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Visual Designer

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Aquent is looking for a Visual Designer to join our downtown Chicago client's in-house creative team. As part of this team, the right candidate will create visual designs for the web and interactive platforms. The candidate will need to be bright, imaginative, and a capable designer with strong communication skills. Close team collaboration is expected, working with a cross functional team including the creative director and design team along with product managers, and marketing. Must work independently to tight deadlines, communicating effectively.

Interviews will take place on Friday, August 31 and this person will start on Tuesday, September 3. Please do not apply if those dates will not work for you. This position will start as a two week test, but will become a long-term ongoing contract for the right person.

Key Responsibilities:
• Conceptualize web materials that are engaging and on message.
• Create/Execute wireframes and develop user interface and visual designs
• Work on multiple projects while adhering to creative direction, technical specifications, brand identity and meeting tight deadlines.
• Keep up to date with the industry's trends and standards, latest tools and preferred practices.

Skills and Abilities:
• Stellar Visual design and user interface skills and understanding of web and print
• Must be highly detail-oriented, able to multi-task and adapt
• Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
• Must be a reliable, independent worker meeting tight deadlines
• Sharp attention to detail and presentation
• Ability to take critiques with a positive attitude

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree required.
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in web design and wire framing.
• Fluency in current graphic design practices and web production software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
• Strong design style, including creative design solutions within the constraints of the internet.
• Online portfolio a must.

If you have these skills and are interested in this position please send an email with your resume and a paragraph as to why you would be a good fit to tmcmurray@aquent.com.

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