Senior Designer

Critical Mass Inc. Chicago, IL
The Senior Designer is an original thinker and project group leader who conceives creative concepts and translates them into a visual format. Working in the Creative Department and under the supervision of an art director, the Senior Designer is a team player who is skilled in matching strategic direction with appropriate design results for the Internet and Web-based marketing initiatives. The Senior Designer is a leader capable of directing up to 4 designers, with the ability to follow up and mentor those designers. Attention to detail, combined with a strong working knowledge of design-related applications is essential.

You Will:

* Designing solutions that meet or exceed strategic objectives

* Creating highly usable interface solutions focused on user experience

* Leading a project or group of projects with limited input from an Art Director

* Guiding and directing up to 4 designers with thorough delegation, follow-up and mentoring

* Rationalizing solutions with the project team and clients

* Balancing creative requirements with client business requirements

* Designing: mood boards; storyboards; interactive page layouts; site grids and interface demos; photo retouching and enhancements; animated GIFs

* Providing quality assurance on creative deliverables

* Building and maintaining a team rapport with creative team personnel, account managers, & project managers

* Visualize and verbalize your ideas to team and client

You Have:

* Strong design portfolio with 2+ years education, 2+ years design and interactive work experience

* Developed and diverse communication skills

* Ability to articulate creative ideas

* Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines

* A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of Mac OS, Photoshop and Illustrator

* Understanding of the strengths and limitations of Flash, After Effects, QuickTime, Director, and ImageReady.

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