Sr. UX Motion Designer, Alexa Communications
- New York, NY
Amazon's Device Design Group has launched revolutionary products like Echo, Fire TV, Alexa Communications, and more. Are you interested in joining the team to lead Amazon's next innovation?
Our design studio is looking for an exceptional Sr. UX Motion Designer to join our growing Alexa Communications team. You will concept and craft unique, compelling motion design interface frameworks, personality and expression, collaborating with designers, researchers, engineers and product managers throughout the design and development lifecycle. As a tastemaker and storyteller, you will advocate for design excellence - contributing to product vision, and collaborating with a team that delivers Alexa Communication experiences that connect customers with their friends and family. This role is based in Seattle, WA.
The ideal candidate for this role will have a keen eye for elegant, modern design, and UI patterns. You think holistically, and craft the "why" of all that we ship - advocating for your design solutions by putting them in context of business and customer goals. You have a mastery of After Effects and other software for creating user interface animations and rapid mockups, motion studies and prototypes. You are at ease both visualizing an experience in the abstract and then driving that vision into concise motion design deliverables and hands-on building with engineering teams. You can drive the creative review cycle, craft delightful design solutions, and elevate the motion experience of millions of Alexa customers around the world.
Learn more about working as a designer at Amazon, visit https://amazon.design/ and our Dribbble team at https://dribbble.com/AmazonDesign.
• Crafting motion UX behaviors, systems and animations that orient, guide and add delight for customers
• Produce motion studies for user flows, leadership presentations and quickly iterating on multiple design solutions
• Work strategically with peer and partner interaction, visual and voice designers in an open and collaborative environment
• Lead the definition and communication of motion design guidelines, development best practices and standards
• Adapt core motion primitives to optimize experiences for both existing and emerging customer modalities
• Work with the product management team to develop a shared vision of a product/feature, close on requirements and deliver motion design to meet the product's objectives
• Partner with software engineers to leverage the scale offered by our platform without compromising on core experiential principles and customer intent
• Present design work to multiple teams and senior leadership for review and feedback
• Partner with the broader design community to extend motion experiences across the array of offerings
• Inspire and mentor other designers in the Devices Design Group
• 6+ years of design experience
• An available online portfolio
• 3+ years professional experience as an UX motion designer
• Expertise in both motion and visual design
• Bachelor's degree in Animation, Motion, Interaction or Graphic Design or equivalent design-related field
• Experience crafting motion design and documentation for platforms such as iOS, Android, Mobile, and VR/AR
• Experience working on a collaborative team and partnering directly with developers for design implementation
• Experience in a variety of design tools such as After Effects, Sketch and other animation prototyping tools
• An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates experience creating innovative user-centered design solutions
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Experience with Agile processes and partnering with technical product management
• Experience designing for multiple platforms such as mobile, multimodal, TV, web and virtual reality
• Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups, motion studies and style guides
• Experience with design tools such as Sketch, Illustrator, Lottie and prototyping tools
• Ability to navigate ambiguity to drive the design cycle and multitask in an fast-paced environment
Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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