Archstone: Senior UI Designer

Posted by | September 10, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Denver, CO


 Archstone is a recognized leader in apartment operations with a portfolio concentrated in many of the most desirable neighborhoods in the nation. Our communities reside in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Boston metropolitan areas, to name a few. Backed by industry-leading customer service guarantees, Archstone strives to provide great apartments and great service to our customers.
Responsible for designing and implementing the visual appearance and usability of applications developed by the company. The visual design contributions will primarily be web-focused but will span non-web applications also. 
Job Description
In consultation with the Creative Services department of Archstone, designs the visual appearance of custom software applications.
  • Implements the visual appearance of web applications via standards-compliant CSS and HTML.
  • Leads the effort to design the usability and information architecture of Archstone’s custom-built applications.
  • In conjunction with the Creative Services department, implements the graphical components needed by the custom applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Web Design or related field from four-year college or university; and six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 6+ years of graphics and web design experience.
  • Expert-level skill with standards-compliant CSS and HTML.
  • Expert-level skill creating graphical components via Adobe Creative Suite tools or other.
  • Deep experience designing user interfaces of web applications.
  • Experience designing user interfaces of non-web applications, such as iPhone applications, etc.
  • Deep experience with usability design and information architecture.
  • Experience working on CSS and HTML in ASP.NET projects using Visual Studio.
  • Passion for creating cutting-edge and visually stunning user interfaces.
  • Strong team player that contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Ability to seamlessly incorporate Archstone business strategy and processes into the information architecture and user interface designs.
  • Ability to collaborate with other departments as part of designing and implementing the visual appearance of applications, while maintaining the Archstone brand identity standards as appropriate.
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies.
  • Experience with source control repositories such as Team Foundation Server, Subversion, etc.
  • Demonstrates commitment to deliver outstanding customer service – both with internal and external customers.
  • Takes ownership to personally resolve customer problems (or find someone who can).
  • Listens well, asks clarifying questions, and checks for agreement with customers.
  • Committed to following-up with customers in all instances in a timely manner.
  • Strong sense of accountability – ensures that you will do what you say that you are going to do.
  • Creates a personal connection with customers – smiles, warm greetings, acts friendly and respectful, listens.
Why You’d Want This Job
  • Great opportunities for advancement with a well-respected national company
  • Excellent benefits, including comprehensive health care, 401(k) with company match and rent discounts
  • Paid vacation and 11 paid holidays, including Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day
  • Upscale work environment
  • Culture that respects work-life balance
  • Fun group of people in a real team atmosphere
To learn more about Archstone, visit our website at
Archstone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a condition of employment, a satisfactory hair follicle drug test and background check are required.

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