Freelance, Web Designer

New York, NY 10022

Posted: 10/11/2018 Job Category: Web Design Job Number: 102165

Title - Web Designer

NYC

Pay: Based on Experience

Duration: 10/22 – 1/21

Full time hours

 

Web Designer: Will report to the Senior Designer. The Web Designer conceptualizes and executes designs for editorial features, home and landing pages and special seasonal/brand shops.

This person will be able to assist Senior designers in seasonal merchandising assets as well as design and execute full site windows.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•             Manage project timelines for assigned web design projects with the aid of the Project Managers and Art Director.

•             Produce, optimize and output final Web-ready digital artwork

•             Work with Art Director and Web Design team to extend and optimize Web functionality, site architecture, user interface and navigation

•             Maintain absolute accuracy and attention to detail on a variety of projects simultaneously throughout the creative and production process

•             Respond quickly to design challenges and new business needs

•             Help design seasonal marketing assets

•             Create and translate templates seasonally

•             Oversee and maintain Confluence style guides and directories

•             Contribute and sustain patterning library for design and functionality

•             Brainstorm with team to create innovative brand communication, translate merchandising strategies to elevate and evolve the brand

•             Collaborate closely with merchants and marketing to translate merchandising strategy into compelling, brand-right creative.

•             Ensure deadlines for assigned projects are met

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

•             Understand and be able to implement merchant and marketing objectives for each project and season assigned

•             Very strong verbal and written communication and positive attitude are required

•             Highly organized with extreme attention to detail

•             Very strong and sophisticated typography

•             Ability to translate complex design challenges into clear, customer-friendly experiences

•             Discerning eye for photo editing, cropping, and compositing

•             Expert Photoshop skills

•             Advanced level proficiency in all other Adobe CS.

•             Passion and understanding of ecommerce, UX, and marketing best practices

•             Strong understanding of grid systems and responsive design systems

•             Collaborative, inclusive and flexible team member

•             Resourceful self-starter who gets things done

•             Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

•             Merchandising experience is preferred, but not required

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

•             Bachelor’ s Degree (Design / Interactive) or equivalent experience

•             Proven talent in graphic and interactive design

•             3-4 years Web design in an agency or a brand

•             Mastery of appropriate tools & technology

•             Advanced Photoshop, with excellent digital photo-manipulation and compositing skills, working knowledge Illustrator, InDesign

•             Knowledge of best practices for Web image optimization

•             Understanding of the capabilities and best practices relating to the use of front-end Web technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, AJAX

•             Motion graphics & video editing experience for web (After Effects & Final Cut Pro) a plus

•             Relevant creative background

•             Proven talent in graphic and interactive design

•             Strong retail/fashion brand or agency experience desired; ecommerce experience ideal

•             Experience delivering on business and creative goals through design

•             Experience overseeing or editing copy a plus

 

 

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