourism and Professional Services. He/she will work closely with a team of Graphic Designers, Writers and Program Managers and will assist in the creation and delivery of projects on a tight timeline.

The Interactive Designer is expected to make creative decisions regarding the editing of projects based on written scripts or input from the Creative Director, ensuring quality control and consistency of the final product. He/she will perform technical editorial functions including audio recording and editing, colour correction, graphic design and integration.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must have 3+ years of proven work experience in graphic / web designing supported by a post-secondary Diploma / Degree in Graphic / Web / Multimedia Design. Candidates will have proven moderate knowledge of Actionscript and any experience with video (Adobe Premier or Final Cut) is an asset (although not mandatory).

Candidates must be fluent in the use of Adobe Media Encoder for video encoding solutions and compression in addition to being able to demonstrate an understanding of branding and marketing strategies and implementation. Candidates must also be presented as a strong team player, as an eager collaborator and active contributor to the creative team; a creative, highly organized self starter who works well independently.

The Interactive Designer must have a keen eye for detail, ability to handle multiple assignments, a strong work ethic and the drive and determination to get the job done.

To Apply

To learn more about this role or to find out about other exciting opportunities available through The Creative Group, please visit our website www.creativegroup.com or contact Malcolm Jasumani at 416.365.2010.

About Us

The Creative Group, a division of Robert Half International, specializes in placing highly skilled marketing, advertising, creative, web and public relations professionals on a project and full-time basis with advertising and public relations agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized firms. We are faster at finding you work because of our strong network – we reach out to over 12,000 creative and marketing hiring managers each week. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to competitive skills training, benefits and compensation packages. We encourage you to work with us to find out why Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

To learn more, visit us at www.creativegroup.com or call 1-888-846-1668.

The Creative Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


May 2012 event: A UX Q&A

Posted: May 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

Wow, could we have gotten fewer actual words into the theme for this month’s event? I think not!

This month’s Q&A session is, surprisingly, a format that we haven’t explicitly done before.

Do you have questions about some aspect of UX, but haven’t had a chance to find answers? Now’s your chance. Whether you’re wondering how to quantify the usability of a product, or curious about what card-sorting is, there’s bound to be someone in our extended family of UX practitioners and researchers who can shed some light.

Why use a pencil and paper to create prototypes? How does multi-variate testing work? What’s the difference between a wireframe and a prototype? What is it you want to know?

Bring your questions, your answers, and your willingness to engage in a group discussion with the uxWaterloo crew.

Sign up now

Details

Thursday May 17, 2012
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Communitech Hub
151 Charles Street West, Suite 100, Kitchener

Sign up now, as space is limited!