College ParkMD11/21/2018The front-end web designer helps create the overall look and experience of a wide range of digital communication projects by creatively combining art and coding to engage audiences and enhance the reputation of the University of Maryland.
Design, user experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) are critical in creating an impactful digital experience. The job of a front-end web designer is to envision how people experience UMDs digital brand and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In an interactive designer role, youll tackle complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use digital solutions for our constituentsprospective students, current students, alumni and donors.
Achieving great experiences requires combining design prowess with technical coding knowledge. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelors degree in design, interactive design, computer science or related field
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in digital field
Demonstrated ability to craft exquisite experiences using web markup including latestHTMLandCSSlanguages
Knowledge of methods, procedures, techniques and technology available for web, tablet, mobile and digital projects
Experience with brainstorming, campaign development and web project lifecycle from research, planning, design, development, QA, implementation and maintenance
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Astute critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to think creatively and justify concepts
Willingness to expand and learn new techniques, tools and skills as industry evolves
Knowledge of typography, color theory, grids, visual hierarchy, universal design principles
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Solid understanding of digital creation tools; including Sketch App, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Terminal and/or Sublime Text
Experience with wireframing and prototyping
Usability testing, site speed optimization and web accessibility experience
Ability to produce microsites from concept to launch
Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
Knowledge of version control frameworks such as GitHub and GitLab