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What you will do:
You as the Senior Web Designer will play a key role on the Custom Development Team at Cornell where you will help to make our client's visions a reality. Cornell is a large institution and the Custom Develop team supports a wide range of projects. These could be anything from a faculty member looking to create a new web page for their research to one our colleges requesting a complete overhaul of their web presence. Regardless of the scope of the request you will strive to ensure that premium design services are being offered which includes designing the site look & feel, architecture, paper and electronic prototypes, unique navigation features and graphics. Additionally, you will:
Develop, oversee and present graphical mock-ups for design evaluation to our clients where you skillfully showcase colors, fonts and page layouts that are the most aesthetically pleasing
Collaborate - Collaboration is key!You will develop effective working partnership's with Project Managers, UX Specialists, Developers across campus to deliver unparalleled design solutions
Develop a look and feel for each project that is perfectly tailored to unique needs of each client
As you know in the world of web design a project is never really over.You will work with clients to refresh their designs and work with them on requests for on-going support
You will explain all this technical ‘stuff’ to less-technical stakeholders
What you will be:
You will be a people person who is passionate about design and technology. You will be the type of person who considers themselves to be more of a designer rather than a developer. Don't get us wrong, we do want you to be technically savvy (more on the below!) but we want to be clear that high quality design skills are what we're looking for here!
Additionally, you will have:
A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in web design or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to convert mockups into working HTML pages
Excellent relationship development skills where you are able to develop strong partnerships with people at all levels of the organization
Lastly, it goes without saying that communication skills are paramount.You will be working with all different levels of the organization and should enjoy explaining complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical people
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Knowledge of Web Accessibility Standards and best-practices
IMPORTANT – Please include a link to your web portfolio on either your resume or cover letter. We're excited to see your awesome work!
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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Web Designer IV
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