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Interaction Designer

Bowers & Wilkins is working on creating fantastic and truly unique home A/V experiences that are second to none. In May 2016, Silicon Valley startup Eva Automation, led by Gideon Yu, acquired Bowers & Wilkins, the market leader in the premium audio category, used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. Together we are a new kind of company -- fusing cutting-edge startup culture with an iconic brand and audio expertise -- to create revolutionary yet simple home entertainment experiences. We will have much, much more to announce when the time is right about our new line of products, but we are extremely excited about what we are developing. Come join us and be a part of a great company that has the best of both worlds!

UX is the backbone of our company, and every decision revolves around making our customers’ everyday lives better and making complexity disappear.

Great UX integrates the art and science of design. We’re building a UX team wherein some people have super powers in the art of design and others in the science of design. Currently, we need an experienced Visual Designer with expertise in the art of design; a creative professional who can channel his/her passion for design excellence to deliver solutions inspired by a deep desire to create emotionally compelling branded experiences.

Job summary



Responsibilities:


• Work collaboratively across disciplines throughout the company to define and clarify problems, opportunities, requirements, and goals
• Set and manage key stakeholder expectations via effective and clear communication of vision, goals, plans, risks, concepts, options, pros, and cons
• Translate a variety of requirements into clear and simple design solutions
• Define, deliver, document, and maintain a holistic visual, motion, and audio branded design language across TV, web, mobile, and packaging
• Co-create with Interaction Designers to put the art + science of design to full effect
• Ensure design integrity throughout the product development life cycle
• Deliver work products that span all project phases from concept and design through to production (e.g., sketches, mockups, low and hi-fidelity comps, motion videos, specs, guidelines, and production-ready assets)
• Constructively critique designs, nurture fragile ideas, and explore a variety of options in a rapid iterative fashion
• Handle a continually changing workload and shifting priorities
• Recruit, inspire, and mentor other designers
• Lead by example and drive improvement of our design culture (best practices, tools, deliverables, communications, relationships, etc.)



Experience / Qualifications:


The UX Design team is looking for an outstanding candidate possessing a combination of professional and technical skills.

• 10+ years of digital visual interface design experience
• Capable self-starter, self-motivated, able to work independently, prioritize effectively, and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision
• Proven ability to work smart and create solutions to reduce / manage work
• A humble expert with an open-mind who knows that great ideas come from anyone and enjoys learning from and collaborating with other designers, engineers, product managers, and marketing to deliver best-in-class experiences
• Maintain a high-level of emotional intelligence to skillfully and easily navigate an environment filled with strong opinions and debate, and treat people with respect and professionalism
• Embrace a mindset in which you don’t own the design, but rather the design work to inform and influence conversations and decisions
• Achieve success through great professional relationships
• Solid visual design foundation (typography, color, layout, etc.) with an excellent on-line portfolio showcasing user experience and visual design work for consumer products
• Think holistically, see the bigger picture, and work at the systems level to deliver coherent solutions
• Strong experience working with interactive content and efficient at creating production-ready artwork and assets across multiple end-screens (TV, web, tablet, and phone UIs)
• Desire and ability to nail the details and stay highly organized is critical
• Ability to see an assignment through many iterations and rounds of refinement
• Proficiency with leading design software (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
• Some front-end web development experience (HTML, CSS, XML)
• Pluses: Motion and 3D design experience
• BFA degree




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