Frontend Web Developer/Web Designer

St. Louis /
IT Department /
Full-Time
This is a hybrid Web Designer & Frontend Web Developer role.

On the design side, familiarity with color theory, graphic design, information flow, user experience (UX), a great sense of aesthetics and the ability to make a website look beautiful using wire-framing tools such as Adobe XD and Sketch is needed.

From the developer side of the role, you are responsible for implementing designs and concepts on the web including design/layout, content, buttons, images, navigation, and internal links using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. From there, it would be passed along to the Backend Developer to fine tune anything and turn your design into a fully functional WordPress web application. 

Our ideal candidate is a highly creative who is able to take their designs into a highly functional website. This designer will be working on multiple aspects of a project, from Project Kickoff, to the Sitemap & Content Stage, to the Wireframe and Mockup Stages and then on to working hand-in-hand with the Backend Developers to turn your designs into a fully functional web application.

Responsibilities

    • Attending client meetings (website kickoff meeting, review and approval meetings)
    • Strategize website sitemaps and information flow
    • Designing/prototyping website designs and providing developers with HTML & CSS style guides
    • Assist developers in page design and other work
    • Development of websites (using WordPress themes and custom HTML & CSS)
    • Provide direction, edits, feedback and final approval with the Backend Developers
    • Occasional client communication to necessitate project completion
    • Front End website maintenance

Qualifications

    • 2-3 years of visual design experience focusing on strong UI/UX.
    • 2-3 years of front-end development specifically with WordPress
    • 2-3  years of front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript.
    • Ability to perform maintenance tasks and the appearance of client websites within WordPress
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, Photoshop and content management systems
    • Create quality mockups and prototypes using Adobe XD or Sketch
    • Experience with responsive and adaptive design
    • Excellent visual design skills and an understanding of key design principles
    • Designing sample pages or mood boards including colors and fonts
    • Experience preparing design plans and presenting the website structure (sitemap)

Must Haves

    • Enthusiastic, optimistic & unfazed by constructive criticism
    • Coachable – you are open to implementing feedback consistently
    • Leadership – you can provide tactful and constructive feedback to all members of the team 
    • Dependable – you will offer assistance to other team members who may need assistance to keep the team firing on all cylinders
    • Resourceful – you go over, under, around and through obstacles to achieve success
    • Communication – you can clearly convey suggestions and overcome any poor suggestions that would harm the success of the web project
    • Team Player – you are able to work collaboratively with team members across multiple departments
    • Ability to manage multiple projects while working quickly without sacrificing quality
    • Ability to work tightly with various teams and be an effective communicator about progress and process on assigned projects
    • Good problem-solving skills

Bonus Qualifications

    • Excellent verbal communication skills and being able to conceptualize creative ideas with clients
    • General understanding of SEO best practices as it pertains to web development.
    • Experience using Salesforce
    • Experience using project management tools such as TaskRay or Trello
    • Past marketing agency experience
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