WhaleShark Media : Visual Designer

Posted by | September 30, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Austin, TX

URL: http://www.whalesharkmedia.com

Visual Designer
About Us
WhaleShark Media was founded in 2007 and is the world’s leading marketplace
for coupons and deals. The company’s websites connect consumers seeking savings
with discounts from more than 100,000 top merchants, stores and retailers.  
If you have
visited any of WhaleShark’s many web properties, such as www.RetailMeNot.com, http://www.VoucherCodes.co.uk, www.Deals.com, www.Deals2Buy.com, www.CheapStingyBargains.com, www.CouponSeven.com and www.CouponShare.com, you’ll be familiar with what we do. WhaleShark Media’s mission is to help consumers
save money and enjoy a hassle-free discount shopping experience. Our motto is
“Every Deal. Every Customer. Everywhere.”
You will be joining a fast-growing start-up with more than 100 million
unique visitors who shop our deals sites every year. 
Our culture is
smart, collaborative and motivated. Our people are passionate about driving the
business from vision to implementation to delivery, with measureable results. WhaleShark Media employees are energized by their ability to work
in a highly flexible environment where their decisions can have a visible and
immediate impact on the company’s bottom line! 
About the Role:
WhaleShark Media is looking for a passionate visual designer, who will
play a pivotal role in defining our online user experience, look, feel, brand
identity and style.
The Visual Designer will work with a cross-functional team including
Product, UX and Engineering to create and evolve the suite of RetailMeNot
products and marketing initiatives. The position requires a laser-like customer
focus, a passion for simple, well executed design and a solid understanding of
online and mobile user experience.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Significant experience with visual web design,
    with a consumer Internet company or web design consulting firm/agency.
  • A tangible, well-grounded sense of interactive
    design with respect to creating simple, elegant, aesthetically pleasing
    interfaces based on usability principles while balancing these principles
    with a commercial orientation.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the current
    state of web technology and best practices, with an awareness of
    implications on user-centered design.
·      Responsible for the look and feel exploration,
conceptual and visual development, and final execution of design directions for
·      Integrate company branding into a cohesive web
·      Set style guide and visual design direction
·      Ensure designs follow visual standards as well as
enhance user experience
·      Oversee design development as well as graphic
·      Oversee the creative design and execution of
marketing initiatives alongside product launches
·      Advise and recommend to the SVP, Product on design
direction and provide solutions for product design projects
·      Provide structure and recommendations in the
process of developing market leading designs
·      Work with a cross-functional team to design a
world-class user experience online and on mobile by translating product
requirements into engaging design concepts and simple interaction models
  • Concept intuitive designs that promote
    usability and optimize the user experience of our products and features
  • Work with the cross-functional team to A/B
    test design variations to optimize the KPIs important to the business
  • Initiate, drive and present design study
    results and make actionable research-based recommendations to inform
    future work

·      3-5 years creative experience in consumer web
design with emphasis on user experience and branding
·      Expert knowledge of tools and applications such as
Adobe Creative Suite, Flash and CSS/HTML
·      Understands the importance of web site performance
and is motivated to design for extreme optimization and UX
·      Well versed in design fundamentals including
composition, color theory, typography, concept development and motion design
·      Understands information architecture, user
interface essentials, interaction design, brand image management and style
guide creation
·      Strong knowledge of user-interface and information
architecture principles and how to design web sites with complex information or
·      A deep understanding of how basic design principles
are applied to the web
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation
    skills; equally at ease speaking with development teams or executives when
    articulating and advocating design concepts and rationale
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality designs
    to customers/stakeholders in a collaborative environment
  • Willing to work extended hours to meet
    deadlines when required
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to work independently and build
    strong relationships with functional team partners
  • Strong interest in creating simple intuitive
    design concepts
  • Expert HTML/Photoshop skills; Ajax/Flash/Flex
    proficiency a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design,
    Human-Computer Interaction, or related field a plus
We offer competitive salaries, employee stock options and benefits and
an opportunity to be an integral part of a company that eagerly pursues
disruption in its space to continue to drive innovation and lead the
If you are
interested in our Visual Designer role, please visit us at www.WhaleSharkMedia.com or apply online at http://WhaleSharkMedia.com/careers.html.

To apply: Please apply at: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?bj=oPkUVfwI&s=37Signals

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