We need a graphics designer!

November 4, 2005

We’ve been scouring all the usual channels for more graphics designers, but we haven’t been able to come up with much. We’re pretty focused on tight visual design that’s both functional and consumer friendly; if you’re a hot shot designer, we’d love to hear from you.

To the right is an example of some of our recent stuff (click through to check out more).

Here’s “officially” what we’re looking for (as always, if you’ve got insane talent, feel free to apply 🙂 ):

Plaxo is seeking a contract web designer who can immediately assist with the visual design of our web pages, emails, and production graphics. The primary role will be to work with the Creative Director to apply and extend the existing Plaxo look-and-feel to new products and services. The estimated workload is anywhere from 30 to 40 hrs a week. The ideal candidate must have a passion about creating clear, clean, “noise-free,” and compelling designs, be obsessive about “pixel-perfect” finished work, value design consistency, be extremely familiar with the web design and production process, and feel extremely comfortable with rapidly prototyping design alternatives within Photoshop. You must also feel comfortable with sharing and discussing your work with all team members, demonstrate the ability to quickly comprehend visual design requirements, and to clearly explain the reasoning behind proposed design solutions. In addition to the Creative Director, you will be working with Producers, Developers, and Senior Management within a very open, collaborative, and iterative work environment to produce designs that will directly contribute to Plaxo’s continued growth and success.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Be willing to spend time on site in order to clearly understand visual design requirements.
  • Be used to tight deadlines.
  • Be a quick-learner.
  • Be familiar with evaluating complex visual design trade-offs.
  • Be able to take a design from conception to HTML production-ready mock-ups.
  • Have experience working from wireframes and redlines.
  • Be extremely well organized.
  • Have a great personality.

Qualifications:

  • 4–5 years experience in web/online design.
  • At least 5 samples of web design work available for online viewing.
  • Have access to all hardware and software required to perform work.
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Macromedia Dreamweaver.
  • Flash experience a plus.

All candidates must also be willing to take a short test to assess their visual design and teamwork skills.

Drop me a line if you know of where we can find great talent!

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