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Front End Developer/Designer

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Our client has an immediate opening for a contract web designer for its eBook store business division. The web designer will provide on-going UI and UX support for various eBooks project initiatives, development of interactive promotional pages, email campaigns, front-end support to the eBooks development team, and ongoing eBooks marketing projects.

• Provide merchandising/marketing support for entire store site: develop HTML-based email templates, work closely with eBooks merchandising team and external email vendor for broadcast campaigns and XML-triggered transactional messages; create landing pages and store banner images.
• Assist in the preparation of concept documents & interaction design wireframes/mock-ups.
• Proactively address client requirements (using creative brief or other marketing requirements documents) to prototype and demonstrate possible interactive products. Develop consensus with client team toward final solution.
• Provide recommendations to client and colleagues on industry best practices and new trends in web experience.
• Provide deliverables on schedule as per agreed upon due dates.

• Necessary Design Skills:
o Expert Adobe Photoshop
o Typography
o Color Correction
o Image Construction / Manipulation / Restoration
o Understanding 72 DPI RGB vs. 300 DPI CMYK
o Image optimization for web
o Portfolio should contain a wide range of web samples, some print samples, and strong typography.
o High attention to detail

• Necessary Development Skills:
o Expert in HTML and CSS
o Cross Browser Compatibility / QA Testing (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE)
o FTP / Web Publishing
o Working knowledge of JavaScript / jQuery
o SEO best practices
o Understanding of dynamic vs static web content
o Firebug or the other web site debugging tools

• Other Skills:
o MS Word, Excel
o Notepad++ / Komodo Edit / other text editor
o Copywriting (To assist Marketing with proofreading and revising short copy.)
o Ability to prioritize and perform multiple projects at various stages of completion.

• Major Pluses:
o Web design for mobile platform like iOS / Android
o Adobe InDesign

Education and Experience
• Education or experience equivalent to a degree in computer science, design or other related field, preferably from accredited university (BFA, MFA Preferred).

• 5 years, or more, of experience with a design or web development position.

• Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of specific job skills

• A demonstrable portfolio of prior websites and/or code samples.

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- Promo banner design

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