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Ideum

Interactive Designer

Creative Services · Corrales, New Mexico
Department Creative Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

The Position

We seek an energetic, versatile, and tech-savvy Interactive Designer to work with our Creative Services team to create compelling exhibits, help with Ideum marketing, and participate in business development. 

 

Interactive Designers at Ideum work on a wide range of projects that involve UI/UX design and exhibit design. They work directly with producers, software developers, media systems technicians, hardware technicians, and fabricators to make thoughtful, compelling, and effective exhibits for museums, libraries, cultural centers, zoos and aquariums, Fortune 500 companies, and more. Successful designers are also willing to jump into new kinds of projects and marketing as needed and generally help improve Ideum. The best designers keep a team-oriented attitude, consistently achieve compelling aesthetic solutions, and enthusiasm for upholding Ideum’s standards of design through quality assurance of all creative deliverables as well as developing new capabilities. They generally have 2-3 years of previous experience and work with project teams to assist in conception, design, and presentation of digital experiences that connect with audiences.

 

We are a fast-paced company with high expectations; we seek someone who is as passionate about the work as we are. Our designers collaborate with the rest of the Creative Services team and our hardware and fabrication groups, so strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. As a relatively small company (around 50 people) that is fast growing and has a diverse set of projects (and unique products), we seek individuals who are flexible and have a diverse skill set.

 

About Ideum

We create meaningful experiences that use emerging technologies. Our approach is to create exhibits that evoke wonder, awe, and surprise, but that also tell important stories about science, art, history, and culture that have a lasting impact. We are committed to creating visitor-centric interactive experiences of substance delivered in immersive and exciting ways.

 

We work with museums, educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and other entities throughout North America and around the world. Our firm provides design services, custom software development, media systems design and installation, and custom fabrication.

 

Our multitouch tables and touch walls are practical implementations of recent advances in multiple areas of emerging technology. Our hardware products are built to be used in social environments where they encourage interaction and collaboration. We take pride in what we design and build, and we focus on reliability and performance to create products that last. We are located in scenic Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque and an hour from Santa Fe). Please visit our website to learn more about us: http://www.ideum.com

 

General Qualifications

We are looking for a self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can work with our diverse staff of content specialists, designers, programmers, and engineers. Hands-on, self-motivated individuals thrive at Ideum. In particular, we are looking for a designer that is well versed in UI/UX design and has the desire to work on projects that are diverse in scope. The ideal candidate will understand how to approach different design tasks for a diverse set of mediums including projection, large screens, web, and mobile applications. We use Adobe suite at Ideum and prefer a candidate well versed in at least photoshop and illustrator. Interactive designers are expected to be technically savvy with an understanding of file types and preparation, file management, and optimization. The best applicant will be a good listener and sensitive to the needs of their client and their team, with the ability to match their designs to different aesthetics and styles.

 

Requirements

  • Demonstrated UI/UX design experience and ability (portfolio)

  • Fluency with interactive design principles and processes (interactive examples a plus)

  • Some project management and/or client interaction experience

  • Photoshop and Illustrator skills

  • Desire to help the company with proposals and marketing

  • Some experience with user testing

  • Experience with Web, mobile, and kiosk design

  • Creates and ideates materials for proposals and new business responses.

  • Can quickly design and execute creative deliverables.

  • Presents creative concepts to internal teams and clients.

  • Upholds Ideum’s standards of design through quality assurance of all creative

  • Can manage multiple project deliverables under tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Dependability and commitment to results.

Extra Credit

  • Experience with museum exhibits and installations

  • Programming skills

  • Experience with 3D design programs

  • A strong interest in science, art, history, and social issues

  • College degree a plus, not a requirement

  • Electronics experience

  • Experience with marketing or advertising

  • Knowledge of history, art, and sciences

Benefits and Incentives

This position includes health benefits (after 90 days), Dental insurance, plus long-term and short-term disability and life insurance. Also included is a company-matched 401K Safe Harbor Profit Sharing Plan (available after one year of employment).

Pay is based upon experience.

How to Apply

Please include a resume, cover letter, and any relevant work samples. No Phone Calls or Walk-ins, please. PLEASE NOTE: Applications without a cover letter and link to a portfolio will not be considered.

 

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  • Location
    Corrales, New Mexico
  • Department
    Creative Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    DOE