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Job: Senior UX Lead at Quarry

Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

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Type: Full-time
Location: St. Jacobs, Ontario

Quarry helps clients connect with their buyers and build their businesses by utilizing the power of customer insight. We leverage deep, global experience in persona development, strategic segmentation, user experience design, digital strategy and solution development, demand generation strategies and tactics, marketing automation, creative services and content asset development, channel marketing, and sales enablement tools to create buying experiences that fit with the way customers want to engage.

Currently, we have an immediate need for a full-time Senior UX Lead to join our fast-paced, talented team. The UX Lead will champion the role, contributions and practices of information, and interaction design, working to bring the power of well-designed experiences to Fortune 500 clients. The UX Lead will work alongside our creative arts, digital development and project management professionals, collaborating firsthand with clients to produce effective designs on time and on budget. As the Senior UX Lead on the team, you will also leverage your leadership and coaching abilities to nurture the talents and contributions of other UX Designers under your supervision

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading and acting as champion for the user throughout the user-centered design process
  • Conducting contextual research for user and task analysis
  • Gathering and incorporating the needs, requirements and perspectives of product managers and end users into designs
  • Generating consistent and compelling user experiences across all products and services you work on
  • Constructing prototypes and writing design specifications
  • Designing and facilitating usability tests and other assessment activities
  • Presenting to both colleagues and clients, as required

What we’re seeking:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4–5 years of industry experience
  • Expertise in key tenets of engaging interface design and methods
  • Proficiency in designing UI architecture and creating wireframes that address interactions, behaviors and page layout
  • The ability to bring simplicity and usability to complicated data interactions and flows
  • Experience with Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Visio, Axure and similar tools is required
  • The ability to create functional prototypes would be an asset
  • Experience with Responsive Web Design (RWD) principles and practices would be an asset
  • An understanding of current front-end web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, etc. would be an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team
  • The ability to effectively express ideas and opinions in a constructive and productive manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with coaching and leading a team of UX Designers to help them contribute effectively as well as grow in their professional capacity
  • A positive and optimistic attitude towards the role, confidence to tackle tough design challenges and a desire to exceed client expectations

About Quarry

Quarry is the buyer experience agency for savvy marketers who want to transform their brands. Our clients span a broad range of industries and audiences, with one element in common: all market highly engineered goods and services across a complex buying journey.

Interested applicants, please send an email to Shelley Facey, Director of People (careers@quarry.com) with your resume and cover letter to let us know why you’re the perfect fit for this role.


Jobs: Design Positions at BlackBerry

Posted: June 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

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The lovely people over at BlackBerry are looking for a variety of UX Designers, Graphic Designers, and Motion Designers in Waterloo, Ottawa, or Toronto. Check out a sampling of the postings below.

There are a total of 13 jobs posted for design at BlackBerry!

Follow the links for details on the positions and how to apply.

 


June 2015: UX Show and Tell

Posted: June 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

Have you ever wondered what others in our UX community are working on? What challenges they’ve wrestled with, and what accomplishments they’re proud of? Join us this month to satisfy that curiosity while connecting with your peers in the region.

Event Format

We’ll schedule a series of short presentations followed by round-table discussions with the whole group. Presenters will show examples of their work with the purpose of either:

  • receiving useful feedback, or
  • sharing effective solutions they’ve created to design problems.

If you don’t want to bring anything to show, you’re more than welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion.

Presenters

Presentation slots are open to anyone who RSVPs. We may not have time to accept all applications, so please tell us a bit about what you have in mind when you RSVP (Meetup will provide a place for you to do this). We’ll then select presentations to ensure a good variety that sparks interesting discussions.

Note that people of all experience levels are invited to participate: you don’t have to be a seasoned expert to show off what you’re working on!

What to Present

Feel free to show deliverables from your current work, old jobs, side projects, or anything else you need help with or think could benefit others.

Drafts, work in progress, and finished products are welcome from across the UX spectrum from research through design in all its flavours. All we ask is that you have something tangible to show and that it will be of general interest (in other words, your demo won’t require knowledge of a niche domain).

Examples include but aren’t limited to:

  • Personas, scenarios, and other research artifacts
  • Concept and mental model diagrams
  • Journey maps
  • Wireframes
  • Visual comps
  • Prototypes
  • Finished products

If you have paper artifacts, we suggest capturing digital versions (even photos) so they can be displayed on a projector for all to see. Wireless internet will be available.

Please RSVP for this free event

Remember, we’re now using Meetup.com to manage our monthly sessions. Join us there!

Register

Thursday June 25, 2015
5:30-7:00pm
Boltmade Inc.
187 King St North
2nd Floor
Waterloo, ON
N2J 1R1

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