Location: Cambridge, United States
Category: Creative Code
IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.
We identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires.
We envision new companies and brands, and we design the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring them to life.
We help organizations build creative culture and the internal systems required to sustain innovation and launch new ventures.
We are looking for someone who has an eye for design and a passion for interactivity; someone who is skilled in various programming languages and styles and likes to learn new processes and technologies; someone who ultimately wants to create beautiful and compelling interactive experiences. Working here means you’ll get to tackle the design process as a whole, and become intimately involved in research and client relationships. We need people with who can apply their unique creative expertise to designs for small screens, big screens, devices, and spaces. If you’re a creative thinker with a passion for pixels, have a knack for crafting compelling stories, possess the technical depth to acknowledge constraints, but thrive on experimentation, we should talk.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
User Centered Perspective: First and foremost you are a great human-centered designer. Your designs are always grounded in some insight(s) about people and you’ve applied your skills to real world problems.
Passion for visual design: You have a demonstrated ability to compose visually stunning, cutting edge concepts on a wide range of projects. You evangelize best practices while pushing boundaries to explore new territory.
Team skills: You work best in a participatory, team-based environment. You inspire teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision, and planning of visual deliverables. You understand how digital designs fit into a broader picture of brand and product design.
Prototyping skills: You achieve success through deliberate trial and error. You can prototype at different levels of fidelity and speed; from quick sketches on a post-it to high fidelity interactive experiences.
Production skills: You should feel comfortable throughout all phases of a project, from translating verbal ideas into visual concepts, through design development and refinement, to creating production-ready websites.
Communication skills: You have strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills. You know how to craft the story of your design to make it relevant to any audience. You can communicate the intricacy of a UX design to your mom and have her get it.
Consulting chops: You understand the interplay between the design ideal and the practical needs of your client’s business, and can dial in just the right amount of each.
Comfortable with some of the following: Processing, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, C++, Java / Objective C
Comfortable with web languages, both client and sever side
Rapid prototyping skills through various environments
Eye for design
Constantly learning new things / processes
AS3 and Flash
Mobile development : Android / iOS
Arduino, physical computing and other electronic hacking skills
Computer Vision (OpenCV)
Education & Experience: BA in Interaction Design, Software Development or professional equivalent. 3-5 years of professional experience.
If you’re still with us, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and of course send us a link to your work (resume, portfolio). For extra credit, send us an example of something you find inspiring such as a link to a Pinterest board or photos in a pdf.
To Apply, please visit our website at: http://www.ideo.com/careers/creative-technologist