Web Designer

ITSS Recruitment
London (Greater)
15 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Web Designer

Our client, a leading UK household name on-line retailer, are currently looking for an experienced Web Designer. You will be responsible for creating engaging design across a wide spectrum of digital and print mediums.

The role is within the Marketing department, reporting into the UX/UI Design Manager. The role will be predominantly working alongside the wider Design/UX teams, and Web/CRM teams.
We are looking for a talented Web Designer with established skills in both digital design and front-end development. You must have proven experience within e-commerce and will also need a strong knowledge of responsive HTML & CSS , as well as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Experience with testing and optimising would also be hugely advantageous.

Key Responsibilities:
• Oversee production of day-to-day design tasks in line with briefs provided by the wider marketing team, including:
o Execution of all seasonal campaign creative - logos, mastheads and general 'look and feel’, and monitor their application across multiple channels
o Creation of PSD assets / templates for email and web
o Regular website updates, through the creation and deployment of HTML / CSS web pages for campaign
o Designing and building engaging email campaigns
o Support wider design team with regular website updates and CRM campaigns as required
• Alongside UX/UI Design Manager, take ownership of the brands, and ensure they are being applied consistently across all areas of the business
• Print work will be ad hoc, but may include seasonal flyers, brochures and leaflets
• Involvement in project groups as required, including creation of design concepts for site changes and new projects (e.g. UX improvements, wireframing, new functionality)
• Mentoring and assisting more junior members of the team with their work
Key Skills
• A solid understanding and experience of HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery. Experience of responsive coding essential, with a particular focus on Bootstrap
• Experience of using browser developer tools for manipulating DOM elements
• Must have experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
• Strong skills in CMS design & code, especially responsive CRM templates
• Working to strict deadlines as part of a fast moving ecommerce design team, while having the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
• High attention to detail, with demonstrable written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation with an ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
• Quick learner with ability to think pro-actively and build solid working relationships with wider members of the business
• An online portfolio of previous work
Desirable Skills
• Previous experience overseeing/mentoring junior designers advantageous
• Experience of working alongside Dev and IT teams
• Experience of using Endeca
• Print experience an advantage but not essential
• Experience in usability and MVT testing an advantage

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