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CLIENT | Head of Interaction Design

IDEO is working with one of their clients, Moon, based out of Palo Alto, CA, to help them find a Head of Interaction Design. 

Who We Are 

Moon Creative Lab is a design-led innovation hub that powers the creation of new businesses for Mitsui & Co, one of Japan’s largest organizations. As a 150 year-old company, Mitsui is in pursuit to become a more future-forward, entrepreneurial company. Through Moon, our mission is to help unlock the creativity of its 44,000 strong global workforce and build innovative businesses that will have an exponential impact on Mitsui and the rest of the world.

We surface the best and wildest business ideas from Mitsui employees and provide the resources and conditions to light the way to a creative future. At Moon, you will:

  • Address real human needs that have far-reaching social impact. 
  • Work across disciplines, across industries, and across cultures. 
  • Start with people and leverage the beauty and messiness of human-centered design. 

Moon is an incubator for dreams. And we’re looking for people who are passionate about unlocking people’s innate creativity and designing impactful businesses. Come join us!

Who we’re looking for (you, hopefully):

A Head of Interaction Design, a leader who knows how to utilize their craft expertise to inspire others, provide guidance, and drive impact. You will lead the strategic development and growth of the Interaction Design discipline across Moon's Palo Alto and Tokyo studios. In this role, you will be part of Moon's leadership team, reporting directly to the CCO.

As the Head of Interaction Design, you will be able to leverage your entrepreneurial experience and mindset to help us create change through the design of scalable, sustainable solutions that are human-centered and new to the world.

How you’ll help Moon create impact:

At Moon, we start with people. That means going out and finding users, sitting down with them, and listening to their needs and ideas. Our teams and the entrepreneurs in residence at Moon Creative Lab need designers who can translate user's needs into digital solutions, as well as come up with new and innovative solutions that address human-centered problems. Not only can they build solutions that meet end-user needs by blending real-world experience, digital experiences, but they also show the way forward by knowing how to prototype at the right level of feasibility.

What you’ll do at Moon:

Leading the Craft + Growing the Discipline

You will be able to leverage your craft expertise to inspire others, provide guidance, and grow a high performing communication design team. 

Providing Design Direction + Being Hands-On

You can help designers see alternative ways to think about a problem and lead them through hurdles and moments where they are stuck. You accomplish this by being hands-on, creating tools, processes, and systems that produce transparency, alignment, and direction.

Collaborating with Leadership

You will work closely with other design heads to ensure an enjoyable user experience across all products, constantly sharing ideas and learnings. You will also partner with product, engineering, and venture heads to ensure projects are well-defined, impactful, and successfully executed.

What you’ll encounter at Moon:

Moon is building a design culture driven by a growth mindset and strong opportunities for learning and development. This is your chance to work across disciplines, across portfolios, and across cultures. One day you might be innovating around healthcare for pets and another you might be building a platform that makes it easier to finance Bollywood movies. From the beginning, you’ll help define the work, refine the work, and launch it to market. And you’ll create businesses that make people’s lives better.

The must-haves:

  • At least 8-10 years of interaction design or product design experience across a variety of digital media
  • Ability to build, prototype, and evolve digital products throughout the product life cycle at the right level of feasibility through different mediums (for example, animations with AfterEffects, click-throughs with Keynote, interactive prototypes with Invision, Flinto, Principle, etc.)
  • Ability to design beautiful user interfaces influenced by a point of view on what great design looks like, leveraging tools such as Sketch or Figma
  • Experience guiding or leading a team through at least one product launch to market.  
  • You are able to combine human stories and needs with hard data to identify a compelling path forward for product, service and venture creation
  • Ability to work in diverse work cultures and comfortable with nonhierarchical organizations

The nice-to-haves:

  • Experience utilizing design thinking and/or human-centered design 
  • Knowledge of the technology/creative industry
  • Experience working with startups or venture incubation
  • Japanese language skill
  • Able to travel for business especially between Moon offices (Silicon Valley and Tokyo)

Sounds fun, right?

If you’re curious, please apply directly to Moon's job board with your resume, cover letter, and portfolio or link to work samples. This application will close on Monday, June 8th 2020.

Note: Moving forward, we will only consider applications that are submitted to Moon's site. Please do not apply on the IDEO jobs page. 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Moon Creative Lab is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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