Email Developer / Front - End Designer - Financial Brand

Chicago, IL
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Mali Gupta

Job Description:

Impressive Financial Brand Seeking Email Developer / Front-End Designer


Long-term freelance Email Developer / Front-End Designer will handle the development of emails in HTML5 as well as design of emails for the Marketing department. The role will also support other design requests including HTML5 dynamic display ads, social and digital content, video and more. As part of an internal Creative Services team, the freelancer will collaborate with stakeholders in Brand, Product, Marketing, Operations, Legal and Compliance, and produce creative deliverables that are customer-centric, accurate, legally-compliant and drives a response from the audience. 



Translation of the email design and development, UX design requirements and wireframes to actual code such as HTML that will produce visual elements 

Work to translate a fully-formed design to a fully-programmed asset 

Develop new user-facing features, build reusable code and libraries for future use, ensure the technical feasibility of designs and assure all user input is validated before submitting to back-end developers 

Work with designers to develop concepts and execute emails and creative materials 

Create designs that meets regulatory and compliance requirements while achieving our communication goals 

Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g. Product, Marketing, Operations, Design, Legal and Compliance) to create emails according to creative brief specs and timelines 

Manage multiple projects and deadlines, from quick-turnarounds to longer, in-depth projects 



Excellent visual, verbal and written communication 

Strong organization and project management skills 

Creative thinker with experience in conceptualizing ideas and successfully executing them 

Thinks holistically about content, design, code and messaging 

Expansive knowledge of industry trends for digital marketing content 

Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities 


Basic Qualifications: 

Online samples of coding work is required e.g. GitHub or self-designed/coded webpage 

Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience 

Proficient understanding of web markup, including Sketch, InVision, Litmus, EOA, HTML, Tables, Inline CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript and jQuery. Familiarity with VML language and coding for Outlook a plus. Responsive design with a familiarity with email coding and email best practices. 

Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues 

Solid understanding of email variations, testing tools and QA for emails with a strong sense of design and the ability to guide an email concept through development and QA with little to no supervision 

Experience in a heavily regulated industry a plus 

Comfortable in a startup, fast-paced environment that involves working on multiple writing assignments at a time 

Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Photoshop is a plus. 

Proactive team player, able to synthesize multiple inputs and feedback from various stakeholders 

Bachelor's degree