Sr. Designer (Multimedia Experience)

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Our large financial client seeks a Sr. Designer with some Multimedia experience to join their team (this is a possible contract to hire position) in Houston, TX. Please take a look at the description below and APPLY NOW if you are interested.

Position Summary:
Responsible for creating highly complex web page layouts, sophisticated electronic images, advanced animated graphics with synchronized sound and page-level programming. Produces comprehensive and highly compelling user interfaces for web navigation and other multimedia presentations deployed in a variety of contexts. Offers multifaceted conceptual design solutions based on strategies in relation to customer needs. Manages and oversees complex design projects from concept through production and delivery, balancing multiple priorities and identifying resources. Serves as project manager on concurrent projects involving virtual teams and resources. Leads the team and provides growth opportunities for others.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Develops leading-edge electronic designs, architecture, artwork and page-level programming for web-based and other
multimedia projects.
Creates compelling designs using graphics, type, color, motion, sound and user interaction.
Successfully uses Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, Action Script, Lotus Script and page-level C-sharp (C#) to add
style and interactivity to electronic deliverables.
Educates others and acts as coach/peer mentor.
Serves as liaison between Creative Services Group (CSG) and customer; helps select appropriate media, format and
packaging.
Keeps abreast of industry trends, evaluates leading practices and new service offerings, raises awareness and
supports firm brand.
Acts as a project manager; communicates and negotiates project deadlines, project scope, cost estimates and schedule
changes as necessary.
Utilizes the CSGcom database to make certain all time and materials are billed correctly and project instructions and
client interactions are fully documented.
Excels in developing team momentum through being a great team member and/or team leader, promoting and sharing
leading practices with ESS/CSG staff.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
In-depth knowledge/experience in one or more multimedia disciplines.
Proficiency with CSG multimedia loadset and proficiency with Microsoft Office and related skills.
Mastery of HTML/DHTML encoding, Photoshop and related web image formats.
Substantial knowledge of JavaScript, Flash/Action Script and Cascading Style Sheets.
Moderate knowledge of C-sharp (C# )page-level coding and Lotus Notes, including hotlinks, button scripting and tabs.
Exceptional customer service, communication and teaming skills.
Understands the urgency for queries/concerns are resolved and adhere to firm policy.
Understands and strictly adheres to quality standards and procedures, including CSG standards and
guidelines.

Supervision Responsibilities:
Mentors senior designers, and designers in developing technology and design skills, including critiquing multimedia projects and providing constructive feedback for growth and development
Works independently

Education:
Bachelor's degree in Multimedia, Web or Graphic Design and/or related discipline or equivalent work experience

Experience:
Minimum of approximately 5 years of related design experience