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JOB: Senior Interaction Designer @ Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Jennie Pocock, Director of Human Resources (, copying Carlin Wragg, Head of Media Design and Production ( Please apply by July 31, 2016
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Job title: Senior Interaction Designer

Employment type: Full-time

Experience: Mid-Senior level 

Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) is seeking a mid to senior-level Interaction Designer for their New York office. This is a full-time position for a motivated, skilled designer with expert-level user-experience knowledge and a solid foundation in interaction design. The Senior Interaction Designer knows his/her way around site-mapping, wireframing, drafting diagrams/charts, and designing unique digital interfaces for technologies such as touch-screen tables, interactive kiosks, websites, mobile apps etc. He/she is able to conceptualize and design elegant media solutions that answer client requests while satisfying and surprising the end user/exhibit visitor.

The perfect candidate is a creative, independent, and success-driven Interaction Designer who enjoys working on a variety of projects ranging from single-page websites to large environmental installations. He/she has a keen interest in media applications of the highest quality while working efficiently toward strict deadlines and he/she is not afraid of experimenting with/designing for new technologies.

RAA’s Senior Interaction Designer will work closely with content developers, producers, and programmers to lead a project from concept to implementation. Programming skills are not necessary, but a thorough understanding of the capabillities and limitations of code and up-to-date technologies is required.


•       A minimum of 4 years of user interface design experience is required

•       Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media, or a related field

•       A compelling online portfolio or PDF showcasing UI and UX skills, creativity, and a great sense for colors and typography

•       Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

•       Sketching skills (drafting diagrams and user flows charts, whiteboarding, etc.)

•       A strong understanding of current design trends and technologies

•       Must be able to work collaboratively and be team-oriented

•       Strong communication and organization skills

•       Prototyping/programming skills are a plus (HTML, Javascript, CSS, ActionScript/Flash, xCode, etc.)

About RAA:

Ralph Appelbaum Associates creates award-winning museum exhibitions, visitor centers, and educational environments that explore natural history, physical sciences, cultural, social, and corporate history, sports, brand heritage, and the fine arts. Founded in 1978 by Ralph Appelbaum, the firm has created over 700 projects that are visited by over 50 million people each year. RAA is composed of designers, writers, architects, scientists, historians, artists, educators, and media specialists who work collaboratively to produce authentic and compelling attractions rooted in a deep understanding of content, expert storytelling, and world-class design.