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Web Designer and Front-End Developer

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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 engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client is a large professional services firm with world headquarters in NYC. They have asked for our assistance in identifying a CONTRACT WEB DESIGNER/FRONT END DEVELOPER for a 2-3 month contract engagement. This position has the possibility of converting to a permanent position but there is no guarantee.

This position is responsible for the design of all global digital properties. This includes all “look and feel” aspects of our websites and other digital platforms, including showcasing the client's brand digitally and ensuring our platforms are usable and enticing for clients, prospects, leads, and colleagues. This role is key to establishing a strong online brand. A key skill is the ability to associate the brand with an appealing and engaging digital experience.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Design internal and external web sites plus related items, such as email templates, landing pages and micro-sites. Develop/present alternate wireframe and design concepts to stakeholders. 40%

Keep abreast of digital design and usability best practices, and convince Marketers and other internal clients to adopt best practices. 10%

Implement approved designs on applicable web platforms, primarily, DotNetNuke CMS and Exact Target email engine. This includes advanced HTML and strong CSS. 25%

Stay abreast of trends in design and coding and keep skills up-to-date, through provided training and online exploration. 5%

Edit proprietary video files prior to hosting on main website 5%

Project management 5%

Maintain web branding guidelines. 5%


Education
(degree / diploma) BFA or BA in design
Experience 2-5 years experience in corporate website and broader digital design.
Experience with apps/mobile is useful.
Knowledge and skills (general and technical) Web and graphic design skills; web usability / human factors skills;
HTML / CSS skills.

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