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Front End Developer/UX Design and Prototyping

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Hybrid Role of UX Design/Front End Development:

Major Responsibilities
• Develop responsive HTML and Wordpress (or other CMS) page templates for non-developers to use in a pinch.
• Provide guidance to, and share best practices with, other designers/developers and marketing staff.
• Collaborate with other designers/developers in the company to ensure consistent use of branding, tone, look and feel for individual imprints.
• Design custom, responsive landing pages for marketing campaigns that are not related to the corporate site or other owned web properties (i.e. campaign destination pages, sweepstakes pages, newsletter sign-up pages, etc.).
• Produce wireframes, design mock-ups and creative assets, as well as HTML and CSS code
• Create well-organized, clear source files.
• Perform quality assurance on all HTML code produced.
• Test all mark-up to ensure W3C standards compliance, optimized speed and code structure.
• Produce designs for banner ads, websites, landing pages, presentations, email newsletters, videos, and more.
• Understand and implement all SEO related initiatives.

Required Skills / Knowledge
• Expert in hand-coded responsive design in HTML5 and CSS3.
• Very strong understanding of W3C, Standards Compliant XHTML, and Javascript and its libraries (jQuery etc.)
• Great understanding of DOM.
• Good understanding of version control such as SVN or GIT.
• Working knowledge of Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.).
• Experience building cross-browser compatible, mobile friendly (responsive/non-flash) markup that works well with SEO.
• Experience translating prototypes and designs into clean, valid, and launch-ready mark-up.
• Knowledge of various online marketing channels and tactics including social media, SEO/SEM, mobile, video, display advertising, email marketing
• Proficiency PHP, building custom Wordpress themes a plus

Experience Needed
• 2 - 4 years experience as a front-end developer
• 2 - 4 years design experience
• Proven and strong understanding of current practices in responsive website design,
• Deep expertise and proven track record completing front-end development and design projects on time and to spec.
• Must enjoy designing and coding and strive to stay on top of current trends and practices.
• Must be passionate about and take great pride in producing well-commented, properly structured, pixel perfect code.
• Proven track record of multi-tasking and prioritize work to meet deadlines
• Must be eager to gain experience and skills in new areas (new programs/languages, online marketing, back-end development, etc.).
• Must be comfortable working closely with non-developers as well as backend developers to ensure overall project completion.
• Must have a good sense of humor and enjoy working with other people
• Must have excellent communication skills
• Experience designing responsive emails a plus
• Experience with an email service provider (e.g. ExactTarget), Google AdWords, Facebook, mobile marketing tools a plus
• Basic familiarity with using web analytics systems (e.g. Google Analytics) a plus
• Experience with UX, usability, and information architecture a plus
• Experience working with PHP and custom Wordpress themes a plus

Educational Background Required
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, Web Development or other related field or equivalent work experience.

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