August 99, Inc
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. Job Responsibilities: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 pagesKnow a great deal of photo editing and manipulation in Adobe PhotoshopKnow 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 creationHave 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 requirementsKeep abreast of the latest design trends, tips, and tricksEnsure that the comps you submit meet the company Design StandardsKnow how to use Salesforce to check for your tasks and send updates to your projectsBe collaborative with your co-designers and to share resources that may benefit the Design team as a wholePerform QA duties when necessaryExpress viewpoints and opinions during Design meetings and make suggestions if you think it will help better company design processesTake over projects or tasks that were started by or assigned to other designers in case the primary/original designer is overloaded with tasksReport 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 proceduresMust 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
Shows great initiative
Desire to learn and grow
Ability to anticipate clients’ needs
Great communication skills