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Web Designer

Web Designer

The web designer/developer is primarily responsible for the design, layout, and development of our client’s existing and future captive portals. In addition, the web designer will provide input and development of our other frontend tools. The right individual for this role will be a motivated and energetic developer who takes initiative, enjoys finding solutions to a varying number of challenges, is detail-oriented, and takes extreme pride in their work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with content owners/strategists, developers, graphic designers and other stakeholders to create and implement visual designs
    • You must be able to translate visual designs into accessible and compliant deliverables using web languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Focus on user experience to create compelling customer-facing interfaces
    • Responsive design with a mobile first approach
  • Produce project estimates, including expertise required, development hours, etc.
  • Publish content using content management system
    • Working familiarity with Distributed Version Control (GIT/gitlab)
  • Keep informed on emerging related technologies or applications
  • Assist in gathering requirements and project specifications
  • Establish best practices around standards and manage web content development

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • While having access to your favorite IDE, you should be able to code your solutions using a plain text editor and test using standard browser development tools
  • Must be proficient in image manipulation (i.e. Gimp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Must have strong knowledge of web frameworks (i.e. Bootstrap, Foundation, JQuery, Angular, etc.)
  • Must be creative and imaginative
  • Autonomous
  • Self-starter

Required Experience

  • College Degree in Graphic Design
  • At least 2+ years relevant experience in web design and photo manipulation
  • Experience in Front-end web development
  • Experience with JavaScript front-end application framework e.g. React
  • Good understanding of HTML 5, CSS3, Photoshop, InDesign, and
  • Base working experience in writing designs internal/external documentation
  • Working knowledge in web performance testing

Asset

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, equivalent field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience in Quality Assurance duties
  • Experience contributing to a creative environment; high comfort level with brainstorm and critique processes