Visual Designer

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

Location: New York, NY

Visual Designer Position Open in New York, NY
About Patch
Communities use Patch every day to make navigating local life easier and more informed. We provide the neighborhood news and information you must know; the best things to do; ways to buy, sell and save money; and a platform to connect and share with your neighbors. And we need your help.
About the Job
Patch is redefining itself. Over the past three years, Patch has built an amazing foundation of software, services, and staff and is poised to be the essential destination for everything to do with where you live. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we need your creativity and hard work to succeed. Patch is a creative, collaborative, dynamic workplace. What does that mean? That there are big opportunities to make cool stuff, a ton of messy challenges along the way, and a great team to work with. Although our roles are well defined and offer clear opportunities for growth and advancement, you should also expect to collaborate so closely with other team members that the boundaries blur. We’re in it together and all pitch in to launch the best possible product.
Here’s how a visual designer at Patch spends their time
    * Concepting visual designs for new products and features
    * Detailed design including interactive elements, icons, and motion
    * Testing design with simple prototypes and motion tests
    * Presenting to the team and management
    * Contributing to the style guide and design patterns
    * Collaborating with interaction designers, developers, and QA to refine interaction and implement designs
    * Staying fresh and contributing to the creative environment
    * Learning about our users and their aesthetic and interaction sensibilities
    * Advocating for and delivering design excellence in everything we make
About You
We’re looking for someone to come share our vision for the future of Patch
    * 3+ years of interactive experience and formal training (either agency or in-house experience ok)
    * Layout skills and an experienced eye for color & typography
    * A solid understanding of designing user interfaces with complex interaction and motion
    * Strong conceptual thinking Intimate knowledge of relevant industry tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
    * Strong leadership skills – ability to collaborate with and guide production designers
    * Experience collaborating with interaction designers, developers, and product/project managers
    * Willingness to empathize with and design for our target audience Production and prototyping skills in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS a plus
What We Need to See
    * Your resume
    * A portfolio demonstrating your best work, URLs where possible.

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