Aquent is seeking a talented Visual Designer who can design and code microsites from scratch. This is a full time permanent role in a fast paced environment. If you are interested please apply today with your updated portfolio showcasing your ecommerce/retail microsite experience.
Have a familiarity of Bootstrap, and Git
Develop front-end for responsive mobile and web applications
Build staging prototypes and demo applications that address client needs
Reviews requirements to understand audience, usability and design requirements.
Converts design comprehensive layouts into complex working web pages using HTML and CSS in a hand-coded environment.
Participates in project planning and web site design with technical, business and project leaders, planning and discussing the specifics of projects, new technologies and deadlines.
Elevated taste level and innate ability to create unique, own design elements and experiences, with strong typography and layout hierarchy. Must have a good eye for design and attention to detail
Updates existing website content, creates new layouts, landing pages following existing web standards; makes modifications to existing .jsp developed code.
Develops interfaces that are usable, intuitive and esthetically pleasing.
Develops ‘Standards’ compliant sites with a concern for accessibility and multi-browser/multi-device compatibility.
Works quickly and error free
Constructively thinks rather than just executing tasks
Collaborates on user flows, wireframes, prototypes, UI specifications
Ensures user requirements align with business requirements.
Coordinates, develops and facilitates usability tests applying user-centered design principles, human factors, usability heuristics and methodologies and industry best practices and standards.
Documents design standards for UI / UX.
Ensures graphic design is consistent with campaign toolkit.
Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure business requirements are met.
Creates sprite maps, icons, buttons, and css themes.
Mentors Front End Web Developer I.
Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
Assists employees, vendors and customers by answering questions related to UI / UX development.
Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
Other duties and projects may be assigned.
HTML5 (Ability to hand code, not just using a WYSIWYG Editor)
Understanding of best practices in mobile design vs. desktop design.
Experience & highly proficient in working with adaptive/responsive design, bootstrap & media queries.
Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them as well as browser and mobile testing & debugging.
Optimize application/web pages for maximum speed and scalability
Ability to take direction & collaborate with other team members effectively, incorporating feedback from multiple disciplines then refining them for improved usability and appearance is essential
An understanding of agile development ideas: scrum; test/behavior-driven development; code-evaluate-iterate is beneficial
Ability to explain technical concepts in non-technical language is essential
Customer service skills including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude is essential.
The ability to work within a team and serve as a trusted expert for assigned duties is necessary.
In addition troubleshooting, organizational and problem solving skills with a can-do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential. Treating others with respect and upholding Company values is key.
Experience in Dreamweaver
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch
Collaborates closely with business partners to elevate digital cross-channel guest experiences on site, mobile and app platforms
Works within predetermined as well as newly created templates to design landing page experiences
Very experienced with Adaptive and Responsive design
Participate in design and code reviews
3-8+ years’ experience
A bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience is preferred
Retail / Marketing / eCommerce experience a plus
Advanced skill level with Photoshop / Illustrator
Mid - Advanced level with HTML, CSS, Jquery or Java, and Sketch