Web Designer

The Web Designer, along with The A Group, is responsible for cradle-to-grave design, coding, and implementation of websites, and support for digital brands. This position requires strategic design thinking and problem solving skills, as well as experience with front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript). This is a people-oriented, team-first job that requires collaboration with internal teams to exceed client goals. 

The Web Designer will contribute to and gather information that informs the development of web solutions that meet the demands of our clients and stakeholders. Our new Web Designer can correlate the design they do to marketing objectives that are driven by creative briefs and client input, among other sources. He/she will plan, create and implement websites and other digital solutions that require a web design skill set. Working with account managers, engineers and executive staff, the Web Designer will work to provide solutions that exceed the expectations of our clients. 

Required Skills

  • Solid understanding of HTML5 and CSS3 standards and best-practices with the capacity to hand-code web pages from scratch (no Dreamweaver)
  • Understanding and experience with UX/UI
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS – specifically, creating/editing templates and themes OR Familiarity with a popular PHP Template Engine (Twig or similar) or incorporating logic into HTML markup (“if” statements, “for” loops, and the like)
  • Knowledge of current web trends and technologies
  • Intimate working knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience in Responsive/Mobile design
  • Sophisticated design sensibilities must be evident
  • Understand the nuances of designing for various technologies (web browsers vs. email clients vs. mobile platforms)
  • Experience with SASS/SCSS

Nice to have

  • Javascript and/or jQuery skills
  • Understanding of GIT or other version control solutions

Personality Requirements

  • Enjoys a fast paced and open team environment
  • Shows integrity, has a hard work ethic, and is self-motivated and organized
  • Cares about helping clients reach their goals and impact lives
  • Being a team player and able to work with a close-knit group of people
  • Put others first
  • Must be able to handle pressure well

Additional Requirements

  • Three to five years relevant work experience
  • Online portfolio for review, including links to live sites so we can inspect coding practices
  • Three professional references

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to the following)

  • Task management of all assigned work
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Time management
  • Provide accurate estimates of time needed for updates and requests
  • Quality check of own work
  • Ability to explain work, in a professional manner and correlated to the client's marketing objectives, in both client presentations and to internal team members
  • Build internal relationships
  • Ability to create beautiful web design solutions while working with or without existing branding assets
  • Utilize problem-solving techniques and strategic thinking to provide solutions
  • Build trust and credibility with team members
  • Effectively work within a team
  • Collaborate with a team of web professionals to develop new sites

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