Creative Lead - Ottawa | Macadamian | | 07/10/13
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Creative Lead Full-Time

Location: Ottawa
Company Name: Macadamian ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, Communications


Macadamian is a global leader in software product creation providing a complete range of product strategy, user experience design and software engineering services to clients around the world, including industry leaders BitTorrent, EMC, Juniper, Logitech and Microsoft. For established and emerging technologies and platforms, Macadamian has a track record of helping clients create successful products on a complete range of desktop, Web and mobile platforms. Additional information is available or by following Macadamian on Twitter and LinkedIn.


We are looking for someone who will Lead the creative vision, including the UX and design, of our portfolio of mobile experiences in the sector of social, lifestyle and enterprise. You'll have the ongoing responsibility for driving the design vision, engaging and studying the users and helping us design and validate the user interfaces.

Work in an environment where the team is part of some of the most exciting new technologies and projects, from a wide range of technology and domains.  It also means that you will work with teams across the world (Canada, Romania, Armenia, California). Most importantly, you will work in an environment that values communication, honesty and mutual respect, and where your voice will be heard and your opinions matter.



  • Minimum 5 years work experience, preferably at a consumer-focused tech and/or lifestyle company.
  • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process.

  • You enjoy partnering with product management and engineering to deliver product experiences that drive strong business results.

  • You're comfortable translating concepts into tangible design solutions and quickly iterating your way to a final, well thought out product.

  • Current knowledge of UI Design strategies and trends across mobile platforms.

  • Strong verbal and written ability to communicate the value of UI design to product, business, and technology leaders.
  • Ability to immerse yourself in our customer’s brand, understand the users, and design fun, intuitive, and engaging products.

  • Comfort with a fast-paced, highly iterative product development environment.

  • Keen product sensibilities, with a desire to discover and fulfill the needs of users (thinking around not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build')

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate design decisions and work collaboratively.

  • Act in a creative leadership role with clients and internal resources with intelligence, humility, charisma, and solid work ethic

  • Passionately seek a deep understanding of the client's business, brand, and marketing objectives.
  • Work closely as a proactive problem solver and partner with the project teams.
  • Provide strong conceptual, creative direction and leadership for client presentations, new client acquisition, and new business pitches to sell ideas and work alike

  • Maintain high standards for execution and attention to detail in all aspects of interactive design and development

  • Work collaboratively with Project Managers to set timelines, resourcing plans, and deliverables is critical for success

  • Create presentations decks quickly and effectively that strategically communicates and/or sells in creative concepts to existing and new clients

Your application must be accompanied by a portfolio showing stunning visual graphics and interaction designs.

No fobia of travelling the world is accepted

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