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Web Designer

Employer
Excelsior College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Web Designer is part of the Creative Services team within the Marketing department, works closely with IT, and is a key member of Web Team. This person is responsible for designing appealing and accessible mobile-responsive web solutions using web publishing tools/applications (including WordPress), current standards-based web design practices, user-centered design principles, and Excelsior’s brand guide. They will produce storyboards, scenarios, interactive mock-ups, graphics, and wireframe prototypes for complex, interactive web properties. We are looking for someone who has a broad range of skills and abilities that include strong UX/UI knowledge (gathering user requirements, conducting user research, and user testing), and JavaScript development experience (building interactive web components, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with marketing managers, developers, and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate design ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps.
  • Design and build graphic user interface elements like menus, tabs, and widgets.
  • Regularly review and update design kit and site styles.
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and appear, and support decisions with clear, detailed evidence and rationale.
  • Create and resize raster and vector graphics.
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders. Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g., accessibility, responsiveness, SEO)
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure compliance with policies and brand standards around identity graphics, fonts, colors, web content, and online accessibility.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on modern design concepts and solutions and usability best practices for all web devices.
  • Provide thought leadership on usability and user-centered design principles.
  • Demonstrated experience with Quality Assurance (QA) testing and implementation changes to ensure proper display across browsers and mobile devices.

Qualifications: 
  • A bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of designing web solutions or products with a strong design portfolio.
  • Understanding of how decisions impact user experience in terms of browser and device compatibility, accessibility, internationalization, and performance.
  • Knowledge of mobile responsive web design, HTML, and CSS.
  • Knowledge of design software like Adobe Creative Suite as well as wireframing tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Bootstrap. Experience with PHP a plus.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools and related analyses and reporting.
  • Understanding of how to incorporate user research and data into the design process.
  • Be collaborative and articulate. Be able to clearly explain design choices and respond to customer and team feedback.
APPLICATION INFORMATION

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

AA/EOE/ADA

Excelsior College is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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