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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 months to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off/vacation pay as well as a retirement! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Web Designer
Type- Contract
Location- Downtown Toronto, local candidates only please
Duration- 1 year with likely extension
Hourly pay rate- $34-38hr

The Scoop:
Based in the Toronto office you will be a core member of the internal team that brings the Virgin Mobile brand to life on all digital screens. Your portfolio should be chock full of big brand samples (no local barber shops or flyers for your favorite band). Virgin Mobile's customer demographic is millennials so experience designing for that group would be helpful. Your look and feel should be modern, clean and fresh.

You’ll work with cross-functional teams to deliver irresistible digital experiences, designing for an ever-changing interactive world.

A quickie about the job:
- Problem solve day-to-day usability issues, supporting the Digital Marketing team and collaborating with designers and developers
- Design and define the user experience for everything from landing pages, conversion flows, mobile apps, banners emails and more.
- Create wireframes, front-end prototypes and supporting documents to effectively communicate proposed structure, layout, navigation, controls and content prioritization.
- Ensure every user experience not only looks it’s best, but uses best in class usability practices and enforces, maintains and evolves the digital style guide.
- Develop innovative and creative online campaign elements to drive Member engagement through unique Member experiences.

Key Stuff:
- Work as a Member of a collaborative design team to solve creative challenges.
- Convert complex briefs into simple and effective digital elements and user experiences
- Minimize errors in work so development process is a smooth as possible
- Identify and understand key elements that align with marketing goals
- Deliver on strategy, on time and on budget in a fast-paced industry. (But no pressure or anything.)

Do you fit the part?
- You’re passionate about user experience and designing for a changing world.
- You crave to be part of a dynamic and collaborative creative group of people who have a passion for delivering work that is right on the mark
- People love working with you because they can count on you and enjoy interacting with you
- You are able to think outside of the box
- You can manage complete processes
- Problem Solving and creativity are your jams
- You have an keen eye design and a razor sharp attention for detail
- You can multi-task, multi-task, and multi-task like a pro. Did we mention you’d need to multi-task?

The “Must Haves”
- A Degree or equivalent post-secondary education in Design, Multimedia, Fine Arts or a related discipline.
- 5+ years of professional web, digital, ux or interactive design experience
- Rock solid knowledge of web and mobile usability and design principles for intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation
- Experience designing to meet HTML, CSS and JS standards for responsive design on multiple screens
- Able to work with grid systems, wireframing and prototyping tools.
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud
- Learn quickly and are able to adapt in a fast-paced environment.
- Possess strong organization skills.
- Able to handle the pressure of meeting tight deadlines and quick turnaround while juggling multiple projects
- You know how to have fun while getting stuff done.

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