Web Designer
Monterey Bay Aquarium 10 reviews - Monterey, CA

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Job Description

The Web Designer is responsible for the design, production, and maintenance of online content from initial request through development, production and deployment. This includes the Aquarium web site, mobile sites, social media and e-mails. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: stakeholder interaction, content and interaction design, image production, page construction, quality control and testing. The Web Designer supports the Senior Web Designer in providing design solutions that promote the Aquarium goals and standards.
Essential Functions

Translate concepts and ideas into engaging visual presentations and design solutions that account for user behavior and how information is best presented online

Conceptualize and create easy-to-use and meaningful user interfaces based on usablity best practices

Develop attractive and brand consistent designs that adhere to the Aquarium styleguide and design standards

Produce layouts/UIs, patterns, color palettes, typography, wireframes, workflows, iconography and user interface elements

Apply HTML/CSS and scripting to develop prototypes, format content, and build final pages

Ensure designs are multi-platform/browser compliant prior to delivering to Quality Assurance

Develop in a CMS (Content Management Tool) environment

Perfom recurring tasks, routine maintenance, updates and upgrades to existing pages and respond to ad hoc requests

Use the catalog of images available to MBA communication initiatives

Integrate design with work of content developers and technology experts through the development, design, presentation, and production stages

Collaborate with internal departments (publications, print graphics, and exhibits) to ensure consistent style and efficient coordination of projects

Support the Sr. Web Designer in maintaining, documenting and evolving the Aquarium visual identity online
Required Knowledge/Experience

BA or Master's degree in web design or integration (or equivalent training or experience

2-5 years directly related work experience

Interest and knowledge of design and coding standards for mobile

Working knowledge of a variety of design, production and interactive prototyping tools including Photoshop or Fireworks

Experience with CMS tools

Command of internet technologies including ASP.NET, JavaScript, JQuery

Solid understanding of user interface design for desktop and mobile, including usability, industry standards, architecture and navigation. Be able to evaluate complex visual design trade-offs

Thorough understanding of web design, color theory, layout and typography

Strong presentation skills with the ability to lead design critiques and explain visual design concepts to non-designers

Proven experience of taking a product from concept to release in a deadline drive environment

Exceptional conceptual, analytical, communication skills

Ability to collaborate effectively on multi-disciplinary teams

Ability to follow and complete directions thoroughly and with attention to detail

Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing project parameters

Willingness and commitment to stay abreast of web technology and learn new skills and programs

To apply for this position please visit our Jobs Link and apply online: https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=K5aE7&preview=m-EXTERNAL_ajid-K5aE7

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply Qualifications


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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is a private, non-profit research center funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The...