Connecticut Art Directors Club

March 2012


Interactive Production Artist / Programmer

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012

Web Solutions, an interactive agency centrally located in Meriden, Connecticut, is actively seeking a full-time Interactive Production Artist/Programmer. This position will be responsible for the development, production and delivery of web graphics/HTML/CSS, web content layout and client-requested updates under the direction of the art director, designers and account managers. As a support member of the creative team, and working with the technology department, the Interactive Production Artist will:

  • Work well as a team member and understand how our technology and processes operate
  • Stay up-to-date with the progression of HTML5, CSS3 and other new/emerging technologies
  • Have a strong personal drive to learn and shape best practices/protocols and share knowledge
  • Convert designs into HTML
  • Test websites in multiple web browsers on Mac and PC, generate punch lists and fix issues where applicable
  • Implement content layouts through a content management system
  • Complete client site updates, including design, HTML/CSS content management and graphic support (Photoshop)
  • Benefit from mentoring and skill-building from a strong, experienced design and development team

Requirements

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of web design
  • Working knowledge and good skill level in basic web programming (i.e., HTML, CSS)
  • Strong skill level in programs required for the discipline (i.e., Photoshop, Dreamweaver, web browsers)
  • Applied knowledge of web typography and color systems
  • Understanding of web-related issues across multiple browsers (i.e., IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Additional Experience/Knowledge With a Plus

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Mobile web and web-app development
  • Interface design
  • JavaScript
  • Flash
  • Custom HTML emails
  • ASP/ASP.Net
  • Basic proofreading

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art/Design, Communications or Computer Science
  • 2-5 years experience as an interactive production artist, programmer or designer
  • Online portfolio demonstrating design and web production abilities

Apply

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes paid holidays, vacation/sick time and Simple IRA matching contributions. Apply online at websolutions.com/careers.

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On-Site Freelance Designer

Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012

You are a Freelance Designer who is willing and able to work on-site in a fun yet fast-moving ad agency.

Here’s what else you are. An experienced creative professional who can create new concepts and finish up projects that have been initiated by another designer. You can follow a client’s set brand standards and graphic style. You’re able to work well in a team structure, articulate any solutions you come up with, and meet deadlines set by the account service department. And hopefully you like New Haven pizza.

We are Mascola Group, a small agency in New Haven with an overflow of projects coming through our Creative Department. And we’d love to see how you work and what you’re able to do.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or similar.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of branding and brand strategy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas visually through sketching and computer-generated ideation.
  • Strong ability to work with typography, photography and computer-generated graphics.
  • Must be competent in Adobe CS4 or CS5 (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) working on an Apple computer.
  • Knowledge of Web Design and web programming is a plus.

Apply

If you think you’d be a good fit, please submit your resume, freelance rates and a link to your website or work samples to Nick Healy at nick@mascola.com.

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