Associate Director, Web/UX Design
Job Type
Full-time
Description

We are hiring for an Associate Director, Web/UX Design to provide strategic leadership, vision, concepting, and expertise for our client’s eCommerce websites. This position works across departments and is responsible for leading a team to develop and create dynamic digital user and brand experience websites. In addition, this position creates digital layouts, wireframes, or other digital elements while aligning with the clients design aesthetics and brand style guidelines.

 

Please include your portfolio along with your resume


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across departments to implement web design standards, messaging and processes to produce consistent, high-quality results, while ensuring user-centered design approaches according to client needs
  • Develop, create, and maintain dynamic websites including eCommerce website for our clients 
  • Create an aesthetic digital design and deliver on brand strategy and message according to client needs
  • Attend and lead progress meetings to help brainstorm ideas and report on work progress
  • Submit completed work for approval and re-design as directed until work has met client expectations. (note: this may be in contrast to your personal taste)
  • Build best practices, schedules, workflows and processes to drive improved planning, prioritization and communication to better meet fast-paced, high-volume and high-quality demands and deadlines
  • Manage staff in a manner that facilitates teamwork and ensures deadlines are met, and produces quality work
  • Continually focus on improving and re-evaluating the best digital user experience
  • Mentor junior staff and provide support and feedback to help them advance
  • Provide clear, concise, and direct feedback and design critique
  • In cooperation with department staff, determine appropriate assignments and allocation of work
  • Remain up-to-date on marketplace, industry and web design trends, including insights into cultural trends, competition and target audiences
  • Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Web Design/Development, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Digital Media, or related field (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ professional experience in web development/design, digital, and/or UX design
  • Strong leadership skills; proven successful experience in supervising, mentoring and team building
  • Expert knowledge in web development, design, and CMS, with a strong knowledge on UI, UX, and web standards
  • Portfolio demonstrating proficiency in skill and a sophisticated sense of design
  • Strong knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite with advanced digital design skills
  • Solid understanding of the elements of web development and design
  • Able to adapt skill to the aesthetics of each project
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to the needs of clients
  • Able to interpret editorial direction and vision to align visual design with digital magazine content
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills; able to balance multiple priorities and demands simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards
  • Maintains a positive attitude and support that attitude among junior staff, even while working under pressure in an environment where job demands are constantly changing

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Position/Type: Full-Time/professional/in office

Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO

Compensation: Competitive, based on experience