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Senior User Experience Designer

Senior User Experience Designer

Zynga Toronto is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to join our design team. The Senior User Experience Designer is responsible for creating user-centered design solutions that feature ease of use, employ best-in-class interaction design, and optimize user experience. This includes all phases of the design process such as conceptual design/development (the big idea), UX flows/navigation maps, wireframes, graphic and interface design, prototypes, storyboards, persona/scenario development, and art production.
The User Experience Designer will work closely with the Art Director to establish and maintain visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency.

Join us if:

You’re driven to be a part of the visual design process involving research, experimentation, design and revision
You have experience creating wireframes, UI, graphic design, and interaction specifications/guidelines
You have experience designing for web and working in Flash
You’re prepared to work with internal client and project stakeholders to ensure designs meet customer needs
You’re current on visual design trends in similar creative industries
You’re committed to adapting creative styles as needed while maintaining creative, technical, and brand standards universally
You have strong communication skills and are able to articulate, present, and speak clearly about design decisions
You have at least 3 years related experience in interactive, visual and brand environments
You’re an ideas person who can translate concepts into form, function and execution
*A link to your online portfolio, or a PDF, is required. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.


Able to identify needs for, design and conduct user experience research quickly and apply it to feature UX development
Evaluates designs quickly and creates original high quality work. Owns the entire product UX and its features
Possess excellent understanding of visual design principles, style guidelines, design processes, and creative workflow
Develop UI, graphic design, and interaction specifications/guidelines
Employ user-centered design practices to deliver world-class interactive game experiences
Consistently generate creative ideas for products and can present and sell design concepts at the franchise and company level
Persuasively recommends and promotes UX ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness.
Interface, collaborate with team, studio and company stakeholders to ensure the user experience reflects player needs and consistency

Required Skills:

5+ years’ experience in the User Experience Design
Shipped multiple successful mobile products end-to-end
Mastery level skills in Adobe Photoshop and industry-standard prototyping tools
Mastery understanding of UX principles
Specialty in mobile, messaging and chat interface design
Hands-on experience or knowledge of JavaScript coding and animation/motion design is a plus
Ability to set direction, lead, train and mentor teams of designers
Excellent written and verbal communication
Passion for casual gaming and youth pop culture
Master’s degree in graphic arts, interaction design, or equivalent industry experience in design field

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