Garmin International: Web/Interface Designer

Posted by | January 25, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Kansas City

URL: http://www.garmin.com/careers

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the user’s experience of Garmin’s web apps and sites. Concepting, designing and building usable, accessible interfaces on large, complex projects.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Creating highly usable web application and website interfaces
  • Applying semantic and accessibility standards compliant with HTML/CSS
  • Developing wireframes and interactive prototypes, site maps and workflows
  • Work with Communications, IT, Marketing, and Engineering staff to plan, develop, to meet critical project deadlines and complete requested projects
  • Continuously see projects from a user’s vantage point and produce to their needs
  • Architect huge projects and work well with IT developers
  • Translate brand into a successful online experience
  • Various responsibilities related to the support of large commercial websites  
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Remain current on new media and traditional design skills
  • Stay abreast of web design, web development and multimedia tools and techniques
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
 
Qualifications
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 
  • Associate’s Degree in Visual Communication/Advertising Design
  • A minimum of 3 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years Web Design experience
  • Must provide an online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and conceptual design sense and a superior understanding of current coding practices, typography, color, and layout
  • Must possess a superior understanding of current web standards, usability and accessibility
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and experience with the Adobe suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver
  • Must demonstrate proficiency working with PC and Mac
  • Ability to visualize and articulate the big picture of each project
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
  • Must be flexible and able to work accurately and independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Must demonstrate a strong passion for web design
  • Must possess experience with Expression Engine and Content Management Systems
 
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Familiarity with JavaScript, AJAX, JSP, Subversion, etc.
  • SEO/SEM
  • Experience with Drupal, Django, Joomla and Word Press
 
 
 
 
EEO/AA

To apply: Please apply online at http://www.garmin.com/careers

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