Web designer

Web Designer (UI / UX, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery) – Birmingham, West Midlands

The Ashdown Group has been engaged by a highly successful, award winning and steadily growing software solutions company to find a talented and creative Web Designer for a new, permanent position.

The organisation has a large design team (where this role sits), along with a separate development team both of which collaborate closely. This offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies, on multiple new and on-going  projects – with significant opportunity for long-term career progression.

The role will suit a technology enthusiast with a good understanding of W3C web standards, cross browser / platform compatibility issues, usability and accessibility. The initial focus of this role will be to contribute to the delivery of a new high-end ecommerce  website. Other team projects include the development of large-scale ASP.Net web applications where the successful candidate will contribute heavily to the UI / UX aspect, plus Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android and iOS projects.

In order to be suitable for this role you will need to demonstrate experience within a commercial environment with all or most of the following skills:

• Hand-code HTML & XHTML
• Hand-code CSS
• Writing JavaScript and jQuery for interactive user experience
• Ability to produce quality, final concepts in Photoshop
• Understanding of W3C web standards

Whilst not essential, any experience with XSL, ASP.Net, Visual Studio 2008/2010 or database technologies would strongly support your application.

You will be designing interfaces, working interactive interface elements and supporting materials for cutting-edge web-based applications with a focus on ease of use, cross-browser support and professional presentation. Your responsibilities will include all  the design stages from detailed graphical concepts through to structural presentation, design of interactive elements and frontend development.

The right candidate for this role will be confident working closely with internal stakeholders and also external clients and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A relevant degree (or equivalent) would support your application.

You will be expected to produce examples of your design and development work i.e. portfolio, URL’s and screen shots as part of the application process for this position.

This position offers a salary of £24-26,000 per annum dependent on experience. To apply please email a WORD copy of your CV, quoting reference: ASH11151HWN in the subject line of your email.
The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.

 

To get this job I will need to have experienced these following skills, hand-code HTML & XHTML, hand-code CSS,  writing JavaScript and jQuery for interactive user experience, ability to produce quality, final concepts in Photoshop and understand of W3C web standards.

Also any experience with XSL, ASP.Net, Visual Studio 2008/2010 or database technologies

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