Blue Nile: Graphic Designer

Posted by | February 12, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: Seattle, WA


Blue Nile is seeking a Graphic Designer to join our creative services team.  You will be responsible for all advertisements and marketing collateral that touch our customers – including any and all emails, banner ads, landing and splash pages.  In this position, you will be the “brand voice” that customers see on a day to day basis.  You must have a strong point of view and be able to sell new and different creative approaches that allow us to stay current with our customers.  If you can articulate your vision like Don Draper but illustrate it like Salvatore Romano – then you’re the right person.  Strong graphic design skills are a must.  Whatever you design has to sell itself.  An eye for detail and organization skills are critical as well as a strong sense of ownership.  You will work collaboratively with engineers, product managers, executives and other designers.  
Primary Responsibilities: 
  • 30% of your time, you will be designing emails that promote the Blue Nile brand and promotions
  • 15% of your time, you will be designing banner ads (both interactive and static) that promote Blue Nile;  ability to capture the brand experience in a few choice words is a must
  • 20% of your time, you will be developing landing pages that will be used in conjunction with emails and as promotional pages for the website
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Communications, Graphic Design or equivalent is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience designing Web sites and creating Web graphics
  • Should have a good understanding of user interface and usability guidelines; involvement in usability studies/testing a plus
  • Image retouching and color correction a plus
  • Strong team player with proven cross-functional collaboration skills
  • High enthusiasm, creativity, initiative and innovation
  • Experience with the following software tools is required: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, HTML and Microsoft Office

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