Kongregate: Visual Designer

Posted by | September 27, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: San Francisco, CA

URL: http://kongregate.com

Kongregate, a web games startup, is looking for a Visual Designer. Work full-time in a highly collaborative environment to build designs for Kongregate’s custom ad campaigns and support our website design. This position will be working side by side with our advertising and product teams to outline and design our advertising projects and seeing them through from concept to launch.
Will work collaborate closely with and report to Kongregate’s Creative Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Create designs and mockups for media and ad campaign projects, including banner ad units, custom landing pages, and webpage skin takeovers.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Product teams in production of media and advertising campaign projects.
  • Turn designs into working, styled pages using HTML and CSS.
  • Assist with additional web design projects when needed.
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (Education and/or Experience):
  • At least three years of related work experience, including:
  • At least 1 year experience in Graphic/Web/Visual Design in an organizational setting.
  • At least 2 years experience in HTML/CSS development.
  • Accredited Associate degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design required (although a portfolio of work demonstrating a comparable level of education may be accepted in substitution); accredited Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Experience with Flash preferred.
  • Experience with Print production preferred.
  • Experience with User Interface Design preferred.
  • Design portfolio that includes examples of related work required.
Minimum Qualifications, Job Skills and Abilities:
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Proficient knowledge of Illustrator.
  • Expert knowledge with HTML/CSS.
  • Has a strong eye for design.
  • Self-starter who is able to meet deadlines in a fast-changing environment.
  • Can follow technical discussions and engage in product development process.
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Has a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Proficient knowledge of concept development, layout composition, color theory, typography, and basic drawing skills.
  • Proficient organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple, overlapping, and potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Proficient ability to meet demanding, evolving and frequently overlapping deadlines.
  • Ability to respond favorably to frequent feedback, including multiple and potentially conflicting revisions.
  • Ability to complete design projects quickly, as needed, to ensure that the department’s production objectives are achieved.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other design professionals, including the ability to respond favorably to creative differences of opinion and to handle stress in a manner acceptable to others.
  • Strong interest in video games preferred.
About Kongregate
Kongregate (http://kongregate.com) is a browser based game site combining over 45,000 games with achievements, high scores, chat, profiles, payments, and other community features. Kongregate reaches 14 million players per month, who spend over 27 million hours on the site. We are a tight knit team of 30 people with a strong startup culture, and a very independent subsidiary of GameStop, the largest video game retailer in the world.
The majority of Kongregate’s revenue comes from our application platform for virtual goods-based browser games. These range from the more immersive social games to web-based MMOs and strategy games. 

To apply: To apply, send resume and portfolio to jobs@kongregate.com with "Visual Designer" in the subject line.

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