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Senior UI Designer

This position requires a skilled graphic designer with experience in web and digital design—motion graphics experience a plus. The role delivers high-quality web design work based on current trends and industry standards and must enjoy working in a collaborative environment. The role works with clients in technology, healthcare, finance, and consumer products and works on a variety of design needs—moodboards, page design, prototypes, wireframes, and brand materials. Under the direction of the vice president of creative, the senior UI designer has a key role in shaping the design of not only our current offerings but new services as well.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Create high-quality design work demonstrating strong fundamentals of web design including user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.
  • Translate strategy from a brief into creative and engaging designs
  • Own your clients’ visual brand to ensure it is executed across all tactics
  • Apply a variety of style guides into design work with ease
  • Understand the principles of content marketing strategy and SEO, and the role design plays
  • Think critically to solve problems and contribute to concept ideation
  • Demonstrate strong typography, color, and composition skills in all work
  • Create and modify illustrations and iconography comfortably
  • Conduct design research to learn new subjects or industry trends
  • Assist with maintaining the department's design portfolio and ensure all final art files are cataloged and archived
  • Effectively lead design discovery and presentation calls, and defend the rationale of your designs
  • Work independently and manage your own schedule
  • Supervise and mentor junior designers
  • Meet performance targets for effective billing rates, turnaround times, and customer satisfaction
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Competencies

  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Exacting Attention to Detail
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Organizational Skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will supervise 1-3 junior designers and/or freelance designers

Work Environment

This job operates in a remote or home office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers, and filing cabinets.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Some flexibility in schedule is allowed, but the employee must be available during typical business hours for their time zone Monday through Friday. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or communication design
  • 5+ years of experience producing design work in an agency environment
  • 1-3 years of experience managing people in relevant design roles
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Expertise in web design software such as Figma

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Agency experience designing for B2B clients
  • Experience with After Effects or other video animation software
  • Experience working remotely in similar roles

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Interview Process

  • Application and portfolio submission
  • Video call with Associate Creative Director
  • Video call with Vice President of Creative

About SmartBug Media
SmartBug Media™ is a fully remote globally recognized Intelligent Inbound™ marketing agency that assists businesses in growing revenue through content marketing, sales enablement, web development, marketing automation, and PR. For over 10 years, SmartBug™ has helped businesses increase qualified leads, close customers, and enhance the reach and loyalty of their brands. We are a 100+ person remote company that believes you shouldn’t have to compromise work/life balance in order to deliver great work, and we believe that you can do this from anywhere. SmartBug has been named to the Inc. 5000 4 times, Adweek 100 the last two years, and has won numerous Comparably awards for its culture and leadership. SmartBug is HubSpot’s highest rated partner in the world.

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