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Visual Designer

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About the Role:

Our client is looking for a passionate visual designer, who will play a pivotal role in defining our online user experience, look, feel, brand identity and style.

The Visual Designer will work with a cross-functional team including Product, UX and Engineering to create and evolve the suite of RetailMeNot products and marketing initiatives. The position requires a laser-like customer focus, a passion for simple, well executed design and a solid understanding of online and mobile user experience.

The ideal candidate will possess:
Significant experience with visual web design, with a consumer Internet company or web design consulting firm/agency.
A tangible, well-grounded sense of interactive design with respect to creating simple, elegant, aesthetically pleasing interfaces based on usability principles while balancing these principles with a commercial orientation.
A comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices, with an awareness of implications on user-centered design.
Responsibilities & Project Work:
Responsible for the look and feel exploration, conceptual and visual development, and final execution of design directions for RetailMeNot.com
Integrate company branding into a cohesive web environment
Set style guide and visual design direction
Ensure designs follow visual standards as well as enhance user experience
Oversee design development as well as graphic production
Oversee the creative design and execution of marketing initiatives alongside product launches
Advise and recommend to the SVP, Product on design direction and provide solutions for product design projects
Provide structure and recommendations in the process of developing market leading designs
Work with a cross-functional team to design a world-class user experience online and on mobile by translating product requirements into engaging design concepts and simple interaction models
Concept intuitive designs that promote usability and optimize the user experience of our products and features
Work with the cross-functional team to A/B test design variations to optimize the KPIs important to the business
Initiate, drive and present design study results and make actionable research-based recommendations to inform future work
Requirements:
3-5 years creative experience in consumer web design with emphasis on user experience and branding
Expert knowledge of tools and applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Flash and CSS/HTML
Understands the importance of web site performance and is motivated to design for extreme optimization and UX
Well versed in design fundamentals including composition, color theory, typography, concept development and motion design
Understands information architecture, user interface essentials, interaction design, brand image management and style guide creation
Strong knowledge of user-interface and information architecture principles and how to design web sites with complex information or functionality
A deep understanding of how basic design principles are applied to the web
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; equally at ease speaking with development teams or executives when articulating and advocating design concepts and rationale
Proven ability to deliver high quality designs to customers/stakeholders in a collaborative environment
Willing to work extended hours to meet deadlines when required
Must be detail oriented
Must be able to work independently and build strong relationships with functional team partners
Strong interest in creating simple intuitive design concepts
Expert HTML/Photoshop skills; Ajax/Flash/Flex proficiency a plus
Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field a plus
Rewards: We offer an opportunity to be an integral part of a company that eagerly pursues disruption in its space to continue to drive innovation and lead the competition. Benefits of being an employee include, but are not limited to the following:
Competitive base & bonus packages
Equity grants
Performance based rewards & recognition for your hard work and service.
Very competitive benefits packages
Open & flexible PTO
Cell phone & gym membership reimbursements
Fully stocked break room & onsite catered breakfasts & lunches multiple days/week

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