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Job: Interactive Designer (Contract) in Waterloo

Posted: November 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

  • Industry: Professional Services
  • Status: Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate: $25.00 to $27.00 / Hour

Immediate Opportunity for an Interactive Designer for Multiple Projects.

Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, our client requires the immediate services of an Interactive Designer to be responsible for executing a wide range of interactive, mixed media design projects for a variety top tier clients (for example retail, travel, manufacturing) and diverse applications. The projects that the Interactive Designer will be involved with are to include eLearning modules, instructional video and interactive Flash presentations with SCORM compliant comprehension testing.

The Interactive Designer will 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 with a team on some high profile clients in various industries such as retail, tourism and professional services and will collaborate closely with a team of Graphic Designers, Writers and Program Managers. He/she will assist in the creation and delivery of projects on a tight timeline and will be expected to make creative decisions regarding the editing of projects based on written scripts or input from the Creative Director. This is to ensure quality control and consistency of the final product. The Interactive Designer will perform technical editorial functions including audio recording and editing, colour correction, graphic design and integration.

Qualifications

The Interactive Designer is to have 3 or more years of proven work experience in graphic / web design and will have a post-secondary Diploma/Degree in Graphic, Web and/or Multimedia Design. The successful candidate will have moderate knowledge of Actionscript; any experience with video (Adobe Premier or Final Cut) is an asset (but not required).

The Interactive Designer must be fluent in the use of Adobe Media Encoder for video encoding solutions and compression. He/she will be required to demonstrate an understanding of branding and marketing strategies and implementation. He/she must also be an eager collaborator and an active contributor to the creative team, someone who is creative, highly organized self starter who works well independently. He/she must have a keen eye for detail and strong work ethic complemented with the ability to handle multiple assignments and the determination to get the job done.

To Apply

To register and apply with us today, please go to:

http://www.thecreativegroup.com/JobBoardApply?specificJob=42532295

Similarly, you can forward your resume to The Creative Group at toronto@creativegroup.com quoting the job title Interactive Designer in the subject line of your e-mail.

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. Our company again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry (March 19, 2012).

The Creative Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more, contact your local office at 1-888-846-1668 or visit us online at http://www.creativegroup.com.


November 2012 event: UX on agile teams

Posted: November 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

Our November event is special, in that we’re teaming up with Waterloo Agile Lean to explore how UX works in an agile environment. Working together, we’ll share our collective experiences and insights in wide-ranging discussion. Amongst the questions we hope to address:

  • Are their alternatives to UX designers working an iteration ahead of developers?
  • How can Agile cross-functional teams think more about user experience using tools like personas?
  • How can can designers, developers and technical writer/content designer work as an integrated team?

We’re sure that you’ll have many of your own questions, and bring your own answers to the discussion. Don’t miss this great opportunity for UX stakeholders and development stakeholders to share ideas, stories from the trenches, and useful tips and strategies.

Note that once again we’re meeting on a Tuesday this month, rather than a Thursday.

Sign up now

Where and when

Tuesday November 27, 2012
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Accelerator Centre
295 Hagey Blvd., Waterloo

Sign up now to join the fun!