Visual Design Lead, Amazon.com

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Mar 27, 2013
Closes
Apr 26, 2013
Duration
Full Time
You are an experienced visual designer who has successfully demonstrated taking business goals and turning them into inspiring world-class designs. You understand the complexity of marketing and know how to set the visual standard for different categories.


Responsibilities
  • Develop and strengthen brand assets, including style and usage guides, and collaborate with the design community to ensure consistent use
  • Hire and develop production designers and contractors on the team
  • Enhance the team knowledge of best design practices and trends in web and graphic design
  • Work with various categories to refresh their homepages
  • Present design solutions to executive managers and get sign-offs
  • Understand and respond to promotion performance data (metric tests, usability studies), and steer the direction of future creative designs

  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating visual branding, online marketing, and great user-centered design solutions
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in web design/online marketing
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions to executive management
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Expert understanding of the trends in web design/online marketing
  • Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent professional experience

  • eCommerce/retail design experience
  • Experience defining/maintaining a design style guide or branding guidelines
  • Art direction and experience setting up photo shoots
  • Illustration experience
  • Knowledge of information architecture, usability, and UI Design



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