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Web Designer

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Our Fortune 500 retail client is seeking a talented Web Designer! This is a 6 month contract position with potential of extension of up to 2 years.

Responsibilities/Deliverables:
As a Web Designer for the API Product Team you will be responsible for maintaining, updating, and evolving the API site experience. You will be creating and optimizing graphical assets for web, tablet, and mobile screen display, participating in the planning and development of new content, and employing design standards set by company style guides. You will become well versed in brand standards and be mindful of how to best translate them for use on the API experience. You will collaborate with the broader UX team to enhance features and functionality. To support the product team you will be required to present creative concepts, take direction, and manage concurrent development efforts.

• Creating and optimizing graphical assets for updating and maintaining design, functionality and layout of website as needed working within defined templates
• Participating in the planning and development of new content
• Employing design standards set by company style guides
• Remain current with web trends, usability and standards along with the tools and techniques for online experience development

Requirements:
• Portfolio that is accessible on-line.
• 3 or more years web design experience.
• Proven ability to formally present and articulate ideas effectively.
• Self-starter who remains current with web trends, usability and standards along with the tools and techniques for online experience development.

Nice to Have:
• Experience within a multi-channel retailer
• Experience with the API, open development or maker movement
• Experience using Photoshop

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?
• You are open and honest and willing to share and accept feedback and ideas.
• You are positive and optimistic. Setbacks and constraints motivate you to work harder.
• You are confident in your abilities, but you keep your ego in check.
• You are passionate about your craft, and opinionated about the right way to do things.
• You’re willing to change your mind (stubborn on vision, but flexible on details).
• You strive to constantly improve yourself and your team.
• You prefer to work very hard on the exact right things for 8 hours a day and then go be with your family and friends, rather than work a 12-hour day.

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