Connecticut Art Directors Club

August 2014


Interactive Project Manager

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Overall Function

Interactive Project Managers will work with the Director of Accounts and the account teams at Outthink in Essex to manage the development of websites and other interactive deliverables.

Responsibilities

  • Capable of managing project details from start through delivery with thoroughness, accuracy, efficiency and profitability.
  • Creating and managing project timelines including managing schedules across several projects simultaneously
  • Communicating project status and schedules to Director of Accounts and account service
  • Advise team on project progression and evolution
  • Managing projects through both internal creative and external technical resources
  • Facilitate project execution, working closely with other team members
  • Input content into CMS (Content Management Systems)
  • Field questions with the clients, documenting key decisions and next steps
  • Solid communications, interpersonal relations
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Must be flexible, dedicated, hardworking, diplomatic, friendly and highly organized
  • Personable, team player committed to agency’s vision

Job Requirements

  • At least 1.5 - 3 years’ experience managing projects on the web or of a similar technical nature
  • Ability to develop and manage project timeline, resources, vendors, and budgetary requirements for complex projects
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects concurrently, take initiative and provide follow through
  • Excellent research, troubleshooting, problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with vendor management
  • High proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Experience with web analytics (Ex Google Analytics, Omni-Net)
  • Familiarity with content management systems and making updates to websites via these programs (Ex WordPress, Custom Systems, etc.)

Apply

Send resumes to critacco@outthink.com.

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Junior Designer

Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014

Sportika, the leading US exporter of sports nutrition products, has an immediate opening for an energetic, professional, highly organized individual for the position of Junior Graphic Designer. A passion for design, creativity, and innovation are a must.

The successful candidate will work as a team in the marketing department to create stimulating marketing materials to support the Sportika customer experience.

Responsibilities

  • Design & develop marketing materials that include advertising, print collateral, web banners, eblasts, reports, packaging and more.
  • Creatively interpret, execute and maintain brand standards.
  • Brainstorm & conceptualize design solutions that meet the objectives of individual projects.
  • Assist on new project development

Requirements

  • 1 – 3 years of professional design experience preferred
  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design or a related field Understanding of the nuances of both print and digital mediums
  • An eye for color, typography and detail (down to the last pixel or pica)
  • Great sense of humor, enthusiasm and positivity coupled with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Ability to self-critique, take constructive criticism and collaborate
  • Multi-task, prioritize and manage work to adhere to deadlines
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Basic proficiencies in MS Office, Excel and Outlook
  • Familiarity with print production process
  • Experience with 3D rending software (Maya, Cinema 4D, etc) a plus
  • Experience with Expression Engine development is a plus
  • Multilingual capabilities are a plus

Benefits

  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off plus Holidays
  • 401k Matching
  • Education Reimbursement (tuition, conferences, webinars)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Apply

This is an on-site position. Please submit resume and portfolio to Matt Torneo mtorneo@sportika.com

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Junior Web Designer

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

University of Connecticut
(UCP VI – Graphic Designer/Illustrator III)

Are you a web designer whose work commands attention? Do you strive to create dynamic designs that employ ever-evolving industry best practices, and have the technical skills to execute your ideas? The Junior Web Designer will play a pivotal role in the strategy, conception, and design of key University websites. This person is a vital part of a comprehensive communications team, creating advanced designs for promotional, educational, and informational materials. The ideal candidate’s portfolio demonstrates aptitude for designing across platforms, including for websites, web and mobile applications, email marketing campaigns, advertising campaigns, and strategic communications projects. The right candidate is the type of designer who likes to take initiative and thrives in a collaborative work environment.

For full position details please go to: communications.uconn.edu/jobs/

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent experience and training; at least five years’ experience in graphic arts or related field; evidence of creative ability as demonstrated by portfolio; knowledge of design and development of email marketing pieces, including testing to ensure deliverability; experience working with JavaScript and/or popular frameworks like jQuery; ability to solve complex technical or design problems; experience with image manipulation and optimization; advanced knowledge of development languages such as HTML5 and CSS, programs such as Photoshop, Fireworks, or other image editing software, user interface design, and web design/development languages and techniques; proficiency in the development of web sites using a Content Management System; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to make decisions and coordinate team members’ work to bring projects to successful completion; ability to balance multiple projects at one time, consult with internal clients, and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications: Job history indicating growth and development in the field; familiarity with usability and user experience testing; experience with creating responsive web designs for mobile platforms; experience designing for WordPress; and success in designing for print publications and understanding the importance of integrating online communications.

Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to complete a one-hour electronic production assignment.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

Please apply through Husky Hire at jobs.uconn.edu; submit a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of your work, and (3) references. No phone calls or emails, please.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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