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Tampa, FL United States
12:03pm, Jan 27
Web Designer for Invitation Company
Web Designer oversees all aspects of design and creation of the website. Uses a diverse number of media to create numerous types of designs that are most effective in increasing customer appeal and sales. The web and graphic designer works to visually convey information to promote or enhance the company, and to maintain the technical and visual consistency of the project throughout its entirety.

Candidates must have a four year degree to be considered and at least 2 years experience


Duties and Responsibilities:

• Creation of new company websites
• Make recommendations for websites changes and implement them
• Ongoing cosmetic changes to websites
• Create high quality web images
• Create and send out bi-monthly newsletters to database of customers
• Create sales and promotions on the websites
• Serve on advertising, copywriting, and marketing committees to give recommendations and take action
• Coordinate with publications for print advertising and marketing campaigns
• Continuously work to brand the company name
• Create copy for the website – technical and creative
• Revamp websites including: designing landing pages, index pages, homepages, etc.
• Scan new and existing invitations and edit to create the best presentation of the item on the website, including creating In Design templates
• Maintain item information in the system and identify errors and make corrections on products and company websites
• Review photos, logos and customer files for correct specifications before sending to production, editing if necessary
• Create marketing promotional materials including the following
o Online or print advertisements – for major magazines and their websites
o Customized newsletters
o Collateral pieces
• Create new categories and add / delete items from them
• Part of the team designing exclusive line of products
• Update images, enter new fonts, ink colors and envelope lining choices for all vendors on the website
• Be an active participant along with President, Vice President and Programmers on increasing conversion rate and SEO
• Provide general technical solutions
• Work with programmers in implementing code to produce technical, database driven sites
• Provide technical advice to other team members
• Improve existing knowledge and acquire new skills through training, self-education, research and development
• Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and emerging technologies; and keep team members informed as appropriate, with a view to incorporate these in future projects and a goal of staying ahead of the market
• Develop cross-browser and cross platform compatible solutions
• Interview and test new design candidates
• Train new design hires
• Manage projects related to the website

Required Competencies:

• Leadership skills such as: project management, multi-tasking, time management, organization, decision making ability, planning, teamwork, etc.
• Analytical thinking and creative approach to problem solving
• Proficiency with modern graphic design software and technology, including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign
• Proficiency at using the Internet and Outlook
• HTML, XHTML and CSS(1 & 2) knowledge for front-end development
• Basic knowledge of JavaScript and use of JavaScript libraries
• Understanding AJAX, ASP and PHP in order to manipulate server side code
• Knowledge of FTP program
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong marketing and advertising focus
• Technical and creative writing ability
• Initiative and strong customer focus
• Creative focus
• Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and listening communication skills
• Problem solving skills and the ability to be proactive in situations
• Attention to detail and accuracy

Most important: Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS
Thorough knowledge of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Ability to communicate efficiently with programmer
Basic knowledge of JQuery and/or JavaScript are a plus
Compensation:   Salary, Vacation, Health, Dental, Retirement
How to Apply:   Email resume, cover letter and links to websites you have designed or worked on. Email to