Job Descriptions

With over 25 years in the creative industry as Aquent, our network of incredible design talent is unparalleled. Though we realize that no two web design roles (or web designers) are exactly alike, below are some of our most frequently requested design opportunities we fulfill:

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Account Manager

Description

Interactive Account Managers are like the United Nations of the interactive world. Part translator and part diplomat, they work directly with clients to set expectations and gather requirements - then work directly with interactive teams to make sure everyone's on the same page. In doing so, they walk the fine line between what's possible and what's absolutely necessary to keep everyone in a state of bliss along the way.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Expert at conflict resolution and negotiation, with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Work closely with all agency department staff to develop and implement project strategies
  • Retain, grow and develop accounts through daily interactions with clients
  • Deliverables include full sites, microsites, online advertising, social media initiatives, mobile apps, and more
  • Adept at anticipating problems and recognizing opportunities
  • Manage resources to ensure that projects stay on-time and under/on-budget

Art Director

Description

Consider an Art Director your own personal Yoda. They know which design principles to employ for the production of whiz-bang interactive designs that wow end users and reach the best possible audience. They have enough programming prowess to know what's feasible across all interactive platforms and how to work with a team to ensure flawless execution.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Deliverables include full sites, microsites, online advertising, social media initiatives, mobile apps, and more
  • Lead the development and execution of creative concepts and style guides
  • Manage creative process and teams including schedules, deliverables, and team utilization to deliver outstanding interactive visual products
  • Work closely with the Creative Director to ensure the usefulness, usability, consistency, brand relevance, and functionality of the finished product
  • Proficiency in the latest Adobe Creative Suite, development tools, and motion development

Copywriter

Description

Copywriters are like those memorable people you meet at dinner parties: gregarious, funny, intelligent, and able to blurt out interesting factoids without looking down at a web-enabled device. They create ads, sell sheets, direct mail, presentations, brochures, and so much more. Many copywriters also have project management skills. Bonus!

Skills & Deliverables

  • Proven strength contributing to the creative process and providing strategic solutions
  • Experience taking ideas and solutions from concept to implementation in a way that motivates readers to fall in love with a brand, product or idea
  • Conceptual mind able to collaborate with marketing teams, creative teams and clients
  • Ability to translate creative brand strategies into engaging and meaningful copy

Creative Director

Description

Interactive Creative Directors are the Steven Spielbergs of interactive design - they handle the big picture. In addition to determining the overall look and feel, they ensure that the right resources are in place - from designers to developers to copywriters - to execute dazzling creative output that achieves solid business results.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Interacting directly with clients to translate business and brand goals into innovative, meaningful and differentiated digital experiences
  • Strong understanding of information architecture, usability and overall user interface issues
  • Able to manage projects, budgets and teams, and to work interdependently with various departments
  • Lead a team of creative resources including Art Directors, Web Designers and Copywriters
  • Expertise and ability to evolve with creative technologies, including proficiency in the latest Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate how visual elements achieve brand goals

Digital Marketing Manager

Description

Basically, Digital Marketing Managers get s**t done. Through careful coordination with other departments such as sales, technical support and creative services, these superhuman creatures plan, execute and manage digital marketing strategies that maximize your company's return on investment - and shine a major spotlight on your products or services across multiple platforms.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Deep understanding and love for all things related to SEO, SEM and social media
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools (e.g., Omniture, Coremetrics, Google Analytics) and a knack for turning numbers into valuable insights
  • Fluency in lead generation, loyalty programs and email marketing as a tool for acquisition and retention
  • Live and breathe the web, and possess in-depth knowledge of the following user experience essentials: onsite search, navigation, calls to action, and engaging content
  • Excellent project and time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, and business savvy

Digital Project Manager

Description

Project Managers are the baking powder for the digital cake. Without them, the project just won’t rise. They coordinate the details of design, content, and development by working directly with clients and resources to ensure on-time, under-budget delivery.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Experience working under tight deadlines and budgets
  • Thorough understanding of corporate/brand guidelines and technology
  • Extensive background managing digital campaigns from start to completion
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure continuity and accuracy of art and layout
  • Ability to ensure continuity and timely routing of projects
  • Enough Photoshop and HTML knowledge to be dangerous
  • Ability to work seamlessly with entire digital team (UX, design, development, analytics, etc.)

