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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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • DrupalLanguages
    • MagentoLanguages
    • AEMLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

We are located in Ravenswood, a family-friendly neighborhood, that has a plethora of unique shops, restaurants, and quite a few breweries!
4115 N Ravenswood Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60613

An Insider's view of HS2 Solutions

What does your typical day look like?

Most of our work at HS2 is team-focused so I spend a lot of time collaborating with my team. This entails strategizing with senior developers, working with our design teams and regularly checking in with the client. Fridays at the office are also a lot of fun. Each office gets lunch catered and we typically end the day with an in-house DJ session!

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Web Developer

What are HS2 Solutions Perks + Benefits

HS2 Solutions Benefits Overview

Yes, we offer competetive paychecks and annual bonuses, but we also offer top-of-the-line healthcare, vision, dental, pet, disability, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, including transportation savings; 401(k) benefits; and a take-what-you-need vacation policy. At HS2, rewarding our people for a job well done is the most important job we do.

You could say our perks start with free craft brew (including HS2’s own) at Beer O’clock or with the Friday lunches and snacks all day, every day. Offering flexible working hours and choosing from two comfortable offices in public transportation and restaurant-friendly locations are definite pluses. For some, it’s the shiny new Apple computers and displays. For others, it’s our annual Hackathon, lunch and learn sessions, a tech conference, or certification opportunity. Or maybe it’s simply the camaraderie during an annual 5K, a bunch of coworkers kicking back and playing games during happy hour, a competitive dodgeball tournament, or bringing a date to our annual holiday bash. No matter which is your favorite, HS2 is never short on perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

First-rate salary, “Take What You Need” vacation policy, and competitive bonus incentives • The opportunity to work side-by-side with smart, passionate team members and to be paired with a Mentor and Career Coach to help you reach your personal and professional development goals! • Amazing, holiday parties and frequent team activities, get-togethers, shindigs, and powwows, including an annual Hackathon! • An incomparable benefits package for you and your family, including: 401(k) retirement; fully paid premiums for healthcare, long-term disability, pet insurance, and life insurance; and dental and vision programs • Opportunities to regularly participate in community volunteer events and our charitable contribution program

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