Digital Designer - Luxury Skincare

New York, Ongoing
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Cassie Hunter

Job Description:

AQUENT is supporting a global luxury skincare brand's search for a Digital Designer in NYC. This is a FT Freelance position at the mid-senior level (5-7 years experience). Must be proficient with SKETCH application for UX wireframe and design.

The Digital Designer is responsible for the development, design and production development of creative deliverables for all of brand digital initiatives. Consulting with the VP of Digital Design, and Digital Director, you will drive conceptualization and production of all global digital brand assets, translating brand strategies, marketing programs and offline assets into online programs/assets.  Online programs are inclusive of brand websites, digital and social marketing. You will work closely with in- house Digital Design team and Digital Marketing team to ensure all asset deliverables meet domestic and global requirements accurately on timely fashion for every digital campaign. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Provide creative and design support for a wide range of digital projects including but not limited to Digital Marketing (homepage, emails, display banners ads), social media assets, GIFs 
Design and manage artwork updates across kiehls.com and global sites, including product hero shot, category and promo images. 
Work closely with Design Director on digital asset production from start to completion, incorporating concept, timelines scope, designs and finished products in appropriate format. 
Partner with Design Director to advance the digital channel, monitoring industry trends and maintaining knowledge of emerging technologies and creative techniques. 
Light-color retouch and image resizing on visual assets once become available from photographers 
Experience driving digital creative strategies and execution, ensuring consistent application of brand standards for all digital assets. 
Proven history developing breakthrough creative for online communications and emerging technologies. 
Hands-on knowledge of digital production project plans and timelines, and ability to manage creative product process, including management of agencies and vendors. 
Collaborate and stay aligned with offline creative on integrated campaigns. 
Strong coordination with internal Brand Creative and Digital Marketing teams is a must! 
We're looking for a...
Self-starter with 5-7 years of experience in digital design with eCommerce design experience a must (mobile + desktop). Strong solid portfolio. 
Must have prior experience launching and designing eCommerce site from inception to launch 
Prior in-house design experience with prestige beauty background (on brand or agency) 
Understanding of user experience methodologies and practices. 
Must be proficient with SKETCH application for UX wireframe and design 
Ability to prioritize and work quickly + efficiently against tight deadlines 
Keen eye for clean design and executes tactical direction efficiently. A balance of good design sense and technology to conceptualize a visually engaging experience, making our online campaigns and projects come alive. 
Proficient in Adobe CS Suite (expert proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator, InDesign) and keynotes 
Positive attitude and solutions-oriented approach to daily challenges with strong cross-department communication skills 
Ability to work independently on assignments quickly with efficiency and organized 

Hours M-F 9am-6pm. 40 hours/ week with no OT 
Duration: 3 months with the option to extend if needed

Client Description:

Working with AQUENT gives you access to some pretty cool things:

    1.    You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized Health/Vision/Dental (including term life and LTD) benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk). Learn more about our awesome benefits here: https://aquent.com/our-dna/healthcare

    2.    Access to Fidelity 401(k) 

    3.    Access to the Flexible Spending Account Program (pre-tax payment toward commuter passes, etc.) 

    4.    Talent Rewards Program (we pay cash for referrals!) 

    5.    Free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ 

    6.    Free online courses via Lynda.com 

    7.    Aquent Support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations. We're also there to help you find new opportunities when you're finishing up your current role.

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.