Front End Developer

Description

Front End Developers are just like the Wizard of Oz: hanging out behind the curtain and utilizing the latest web development standards and solid hands-on technical skills to create sites that function properly across a variety of browsers and platforms. They share a brain with Quality Control to ensure flawless execution.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Write standards-compliant code including testing/debugging in multiple browsers and platforms
  • Work with Designers to translate visual concepts into functional websites, microsites, HTML emails, and interactive ads
  • Ability to take Adobe Creative Suite files and bring them to life as a unified, functional experience on web and mobile platforms
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery

Full Stack Developer

Description

Just like an awesome breakfast combo plate, Full Stack Developers bring the pieces of a project together, from heaps of pixel-perfect visuals to tasty back end logic. These creative problem solvers understand what can break (and why) and take no resource for granted. They’re responsible for the website/application's business logic, maneuvering deftly through databases and appreciating the aroma of fine UX.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Create mobile-ready web apps using a number of front end and back end technologies
  • Responsible for the full lifecycle of a project including development, unit testing, system testing, and change management
  • Research technical issues and provide recommendations to enhance products
  • Expert at multitasking with multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, React.js, and other JavaScript frameworks and libraries
  • Well-versed in PHP/MySQL and/or node.js server technologies
  • Bonus points for CMS theming and plugin development experience (can be WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, ExpressionEngine)

Graphic Designer

Description

These folks combine visual branding, graphic elements, and typography/fontography to inspire emotions and responses in an audience. Whether on the page or on the screen, they’ve got what it take to create iconic, memorable, and most of all, super marketable designs.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Solid grasp of design concepts, ideally with a degree/education in design
  • Strong typographical skills
  • Understanding of how print design is merging with interactive and how to develop brands that can make the transition from screen to screen
  • Hands-on skills in the latest Adobe Creative Suite
  • Possession of a killer portfolio with a variety of industries and deliverables represented

Information Architect

Description

These handy architects organize and label critical aspects of a site to make sure it's dead simple for visitors to find what they need in the most intuitive manner possible. Because they know how difficult it is to give people what they want if they can't find it. Some call them digital librarians. We call them flat-out awesome.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Determine overall hierarchy of information based on end user needs
  • Classify content flow based on user research
  • Create wireframes to outline flow of site information (When you see a lot of grey boxes in lieu of true content or visuals, that's the work of an IA!)
  • Develop content taxonomy (AKA labeling navigation bars)
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and PDFs in Visio and Adobe Illustrator

Interactive Copywriter

Description

True Interactive Copywriters are a rare breed. In addition to being intelligent, funny and modest, they understand the intricacies of wordsmithing for the online world. They know how to craft something as simple as a killer tagline or as complex as an entire blog worth of content.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Contribute to the creative process and provide strategic solutions
  • Translate creative brand strategies into engaging and meaningful copy
  • Take ideas and solutions from concept to implementation in a way that motivates readers to consider the brand, product or idea
  • Write for multiple media channels, including websites, widgets, emails, banner campaigns, user interfaces, style guides, print and presentation collateral
  • Collaborate with design team to provide content that brings visual elements to life

Interactive Designer

Description

You can't just slap something on a web page and expect people to know how to interact with it. Interactive Designers make sure your website or application sucks users in with a design approach that resonates with your target, meets your business objectives, and stays within the bounds of what's technically possible in the real world (or something like it).

Skills & Deliverables

  • Hands-on skills in the latest Adobe Creative Suite
  • Conduct task analyses to determine user requirements, ensure an awesome user experience and achieve business goals
  • Design for user self-sufficiency (so users don't have to call a costly technical support line)
  • Create error-handling guidelines (so users know what to do when an error occurs)
  • Develop process flows, prototypes for both client review and delivery to the development team, and functional specs for interactive projects
  • May have hands-on coding skills

Mobile Web Developer

Description

Mobile is a world unto itself, and our game-changing Mobile Site Developers are acutely aware of what tech is possible (and upcoming) in this increasingly crucial space. They're also on top of the differences between various browsers, platforms and devices - and use that knowledge to deliver a consistent user experience across all formats.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Ability to develop scaled-down versions of the desktop site utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XHTML
  • Knowledge of W3C, WAP and WML standards
  • Develop a UI optimized specifically for small screens/mobile devices
  • Utilize CSS and JavaScript to enable recognition of use by a mobile device (WAP device detection) and mobile version initiation
  • Experience developing UI optimization for small screens

