Hiring: Full-time Frontend Web developer/UI designer

The central Marketing and Communications Office is looking for an individual who is driven to create Web user experiences that bring the university brand to life and encourage action.

We are looking for someone with solid website design and UX experience. The individual will need to have enough HTML/CSS/JS experience to develop the frontend HTML through an existing build process and tooling.

Ability to blend technical expertise with a design aesthetic that embraces the university identity guidelines and explores new creative executions incorporating the university’s brand campaign. The ability to juggle multiple projects to meet project deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines — design, digital execution, editorial, marketing, to come up with new solutions.

Background

The Web Communications team is located in the central university Marketing Office. We are set up like an internal agency and work with most areas of campus to create and maintain their public web presence.

We are a cross-functional team consisting of Web Content Administrators, Designers, Frontend Developers, Backend Developers and Multimedia support.

The mission of the central Marketing Office is to raise the stature of the university.

Primary responsibilities

  • Experience collaborating throughout the entire project cycle, from research, strategy, information architecture, visual design, front-end development and maintenance.
  • A solid grasp of modern front-end web development, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript and their associated build components.
  • Experience using a front-end web framework such as Foundation or Bootstrap.
  • An understanding of back-end web development environments, including HTTP, web servers, load balancers, the interpretation layer, databases and associated web frameworks.
  • Considerable skill in writing web applications that retrieve and update information in relational web-centric databases (using WordPress or Laravel).
  • The ability to clearly communicate to project stakeholders and process feedback internally and externally.
  • The ability to troubleshoot website layout and web application performance issues and resolve issues independently or direct issues to the responsible party.
  • Provide direct supervision to internal website interns and guidance to unit website content authors.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Considerable project management skills, including the ability to provide time estimates and prepare accurate records and reports.
  • Proficiency in the use of web applications programming languages, tools, and/or methodologies for developing integrated web applications typically acquired through formal education or equivalent experience in web application development.
  • Demonstrated ability in analyzing customer requirements and developing basic information systems solutions typically acquired through one to two years of directly related experience in web application development and support.
  • The ability to translate functional requirements into cross-browser WCAG 2.0 compliant websites.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies and related user device capabilities required to access the web.
  • Understanding of test driven development.

How to apply

Apply at jobs.wayne.edu. Posting #043169

Welcome Daniel Greco, Web Communications’ new graphic designer

The last few months we have been looking for a Web graphic designer to fill the spot that our previous graphic designer left. We believe we have found someone who will not only fill the position but bring a unique eye to our future designs.

Welcome Daniel Greco!

Daniel Greco comes to us from Michigan State University and The Awesome Mitten. His background is in graphic design and photography. Daniel’s work at MSU has positioned him to understand how to juggle many audiences within a single identity manual. His work outside the university setting has allowed him to excel at focusing on solving interesting problems through design. He has also been involved with creating mobile experiences that interact with current and prospective higher education students.

We think Daniel is going to make a great addition to the Web Communications department and the university as a whole.

Advancing the Web

Daniel will be working with Rolaine and the other graphic designers in Marketing to continue to evolve the university identity and bring it to life on the Web. Over the next few weeks you will start to see more of his work and more than likely work with him in person. He also will be focusing on bringing our mobile experience in to its second revision with a focus on student recruitment.

Let’s give Daniel a Wayne State welcome!

Hiring: Web graphic designer with a passion for user experience

Are you a graphic designer with a passion for user experience? We’re looking to fill a full time position left vacant by Joy Reed (which basically means you would have some big shoes to fill). We’re looking for someone who has primarily worked in the digital space, a traditional graphic design background is preferred.

This person will be a member of our dedicated Web Communications team and be responsible for the graphic design in complete Website redesigns, have an influence in the user experience across the Wayne State Web, both public facing site and the internal tools we create.

Our department’s responsibilities extend beyond the Web in to digital signage, html emails, mobile apps and illustrated icons. Lastly, this person must maintain, advance, and consult with the campus community on brand consistency.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of working with-and designing for-web applications.
  • Able to rapidly prototype static wireframes or use other dynamic prototyping tools.
  • Experience working on large-scale higher eduction websites.
  • BA/BS or above in Graphic Design, Information Design, or other visual arts; strong technical understanding a plus.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience designing web-based products for a consumer-oriented website.
  • Ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationales, all within a user-centered design process.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team, and present ideas and designs effectively.
  • Self-motivated to prioritize and manage work load, and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • Able to collaborate with colleagues to develop and enhance design standards.
  • An effective problem solver who comes up with creative solutions and considers many alternative solutions to each problem.
  • Fluent in HTML/CSS/XML, or full knowledge of associated capabilities/limitations.
  • Maintain an overall university brand across various mediums including digital signage.
  • An understanding of responsive Web design.

Think you have what it takes?

Check out the official job description at job.wayne.edu. posting #038624.

Or know someone who would be perfect? Be sure to pass this along.

Welcome Joy Reed – Our newest member!

After a long search we have found our newest web designer, Joy Reed. She started Monday and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and new perspective to challenge our conventions. Since we all live and breath Wayne State sometimes our eyes get glossed over and have a hard time getting out of our box.

Joy has worked at Web agencies and freelance for the last few years. You can check out her portfolio at her site: http://www.joyreed.com/

Her first task was a featured event button for wayne.edu, she succeeded by creating the button below:

This is just the beginning of our adventure. Joy will be assisting our current Web designer Rolaine Llanes with all our web needs. We take on all types of projects from full blown web sites, promotion items, html emails, interactive flash and even some print pieces since we are so integrated with the publications department. Joy could not have started at a better time, our queue of sites is longer than ever and we are taking on four very large sites, Division of Research, College of Education, School of Business and the Law School.

I have a feeling you will be hearing more about Joy as she shares her knowledge and expertise with our department and Wayne State. Check back soon for updates on those sites and all of our projects.

We're Hiring: Web Designer

The Marketing and Communications office is looking for a talented full time web designer to work in a fast paced team on high profile university web sites. This position will be a key member making design decisions and direction.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of working with-and designing for-web applications.
  • Able to prototype in Photoshop and other dynamic prototyping tools.
  • Experience working on large-scale higher eduction websites.
  • BA/BS or above in Graphic Design, Information Design, or other visual arts; strong technical background a plus.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience designing web-based products for a consumer-oriented website.
  • Ability to act as a leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationales, all within a user-centered design process.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team, and present ideas and designs effectively.
  • Self-motivated to prioritize and manage work load, and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • An effective problem solver who comes up with creative solutions and considers many alternative solutions to each problem.
  • Fluent in HTML/CSS, or full knowledge of associated capabilities/limitations.
  • Know or have an understanding of Flash/Actionscript and its capabilities/limitations.

How to apply and full job description:

http://jobs.wayne.edu/ – Search for posting #035628