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Spiceworks Web Designer - Austin, TX

at Spiceworks in Austin, TX   —   Mar 25, 2014   |  
Overview
Do you feel like a kid in a candy store when you hear phrases like “multivariate testing” and “progressive enhancement”? Regard semantic, standards-compliant HTML & CSS as a way of life? Are you a perfectionist whose curiosity drives you to investigate and apply new and different solutions to design challenges? As a web designer at Spiceworks you’ll do those things and more as you bring the Spiceworks brand to life. Plus, you'll help craft marketing promotions for powerhouse brands who advertise in Spiceworks like Microsoft, Intel and Rackspace.

Called the “Facebook of IT,” Spiceworks is all the rage among more than 1 million IT pros around the world that use our product to do their jobs and interact with each other to simplify “everything IT” about their day. Top technology brands advertise in Spiceworks to reach these IT pros – a model that’s transforming the way that today’s tech products are managed, marketed and sold.

We need a highly motivated creative thinker and designer who can thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Who doesn't just simply create "pretty designs" but who thinks through objectives and decisions to produce creative solutions. A quick study who’s willing to learn whatever it is they don't yet know. And a bit of wit and sarcasm won’t hurt!
Responsibilities
A little bit of everything.
Translate objectives into effective design – including web pages, microsites, HTML emails, promotional print materials, interactive ads, and more
Write front-end code with HTML, CSS and Javascript (JQuery)
Maintain and update the corporate website
Concept, design and implement A/B and multivariate tests
Interface with internal clients from all departments in the company
Project manage multiple projects simultaneously
Manage vendors and see production of materials thru to delivery
Experience
Inspired design skills (and a killer portfolio that showcases them)
Ability to hand-code valid, semantic markup (HTML and CSS)
Belief that "WYSIWYG editor" is a dirty word
Excellent proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (including Flash) and other industry software packages
An understanding of Progressive Enhancement
A strong work ethic (9-5 is just a Dolly Parton song to you)
Out-of-this-world project management skills
Agility. You can think on your feet and adapt well to a quickly changing environment
Killer communication skills across a wide spectrum of personalities
Skills
Bonus Qualifications:
Do you bring something to the table above and beyond the bare minimum requirements above? Having the following in your bag-of-tricks will put you a head above the rest:
Experience building and testing HTML emails
Exposure to email apps such as Litmus and a major ESP (Exact Target a plus!)
A/B and multivariate testing know-how
PHP or Javascript (particularly JQuery) prowess
Experience creating infographics or other data visualizations
Versed in video or motion graphics
Command of copywriting basics
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