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Sr. Visual Designer

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A small studio design team with a highly collaborative internal agency environment is looking for a strong Visual Designer who’s needed to design for a highly scaled, heavily trafficked site. Experience with web, mobile and tablet required.

Long term contract: 1 year+, 40 hours/ week, W2

You’ll spend your time doing hands on visual design and production work with a focus on quality and adherence to brand standards, creating new standards and guidelines, and cultivating strategic relationships throughout the team, which is responsible for all of the client's ".com" site and its associated transactional sites. You will do both production and strategic work. Responsibilities include ongoing maintenance such as image searches and marketing asset production, larger projects, and enhancements to the existing design standards. You will work both independently and as part of cross-functional teams. To be successful, you must be organized and able to work on several projects at once.

Working in the Customer Experience team of this division, you will be responsible for producing and presenting creative concepts and visual designs that adhere to brand and design standards. The role requires well-demonstrated skills in visual design, solidly informed by best practice user-centric design standards.

Responsibilities
-Develop new approaches and design solutions to complex design problems and be able to meet aggressive deadlines and manage several priorities at once.
-Puts ideas into a tangible form.
-Have an eye for detail.
-Communicate clearly and effectively and possess strong analytical and oral communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal and leadership skills—proven persuasion, facilitation and diplomacy skills are a must for this role as you’ll be advocating for quality customer experiences in an environment that is intensely focused on revenue, but also very design-savvy.
-Collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team. Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Other Requirements:
• Minimum of 5 years experience creating compelling and innovative brand solutions for major, consumer websites with heavy traffic. E-commerce experience mandatory.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in user experience design.
• Strong portfolio, with at least 5 outstanding design samples.
• Strong understanding and experience with web technologies, including: o Photoshop and Illustrator o InDesign a plus
• BS, BFA or BA major in design, graphic design, art direction or industrial design.
• Proven skills in setting creative direction within the brand guidelines, exploring new approaches, creating visual vocabularies, and working strategically with online partners.
In addition, individual must have strong client facing and presentation skills which includes ability to discuss, listen, defend and persuade.
• Capable of adhering to project schedules and effectively tracking their progress to meet challenging deadlines and corporate initiatives.
• Able to self-manage and work on multiple projects simultaneously both independently and as a member of a team.

Portfolio requirements: Candidate should be prepared to show design samples and interim deliverables. High-traffic site and transactional (ecomm) site experience required.

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