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Web Designer - c£40,000pa (depending on experience)

We are looking for a talented Web Designer to create intuitive and attractive user-experiences for promotional, ecommerce websites and web applications. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and modern design. They should also possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into wireframes and other artefacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication to both those with and without technical experience. This individual excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas within the team. The candidate will also have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centred design methodologies is a must. The candidate will report directly to the IT Development Manager and Product owner and will be working alongside an agile development team to plan and design new features for exciting web applications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Plan and document new features to specified requirements
  • Plan and design new website concepts
  • Create wireframes and prototypes for features and websites by collaborating with product owners and key stakeholders
  • Design and layout concise user flows for new features
  • Work alongside agile development team
  • Provide advice and support throughout the company on User Experience and design matters
  • Present wireframes and designs to key staff members and key stakeholders

Specific requirements:

  • Preferably a Degree in Design/Web Development, although for candidates with suitable experience and talent this may not be required.
  • Web design trends
  • User experience trends
  • Accessibility guidelines
  • Keen knowledge of new technologies
  • Creative design skills with high attention to detail
  • Experience designing websites and web applications
  • Experience in creating extensive design documentation and wireframes
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Experience creating web-ready assets, such as UI icons, backgrounds, etc.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS would be advantageous
  • Experience using GIT or similar source control repository advantageous
  • Experience testing UX designs and incorporating feedback
  • Ability to teach yourself new technical skills
  • Minimal two years commercial experience

If you would like to apply for this vacancy then please send your CV and covering letter to Human Resources – careers@virtual-college.co.uk. Please state clearly where you saw the position advertised.

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