Night Owls: Junior UX Designer / Front End Developer

Full-time

(New York, NY)

Night Owls is a boutique creative digital agency located in New York City’s Soho. We specialize in building user-friendly custom websites, web applications, and mobile applications.

We are seeking a talented and passionate Junior UX Designer/Front-end Developer to join our growing team. We’re a small agency so every new person makes a big impact. You can expect to work closely with our Creative Director and take on responsibilities that push you to learn and grow your skills. Personality and passion for UI/UX is as important as qualifications.

Check out our site to meet our team and see the kind of projects we do – www.nightowlinteractive.com

Responsibilities:

Create visual design elements for projects under the guidance of Creative Director

Participate in internal design reviews and stakeholder meetings

Translating requirements and mock-ups into fully functioning features using HTML/CSS and JavaScript

  • Code clean HTML/CSS table and table-less layouts
  • Code HTML/CSS for both emails and web pages
  • Rudimentary CSS/DHTML/Javascript coding for front end UI features and effects (rollovers, tabbed interfaces, image swappers and overlays etc.)
  • Engage in overall quality assurance testing with an emphasis on troubleshooting cross browser/email client issues
  • Creating and sharing a knowledge base on front end developer-related issues

Qualifications:

  • A strong understanding of grid systems, composition, website layouts, color theory, typography and an obsessive attention to detail.
  • Strong conceptual, visual, problem solving and analytical skills in order to think through multi-step design flow from start to finish.
  • An artistic eye, can run with design examples and knows all the web design best practices.
  • Previous QA experience and can work directly with product stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of your designs.
  • Understanding of UX principles and human-centered design
  • Understanding of responsive web design
  • Portfolio that represents a wide range of diverse projects with a focus on user-centered solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator are a must. After Effects and InDesign are a plus).
  • HTML/CSS Expert-Level Knowledge
  • An understanding of accessibility, bandwidth and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Be proficient at testing on different operating systems and browsers/email clients (e.g. Macs & PCs: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, IE7-9)
  • Experience with themeing or skinning popular CMS platforms (ie. Drupal, WordPress, Magento, etc.) a plus
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaborate in team environment with producer, designers and programmers to develop dynamic, interactive web sites
  • Provide input into CSS/HTML site development standards and processes
  • Experience with Git and Github
  • Familiarity with Photoshop (e.g. basic image slicing/production)
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks, e.g. jQuery, a plus
  • Must be able to hand code without the use of Dreamweaver
  • A desire to create modular, reusable and maintainable code
  • A desire to create best-in-class products using bleeding-edge web technologies
  • A positive attitude and love working with a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines
  • High level of self-management and organizational skills/attention to detail
  • BFA/BA/BS or equivalent industry experience in related field
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience

We offer

Competitive salary and a creative entrepreneurial atmosphere.

To Apply

Please include your resume, salary requirements, and links to your best work.

Full-time candidates only, please! This job is on-site; no telecommuters. Full-time/Contract to Permanent position.

We look forward to meeting you!

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