User Experience (UX) Designer
APCO Worldwide - Washington, DC

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We are a full-service creative and digital shop of seriously talented people doing truly innovative work for fantastic global clients. And yet, something’s missing. Let’s call it . . . a user experience (UX) designer with 3+ years of experience in our DC office.

This is not a visual design job. We need Boxes and Arrows, not Planet Photoshop. That said, you’ll likely be involved in all phases of projects — discovery, design, development, launch, operation — so your secondary skills in visual design or writing or development or project management, certainly won’t go to waste.

Your Responsibilities

Design engaging, usable, adaptive experiences for web, mobile and social platforms

Create design deliverables including wireframes, sitemaps and interactive prototypes, and present them to clients for review and approval

Partner with visual designers, developers and clients to ensure final products meet business and user objectives

Interface directly with clients; help them articulate project goals and requirements; and document those goals in project deliverables

Research user goals and behavior through qualitative and quantitative analysis, including contextual inquiry, task analysis, usability testing and web analytics

Create client-ready research deliverables such as personas, mental models, content models and scenarios

Identify members of the UX community who still insist on saying personae instead of personas; gently but firmly inform them that the ship has sailed

Stay abreast of emerging technology trends and their implications for user experience

Play a strategic role in the globalization of the UX practice as APCO StudioOnline grows its presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia

Other duties as assigned (We *love* this one — buckle up)

Key Capabilities

3+ years UX experience with websites and web applications/architectures

A portfolio demonstrating application of best practices in information architecture, content strategy and interaction design

Understanding of Web UI technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, web browsers)- especially their capabilities and limitations

A strong client service ethic

BA/BS in technical or design related fields, or equivalent experience

But Enough About You
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm that challenges conventional thinking and creates powerful movements to help our clients succeed. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the 'Top Places to Work in PR' by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. EOE M/F/V/D

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