Creative Technologist job in Portland, OR | Twenty Four 7

Creative Technologist
Twenty Four 7Portland, OR2 days ago
ABOUT US

Twenty Four 7 is an award-winning brand strategy and design agency. We are thinkers, makers, and innovators. We dig deep, ask hard questions and push boundaries. We know that great things happen outside your comfort zone. We embrace open minds and bold imaginations. We create ideas on sound strategic foundations, and we build concepts around thoughtful insights and objective frameworks.

OVERVIEW

We are seeking a Creative Technologist (CT) to join our Digital & Interactive Team and act to bridge the gap between creative and code. The CT is a digital-obsessed problem solver responsible for marrying technology and design to produce innovative, forward-thinking solutions and experiences. The CT is an effective verbal and written communicator who can work closely with multidisciplinary creative teams, including Creative Directors, UX Designers, Developers, Motion Designers, and Graphic Designers. The CT helps generate ideas that drive great concepts and contributes to the development and execution of digital deliverables. They work closely with creative teams to develop experiences, inspire technology driven content, and craft communication solutions for clients.
We’d love to connect with those who have worked on all phases of the creative design process, from brainstorming and concept formulation through production and launch; who understand how strategy drives creative direction, guides inspiration, and generates the core ideas that inform coherent concepts across a wide range of mediums; and who are knowledgeable about what it takes to work with top brands, world-class companies, and clients who expect the absolute best.

KEY AREAS OF CONTRIBUTION

The Creative Technologist must have the ability to craft and communicate thoughtful user experiences that are custom tailored across multiple device formats and mediums. The role entails content creation and interactive design and requires technical knowledge.
Additional responsibilities include:


  • Knowledge of the Unity game development engine or similar platform

  • Create user flow mapping, with consideration given to identified KPIs, project goals, and strategy

  • Assist with buildout of initial wireframes

  • Be a liaison between programmers and designers

  • Work in close collaboration with the development team to format and input data and content

  • Be the primary QC tester

  • Ensure a solid understanding of project goals to help guide or present

  • Maintain awareness and stay up to date on trends and social media

  • Perform tracking analytics and reporting on website or experience performance

  • Contribute to the build-out of decks for creative reviews with clients

  • Building, sharing, and using design components and libraries

  • Contribute to continuous improvement by quickly testing ideas by creating frameworks, design kits, testing playbooks, etc.


ABOUT YOU

You are knowledgeable about interactive design, content development, user experience, and social media, and have a keen interest in emerging platforms and technologies. Experience with and a passion for emerging metaverse platforms, AR/VR, digital assets, and/or gaming is helpful.

Additionally, you…


  • understand existing and emerging social media platforms, with experience finding opportunities to build and scale new capabilities

  • are skilled at creating and maintaining websites, web applications and managing hosting environments

  • are self-motivated and able to work well in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment to meet tight deadlines with multiple concurrent projects.

  • can collect, organize and manage content necessary for digital projects from various sources

  • have a strong ability to present technical thinking in an uncomplicated, articulate, and approachable way

  • have excellent debugging skills, with strong knowledge of compatibility and cross-browser issues

  • are detail oriented and passionate about delivering amazing customer experiences

  • have a general understanding of web standards and best practices

  • have excellent organizational, time management and multitasking capabilities


You’ll be a great match for our team if you appreciate entrepreneurial spirit, obsess over excellence in all things, and believe in “we, not I” like we do.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE


  • A degree in Communications/Design/Computer Science/Media Arts and/or a collection of relevant work experience demonstrating the desired skill set

  • Previous experience working within a design-focused environment

  • Ability to assist in digital experiences built with Unity and Unreal

  • Content Management Systems experience, including WordPress and Directus

  • Experience with Git content repositories including GitHub

  • Competent image manipulation skills with Adobe Photoshop

  • Other relevant Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus


Other experience that is nice to have, and would enable the Creative Technologist to contribute more broadly, but is not required includes:


  • HTML5 and CSS3 skills

  • CSS grid/framework systems – Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.

  • JavaScript/jQuery skills

  • Front-end JavaScript frameworks such as Angular2/React/EmberJS

  • PHP development experience


JOB LOCATION

Hybrid/Portland, OR
We are currently working a hybrid schedule, as follows: work from home Monday/Thursday/Friday, work in the office Tuesday/Wednesday. Our office is open Monday-Friday, and team members may choose to work in the office all days. We closely monitor guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC and follow all COVID safety practices.



Does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected], and be sure to include your resume and portfolio URL. Cover letter not required, but always appreciated - we'd love to hear why this opportunity resonates with you, and why you'd be a great fit for it!

Learn more about us at www.TwentyFour7.com
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