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Anthology Front-End Designer in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary

The front-end designer is the fusion of web design and front-end development. In this role you create a functional, intuitive, and elegant experience for the user, executing both a great visual design and highly accurate, responsive HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Not only do you like big ideas, but you appreciate that 1 pixel difference. From ideation and concepting, to development and hand-off, you can see a project through its full front-end lifecycle. Your expertise and creativity drive our customers to advance their web strategies for the bettering of higher ed.

Responsibilities

  • Designs and develop projects from concept to hand-off to meet customer objectives

  • Executes user-centered and responsive design processes while balancing the aesthetics and usability of designs

  • Creates detailed wireframes and mock-ups to be provided to the customer

  • Develops web designs that are optimized for performance, usability, accessibility, and sustainability within a CMS

  • Authors and maintains clean, semantic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Designs and build custom emails in a drag-and-drop-style editor

  • Coordinates with teammates, especially front-end developers and project managers, to achieve timely and quality project delivery

  • Co-leads customer calls with project managers as the main technical and/or creative lead

  • Discusses project requirements and consults with customers on how to achieve their goals with solutions based on industry best practices

  • Stays current on the latest web trends, techniques, and technologies

  • Performs quality assurance reviews of design concepts and site builds, ensuring visual consistency and appropriate use of design and development techniques

  • Occasionally completes requests for website and email maintenance

Education

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in design, computer science, or another related field, or equivalent industry experience

Qualifications/Experience

  • 2+ years of professional web or graphic design experience

  • 3+ years of experience writing HTML, CSS/LESS, and JavaScript

  • Demonstrable web design skills with a strong portfolio

  • Familiarity with WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)

  • Proficient in responsive, semantic HTML/CSS coding and Bootstrap

  • Hands-on experience with web applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and other front-end technologies including content management systems

  • Proficient in front-end design tools including Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD, and a code editor

  • Ability to troubleshoot cross-browser compatibility issues

  • Familiar with hand-coding HTML emails.

  • Strong understanding of responsive design

Skills/Competencies

  • A careful and focused attention to detail

  • Proven track record of the ability to prioritize, organize, and multi-task in a flexible and fast paced environment to effectively meet deadlines

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication and documentation skills

  • A proven track record of improving personal performance after receiving direction and constructive criticism

  • Demonstrates the ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

  • Works and collaborates well with a team and communicates reliably, especially in a remote environment

  • Flexible and understanding knowing that project requirements can sometimes evolve in order to best meet a customer’s needs

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