Sr. Interactive Designer
Responsible for the visual design of both internal and external websites, web applications, and graphics. Ensures that the integrity of the brand is present in all facets of the online experience, designing websites, emails, mobile applications and any external media. Uses experience and skills with visual design, typography, layout, and color theory to create visually appealing designs while adhering to business requirements, design standards and usability best practices. Creates visual designs from a combination of user research, user experience artifacts (wireframes, prototypes, etc…) and functional specifications provided by Business Analysts. Must be comfortable collaborating in the creative process with internal stakeholders from all departments and levels of the organization, as well as external vendors. Must be highly collaborative, self motivated, details oriented, experienced in designing/manipulating photo imagery, with exceptional typography sensibility and be able to mentor and partner with the design team. Researches new ideas to engage online shoppers with compelling and interactive experiences, online trends and new technologies & software. Helps establish and enforce design governances through the use of design or standards library and standards documentation across all digital media. Some interest in social media is expected. Execution of all projects from concept to finish.
•Create conceptual designs that maintain existing branding into websites, web applications and graphics.
•Translate print direct pieces to websites, emails and any external media, while maintaining brand and campaign aesthetics
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in MIS, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Human Computer Interaction, Graphic Design.
•8+ years experience in Communication Design.
•5-8 years experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, and other industry standard graphic design applications.
•Strong design portfolio demonstrating capabilities, and be able to explain role within each project.
•Demonstrated experience coding Web Standards compliant markup using HTML & CSS in an accessible and SEO/Analytics-friendly manner.
•Understand usability’s place in the design process and be familiar with User-Centered Design principles and methodologies.
•Experience working in a Microsoft (.Net, SharePoint) environment. •Copywriting skills.
•Exposure to future web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, responsive web design.
•Experience building wireframes and prototypes using Axure.
•Rich Internet Application design patterns.