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Visual Designer

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We are looking for a Visual/Production Designer to be an integral part of our Global Design team to create compelling and innovative design solutions for our web-based and mobile products. This position requires high-level strategic thinking, organizational skills and creativity in solving highly complex problems. You will work in cross-functional teams that include research, content management, interaction design and front-end development, as well as with program and product managers, marketing, brand, software engineers and QA. You also need to be able to help develop, advocate for and employ visual and user experience standards and practices through all phases of product design.

Responsibilities - Visual Designer
- Accountable for visual design deliverables, ensuring the work is of highest quality and delivered in a timely manner
- Provide design directions and critical feedback in reviews with peers
- Ability to successfully drive and apply user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with cross-functional teams
- Willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and work on time-sensitive, critical projects; no job is too small for you
- Effectively communicate design rationale to internal leaders and stakeholders
- Makes design decisions driven by research, business requirements, technical specifications and moreover, strong design sensibilities
- Work closely with other Lead/Principal Designers to provide guidance for the overall visual language for page layout, site navigation, icons, button styles, forms and “widgets”
- Partner with the internal brand team on visual direction and implementation of visual design elements
- Review and maintain design documents such as style guides design pattern library

Responsibilities - Production Designer
-Optimize files for size and optimal page loading
-Prep images and graphics for international adaptations
-Deliver assets and source files (PSDs, PDF, Flash) via ClearCase/CMS/CAT/GIT
-Work closely with Localization
-Archive and catalog image files
-Define repository structure for projects
-Triage/help fix brand visual bugs

Qualifications:
-UNIX code experience (preferable)
-Good knowledge of html/css
- Strong conceptual and design skills
- Pixel-perfect attention to details
- An online portfolio with examples of elegant visual designs that provide solutions to highly complex ecommerce or service-based transactions, demonstrating a thorough understanding of interaction and graphic design principles
- Ability to communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
- Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner.
- Expert level experience with design authoring tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc)
- Understand the design implications of fundamental Web technologies (HTML, Ajax, etc)
- Experience collaborating with product managers and UI/UX designers on user interfaces and interaction designs
- Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
- Positive team attitude
-Willingness to understand and respect all design targets including brand, business, usability to build consistent designs
- Enthusiasm for building world-class design
- Ability to travel for training
- Expertise in the following software (Adobe Creative Suite5 and other related graphics programs)
- Understanding and experience in designing for the web (including all production aspects of web design)
- Art directing others, including contractors and agencies
- Willingness to smile and build the right environment for creative and smart products
- Online Portfolio required

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