Web Designer

| Santa Monica

Context

Hawke Media’s creative team is up to new ideas! And it starts with you. We're looking to bring on an enthusiastic, passionate and creative front-end designer. If you are versatile, self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then you'll find our atmosphere very exciting. You will be working on a variety of projects, ranging from high-profile, mass scale clients to brand new start-ups looking to find their identity. Join us as part of a multi-skilled team of developers and designers, and help us build as an integral a part of our team. The Junior Web Designer will be very comfortable and able to push their boundaries with the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator), HTML & CSS. Proven experience building on front-end web platforms such as Wordpress & Shopify, and experience with Javascript is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, wireframe, design and create rich web user interfaces using CMS’s such as Wordpress & Shopify

  • Customize templates using HTML & CSS, following modern design trends

  • Transform interactive prototypes into production-ready websites, including mobile-friendly responsive design

  • Update and maintain existing websites, including content updates, visual enhancements, landing page creation and performance profiling/optimization

  • Contribute to creating feature specifications and technical design blueprints

  • Think creatively to develop new design and packaging concepts, graphics and layouts

  • Create designs and produce production ready artwork

  • Scheduled project implementation when required

  • Manage your own projects with a self-starter attitude, and communicate clearly with clients

Skills and Experience

  • Strong design, typographical and interactive skills that match with modern design trends and best practices

  • Proven experience of front-end design (HTML, CSS) including responsive design

  • Proven experience with Photoshop and Illustrator and back-end programming familiarity (php or liquid/ ruby manipulation)

  • Knowledge of ecommerce best practices, and conversion rate optimization

  • High attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication

  • Creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality

  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas and receive creative directions and feedbacks

We offer and value

  • In-depth on boarding training through online educational content and collaborative team spirit

  • A unique laid-back work environment with flexible work-life balance

  • Opportunity to grow internally and across channels

  • Quarterly appraisals and performance reviews to ensure personal / career growth

  • 401K, Healthcare, Vision, Dental and unlimited vacations (we value performance and reward accordingly!)

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Location

1640 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1640 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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