Web Designer

Chicago Architecture Foundation
Regular Design/Content Maintenance (50%)
Assist digital team with day-to-day website content updates
Work with content managers to identify appropriate photography for new content, and prep images for the web
Work closely with web developer to design new templates/pages/modules that fit within the established styleguide and brand system
HTML/CSS coding within existing CMS systems as necessary
Work closely with content managers to design visual elements for web content, digital advertising and social media (cross-promotional graphics)
Digital Archives (25%)
Work under the supervision of the Sr. Manager of Digital Initiatives to maintain digital asset archives  by sorting through current archives to identify, digitize, tag and organize CAF’s vast photo library
Project-based Work (15%)
Participate in discovery meetings with internal and external stakeholders for new digital projects
Work with web developer and Sr. Manager of Digital Initiatives to define and document UI/UX requirements for new features or digital properties
Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
Develop rapid revisions/iterations of concepts as necessary
Other Duties   (10%)
Be a champion for the user; develop design solutions that delight as well as meet business objectives
Participate in user testing as needed
Create signage and various marketing materials as needed
Manage the content of on-site digital media boards used for tour and program scheduling and promotions
Assist Web Specialist with adding new products to online store, photographing and processing product shots, maintain inventory, clean up product pages and update photos and/or descriptions as needed
Stay up-to-date on emerging design trends and best practices
Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in a design-related field (or equivalent 4-year degree)
2-3 years working in a digital design position
Experience with assessing and retouching digital photography  
Moderate to advanced experience with web-based content management systems
Advanced experience with Adobe Creative Suite and desire to stay current on industry software and design tools
Skills and Attributes
Fluent in HTML and CSS
Excellent visual design skills (typography and layout), including a natural understanding of brand aesthetic and ability to execute throughout different projects
Knowledge of mobile/responsive design methods
Good digital file organizational skills
Close attention to visual and written details
Ability to work efficiently under deadlines
Excellent communication skills, open to accepting and providing feedback
Photography and videography skills a plus
Knowledge of
Javascript APIs
Chicago, IL
Due Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on March 29, 2018 - 11:47am