Junior Web Designer

US-FL-Orlando
Job ID
2017-1798
Category
Design

Overview

The Junior Web Designer will develop compelling website designs for the hospitality industry that effectively convey unique brand experiences and maximize online bookings/sales.  This role will require an ability to translate business needs into actionable creative solutions that make use of web design best practices to drive consumer behavior.  Exceptional web/graphic design skills, communications and interpersonal skills required. Experience designing for a content management system is ideal. This is a design position, but basic web development understanding is required.

Responsibilities

  • Concepts and designs website structures and graphical assets that convey unique brand experiences in a way that meets business objectives and drives online bookings. 
  • Delivers creative solutions that can be implemented within a content management system, and pushes the boundaries of what a CMS is capable of from a design perspective
  • Ability to design fully custom as well as template based web sites with minimal supervision and design direction
  • Ensures all work incorporates defined requirements and employs best practices in creative execution and user experience design
  • Presents creative concepts internally to the creative director and other key stakeholders, as well as externally to clients (mostly during a teleconference) 
  • Collaborates with implementation managers, copywriters and production designers to ensure creative alignment and a smooth transfer of work between teams
  • Ensures all timelines and deadlines are met. Keeps implementation managers and creative managers informed of project status, and proactively brings issues/problems to their attention
  • Adheres to defined creative workflow and contributes to the evolution of our overall creative process
  • Provides quality assurance on all creative deliverables. Ensures all files (and associated content) are accurate and accessible on the creative server
  • Participates in kick-off meetings, design reviews, department meetings and training sessions as requested.
  • Keeps up to date on design and technology trends to ensure work remains fresh and relevant
  • Gains a solid understanding of online hospitality marketing and of TravelCLICK’s products and services

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • 2 + years of related experience (agency experience is a plus, academic and non-professional experience will be considered); Bachelor’s degree in graphic design/electronic media preferred
  • An online portfolio demonstrating solid web design and layout skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (you will be designing in Photoshop CS4)
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and content management systems
  • Ability to quickly familiarize with brand goals and integrate brand experience into designs
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to generate, articulate and present creative ideas and strategies
  • Strong interpersonal skills that encourage team cooperation, promote enthusiasm, and motivate strategic thinking 
  • Comfortable with the Mac platform

OPTIONAL BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Experience in hospitality, travel industry
  • Knowledge of Flash and jQuery
  • Development experience a plus
  • Designing for mobile/tablets
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)

 

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