The Web Designer will work in collaboration with marketing, Web Developers, and Product Managers to design, build and maintain user-centered websites, web applications, and online products. S/he ensures that the front-end design, functionality, and content structure of web sites and web applications facilitate a positive user experience. S/he designs web layouts with an emphasis on product marketing and multimedia projects such as web application UI, web emails and produces graphic assets that support web and promotional campaigns to meet business and branding objectives for Hunter Industries, FX Luminaire, and other Hunter Industries websites including international sites. S/he demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company’s values of Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Family, and Citizenship.
Essential Job Functions/Tasks:
Designs, builds, and maintains FXL, Hunter and international web sites, with emphasis on front-end design.
Maintains web content including large product catalog pages.
Creates site diagrams and may create project work flow diagrams and wire frames.
Develops UI for proprietary software used to control irrigation and lighting systems.
Develops UX strategy for constant improvement of experience with our web/mobile platforms.
Produces graphic assets that support Hunter Industries strategic initiatives on its web presences, including Hunterindustries.com (and other Hunter business unit websites), social media sites and affiliate networks.
Produces graphic assets, HTML layouts and Cascading Style Sheets for email campaigns, hunterindustries.com and other Hunter websites, including home pages, category pages, customer accounts, product pages and corporate information sections and blogs.
Converts email and website layouts from Photoshop comps to standards-compliant HTML layouts.
Collaborates with web programer to achieve milestones on time, and to ensure all communications are consistent with the Hunter brand.
Coordinates with other designers and developers to achieve user interface goals; and suggests functionality, design, or information architecture improvements to existing web sites and products.
Assists in optimizing web site content and structure to facilitate search engine findability (enhance SEO).
Protects the Hunter brand image, integrity and consistency wherever it appears internally, publicly and electronically, maintaining a defined set of graphic standards.
Other Job Functions:
Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.
Adheres to all company departmental safety procedures including use of personal protective equipment when necessary.
Minimum three years’ experience in website development and design. Has an eye for well-crafted designs and user experiences.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) :
Advanced knowledge of HTML, Java, XHTML, CSS, and digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop.
Experience with Drupal 7 and PHP preferred; not required.
Excels in their use of Adobe Creative Suite and other professional graphic design software.
Understanding of application development for mobile devices.
Knowledge and demonstrated experience with Cross-browser and cross-platform issues (e.g. IE, Firefox, Safari).
Strong appreciation for web design, branding, user experience, functionality, information architecture, typography and color.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) Preferred:
Ability to write HTML, CSS code.
Ability to produce new graphic assets based on established brand standards and campaigns.
Ability to produce cross-browser, cross-platform, standards-compliant, CSS-driven layouts from Photoshop concepts.
Technically proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
Knowledge of optimizing graphics for the web.
Detail and ability to multitask.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
Experience: Minimum three years experience in web design, production and development
Ability to sit for extended periods of time to use the computer, to perform paperwork activities, to attend meetings, etc. Intermittent walking to gain access to areas within the facility.
Ability to climb stairs to gain access to the upper level work area.
Finger dexterity sufficient to use a computer and to complete programming and paperwork activities.
Visual acuity sufficient to use a computer and to read and complete written documents.
Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals by telephone and in person.
Office setting with temperature controls and carpeted floor.