Lead Web Visual Designer and Developer
We are a startup building a cutting-edge web application for entrepreneurs. We are seeking a professional visual designer and front-end developer to guide the visual design of our application and to create the needed HTML/CSS/image artifacts. As the primary visual designer of the team we will be looking to you to devise a vision for the how the site looks, and the best way to translate the mission of the company into an impactful site.
We are seeking someone who is passionate about design and can channel that energy into getting things done. We would like to start with a freelance contract engagement, mostly offsite to begin, but with regular in-person meetings.
-Collaborate with the business team and interaction designer to design the look and feel of the site, based on existing wireframes and guidance from the team
-Take an iterative approach to producing design comps and iterating through a feedback process to refine designs before they are implemented
-Produce code that degrades gracefully and balances standards-compliance and modern techniques with cross-browser handling and other practical considerations
-Collaborate with the development team to integrate HTML code with the backend platform.
-Strong portfolio of prior work, including at least two dynamic web applications
-Experience creating HTML, CSS, and images using modern tools and techniques
-Good written and in-person communication skills and a collaborative approach to design
-Experience with a modern source control tool (e.g. Subversion or Git)
-Experience in Information Architecture or User Interaction design
-Experience with wireframing using Balsamiq or a similar tool
-Experience integrating HTML with a dynamic backend platform like Java, PHP, or RoR
-Experience creating printed marketing materials