Packaging Designer

Description

These doyens of design not only ensure that your products fly off shelves, they guarantee your customers won't curse your good name when they try to open it. Natural born leaders, their team walks the fine line between art and commerce and encloses it all into a beautifully designed blister pack.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Determines overall design concept and packaging specifications
  • Create mock ups, die lines, labels, and header cards
  • Experience making high-level, brand-related decisions on the fly
  • Ability to work directly with clients and source materials
  • Hands-on skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Presentation Specialist

Description

These lightning-paced designers work with everyone from VPs to the graphics department to create stunning presentations and the equally stunning books that accompany them. They're kings (and queens) of the last minute, it-needs-to-be-down-there-NOW changes. They create highly inspired sales pitches to keep an audience engaged and electrified.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Experience working under tight deadlines and bringing strong attention to detail
  • Client rosters will range from financial to creative
  • Extraordinary hands-on skills in PowerPoint, Keynote, and/or Prezi
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with both creative and management teams, including C-Level
  • Likely to have strong Excel, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills

Print Production Artist

Description

These cats are the jazz musicians of the graphic design world. In a word, they've got the chops to jam through even the knottiest of print jobs without missing a beat. From margins and bleeds to master pages, these Pantone players tear up the whole Creative Suite.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Extensive understanding of the print process including knowledge of all the latest materials available for printing and newest digital printing options
  • Ability to transform designerÕs vision into print-ready deliverables including variable sizes and shapes, custom bleeds, correct die lines, spot colors, etc
  • Ability to execute flawless printed projects and run press checks
  • 2+ years of experience in a production artist role and genuine love of the production side of print
  • Fast and accurate hands-on skills in Adobe Creative Suite 5

Project Manager

Description

Project Managers are the baking powder for the interactive cake. Without them, the project just won’t rise. They coordinate the details of design, content and development by working directly with clients and resources to ensure on-time, under-budget delivery.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Experience working under tight deadlines and budgets
  • Thorough understanding of corporate/brand guidelines
  • Extensive background managing print campaigns from start to completion
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure continuity and accuracy of art and layout
  • Ability to ensure continuity and timely routing of projects

Proofreader

Description

They read the newspaper every morning with a cup of coffee in one hand and a red pen in the other. Typos are their nemeses. Design projects need these super word avengers to clean up every errant comma, misused colon, and dangling participle in town. A proofreader's bionic eye knows no bounds: web pages, printouts, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations... whatever creative collateral comes their way, consider it handled!

Skills & Deliverables

  • Knowledge of proofreading marks and ability to create concise electronic mark-ups either in Adobe Acrobat Pro, RealTimeProof, or other similar software
  • Ability to follow internal branding and style guidelines to the letter
  • Extensive understanding of Chicago Manual of Style and/or Associated Press style guidelines (plus AMA style guidelines, if needed)
  • Experience proofreading for document layout (widows, fonts, spacing)
  • Professional copy editing and proofreading experience

Search Engine Marketer

Description

Search Engine Marketers improve visitation to your site through the development of short, text-driven ads on major search engines. Not only do they have a knack for coming up with catchy content in tight spaces (and on a tight budget), they're organized and analytical enough to know what works and what doesn't when it comes to optimizing click and purchase performance.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Expert understanding of conversion rate optimization
  • Develop and manage SEO strategy while providing copy and other content
  • Lead link building and directory submittal
  • Conceptualize and implement impactful pay-per-click campaigns
  • Lead social media strategy with expertise in content strategy and implementation
  • Hands-on experience with web analytics tools and reports

SEO Specialist

Description

SEO Specialists are the ninjas of website search optimization. By keeping up with the latest search engine algorithms and optimal content structures within those algorithms, they're able to maintain the best position for your website under a given set of terms.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Expert-level business/creative, SEO-rich writing skills
  • Develop and manage keyword strategies, research and implementation
  • Strong knowledge of web analytics
  • Technical knowledge of onsite and offsite SEO strategies
  • Understanding of trending with the ability to analyze and adjust content accordingly

Social Media Marketer

Description

These social butterflies know that social networking is more than a buzzword. Adept at developing short and engaging content, Social Media Marketers are experts at engaging and building communities around your products or services on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, YouTube, Yelp, Foursquare, you get the picture.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Think strategically and understand the long-term impact of social media programs while remaining able to execute on the spot
  • Ensure customer service excellence by actively participating in the online conversation and addressing contrary opinions with grace and tact
  • Extensive social media engagement experience through personal social networks
  • Strategize with and educate management teams to incorporate relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture, along with products and services
  • Use monitoring tools to measure the impact of social media on the brand and website traffic

