Career Opportunities: UX & Creative Director, Origin (29595)

Requisition ID 29595 - Posted 11/02/2014 - Regular - Origin - Art - Redwood City - California - United States - Americas

Electronic Arts is seeking a strong, experienced and visionary leader to shepherd the design of the Origin product and service. The UX & Creative Director's responsibility is to lead the creative team in executing consistent world-class experience design on the web, desktop application, and in game.  


The ideal candidate is expert in both user experience design and visual design, and passionately driven to create elegant user-centric design. In addition to this exceptional comprehension of usability and UI best practices, we seek a design team leader with impeccable taste, thorough attention to detail, and an ability to clearly and completely articulate solutions. The UX & Creative Director is obsessed with design, able to sell and defend work while professionally responding to feedback, and thrives in a highly collaborative and iterative product environment.



  • Lead and grow the UX team: identify areas of growth at the team and individual levels, mentor individual designers, track and communicate progress to executive leadership
  • Contribute to product strategy: help shape the future of the service and help craft the communication to the team and larger organization
  • Define and evolve the UX team's process
  • UX and art direction: inspire, guide and direct designers' work
  • Oversee style guidelines and consistency of visual design across UI, promotional materials and collateral
  • Assist in the creation of strategic materials and demos to internal and external teams
  • Lead internal reviews for feature and UI design, art direction and other UX/UI responsibilities




  • Bachelor’s degree in design, HCI or a design-related field, plus 7+ years professional design practice, or equivalent experience
  • An exceptional portfolio demonstrating a track record of successful design/UX team leadership
  • Impeccable sensitivity to visual design
  • Expertise in interaction design
  • Strong background in prototyping, usability testing, usability measurement and iterative product design
  • Fluent knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle and other design tools
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable examples of successful application design work; e-commerce and/or gaming is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience leading brand development and style guideline initiatives
  • Up-to-date knowledge of online product trends and best practices
  • A passion for gaming is a big plus


Email me at acourtemanche@ea.com with your introduction and resume.  Please be sure to include your portfolio URL!