Posted Jan 27

Interaction Designer & Prototyper - Entertainment and Media Industry Opportunity

Crunchyroll - Entertainment and Media Industry
San Francisco,CA

We are seeking a skilled Interaction Designer & Prototyper to help us imagine, test, and build new products for Crunchyroll and VRV. You will be a critical part of the Product Design Team, both guiding and supporting us in the process of bringing life to our work through motion and interactivity. Your prototypes will be used to tell the story of our product vision to the entire organization, to communicate precise behavior and interactivity to engineers, and to validate product decisions through user research.

Why is this role important for our work?

Interaction designers breathe life into static ideas, and help us communicate and test our intentions before they are built and released. We need the clarity and attention to detail you offer so we can continue to push ourselves further and create better products for our users.

What you will do on a daily basis:
Work on products and features to delight our millions of fans across Crunchyroll and VRV
Design collaboratively with our many product designers across multiple platforms like mobile, web, and living room
Build works-like/looks-like digital prototypes that help communicate a products or features ideal UX
Collaborate with user research to test and adjust concepts based on user feedback
Coordinate with engineers, both in-house and off-site, to ensure their execution matches our direction
Define the personality of our brands through motion

What you need:
Bachelors degree in interaction design/graphic design/new media or equivalent experience
2-4 years of product or visual design experience across a variety of platforms (mobile, web, living room, etc)
Advanced skills in modern design programs like Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite apps
Strong skills using prototyping tools such as Framer, Pixate, Principle, Invision, Marvel, Hype, CSS, jQuery, Adobe After Effects, and others
Experience working in an Agile development environment, and using Jira and Confluence
A passion for pixel-perfection and visual design

Bonus points if
You have an interest in pop culture, animation, video games, tech and geekdom
You had a past life as a front-end developer and can build what we imagine

Please include with your application:
A full resume
A portfolio with examples of product designs and interactivity/motion

Competitive salary
Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
Catered lunch and dinner 4x/week
Pet friendly environment

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the destination for the largest and latest lineup of anime, manga, merchandise, and other exclusive content in the world. Crunchyroll brings hit shows to millions of viewers around the world and allows them to purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles like XBox & Playstation, set-top boxes like Roku, & iOs & Android, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading Japanese media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages.

About Ellation, Inc.

Ellation evolved from the words constellation and elation. Inspired by constellation, we align groups of great content brands and programmers with passionate superfan communities. From elation, we endeavor to delight users. We believe deeply in premium video and see opportunities to create a more sustainable direct-to-consumer business model for content creators and programmers. Ellation currently operates Crunchyroll and Creativebug, and will be launching a new offering in the near future.

Ellation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Otter Media, a Joint Venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T.

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