Senior Visual Designer, Web

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We are seeking a Senior Visual Designer to help shape the features of our websites around the world. You possess the drive and passion to create engaging, award-winning design, a great attitude, and expert design skills using modern web design techniques. Your work will involve designing web and mobile web interfaces that creatively solve complex interactions with elegance and simplicity, elevating the design while aligning to established brand guidelines.

You will be working directly with our talented team of interaction designers, user researchers, and web developers to create innovative, usable, well-designed products that excite users.

We are paving the way in modern web design by using techniques such as Responsive Web Design to provide elegant utility and functionality for all our customers. This position influences a tremendous platform to affect change within our web and mobile web landscape and industry in general. In this regard, the candidate must possess a strong visual design skillset, but also the leadership and influencing skills necessary to share and socialize your ideas within the team and to senior leaders within our organization.

Our team is small but mighty, and has experienced great success to date based on our collective belief in the ability of the brand to enhance the connections we have with consumers through thoughtful digital experiences. And yet we know we have miles yet to go and we’re always looking for like minds to help us get there. Is that you?

Qualified candidates will possess a solid portfolio of innovative web projects that illustrate their expertise.

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
• Work directly with Interaction Designers and Front End Developers to develop and refine the visual design for new products and features.
• Produce a comprehensive set of pixel perfect deliverables (PSDs) that denote the complete visual state of our products.
• Present visual designs of products or features for feedback at weekly critiques.
• Follow and build on existing style guides and illustration styles. Extend on visual styles that have already been established as well as create new style guides as required
• Design, create and maintain graphic assets for the products. This includes icons, diagrams, product illustrations and on-line help/tutorials
• Build motion graphics or interactive prototypes to express dynamically design concepts and ideas
• Participate in user evaluations of the product interface to identify issues and improve the clarity of the visual communication
• Participate in release level planning with engineering, quality and peers, successfully participating in parallel engineering programs and a complex platform for quality deliveries.
• Keep abreast of the latest digital trends and process methodologies. Determine how they might influence our business processes, tools, and systems - what we deliver and how.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in interactive design or web design, with 2+ years mobile web design experience
• Expert understanding of web graphic design, layout and typography
• Fundamental understanding of GUI design and intuitive navigation schemes
• Understanding of User Interface Design and Human Computer Interaction
• Understanding of Mobile Web Design
• Highly proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator or Fireworks
• Strong understanding of the grid system, typography, web accessibility, and responsive web design.
• Comprehensive knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities and features, such as typography, layout, and animations.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to keep abreast of innovative design trends and technologies.
• Strong communication and presentation skills required
• Ability to rapidly execute hi-fidelity mockups with a strong attention to pixel-level detail and craftsmanship.
• Ability to work cross functionality with Interaction Designers and Developers on ensuring quality is met.
• Strong production and asset management skills