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Digital Media Designer

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Aquent is looking for an experienced Digital Media Designer to join our client's interactive team.

Job Overview
- Creates concepts, wireframes, and mockups, as well as finalized detailed designs and specs
- Produces pixel-perfect UI elements for deployment to development teams
- Keeps up-to-date on emerging technologies, designs, and usability research

- Participates in design meetings and advocates for the user experience and user interface
- Tests design work on variety of desktop and mobile devices and ensures the proper display of content across all screens sizes
- Develops and enforces branding systems and guidelines through all interfaces

Requirements
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience working within the field of interactive design, and possess the following characteristics:
- A portfolio of cutting-edge and original design solutions on tight deadlines
- An understanding of how to code in HTML5 and CSS3 along with a familiarity with JavaScript, iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile platforms
- Sensitive to user behavior – must have a deep appreciation of how news and sports information are best presented in desktop, handhelds and tablets
- Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to be efficient and meet deadlines
- Ability to take feedback from editorial and product leadership. Must be able to explore all solutions, account for variables, and explain why the proposed solution is the best
- Comprehensive knowledge of design software - Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and CSS based page construction. Must be MAC and PC-literate
A passion for conceiving, learning, and experimenting with design and code
- An appreciation for quality journalism and how automated and dynamic content and data play a role in users consumption habits and patterns
- An interest in sports as it pertains to what a sports fan wants, the information a sports fan seeks, and how a sports fan consumes desktop and mobile content

This is an on-site W2 contract opportunity for 6-months in Bristol, CT (could go longer). Please send your resume and online portfolio to cmerriam@aquent.com to apply.

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