Web Designer Full-time Job

4 weeks ago Art / Media / Design New York City   39 views
Job Details

Squarespace lies at the intersection of design and engineering. Fueled by our mission to empower individuals, and to democratize design, our goal is to provide tools for people with creative ideas to succeed online. Our design team is at the foundation of every project—from new product features and award-winning templates, to advertising campaigns and beyond. We foster an entrepreneurial yet supportive environment where design defines us, ideas can come from anywhere, and execution is everything. You will collaborate with the world’s best developers and designers to work in a variety of groups within the web design department. The team focuses on:

  • Evolution of the product: We work with product design and engineering departments to create visual design paradigms for future iterations of Squarespace
  • “Web Concepts” Prototyping & Build: Look at how web design can be pushed beyond the norm and develop concepts and prototypes to move our platform forward design-wise

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and design concepts for the web that are usable, beautiful, and marketable
  • Develop information architecture and execute wireframes
  • Design page layouts and interaction methodology
  • Design of templates and art direction of photography for templates
  • Work closely with developers during build processes
  • Work collaboratively with other designers to tackle complex design problems
  • Work with stakeholders in other departments to understand business objectives and provide solutions through design
  • Work collaboratively with our content studio to create beautiful visual content
  • Participate throughout a project’s entire creative process

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong graphic design skills and a portfolio showcasing web design work and beautiful comps that communicate large concepts
  • Proven ability to take a project from concept to launch with a strong understanding the process throughout
  • Ability to put yourself in the customer’s shoes and come up with ideas that are relevant and enticing
  • Affinity for consistency, color, typography, and a keen eye for subtle details
  • Knowledge of current trends in design and technology
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, browsers, and devices is a plus
  • While not required, the ability to write front-end code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.) is preferred

A portfolio of graphic and web design work is required for consideration.


PERKS

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Equity plan
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • And more
Company Description
Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed.
By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world.
Squarespace’s team of more than 570 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland.