Freelance Senior Digital Designer

New York, New York / mtv/vh1

Sep 26, 2016


"Less is not necessarily more. Being a child of modernism I have heard this mantra all my life. Less is more. One morning upon awakening I realised that it was total nonsense, it is an absurd proposition and also fairly meaningless... ...However, I have an alternative to the proposition that I believe is more appropriate. Just enough is more." ? Milton Glaser

Do you understand what Milton is talking about? Does asking questions about ingrained thinking come natural to you? Do you like to dig into challenges and develop a balanced solution? We work hard at it and we need some help. We are looking for an onsite Graphic Designer who loves visual design and user experience. We need an innovative, self-motivated individual who will embrace the challenges of our growing online presence and always ensure that a "user first" mentality is applied to all that s/he produces. This designer should have a working knowledge of front-end web coding, best practices of responsive web design and prototyping web based products.

Must have attributes:

Conceptual thinker and innovative self-starter

Sees the big picture of the overall brand

Share the same design motto: aesthetic and function goes hand and hand

Upbeat attitude and team player skills

Understand that how to work iteratively to constantly improve products based on user testing and metrics


Basic Qualifications:

Knowledge of current web design trends and techniques, i.e. HTML/CSS

Expert use in design tools such as Photoshop/Illustrator/Sketch

Skilled in Typography, color, layout to achieve project goals

Strong understanding of intuitive interaction and site functionality

Familiarity with design systems

Working with and maintaining a style guide

Experience with designing for large CMS's

Ability to conceptualize and create intuitive, engaging, and brand-consistent user interfaces

Demonstrate ability to present and explain design decisions to team members and stakeholders

Experience in App design for "Next Generation" consoles and mobile devices

Experience with designing for editorial or related products

An online portfolio demonstrating user-centered design solutions and

strong visual design sense

? Experience in creating new processes and solutions for streamlining communication

? The ability to parse comlplex and large amounts of data into clean, simple well designed visual solutions

? Have experience with Agile methodology and Lean principles

Well written and spoken English

Very organized and meticulous with tasks

Know the work of many of the following: Doug Bowman, Jason Santa Maria, Swiss Miss, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Khoi Vihn and/or Oliver Reichenstein


Desired Qualifications:

? Ability to write HTML/CSS

? Familiarity with prototyping and user experience testing


Please include portfolio and rates. This is an onsite position, we are looking work with people located in NYC.