This Hired Guns client, a giant in the world of news and information, offers rich, comprehensive content supported by an advertising business model that is thoughtfully designed, non-obtrusive, yet effective. However, there’s always room for continuous improvement of their ad sales offerings, so they are looking for an Interactive Designer with the vision and experience to build truly creative ad solutions. (Note: the client is open to candidates interested in either Freelance or Direct Hire.)
You are a talented designer with an impressive portfolio of work on content-rich websites. You bring best-in-class Photoshop and Illustrator skills, a superb eye for good design and user experience, and a strong dose of design problem-solving ingenuity. You are as comfortable creating a design concept from a blank page as you are figuring out how to apply a new global page design to existing content.
And, as an innovative, creative thinker who knows that design means more than pretty pictures that move, you can also keep your eye on the ball of adding value and increasing ROI for the advertisers. You’re accustomed to operating within the boundaries of a branding/identity style guide and enforcing design standards without sacrificing your creative flexibility.
As an Interactive Designer, your job will be assist with the design, development and execution of fresh new advertising products on this company’s website. Working with the creative director and the product and development teams, you’ll be the driving force analyzing advertiser needs and creating compelling ways to engage with targeted audiences. So from creating ad mockups based on your ideas to executing the design of interactive ads and templates, you’ll have a hand in every step of the process. You’ll also work with third party vendors to ensure that the design created fulfills the needs of both sides of the table (and stays firmly within brand guidelines).
If you are a design whiz with a background working on the ad sales side of information-rich news or entertainment media sites, this is the gig for you. Previous experience, especially with tight timelines, will give you all the advantage you need.
This is a highly collaborative atmosphere where everyone wants the team to function at its collective best. If you like to teach and learn from your teammates, you’ll love this place.
Please be sure to provide the address of your online portfolio in the application form!