Web Artist

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Our client, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, is looking for an exceptionally talented Web/Graphic Artist with extensive interactive experience and a well-rounded design background to join their digital design group.

The ideal candidate is a highly independent self-starter with at least 2-3+ years of experience outside of school.

Key Responsibilities
• Follow high-level art direction to create designs for the digital design group and web properties that fall under its umbrella.
• Create cutting-edge designs that align with the brand of the site while enhancing the user experience.
• Work closely with lead artists, art directors, information architects, developers & others to produce a team-driven end product that leads to a top-notch user experience.
• Continually increase the creative benchmark, setting new standards to elevate creative executions & enhance the delivery of engaging features to the customer.

Required Technical Skills and Experience
• 2-3+ years experience in web interface & layout design (outside of school)
• Online portfolio that displays an understanding of user-centered design (User Experience/UX design)
• Formal design training with solid typography, graphic, and interaction design skills
• A Bachelor's degree & experience in a web-related environment
• Strong working experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash and image optimization for web
• Understanding of HTML, DHTML, and JavaScript (rollovers, pop-ups) and the capabilities of web browsers and user interaction are essential.
• Experience creating Web graphics, animations, user interfaces, icons, color schemes, templates, and layouts for use in online advertising and web site projects, ensuring site- wide color and typeface standards and consistency.
• Experience creating and working with site maps, media storyboards, user flows, wireframes, and other information design documents for web sites and online advertising

Performance Competencies (Non Technical Skills)
• Must be able to deliver high quality work consistently & on time
• Attention to detail, while also considering the big picture
• Excellent communication skills & ability to work with others
• Self-motivated with positive attitude
• Ability to prioritize work

This is initially a 3 month, full-time, W-2 contract position located in Redwood Shores, CA
There is potential for this position to extend in 3 month intervals, and potentially convert to perm for the right candidate.
This position is not eligible for telecommute or offsite work
This position comes with full benefits including a low premium, zero-deductible health care plan, 401(k) plan,
dental and vision.

AQUENT is a firm that offers content design and development, marketing, and creative services solutions. For more than 20 years, we have helped provide outsourcing and staffing solutions to clients such as Microsoft, HP, and Starbucks. We're a minority-owned business, committed to maintaining professional quality with a personal touch.