Multimedia Designer

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We are looking for a Multimedia Designer for a 6 month contract position with our financial services client in Cleveland. The Multimedia Specialist/Designer is responsible for creating complex web page layouts, electronic images and animated graphics for internal and external client delieverables. Must have strong skill set in Flash, HTML and Dreamweaver!

Essential Functions of the Job:
•Produces clear and consistent user interfaces for web navigation and other multimedia presentations deployed in a variety of contexts.
•Maintains design skills and a broad knowledge of current design techniques.
•Manages brand standard multimedia projects, teams with design staff on more complex projects and balances multiple priorities.
•Serves as a Creative Services Group (CSG) project manager and works effectively in a team environment.
•Creates electronic designs and artwork, implements templates and basic scripting for web-based and other multimedia projects.
•Creates effective designs using graphics, type, color, motion, sound and user interaction.
•Effectively uses Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Action Script and Lotus Script to add style and interactivity to electronic deliverables.
•Acts as a project manager; communicates and negotiates project deadlines, project scope, cost estimates and schedule changes as necessary.
•Assists coordinators and designers in evaluating and understanding multimedia requests.
•Provides excellent customer service and schedules resources to meet deadlines and quality deliverables.
•Assists in training and is available to coach others.
•Keeps abreast of industry trends, helps document leading practices and new service offerings, raises awareness and supports firm brand.
•Excels in developing team momentum through being a great team member and/or team leader, promoting and sharing leading practices with ESS/CSG staff.
•Thinks strategically to relate design work to the end user as well as the customer’s business needs.
•Successfully sells the design and deliverable solution within time and budget requirements.
•Contributes input to decision-making on a project-by-project basis; accepts decisions and follows through.
•Proficiency with CSG multimedia loadset and Microsoft Office applications and related skills, including HTML encoding.
•Basic understanding of JavaScript, Flash/Action Script, Cascading Style Sheets, Photoshop and related web image formats and Lotus Notes, including hotlinks, button scripting and tabs.
•Excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal and teaming skills.
•Speed and exceptional attention to detail.

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Design, Web Design, Graphic Design and/or related discipline or equivalent work experience.
•2-5 years related design experience

Some overtime, travel and flexibility of schedule may be required.