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Senior Visual and Immersive Designer - Fjord / The Dock

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00611528

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Senior Visual and Immersive Designer at The Dock

How can we revolutionize the way the world works and lives? How can we use emerging technologies to improve human life and experience? These are some of the questions we’re grappling with at The Dock, Accenture’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub in Dublin. Technology, design and business experts investigate, inspire and bring new ideas to life. Our designers at The Dock are part of Fjord, a global design and innovation consultancy. We bring the human to the heart of the solution, asking how technology augments and impacts people’s lives.


The opportunity


As a senior visual and immersive designer at The Dock, you’ll lead visual and creative direction in R&D projects and immersive experiments, working closely with deeply-skilled, diverse experts. This role will mean being open and adventurous, diving into experiments in a wide range of industries from healthcare, to life sciences, finance and governmental bodies. Using the synthesis of research and ethnographic studies on projects you’ll drive rich insights, design beyond the screen, and craft design applications and able to use emerging technologies such as AR,VR, MR. This is your chance to investigate how visual design can collide and combine with emerging technologies.

What you’ll be doing

  • Applying conceptual thinking to create elite digital services across multiple channels, smartly bringing together user needs, business objectives and technical realities
  • Developing UX concepts, including the definition of user needs, the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
  • Developing the digital brand and identity strategy for our innovation assets
  • Translating concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
  • Creating instant tangibility for the multidisciplinary team and the client through storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping
  • Developing the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
  • Giving data meaning through information visualisation
  • Creating light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
  • Leading and crafting experiences on multi-disciplinary projects as well as planning and facilitating workshops and creative brainstorms.
  • Collaborating within a multidisciplinary team of interaction designers, researchers, and technological experts to co-create new immersive experiences.
  • Building VR storyboarding, cinematic story creation and video storyboarding.
  • Creating concepts that demonstrates extraordinary design led immersive solutions and being able to guide creative direction.
  • Crafting AR and VR UI design and prototyping and be able to create three-dimensional design language and vision
  • Framing requirements, and the ability to define look and feel for integrated experiences.
  • Advancing narrative and story space development skills, embedding a story into an environment, whether for passive or interactive media, in virtual or physical worlds.
  • Working with various story-driven media, from film and interactive media to live audience environments
  • Driving the development of the discipline and practice at The Dock.

 

Your experience and skills

  • You will have 5-7 years of knowledge and experience of visual design, digital product creation and AR/VR. Game design experience is a big bonus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with driving and applying user-centred design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Flex and Visio
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc)
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate easily with multi-disciplinary team members and clients.
  • You master Visual Design as a discipline and a practice, and can optimise experience and craft in digital form.
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage.
  • Experience in 3D games development, 3D modelling and/or scanning, 3D games engines, 360° photos and video, 3D animation, video editing, sound, motion graphics, and prototyping software.
  • Expert command of standard design and presentation applications (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, InVision).
  • Strong hand skills and ability to design in standard 3D modelling and rendering tools such as SketchUp, Revit, 3DS Max, NUKE, Rhino, Maya, Solidworks, etc.
  • Comfortable using tools such as Z-Brush, Cinema 4D, AutoCAD, AutoDesk Fusion 360.
  • Experience using Unity or Unreal Engine.
  • Familiarity with data visualisation, information design and infographics.
  • An understanding of areas of specialization within design such as Data and Design, Interaction Design, Content Design etc. You’re curious and eager to broaden your skills in these areas, while refining your own.

Nice to have

  • Experience in C#, C++; Experience in deploying VR and AR experiences in situ and shipping to an online store; user testing frameworks for VR/AR.
  • Experiential storytelling experience, i.e. immersive theatre.

A flexible approach

We understand that traditional models may not work for everyone, so we offer flexible working arrangements which include tailored options for how you work.

Please note, as part of all designer recruitment processes, we’ll require a portfolio of your relevant work in order to consider your application. Please be sure to include a link to an online or downloadable portfolio on your CV, or attach an additional document with samples of your work.

To apply

Please note: In proceeding you will be redirected to the careers site of Accenture in order to complete your application. Accenture has extended its digital offerings to encompass Fjord’s service design expertise. The opportunities this offers in terms of project scope and career development simply makes for an even more exciting and rewarding place to work!


About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


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