Visual Designer - best of best!

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Looking for a designer who is ready to take on the challenge of breaking new ground with top advertisers by working closely with them to understand their objectives and then finding new, creative and innovative ways to reach those objectives. You’ll work closely with advertisers, creative agencies, and internal partners to create custom solutions that break through the online advertising clutter and deliver immersive, engaging experiences for consumers.

The ideal candidate is highly creative – with the ability to both participate actively in the brainstorming process; has deep experience and is passionate and confident in his/her knowledge of both visual design and UI; is a self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative design environment; and has a proven record of creating consumer experiences for the Web.

Responsibilities include:
• Generate highly creative experiences through creation of conceptual work (sketches, wireframes, UI, AI, and comps)
• Clearly communicate and evangelize concepts and ideas to internal partners
• Generate prototypes that convey the user experience with a high degree of fidelity using tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects and other tools as appropriate
• Take feedback from clients, internal and external partners and drive to the best possible consumer and advertiser experience outcome
• Creating rapid prototypes in HTML/Flash
o Please note we are not looking for a developer rather a strong visual designer that has experience in HTML and front end CSS for building prototypes, no back end code.

Candidates should have:
• Keen eye for visual communication
• Flash animation/prototyping abilities
• Well rounded visually rich portfolio that showcases Industry related experience with a proven track record of shipping successful consumer experiences
• Mastery of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, Flash, After Effects and other design industry related tools
• Ability to manage him/herself against predetermined deadlines and schedules so that key milestones and metrics are met with high-quality deliverables.

5 plus years work related experience required. Minimum of 2 years experience in a lead role. Strong knowledge of user interface and functionality design required. Strong creative skills and ability to generate design ideas required. Advanced experience in creating and implementing usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams is required. Advanced knowledge of web technologies (i.e. HTML and CSS). Fluency with standard design software tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) required. Advanced interaction design and web technology skills (i.e. Flash) may be required. Strong knowledge or experience with database served websites. Experience working with rich client or web applications preferred. Must have the ability to understand and integrate customer needs and motivations into specific areas of product design to contribute to user features and functionality. Must be familiar with industry standards and trends. Strong communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Must have ability to own and drive projects. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.