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Web Designer at Mine Labs

at Rent Jungle in Pittsburgh, PA   —   Apr 02, 2014   |  
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Overview
Mine Labs is looking for a Web Designer to conceptualize, design, and implement beautiful interfaces that improve the experience for our users. This individual should have a passion for design and should believe that the closest thing to perfection is not when nothing else can be added, but when nothing else can be taken away.

As the perfect candidate, you are able to write elegant, semantic HTML 5 markup, design interactive pages using CSS3, sprites, optimized images, and the best practices to get the job done. You have a good sense of what can and cannot be done, in addition to what should and should not. A basic understanding of PHP and CakePHP, or another MCV framework, makes you able to update and implement new designs and functionality without waiting on the development team.

When applying for this position, please include relevant samples of work with a preference for live web applications.
Responsibilities
Use feedback and requirements from our product team to form concepts and elegant user experience design
Create interaction models, user task flows, screen designs, and UI details that optimize the user experience
Work with development team to integrate design features with backend functionality
Manage design interns who may periodically work in the office for several weeks
Analyze user interaction and implement improvements to user interface
Develop and maintain design wireframes, mockups, and specifications
Be a critical voice in the direction of the product and implement company strategy into the user experience
Experience
Aptitude for web design using web standards while maintaining cross-browser compatibility: elegant, semantic HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery and stand-alone code)
Attention to detail
Familiarity with social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Blogs.
Experience developing web application interfaces
A passion for compelling design and user experiences
Strong visual design skills including an eye for good typography, composition, and use of color
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and communicate progress and expected milestones
Knowledge of standards compliance and design best practices
Passion for entrepreneurship
Skills
PHP, specifically CakePHP with the ability to directly create and update views used on the live site.
Working knowledge of social network APIs
Experience using Git, or other version control systems.
Experience working with a startup.
Compensation
Competitive salary
Paid vacation
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