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Aug 31, 2018

Northbrook, IL

Temp To Perm

Agent: Melanie S.

Job #: 137494

Job Description

Vitamin T has an exciting opportunity for a  Senior Designer/ Developer hybrid to work at one of our clients in the Northern Suburbs. The Designer will join the team to enhance the user experience on their digital platforms from concept to production. In this role, you'll be working deeply with WordPress-driven sites, so a strong knowledge of HTML5/CSS3 is required, with Javascript as a nice to have. This role is based out of their headquarters in the northern suburbs, and you'll have the ability to work from our offices in the Loop.

The ideal candidate is a designer who puts collaboration ahead of being right. You communicate promptly and thoroughly, and a proven record of creating compelling user experiences for desktop or mobile. You are known for your discipline, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills. You imbibe digital brand standards and ensure consistency between every project. You think about your designs as components that can easily be reused for different situations. You have experience prototyping solutions with design tools or code. Above all else, excellent design sense and a keen ability to articulate design strategy to business partners with a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment. 
Job Duties:

  • Collaborate closely with the team members and other departmental teams to create and produce compelling design solutions (wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes) that:
    • Leverage and utilize appropriate interactive functionality
    • Work across channels
    • Have high visual impact
    • Align with all requirements and business objectives
    • Are delivered with brand compliance
  • Work with UX director to develop and communicate on-brand web style guidelines and standards.
  • Facilitate productive collaboration sessions with peers that result in concrete ideas for execution, and provide accurate time estimates for projects, while ensuring flawless integration with site architecture.
  • Stay on point with modern digital design and UX knowledge, as well as prototyping tools. (Sketch experience preferred)
  • Communicate obstacles and workflow improvement opportunities to leadership and your internal customers.
  • On-board new design hires/contractors.
  • Have a command of industry best practices in digital design, usability and accessibility, and scalable web experiences.
  • Adaptable, creative, detail-oriented with the ability to manage (prioritize) multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously to meet deadlines

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 7+ years of experience as a web designer or similar role with a strong understanding of interactive design.
  • Proven depth of experience in creating beautiful, user-centered design solutions represented by a portfolio of work.
  • Excellent sense of typography, image, and visual hierarchy
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Mastery of best practices and execution of digital content-creation and delivery for both desktop and mobile.
  • Ability to interpret analytics and extract useful insights.
  • Experience working with the Avada framework.
  • High level of proficiency in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.
  • Understanding of web site architecture.
  • Experience working in e-Commerce.

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