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Senior Web Designer

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Our client is looking for a Senior Web Designer to report to the Art director. The Senior Web Designer oversees, conceptualizes and executes designs for editorial features, home and landing pages and special seasonal/brand shops.
This person will be able to plan seasonal merchandising assets as well as design and execute full site windows.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage workflow and project timelines for assigned web design projects with the aid of the Project Manager and Art Director.
• Produce, optimize and output final Web-ready digital artwork
• Maintain absolute accuracy and attention to detail on a variety of projects simultaneously throughout the creative and production process
• Attend and contribute to strategy meetings
• Respond quickly to design challenges and new business needs
• Guide and take responsibility for growth and performance of Direct Reports
• Lead meetings and present work to Executive level
• Plan and art direct seasonal marketing assets
• Maintain and oversee a patterning library for design and functionality
• Brainstorm with team and cross-functional partners to create innovative brand communication, translate merchandising strategies to elevate and evolve the brand
• Collaborate closely with merchants and marketing to translate merchandising strategy into compelling, brand-right creative.
• Ensure deadlines for assigned projects are met

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be a conceptual, strategic thinker with proven problem solving skills, and ability to see the big picture.
• Understand and be able to improve upon merchant and marketing objectives for each project and season assigned
• Very strong verbal and written communication and positive attitude are required
• Highly organized with extreme attention to detail
• Very strong and sophisticated typography
• Ability to translate complex design challenges into clear, customer-friendly experiences
• Discerning eye for photo editing, cropping, and compositing
• Expert Photoshop skills
• Advanced level proficiency in all other Adobe CS.
• Passion and understanding of ecommerce, UX, and marketing best practices
• Strong understanding of grid systems and responsive design systems
• Collaborative, inclusive and flexible team member
• Resourceful self-starter who gets things done
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Merchandising experience is preferred, but not required

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Bachelor’s Degree (Design / Interactive) or equivalent experience
• Proven talent in graphic and interactive design
• 4-6 years Web design in an agency or a brand
• Mastery of appropriate tools & technology
• Advanced Photoshop, with excellent digital photo-manipulation and compositing skills, working knowledge Illustrator, InDesign
• Knowledge of best practices for Web image optimization
• Understanding of the capabilities and best practices relating to the use of front-end Web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, AJAX
• Motion graphics & video editing experience for web (After Effects & Final Cut Pro) a plus
• Relevant creative background
• Proven talent in graphic and interactive design
• Strong retail/fashion brand or agency experience desired; ecommerce experience ideal
• Experience delivering on business and creative goals through design
• Experience overseeing or editing copy a plus

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