Web Designer Developer job in London at Socio Design

Web Designer / Developer

Company: Socio Design

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Apr 24, 2018

-             Position:                                                    Web Designer / Developer-             Salary:                                                       Competitive -             Location:                                                   London, UK -             Job Type:                                                  Permanent-             Closing date for applications:                 23 May 2018  About Socio Design We are a central London based boutique design agency working with a range of clients in the commercial and public sectors.  About you We are looking for a confident and creative individual who can demonstrate a strong flair for communication, collaboration, great design and effective UX.  About the role We are looking for a talented designer / developer to join our growing team. You should have a genuine passion for beautiful digital design and compelling user experience journeys, a desire to challenge yourself creatively, and be comfortable in a fast-moving project environment. You’ll be working on multiple live projects where you’ll have the chance to implement your skills in a hands-on, challenging way. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with responsibility, is opinionated, and is willing to drive projects forward with strong, defensible ideas. The responsibilities of the role include a consistent high level of quality in everything you do, meeting project deadlines, working with our developers and consultants to effectively produce and create excitement through bringing commercial projects to life. You will work as part of a team with directors, senior and junior designers. Candidates must be organised and attentive, constantly looking to improve and have a strong desire to create impact through design. Role of the Web Designer / Developer We are looking for a talented designer / developer to join our growing team. You should have a genuine passion for beautiful digital design and compelling user experience journeys, a desire to challenge yourself creatively, and be comfortable in a fast-moving project environment. You’ll be working on multiple live projects where you’ll have the chance to implement your skills in a hands-on, challenging way. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with responsibility, is opinionated, and is willing to drive projects forward with strong, defensible ideas.  Duties and Responsibilities: Run projects both independently and as part of a team, managing and delivering beautifully designed websites with compelling user experience journeys, on time and on budget to the required qualityGather and evaluate user requirements, market research, technical requirements, consumer insights and user testingCreate wireframes, storyboards, user flows, rapid prototypes, process flows and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas that clearly illustrate structure and functionDesign the user interface experience and final look and feel, supplying and formatting assets the development teamCreate and extend brand elements, guidelines and digital brand toolkitsConceive and integrate art direction and photographic concepts into design schemesLead the QA phase with development and design team, rigorously testing website and product performance prior to launchMonitor functionality and performance of websites post-launchClearly, confidently and persuasively articulate the work of your team in client and team meetingsCommunicate clearly and constructively with project team members, giving feedback where requiredEnsure all written communication that is well structured, informative, and professional Required skills, experience and qualifications: 5+ years in a similar role within a creative agency/studioEducated to BA degree level in visual communication / designExpert knowledge of Adobe CC Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Sketch and Invision prototypingSolid understanding of front-end languages (HTML5, CSS3, JS and JQuery) including cross-browser compatibilityExperience designing across retail and e-commerce sectorsKnowledge of UX design and a user-centred design approachHave an incredible eye for detail and obsessive appreciation for typography, design and layoutSolid experience in Art direction and leading studio-based photoshoots, including photographic skills and post production retouchingAbility to create and/or extend a brandSolid experience collaborating with and managing web development teams (both internal and external)A thorough understanding of web production and the capabilities within digital channelsSolid experience with Wordpress and other content management systems including maintenance of websites post-launchExperience briefing and collaborating with copywriters to ensure consistency in brand communicationExperience with Animating in Adobe After Effects and exporting SVG animations suitable for webProficiency in mobile and adaptive design practices for web, mobile, and tablet platforms with a mobile first thinkingStrong understanding of technical constraints on the different devicesSuper organised with the ability to work across a diverse and various projects and keep within tight deadlinesBe able to articulate concepts in a simple, compelling way that clients can understandAbility to work independently, run your own projects from conception to launchExperience collaborating with diverse teamsYou must demonstrate strong evidence of projects involving clear conceptual thinkingA highly developed understanding of a range of social media platforms and their use in marketing strategyExperience of designing for print, with experience of print production management would be a major benefit How to apply:  Please email your curriculum vitae, portfolio, and covering letter. Please limit portfolios file size to under 10mb, if greater please send download link. 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