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Lead Visual Designer

| Chicago
Our Experience Design Team is growing and looking for a Lead Visual Designer to lead creative strategy, conception, and execution of digital media (websites, mobile applications, social media assets, email templates, etc.) for a wide variety of clients. The ideal candidate will be able to design, develop, or enhance existing graphic/identity branding that meets marketing objectives, integrates customer usability best practices, and address client brand standards. This position works closely with Experience Designers, Front- and Back-End Developers, Content Specialists, internal Project Managers, and external client leads. Being customer-service oriented as well as working well independently as well as in a team environment, is must!

Responsibilities:

  • Create high-fidelity mood boards, style tiles, compositions, and digital style guides
  • Produce meticulous, beautiful user interface designs that take into account client brand guidelines and specifications (websites, mobile applications, email, etc.)
  • Present design decisions to the internal and client teams and iterate and implement feedback
  • Work in tandem with multiple Experience designers and developers to ensure all functionality and design is meeting client and internal expectations
  • Participate in regular design critiques to keep design skills sharp
  • Create clean and professional presentation decks for client review
  • Juggle multiple projects and clients simultaneously
  • Prototype complex interactions with high standards of usability in mind

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a design-related position; agency experience required
  • B.A. in graphic design, visual communication, or other design-related field
  • Impeccable understanding of typography, layout, color, and all other elements of design
  • Adobe design tools, including Photoshop and Illustrator experience
  • Above average experience with HTML, CSS, and responsive web design techniques
  • The ability to take static designs and implement them using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience designing around data sets and reusable patterns
  • Experience with responsive front end frameworks (Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap)
  • Understand quality assurance and testing
  • Working knowledge of Sketch
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics programs
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Backbone, Angular)
  • Experience working with Back-End Developers on WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Ruby on Rails
  • Comfortable with git for source code management and using browser developer tools for "in browser" design tweaks (Chrome DevTools, Firebug)
  • iOS and Android HIG (Human Interface Guidelines)
  • Familiar with task runners (Grunt or Gulp)

You have the freedom to influence your own career path. We give our team members not only state-of-the-art facilities to execute web and mobile experiences for some of the greatest brands in the world, but people love working here. And we love having them!

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Location

We're headquartered in Ravenswood, Chicago, a family-friendly neighborhood that has a plethora of unique shops, restaurants, and breweries!