Web Designer

COLAB - Richmond, VA (30+ days ago)


Interested in working for a growing, fast-paced company with diverse projects and technologies?

COLAB is looking for talented team members to help shape the company’s future. At COLAB, we have a close-knit team with no office politics. You will have access to leadership and be part of a team where your voice is not only heard, but important. You will be able to collaborate and innovate with team members at all levels in our brand new office (see some more pictures here), both exploring and taking advantage of your interests, talents, and skills.

Our team members are able to build strong relationships with each other as well as with our clients. Because of the wide variety of clients and their projects, our team is able to expand our knowledge as well as discover new talents and interests. We encourage our team to be creative in all aspects of technology, not just the architecture and design, but also the technical approach.

COLAB is a digital agency that focuses on technology, but also cares about the design of their products. We have a culture of constant improvement and are driven by the quality of work we produce. We are looking for team members who expand and diversify our team’s talents. If you aren’t satisfied with the status quo, have a passion for your craft, and are interested in working at a fast-paced job, let’s talk!

The Position

COLAB is seeking a Web Designer who can conceptualize, imagine, and design smart solutions to business problems. The best person for this position is creative, driven, and excited by technology.

This position requires excellent people skills, as we work in a team environment. You will interact with designers, project managers, clients, and back end developers. We have a structured process that we follow, and you will be a pivotal contributor to that process. An ability to think creatively and strategically about how digital solutions can address our clients' challenges and improve their businesses is key.

Requirements

Have 3+ years professional experience in web, mobile or application design
Have a proven history of designing responsive page layouts and interfaces. (We will want to see examples.)

Our Designers:
Exhibit exceptional creative thought and attention to detail
Understand that digital design is fluid, flexible, and responsive
Are skilled presenters and have the ability to articulate design decisions to a variety of audiences
Solve project challenges with thoughtful strategic solutions
Collaborate with the project team as well as the client to identify, understand and articulate the client’s business needs and project’s goals to produce smart solutions
Lead design presentations with clients
Research and implement design best practices and trends
Accurately estimate tasks/deliverables
Are proficient with Adobe’s Creative Suite and/or Sketch while open to learning new tools and techniques

Bonus Points:
Identify requirements, set goals, study users, and help craft experiences that translate business and user goals into engaging experiences
Create strategic ideas about using technology in unique ways to add value to our clients' digital presence
Experience conducting research and lead user testing/interviews to gain insights and optimize the user experience
Have experience with UX/interaction design practices
Have a general understanding of frontend development including HTML/CSS/Javascript as well as a conceptual understanding of backend development (Code experience is a plus)

Desired Personal Skills:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Strong ability to build relationships; excellent listening skills
Good problem solving skills
Ability to thrive in a team environment
Ability to operate independently and get things done
Experience working with client projects in an agency-like setting
Benefits

Amazing teammates and an open work environment
Culture of experimentation and learning
Competitive salary based on capabilities
401k with matching
Free health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid holidays and vacation