Web Designer

WHO Staffing - Hunt Valley, MD (30+ days ago)


WEB DESIGNER: HUNT VALLEY, MD

Who Staffing is looking for a Web Designer for a fulltime direct hire opportunity with our client in Hunt Valley, MD.

Job Description:

  • Our client is looking for a talented and dynamic web designer who thrives in a fast paced environment. A candidate with a “can-do” attitude will thrive at this position, which offers the opportunity to add to their design portfolio a multitude of sites created for a growing and diverse client base.
  • The candidate should be experienced with responsive design principles and able to apply these concepts within the WordPress CMS framework. In addition, the candidate must be able to work well with customers and our digital sales team to implement digital solutions in a clean and effective manner. The candidate should also be able to manage their time well across multiple projects.
  • The candidate must be flexible and able to adapt to the evolving digital industry and to Sinclair’s growing and changing digital group. The primary focus of this position is to support our digital agency services, but web designers may be tagged to handle other web projects that support the company as a whole.

Job Responsibilities:

  • WEBSITE & LANDING PAGE DESIGN

o Front – end website design which will be completed within our WordPress environment and in accordance to contract requirements.
o Creating wireframes and mockups that effectively illustrate functionality as well as clarify and define the intended design treatment of projects in development.
o Writing HTML and CSS code for various front-end elements.
o Must be able to plan site design with clients and management, clarify goals and understand functionality.
o Must be confident enough to maintain and enforce content and display standards.
o Deliver projects that are free of mistakes and follow outlined requirements.
o Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve design issues.
o Training clients and departmental employees on approved systems.

  • EMAIL MARKETING

o Must be able to execute email friendly designs that are responsive.
o Must be able to complete all projects on time and hand off to customer service for testing and deployment.
o Must be familiar with email design standards and techniques, and run projects through quality assurance processes defined by management.
o Troubleshoot and resolve design problems.

  • CONTEST DESIGN

o Will work within our approved contest platforms to execute contests within specified time frames.
o Must be able to think creatively and design appealing skins around standard contesting templates.
o Must remain organized and on top of contesting projects and remove from sites in accordance to assigned contracts.

  • COMMUNICATION, CLIENT INTERACTION AND EXPERIECE

o Must be comfortable participating in design discussions with external clients, sales leaders and department team members.
o Must be able to develop an effective user experience across all agency services from concept to completion.
o Must be able to recommend optimal solutions to problems.
o Will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
o Must be comfortable working one-on-one with clients to discuss project needs and resolve issues

Job Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with web design in a professional environment.
  • Competency in typing out code for responsive web components in HTML and CSS.
  • Understanding of the “WordPress Loop” and how to write front-end code that can be generated within it.
  • The ability to design aesthetically pleasing yet effective user interfaces.
  • Comfortable with creating wireframes and transferring wireframes into working designs.
  • A solid point-of-view regarding design and a collaborative nature.
  • Effective and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and communicate resolutions effectively

Required Skillset:

  • HTML and CSS
  • WordPress 4.x
  • Ability to create a WordPress template.
  • Comfortable with integrating WordPress plugins.
  • Knowledge of useable HTML elements within email clients.
  • Dreamweaver CC or other web oriented IDE
  • Adobe CC: Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • MS Office Suite
  • Understanding of web analytics tools such as Google Analytics and Comscore

Desired Skillset:

  • Awareness of WordPress plugins that can augment production output.
  • PHP
  • SASS
  • Version control using GIT
  • Knowledge of social networking platforms, SEO and mobile initiatives

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 /year