Web Designer Freelance/Contract - take the lead and quickly solve design needs

Location: Chicago, IL
Key Info on our Client 
  • Great 25-person independent marketing agency with a "family feel"
  • Dedicated to creatively positioning brands and developing campaigns that get results
  • They value and are committed to developing their employees to reach their full potential
Top Must-Haves for the Web Designer / Developer
  • Experience with developing websites, email, newsletters and digital ads
  • Experience with Responsive Design methodologies, design software, hosting environments and SEO optimization
  • Knowledge of e-marketing and ability to design and maintain e-marketing communications utilizing latest email fulfillment tools
  • Strong client communication skills and strategic-driven creative thinking
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite
  • Ability to write raw markup/code utilizing text based editors
  • Extensive knowlege of HTML 5 and CSS 3
  • Basic understanding of Javascript/Jquery programming
  • Knowledge of version control systems such as GIT
  • Basic understanding of PHP frameworks as it relates to current CMS platforms
Day-to-Day Activities for the Web Designer / Developer
  • Create the overall look and feel of a wide range of digital media—implementing front-end design, UX and all associated programming
  • Innovates new ways to enhance user experiences
  • Ensures there are effective tracking mechanisms in place to analyze performance
  • Trains the client in content management and other web applications
  • Responds to client input and ensures that work is performed on time, on budget and on-strategy
  • Stay up-to-date on interactive trends, including design/UX, navigation, and new products
  • Keep the account team informed on all project statuses and complete assignments before or on deadlines
  • Coordinate with the account manager to ensure that the client’s needs are always met
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