UI Designer

Description

User Interface (UI) Designers are the Sigmund Freuds of any interactive design. They know how people tick, and how to place content on a page in a way that gets users addicted to your online experience. They also know what it takes to make people buy your products online - and keep them coming back for more.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Work closely with internal development and design teams to ensure flawless integration with back-end technology and a great user experience
  • Write front-end code (including HTML, CSS and JavaScript) using current standards for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility
  • Expert knowledge of user experience best practices and ability to implement solutions based on unique needs of specific users
  • Navigate online products from 'test' mode to 'live' activation
  • Create mock-ups, prototypes and wireframes with visual layout tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

UI Developer

Description

User Interface (UI) Developers really understand the mechanics of delivering creative concepts that appeal to users. They build interfaces that allow users to access back-end data in a way that’s fast, functional and fun (well, hopefully fun).

Skills & Deliverables

  • Navigate online products from 'test' mode to 'live' activation
  • Create mock-ups, prototypes and wireframes with visual layout tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Expert knowledge of user experience best practices and ability to implement solutions based on unique needs of specific users
  • Write front-end code (including HTML, CSS and JavaScript) using current standards for cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility
  • Work closely with internal development and design teams to ensure flawless integration with back-end technology and a great user experience

UX Designer

Description

User Experience (UX) Designers are data junkies who can generate interactive experiences to satisfy even the most specific of audiences. They know the importance of putting yourself in the shoes of a user, and know exactly how to take an interactive project from soup (user analysis) to nuts (personas, sitemaps, taxonomies, and wireframes).

Skills & Deliverables

  • Conduct concept testing, develop personas based on desired end user audiences, and perform task/user analysis
  • Perform or utilize qualitative and quantitative research to create compelling online experiences that generate business results
  • Plan and execute strategies that drive final interactive product development
  • Create prototypes that illustrate proposed navigation design and information hierarchy

Visual Designer

Description

Visual Designers create emotional connections with customers through visual branding, graphic elements, iconography, and typography. They balance graphic design with an understanding of human responses to various types of imagery. And the way they breathe life and emotion into your website or application makes them seem a little bit like E.T.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Create visual treatments and graphic elements/assets
  • Design mockups, layouts, style guides, and brand standards for interactive projects that begin (and end) with the user in mind
  • Ability to generate designs that are simple to implement in HTML and CSS

Web Analyst

Description

A Web Analyst is your guru when it comes to understanding the performance of your online efforts. They leverage tools like ClickTracks, Omniture, WebTrends, and Google Analytics, and create dashboards to deliver key insights for performance improvement. Bonus: They can explain this stuff to you like you're a six-year-old.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Manage and/or implement web analytics tracking tools
  • Develop and deliver regular reports that provide actionable insights and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Strong blend of analytical, technical and business skills with the ability to understand and articulate the online business quickly
  • Create and manage dashboard and analytics reporting processes
  • Strong analytical mind with expertise in qualitative and quantitative market research methodologies

Web Designer

Description

Masters of the balance between form and function, Web Designers are pros at developing user interfaces that engage - and retain - visitors. They're up on what the latest tech can do, and they utilize every last drop of designer-y goodness to deliver an experience that is both easy to navigate and gorgeous to look upon.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Expert knowledge of the latest Adobe Creative Suite along with basic proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience as part of interdisciplinary teams, including Developers, Visual Designers and Copywriters
  • Conceptualize and articulate innovative design approaches
  • Solid user interface (UI) and online concepting skills
  • Utilize current web standards to translate graphic design into compelling, functional web content
  • Deliverables include full sites, microsites, online advertising, social media initiatives, mobile apps, and more
  • Design and develop new user interfaces

Web Production Artist

Description

Web Production Artists know everything there is to know about putting web pages together. From optimizing graphics to making a web page work across various platforms and browsers, these talented folks ensure that form follows function on any given web project.

Skills & Deliverables

  • Slice, dice, retouch, and prepare digital assets for interactive deliverables such as full sites, landing pages, microsites, banners, and email campaigns
  • Produce all artwork for the Art Director, adhering to brand guidelines with rigorous attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of the latest Adobe Creative Suite, along with basic proficiency in HTML and CSS for both web and mobile platforms
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