Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Duration: 12+ Months
W2 Consultants ONLY, sorry no 3rd parties.
Work closely with creative and technical disciplines to create considered and elegant design systems supporting retail e-commerce purchase flows, transactional email communications, and web retail platform. This hands-on design role balances creativity and logic, and helps ensure a holistic approach is thoughtfully applied across platform typography, iconography, forms, and interface elements. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of branding principles, style guides, and product design; an elegant design aesthetic, with exceptional attention to detail; Photoshop expertise, with working knowledge of Sketch, HTML, and CSS.
Audit current implementations, and identify potential areas for simplification and improved consistency.
Create holistic, elegant design systems with a high degree of polish and attention to detail.
Design with flexibility in mind, ensuring designs are accessible and adaptive to varying workflows, viewports, technologies, and locales.
Stress test designs across all possible variations, and refine as needed.
Create prototypes to convey states, transitions, and/or behaviors.
Prepare design files for final documentation. Ensure layout, typography, and specs are pixel perfect.
Communicate flexibilities and/or limitations to both designers and development, as needed.
Collaborate with art directors and larger project teams to explore and iterate on design options.
Consult with technical disciplines to ensure designs work within given limitations, and files are prepared with all necessary information to support the design intent.
Promote thoughtful and purposeful design, rather than an enforcement of rules.
Help define and/or improve how teams collaborate and leverage existing tools.
Determine the best medium and optimize design files for creative review be it print, onscreen visuals, prototype, or code.
Create presentation flows that establish and build on a foundation of design rationale.
Clearly articulate design rationale and any applicable limitations.
Participate in healthy debates to ensure design systems are as robust and considered as possible.
Keen interest in strengthening brand identity and in championing consistency.
Proficiency in the formal elements of design, with a strong focus on typography, balance, and proportion.
Systematic thinker; able to anticipate the impact of design decisions well in advance of their application.
Excellent digital file structure and asset management skills.
Passion for pixel-perfection and order. Unparalleled attention to detail.
Ability to articulate ideas verbally and digitally; be clearly understood by creative, project management, and development staff.
Ability to deliver quality design in a tight timeframe.
Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced, creative workplace.
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of 3 years experience in Retail design, including e-commerce, web, mobile or app design, product design, defining or extending design systems, and/or working within brand guidelines.
Photoshop expertise, including file organization, and preparation of files for design iteration or production, with pixel-perfect precision.
Clear communication and presentation skills that speak to both creative and technical audiences.
Strong understanding of web development, including HTML, CSS, iOS, and other technologies.
Preferred: Working knowledge of Sketch and Principle.
Preferred: UX and/or UI experience.
Preferred: Acuity in iconography.
Preferred: BA or BFA in Graphic Design (or equivalent).