Junior Interactive Designer

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Our educational-services client is seeking a junior interactive designer for a long-term freelance assignment reporting to the Creative Director and Executive Director of User Experience, and working with a multi-disciplinary team. The interactive designer will support visual design needs for our client's existing and new digital properties--working within their existing design standards.

This role is geared for a mid level designer with 2-4 years of experience. The designer will be focused on supporting several existing websites, extending approved design styles to new templates and treatments. The ideal candidate is well-organized and has excellent attention to detail. This candidate should possess a professional and positive attitude and be a proactive self-starter.

Responsibilities Include:
- Enhance and update the sites according to project needs
- Source and crop photos and create stand-alone graphics according to project needs
- Optimize all graphics needed for the site and release clean, annotated PSD files to technical development
- Work closely with HTML developers and project managers to streamline the production process and assist with QA

Required Skills Include:
- 2-4 years of experience in interactive design (agency experience a plus)
- Thorough understanding of online production
- Knowledge of user-centered design process, Web best-practices and relevant disciplines including information architecture, interaction design and visual design
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work on deadlines in a rapid paced environment
- Mastery of Adobe CS5 — PhotoShop, ImageReady, InDesign and Illustrator.
- Preferred Skills: Flash and illustration skills a definite plus; HTML skills and working knowledge a definite plus

Interested candidates please apply with links to relevant samples. Thanks!