Always Looking for Good Help :)

Always Looking for Good Help :)

Interactive Art Director

We are seeking a creative and ambitious self-motivated art director with a strong interactive background- someone who can visualize the essence of a project and take it from "good idea" to a brilliant execution.  We want someone who understands the limitations of technology but strives for perfection, always looking for ways to make their work more exciting.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

• Developing and executing concepts
• Providing initial designs, refining directions and working with developers through final delivery of a project
• Working independently, as well as collaboratively, with the Creative Director, production team and producers on a variety of projects
• Strong understanding of intuitive site functionality, interaction, user interface, motion design, navigation, and an affinity for experimental concepts
• Implement web standards and best practices

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• 4+ years of interactive design experience
• Solid understanding of UI Design
• Experience with online media, social networks, rich media and digital trends
• Experience in the entertainment industry is essential and you should be enthusiastic and immersed in pop culture: movies, mobile technology, games, social apps, comic books, art, music and the like
• Ability to solve complex multi-platform user experience challenges with exceptional, progressive design solutions
• A passion for executing pixel-perfect layouts and design
• A deep understanding of browser and device capabilities
• Possess a compelling online portfolio
• Good aesthetic sense, typography sense and motion design ability
• Drawing/illustration skills
• Time management: ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines
• Ability to communicate visual designs and interactive concepts
• Comfortable with managing a small team
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, etc
• Understanding of Actionscript, CSS, and HTML
• You should be passionate about designing story-led, innovative, user 
experiences that are engaging, functional and fun.

Interactive Producer/ Project Manager

Watson DG is seeking a self-motivated problem solver who is exceptionally organized and friendly. This person should understand the nuts and bolts of web design, programming and delivering quality products.

We are looking for someone that will manage large scale, interactive projects through the life-cycle of the project. This person will be working independently, as well as collaboratively, with the design team, developers and in house producers.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

• Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients
• Day to day management of all research relating to the brand and advertising
• Day to day management of teams and projects
• Write creative briefs as well as proposals
• Set up and manage projects
• Pitch ideas for new projects
• Create wireframes and site maps for development and design teams
• Research new technology and trends

Our projects range from websites and banners to microsites, and mobile apps.

Watson DG is a creative agency with a big presence and a small staff. You’ll wear many hats and have the ability to roll up your sleeves to get things done.

* Only persons with Interactive Experience will be considered.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• 3+ year’s experience in planning and related web production and project experience
• Proven leadership abilities
• Experience in proposal writing
• Strong communicator - both written and verbal
• Comfortable and confident interacting with developers and designers (freelance and in house)
• Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Must be familiar with and active within the social media tools and emerging technology
• General knowledge of Social Media, Rich Media, Mobile, HTML web sites, Flash, databases and other current web technologies.
• Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, FTP Clients
• Working Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, BBEdit or other HTML editing software, OmniGraffle or other flowchart software, MS Office, BaseCamp or other management tools
• Strong analytical capabilities a must
• Ability to think creatively and evidence of success in developing brands and delivering them to market

BONUS POINTS

• Development/technical hands on experience
• Brand experience
• Strategy experience

Front-End Creative Developer & Animator

Watson DG seeks an individual with a passion for interactive development and animation, with rock solid technical experience as well as a sharp eye and creative mind. One enjoys experimentation with the latest tech, finding new ways of using familiar API's, and understands the importance of delivering both an innovative and well-polished product.

As a mid to senior level position, some experience is expected in mentoring small, project-based teams of developers and the day-to-day technical issues that arise on projects. You should be comfortable assisting developers and sharing your knowledge with others.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

• A constant learner, with a passion for making things better -- actively keeping ahead of the curve and exploring
new technologies, libraries and APIs
• Someone who sees potential in HTML beyond the parallax and infinite scroll
• A collaborative spirit - you’ll be an important member of an impressive team and work directly alongside other disciplines to make great work better
• An articulate communicator - one who can create or contribute to concepts, hands-on development and management of technical details of a large account or project, and mentor other developers internally or guide an external vendor
• Experience in the entertainment industry is essential and you should be enthusiastic and immersed in pop culture: movies, mobile technology, games, social apps, comic books, art, music and the like

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• Expert knowledge of HTML5 / CSS3 / JS & jQuery
• A detailed eye for design, animation, and user interaction
• Experience with responsive design & mobile web development
• Familiarity with both 2D and 3D development (including experience with CSS3D & WebGL)
• Keen awareness of common performance bottlenecks and cross-browser issues
• An understanding of object-oriented and MVC methodologies
• Knowledge of common jQuery and JSON-based APIs
• Integration experience with social API's such as Facebook, Twitter, and G+
• Experience with various deployment platforms (FTP, Amazon S3, VPN, etc.)
• Working knowledge of GIT version control

BONUS POINTS

• Experience building mobile applications
• Experience with PHP and MySQL
• Familiarity with MV* frameworks such as Backbone.js, Ember.js, Spine etc.
• An interest in browser-based and mobile gaming
• Skill with motion graphics and compositing
• Knowledge of 3D modeling, rendering, or animation





Send us your resume at contact@watsondg.com.