Digital Designer - Wallis

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Location
London
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Wallis is fast paced, aspirational, exciting and fun and our culture reflects this. With passion and enthusiasm for our jobs, our product and our Brand, we are very proud of the role we all play in making Wallis so successful.

Our people show innovation, take ownership, challenge the norm and play an active part in driving our business forward.

Responsibilities

  • Working within the core design team, this is an opportunity to get involved in helping to define, design and improve all of our online creative this includes; our UK website, International websites, mobile site, apps, features, video, online photo shoots, emails, affiliate banners and social media .
  • Candidates should be full of ideas and passion for digital design and have a strong interest in fashion, typography, photography and digital innovation.
  • The role will encompass both editorial and UI design; designing beautiful editorial features, working on layout, concept and art direction with our Editorial team, in addition to working closely with UX designers to creatively develop and improve the main structure of our Digital offering.
  • The role will work across all of our platforms from Desktop and Mobile to Apps and Social.
  • From brief to concept you’ll be working across multiple channels with the digital design team to produce innovative solutions and high quality design for the site and other digital platforms.
  • Designing clear, commercial and effective online communications taking input from key stakeholders
  • Producing online and mobile artwork for: email newsletters, site homepages, banners, buttons, site features, marketing collateral including affiliate banners
  • Working on specific sections of the desktop site, mobile site and apps to improve functionality and aesthetics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of web development and platforms to inform design decisions
  • Develop strong User Interfaces and develop UX wireframes/layouts into pixel perfect designs that not only look beautiful but perform for our business.
  • Working closely with UX designers to improve user journeys and push Wallis’ offering.
  • Working alongside our talented digital team to make sure all projects are aligned and match the strong brand identity.
  • Liaising with the creative team to ensure offline creative (e.g. store graphics) is translated online
  • Supervising the production of web/mobile/app features and homepages in content management system
  • Continually maintain awareness of customer’s user behaviour to maximize their experience and to generate sales.
  • Keeping up to date with digital innovations and competitors to help inform innovative ideas.
  • Aiding the wider digital team in the understanding and production of good User Interface and Editorial design
  • Manage the workflow of the Junior Digital Designer

About You

  • We are looking for a mid-weight designer who is focused on furthering the Wallis experience across all of the brand’s digital channels.
  • Strong interest in Fashion and Digital
  • Experience designing cross-platform (in fashion or lifestyle preferably) - understanding the specifics of designing for Desktop, Mobile, Tablets and Apps and the digital production process
  • Experience with Wireframing/Prototyping tools a plus to demonstrate interaction design
  • Strong sense of typography and layout and good attention to detail
  • Awareness of good contemporary digital design & pixel perfection
  • Solid understanding of the principles of responsive design
  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Dreamweaver)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and CMS capabilities is preferable.
  • Basic knowledge of SEO
  • Experience of web development is preferable but not essential.
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience of supporting/mentoring junior designers encouraging them develop and widen their skillset
  • Ability to work quickly and on many projects at once, solving any issues and changing priorities if necessary

Benefits

  • Generous holiday with holiday trading
  • 25% staff discount
  • Early finish summer hours
  • Access to sample sales
  • Regular team and company social events
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan

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