Web Designer - Edmonton, AB | Yellow Pencil | FreshGigs.ca | 04/11/13
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Web Designer full-time

Location: Edmonton, AB
Company Name: Yellow Pencil ()
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As our next full-time web designer, you’ll be joining either our Edmonton, AB or Vancouver, BC team.

Who we are

Yellow Pencil is a web design and development shop based out of Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto. We work on big content problems for big (and big-ish) organizations.

Our mission

We collaborate with clients to build web experiences that are sustainable and work for everyone, everywhere.

Our values

  • We work as a team
  • We master our craft
  • We keep improving
  • We respect and encourage ideas

Working at Yellow Pencil means:

  • A constant commitment to learning and growth
  • Delivering the highest quality work possible on every project
  • A people-first workplace. We want you to love being here as much as we do
  • Work/life balance. We like that people have lives outside of the office
  • A team of great people that love each other (just not in “that” way)
  • An endless supply of fruit and snacks, and the occasional high five

Who you are

We care about our culture here at YP. Your personality is just as important to us as your qualifications. We’re looking for somebody who is:

Interested and motivated

Our industry is changing every second. We need you to be ready, willing, and excited to keep up with it.

Already awesome, but ready to be awesomer

Be ready to get your hands dirty (not with actual dirt. Intellectual dirt). We won’t tell you what to do, we’ll collaborate with you to discover the best way to do it.

Always trying to get better

Training and development is a huge part of our values. We want you to be good at what you do, but we also want you to look for ways to get even better.

Ready to make an impact

The best part of Yellow Pencil? Anyone can help change how the company works. Got a better idea? Shout it out. Thought of something new? Make it happen.

Good on paper

Okay, your qualifications are important too.

  • A degree or diploma in a visual design field, or comparable experience
  • 5 years experience working in a professional capacity as a web designer
  • 2-5 years experience working on web interface design
  • 2-5 years experience working with content management systems, either open source or proprietary
  • 2-5 years experience working with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • 2-5 years experience with Adobe CS
  • You are familiar with WCAG and accessibility standards and practices
  • You have experience with mobile-first, responsive web design and front-end development best practices
  • You have experience using Microsoft Word (or equivalent) for documentation and report creation and experience working with Microsoft PowerPoint (or equivalent) for creating presentations
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

But hey, if your background doesn’t quite match up with this list, but you know you’ll be a perfect fit – tell us why. We’ll listen.

Your job-to-be

We’re looking for a full-time web designer.

We need an experienced web designer to join our project team. We’re looking for someone with an excellent understanding of user experience, information architecture, web standards, accessibility, and responsive design. We design in-browser here at YP, so you’ll need a strong background in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In exchange for your skills and wisdom, we’ll give you the chance to design user and application interfaces, websites, and web experiences for really great clients. Also salary, benefits, Skittles, and sometimes beer.

You’ll play a key role alongside our other designers, and collaborate with search specialists, content strategists, brand and user experience specialists, developers, business analysts, and project managers to create uncommonly useful and beautiful web experiences.

Your responsibilities

  • Work with our cross-disciplinary Discovery team to identify business, visual identity and user requirements to inform design work
  • Perform Competitive Audits to review and document best practices in web and interface design.
  • Create design prototypes using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Work with our Development team to review and document technical interface requirements and to map visual interface to content management system requirements.
  • Work with our User Testing and QA team to identify usability or functional problems and then prototype and develop solutions.

The thanks you’ll get

  • Competitive compensation rates
  • Compensation based on experience and performance goals set in annual reviews
  • Feedback based on 360 degree reviews from your supervisors and peers
  • Medical, dental, and extended health benefits
  • Annual health spending account
  • Monthly fitness subsidy
  • Annual education allowance
  • More company sports teams than you ever dreamed possible. Unless your dreams include more than two
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