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Freelance Senior Information Architect

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  • Location: US-Atlanta
  • Category: Temporary
  • Job ID: 2014-13080

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Razorfish was born digital — it’s in our DNA. Today, we use that lifeblood to transform business at the convergence of creativity, technology and media. We accomplish this by building brand experiences that engage consumers wherever/whenever/however they live in the digital world. We’re at the top of our game. In 2013, we were included on Advertising Age’s A-List for the second year in a row — a first for any digital agency. Forrester listed us as a “Business Transformer” in their Agency Report, and as a leader in their Mobile Wave. Gartner also named us a leader in their Agency Report.

At our core are brilliant people, including the 2,500 Fish in our offices in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

If you’re interested in a career with us, consider this: LinkedIn ranked Razorfish the 15th most in-demand employer in the U.S. and the 31st worldwide. Speaking of rankings, we scored a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Now we want to hear from you.

 

The Freelance Senior Information Architect in Atlanta is responsible for developing IA documentation (site maps, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models) for both digital experiences across multiple channels (web, mobile, tablet, social, DOOH). This is not a back-seat support role. In addition to collaborating with the Experience Lead, you will also work closely with other team members including other Information Architects, Content Strategists, Business Analysts, User Researchers, as well as others from our Creative, Technology and Strategy groups. You will work closely with the client to present and review IA deliverables. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles will be crucial to your success here. A level of comfort working collaboratively and iteratively will also drive success. Ideal candidates will have a healthy sense of humor, and are ready to finally work in a place where they are no longer the smartest person in the room.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Creating the information architecture and interaction design for digital experiences (transactional, informational, social and brand-focused)
  • Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translating them into creative concepts and functional components
  • Working closely with clients to translate business requirements into meaningful interactive experiences
  • Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, requirement sessions, concept testing, and usability testing
  • Developing and/or participating in the development of user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user research and focus the team's design efforts on the needs of key users
  • Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of concepts to clients
  • Conducting competitive audits and market research
  • Developing and documenting detailed user experience specifications for highly interactive interfaces
  • Participating in User Experience thought leadership in both the company and the industry

 

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content management systems
  • Demonstrated experience creating innovative experience across web, mobile, tablet, social and DOOH channels
  • Demonstrated experience conducting user research and translating user research into design decisions
  • Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to develop big ideas, and execute flawlessly against them in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions
  • High tolerance for ambiguity matched only by your desire to organize it
  • Willingness to travel
  • 5+ years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
  • Degree in a related field, such as Library Science, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical Communications, English, History, Anthropology, Economics
  • Advanced proficiency in a variety of design tools including Visio and/or OmniGraffle, InDesign, Axure as well as the MS Office Suite and other prototyping tools

 

 This position is a freelance opportunity only.

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