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Web Designer

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent



Job Description

Our client partner was one of the first local shops to take a real engineering focus to custom client work. Existing at the nexus between management consulting and and interactive design, this is not your typical services organization. This team’s focus is on building award-winning web and mobile products that shape business strategy, brands and customer experience. Renowned for their creativity and craftsmanship, they have built apps for some of the most innovative startups and Fortune 100 organizations in the world. Joining this shop means working on incredible projects, mastering your craft, enjoying competitive benefits and working among the best in your field.

They are currently looking for an Web Designer to join their growing web team at their downtown Toronto studio. You’ll help design beautiful and effective websites and ecommerce shops for a wide variety of clients.

Here, a successful Web Designer is a collaborative creative thinker and detail-oriented UX & UI designer with experience creating responsive websites and e-commerce experiences. You tailor your work to achieve the business goals of your clients as well as demonstrate proven success in leading the design execution of beautiful web and ecommerce experiences from whiteboard to launch - and beyond.


Responsibilities

- Lead design strategy for a wide variety of clients
- Conduct user research, rapid prototyping and user testing of designs
- Lead brand creation and re-branding exercises with a focus on digital-first usages
- Take a “problem-first” approach to planning effective and performant design strategies for the web
- Design marketing and e-commerce websites using platforms including Shopify and Wordpress
- Work closely with our clients and partners to successfully manage their projects
- Proactively address client issues in order to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction
- Collaborate with product managers, developers, designers and QA analysts


Must Have Skills:

- Experience creating and defending best-in-class design and user experience solutions for clients
- A love for the right processes: user & market research, moodboards, site maps, user flows, wireframes, prototyping, style guides, user testing and more
- Experience building custom user journeys and effective conversion funnels
- A passion for great website and e-commerce design, and a desire to produce the best digital design work in the industry
- An informed understanding of best-practises for e-commerce and marketing conversion
- Experience designing for CMS products like Wordpress and Squarespace
- Experience designing for Shopify storefronts
- A solid grasp on content strategy and content production
- Experience creating brand identities and guidelines across various media (with a focus on digital)
- An understanding of current accessibility guidelines for the web (WCAG) and designing with those standards in mind
- You are energized by creating beautiful and engaging websites and storefronts
- You enjoy working with others in a highly collaborative environment
- You have a keen attention to detail and appreciate how a great user experience can elevate a brand or company
- You're equally happy learning something new or teaching others something you've learned
- You care deeply about craftsmanship and quality


Nice to Have Skills:

- An strong grasp of SEO and SEM best practices
- A thorough understanding of front-end development and (nice to have) experience building front-end experiences yourself (CSS, HTML, Javascript)


Details:
Starting: ASAP
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