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Graphic Designer

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The Graphic Designer is responsible for developing and executing innovative and creative designs across the client website and all associated digital assets including email campaigns and social media.

Primary responsibility: Email and homepage design in a fast-pace production environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Translate business objectives into designs that are clear, compelling, visually exciting, easy to use and emotionally engaging with consistent brand integrity.
  • Deliver accurate, on-time and on-brand emails, homepage, category landing pages and other digital assets.
  • Maintain a user-centric mindset for all designs across desk-top, mobile and email environments; Implement best practices for digital design usability and conversion.
  • Produce design specifications, scenarios, and design prototypes for review when necessary; present multiple solutions per project.
  • Initiate concepts and work independently and/or with other designers.
  • Manage timing and deliverables for project work; Must be able to handle a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Prepare and optimize images.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge of design fundamentals, layout, typography, information hierarchy, and web specifications.
  • Expert in idea generation, as well as collaboration with copy and photography creative partners.
  • Experience working for a retail e-commerce site strongly preferred.
  • Must be detailed-oriented, well organized and able to thrive in deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to apply user interface and interactive design best practices to projects.
  • Solid experience with resizing, optimizing and slicing of graphics.
  • Proven ability to work closely with Content Specialists, Project Managers and others to ensure projects meet deadlines and participate in creative content planning sessions.
  • Experience in web site mapping, navigation optimization and wireframe composition.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible in job duties and willing to take on added responsibility when necessary.
  • Knowledge of photographic techniques a plus.
  • Work samples or links to portfolio REQUIRED to be considered.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Proficient on Mac-based computers and software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (3+ years)).
  • Must be proficient with MS Office applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS and/or JS for web, email and mobile campaigns helpful, not required.

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