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Senior Interactive Designer (Full-time or Contract)

Design | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

Elevate is looking for a Senior Interactive Designer who will be responsible for creating and presenting original visual design concepts for the digital medium and leading the production and realization of those concepts. The work may include full website redesigns, UI design, website asset creation, email marketing design and creative for social media platforms.

Primary Responsibilities

Design

  • Creating visual design concepts for the digital medium based on overarching creative and interactive strategies
  • Creating pixel-perfect, production-ready graphic assets
  • Applying design concepts and design elements to a full site
  • Actively participating in brainstorm sessions
  • Creating or consulting  in the creation of wireframes and other information architecture and content strategy documents
  • Acting as a design resource for the development team throughout the development process, communicating your creative ideas effectively to an internal or external development team
  • Maintaining an understanding of industry and design trends and having a willingness to experiment with new tools and design techniques

Client/Account Management

  • Participating in client interviews and early project research
  • Presenting visual concepts to clients
  • Understanding and applying client feedback
  • Communicating with the project and account management teams to be mindful of client goals, budgets and schedules

Project Management

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other agency teams through a project’s lifecycle

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Strong online portfolio with examples of digital projects demonstrating creative thinking and flawless execution
  • Ability to craft visual stories to help build brands online
  • Understanding of, and ability to apply web design best practices and conventions
  • Expert level understanding of typography, layout design, hierarchy, image editing and color theory
  • Knowledge of user experience and web design best practices
  • Knowledge of technology and media trends and innovations
  • A sharp eye for detail and execution
  • Excellent presentation skills and excellent communication abilities (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to function independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Comfortable managing within a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience working on client projects in an interactive agency or on an in-house digital team
  • An expert proficiency in multiple design software programs, including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience working from wireframes or other information architecture documents
  • Experience working through a full site build from discovery to completion
  • A basic understanding of HTML/CSS programming
  • Experience with creating animations is a major plus