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Interactive Designer

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Our client, a popular ad agency in Cambridge, is looking for a Digital/Interactive Designer! This role is temp to perm and starts as soon as possible. (Onsite in Cambridge.)

Summary:
They are ideally looking for someone with an agency background, and fashion/lifestyle/editorial work with evidence of great typography is a HUGE plus.

Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:
• Work closely with Art Directors, and presentation layer and back end web developers to produce high quality presentation layer designs in Photoshop.
• Participate in all parts of development cycle including concept consultation, initial specification, build approach, and scheduling.
• Design focus will include, but not be limited, the creation of seminal web site experiences of various size and complexity, mobile applications and WAP, branding treatments for social media properties, online advertising (standard and rich media), etc.
• Create production ready files with meticulous style guides.
• Design for multiple projects within tight deadlines.
• Mentor junior members of the team as well as take an interactive design leadership role with the extended team and our partners.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an individual with the following skills:
• 2-6 years experience as a full time interactive designer, with portfolio catering to brand name clients, fashion or luxury brands
• UX and UI design skills will be required, experience with implementing Information Architecture solutions a big plus.
• Expert knowledge of file optimization for web and ad media.
• Must have sound knowledge of web UI standards and best practices.
• Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP and Actionscript.
• Knowledge of design history, motion graphics and design in motion thought process.
• Experience with 3D or AfterEffects is a plus.
• Experience integrating video and 3D elements into immersive and motion based experiences.
• Expert in Photoshop/ImageReady and working knowledge of After Effects a plus.
• Strong time management skills required. Must have the ability to provide multiple complete designs for multiple projects with varying timelines.
• Must be comfortable working in a demanding, fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
• Must have a strong understanding of how to create a consistent look and message, and the ability to extend brands through a variety of interactive implementations and mediums.
• A deep understanding of composition. color, space, typography, and the formal design process.
• Ability to self-manage projects and work within time deadlines

Experience:
• 6+ years of online experience, and a minimum of 2 years of design firm/agency experience.

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