Interaction Designer (contract to hire)

Portland, OR
52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

We are seeking an Interaction Designer for a contract-to-hire opportunity with our inner-NE Portland studio client. This role will be a hybrid remote and in-office position. 

We are looking for a curious and thoughtful designer who is excited to bring ideas to life and is passionate about the intersection between culture and technology. Our Interaction Designers work collaboratively across teams and on multiple dynamic projects to bring our clients and — most importantly — their customers voices, stories and ideas to life. An Interaction Designer can simplify complex information into relevant stories people not only use, but love. They are systems-based thinkers who obsess over ways to bring delight to the smallest moments.

Requirements:

Education
- BA or MA in Interaction Design, Communication Design, HCI or equivalent

Experience
- Up to 3 years experience working in web, mobile, or dedicated device UI (could be internships for recent graduates)
- Command of HCI or UX best practices and usability
- Ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels
- Academic, professional, or life experience from outside the design field that enriches your
perspective as a designer are a bonus

Technical Skills
- Proficiency with UX/UI industry design tools and software applications (Sketch, Figma, InVision, Framer, Adobe CC Suite, or equivalent)
- Ability to build mockups and prototypes across digital and physical tools (paper prototypes, Sketch, InVision, etc)
- Tell compelling stories through motion graphics and video to convey an idea to the right audience
- Experience working with web or mobile based technologies are a plus (coding skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Android Studio, XCode, etc.)

Full details will be shared with qualified candidates who include both a resume and portfolio.