Web Designers in August 99 are people who are both creative and technically inclined - and use both attributes to create new designs/redesigns for websites.
Web Designers should also have the ability to understand what is needed to make a website functional and easy to use while having the skill to create a design aesthetically appealing to the client and end-user.
Finally, Web Designers specialize in creating (and laying out) the visual aesthetics of a website:
- He/She should have a background in art or design and is highly visual by nature.
- He/She should also be well-versed in creating a user experience (UX) that makes sites easier to navigate, visually appealing and enhances the user’s ability to find what they’re looking for.
- Be really proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop and know a great deal of the tools that the software provides, to create, edit, and compose your design concepts/comps.
- Have good background knowledge of HTML, keeping in mind how your designs can be translated into full, working, viewable pages
- Know a great deal of photo editing and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop
- Know how to recreate designs from scratch (anywhere from PDF files sent over by the client to basic layouts in pixilated GIF or JPEG formats)
- Have some knowledge in branding and logo creation
- Have some knowledge in using vector programs like Illustrator for the creation of maps, logos or other collateral that may be required in hi-resolution.
- Have a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects and all it’s animation limitations, to help guide you in the creation of animation storyboards for websites that have such requirements
- Keep abreast of the latest design trends, tips, and tricks
- Ensure that the comps you submit meet the company Design Standards
- Know how to use Salesforce to check for your tasks and send updates to your projects
- Be collaborative with your co-designers and to share resources that may benefit the Design team as a whole
- Perform QA duties when necessary
- Express viewpoints and opinions during Design meetings and make suggestions if you think it will help better company design processes
- Take over projects or tasks that were started by or assigned to other designers in case the primary/original designer is overloaded with tasks
- Report projects or tasks to your Team Leader and/or Department Head for cases where the client or Project Manager’s requests don’t follow set standards and procedures
- Must be excellent with conceptualizing projects.
- Must have excellent design skills.
- Exceptional skills in the use of Adobe Photoshop.
- Knowledgeable in Adobe Illustrator.
- Must be reliable, proactive, resourceful, and able to take initiative.
- Web-savvy art skills and able to create concepts to translate a client’s site requirements visually.
- Well-organized, self-directed, able to multi-task, and understand the importance of detailed professional-quality work.
- Needs to have solid artistic and design skills.
- Should have basic to advanced coding knowledge.
- Proficient in graphic design.
- Familiar with SEO and Internet Marketing.
- Self-discipline/strong work ethic
- Great attitude
- Shows great initiative
- Desire to learn and grow
- Ability to anticipate clients’ needs
- Well organized
- Great communication skills
Perks and Benefits
- Work from Home
- Special Leave Benefits for Women
- Single Parent Leave
- Medical / Health Insurance
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Bereavement/Family Leave
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Vacation Leave
- Maternity & Paternity Leave
- Medical, Prescription, Dental, or Vision Plans
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- adobe after effects