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User Interface Designer

Boston and Columbus Studios

We’re looking for a designer to join our intimate studio.

If you’re familiar with our work, you know we design, build, and ship beautiful software for companies of all sizes, like Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle, to micro startups. Often the applications require dealing with big data, involved workflows, information visualization, and competing business and design directions. We wrangle all of these variables, are hyper-concerned about guiding people through tough decisions, and produce eyebrow-raising results.

Our idealized candidate can be described in this way:

First and foremost, you need to be an exceptional designer: loving to design software, making is in your DNA, solving crazy problems with 50 different crazy solutions. You need to had a proven track record of designing apps that have shipped.

Second, you need to be a system thinker and serial do’er: to see more than just the design and production tasks but the entire project ecosystem, to having a firm grasp of engineering principles and business practices. You will need to lead not just yourself but other studio’ites and clients. Your responsibilities include leading projects and, over time, learning how to manage the entire service (from development to user interface design to process engineering to staffing to budget to customer service), produce finished shipping designs, finalizing layout, color, typography, images, and icons, and getting your hands dirty in HTML, CSS, Javascript and other similar tools. You will not live in a production-only ghetto. Your ideas will directly shape the experiences you create. Ultimately, you will be your own business unit within the studio and grappling with the holy trinity: design, technology, and business.

Third, you have to really care about Design, your fellow staff, and Spaceship Earth: being adrenalized about business, writing, open source, design, innovation, craftsmanship, fun. You are given great freedom and responsibility for managing your own work program to mentoring staff to driving company goals. Taking pride in and feeling responsible for a high degree of personal ownership in your work is critical because thousands to millions of people will immediately interact with your finished designs. We are looking for a passionate, inspiring, design-obsessed apostle who can increase our IQs (as well as dramatically increase your own).

That’s the kind of person we want. If you have those three qualities, just about anything else is negotiable.

If you have any questions about the position, please email me.
To apply, send me your resume, portfolio, and phone number so we can chat.

Looking forward,
Juhan Sonin, Creative Director
juhan@goinvo.com


User Interface Engineer

Boston and Columbus Studios

Do you want to build beautiful, amazing services and products that ship? We need a user interface engineer who can lead us and our customers in creating surprising and elegant applications.

You will:

  • lead UI engineering efforts on rapid prototypes to large-scale applications
  • design and create fully interactive, working prototypes
  • create clean, fabulous code
  • use and give back to open source-based solutions
  • raise the technical IQ of the studio and
  • ultimately become a great UI engineer.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in engineering applications
  • Degree in design or engineering (or commensurate experience)
  • A multi-disciplinary and system engineering approach to software design
  • A thorough understanding of engineering principles
  • An understanding of fundamental design principles
  • An online portfolio of work exhibiting success coding beautiful products that have actually shipped

Looking forward,
Juhan Sonin, Creative Director
juhan@goinvo.com