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Flash Graphic Designer / Animator - Top Internet Company

at NexTag, Inc in San Mateo, CA   —   Mar 29, 2014   |  
Overview
NexTag (www.nextag.com), the largest Online Comparison Shopping site, is looking for a Flash Graphic Designer/Animator to join our team.

We are the leading comparison shopping site for products, financial services, travel, automobiles, real estate, education and more. At the core of NexTag are proprietary technologies and algorithms that enable shoppers to quickly compare prices and find the best deals on millions of products and services. For thousands of merchants, service providers and individuals, NexTag is an extremely efficient sales channel with its highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing. More than 18 million people per month use NexTag to research, compare, and save on products and services online.

As a technology leader in e-commerce, we are constantly engaged in the most challenging and interesting development projects. NexTag has an entrepreneurial small-team environment, where individuals' innovative ideas are rapidly adopted and rewarded. You'll see the results of your efforts in days or weeks, not years.
Responsibilities
NexTag is one of the Top 10 largest advertisers on the Internet and is seeking to complement its in-house Creative Team with additional resources. As a Flash Graphic Designer / Animator, you will design, illustrate, and develop new banner advertising and other creative concepts to bring new customers to NexTag and make a meaningful impact on the business. You will be working in Flash 90% of the time, so this is an excellent position to expand your Flash skill set and be an influential member of an experienced design team in a highly competitive industry. You will have opportunities to design and build out your portfolio with eye-catching interactive rich media on high profile sites such as Yahoo!, MSN, AOL and more. You must be fluent in Flash and be able to deliver compelling creatives that both meet our high quality standards and achieve business results. Illustration, layout composition, and typography skills are definite must haves!
Design new banner advertising concepts that drive results for NexTag’s businesses.
Creation of web optimized static and animated gif images.
Be able to take direction and work collaboratively within the design group and with marketing/campaign managers.
Deliver innovative graphical concepts that achieve acceptable response results.
Take on additional creative projects as directed.
Experience
Basic knowledge of After Effects
Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver
HTML and CSS handcoding are definite pluses.
Good sense of animation and timing
Strong sense of composition, color, and typography.
Skills
Flash Animation Skills:
◦Recognize the difference between button and movie clip
◦Understand the proper uses of motion and shape tweens.
◦Know how to use easing
◦Organized labeled layers and movie clips.
Action Script 2.0 knowledge
◦Ability to use MovieClip class effectively
◦Ability to use objects in linkage to create dynamic animations
Fluent in Adobe PhotoShop CS2 and Illustrator CS2.
Understanding of Web advertising metrics.
Highly creative with a good sense of what drives real business results.
Knowledge of current web standards (web optimization).
File management and organization skills.
Creative portfolio that we may review in advance.
Education
•BA or BFA in Graphic Design and/or Multimedia.
Compensation
To apply:
Please send your resume and a link to your portfolio to job1@nextag.com
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nextag.com
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