Email Developer & Designer

Chicago, IL 60601
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Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

Email Developer & Designer needed: HTML5, CSS3,  Photoshop, Movable Ink, Litmus Builder, Responsive design. Aquent is looking for an Email developer who can design and has HTML5 coding experience in Chicago, IL.

This role in a nutshell:  as the Email Designer and developer you will partner with creative, code the email using HTML5 and CSS3, then test the email using Litmus Builder, route to stakeholders to approve the design, make design edits, testing the email again. Your primary focus will be developing, but designing comes in when you are looked to as a consultant from internal creative teams and external business partners, providing commentary on how the email can be improved. There is also an aspect of research here, looking in the wild, and staying on top of trends as they develop in the email community. 

 ​This role is a great opportunity to merge left and right brain...You will design and code emails that inspire action and achieve the goals of business partners. You will get to work with a progressive company and help support some pretty amazing brands. 

Email Designer Day to Day:

  •  HTML coding and development for Email using responsive design and email coding best practices
  •  Design compelling emails based on user-centered design principles and industry best practices
  •  Produce clean, technically accurate files
  •  Partner with external agencies, or internal creative teams, to create email templates 

Email Designer Required Skills: 

  • ​At least 2 years of HTML coding for email and responsive design experience (ideally 2-5 years of experience) 
  • Experience with Email Design a must
  • Email Development experience a must - not web
  • Mac experience
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sketch
  • Adobe CS
  • Moveable Ink - familiarity would be great (ways email could be improved)
  • Testing Exp a must = Litmus Builder or Email on Acid ... testing on multiple platforms / clients
  • Movable Ink & Litmus Builder are huge plus skills 
  • UI UX specific interaction design skills 

Client Description:

Why would you want to work for our client?

They are Fortune 200 organization that has been on the Top 100 Best Companies to Work for list 10 times! You will get to work with a company who is focused on changing the way people interact with technology in their daily lives.

And what you can expect working with them?

  • An open, collaborative, diverse environment where ideas are welcome.
  • The work you do will reach millions of customers and end users.
  •  A Work Life Balance – it’s a core company value.

 Why do you want to work through AQUENT?

  • AQUENT offers an amazing benefits package. For every hour you work – we'll subsidize up to 85% of your medical, vision and dental premium.
  • A team of agents that are invested in your career. We offer resume and portfolio review, interview prep and access to online training.  
  • We offer the only referral program that continues to give back. Earn a cash bonus for every hour your referral works for up to 6 months.

Required Skills: 

  • Strong proficiency in Mac-based Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Experience with Movable Ink and Litmus Builder.
  • Thorough understanding of the elements of good design, html production, and email specific code requirements. 
  • Thorough understanding of email rendering in mobile devices, web-based email clients, and desktop clients.
  • Solid email specific UI, UX, and interaction design skills.
  • Accountability for the technical accuracy of their own work. 
  • Ability to complete tasks independently, and as part of a team. 
  • Effective communication skills for both creative ideas/development and presentations. Ability to assess and recommend channel strategy to meet client needs.
  • Ability to self-manage deadlines on numerous concurrent projects. 
  • Perform effectively in a demanding work environment and show resiliency to stress. 
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an email specific role. 

Technical Skills

  • HTML 
  •  CSS
  •  Photoshop
  •  Responsive design
  • Email UI/UX