Drupal Web Designer

Reed Technology
06 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Drupal Web Designer

My client are looking to recruit a Web Designer to join their exciting team in Stafford. They are in the process of relocating their IT function to Stafford and therefore you'll be in a unique position to make your mark in the team!

The successful candidate will be working closely with the Software Development Manager, and you'll have a great opportunity to influence the various design aspects of their online offering, with the support and guidance of the SDM. You will be working within a small group of technical specialists, who collectively have responsibility for providing efficient web site design and support.

Key responsibilities

• Undertake design tasks, to highest professional standards.
• Achieve sign off of design work with responsible managers through a defined process and influence said managers.
• Apply design guidelines to ensure cross-site consistency and add value to brand through clear communication of brand values.
• Apply usability best practice theories to design best of breed online customer journeys.
• In-depth knowledge and experience of web technologies, software and coding standards, and apply them with maximum benefit. Understand and apply html and CSS coding standards to design and build first-rate web interfaces.
• Liaise with businesses to develop and maximise commercial potential, while maintaining standards of best practice within the web environment.
• Ensure that in-house techniques and processes are adhered to, and that data is stored in the required format and structure.
• Where required, undertake the formal copy-righting of generated or purchased content.
• Ensure work is checked/tested to an appropriate (including html validation, browser compatibility and site accessibility levels).
• Ensure design solutions do not cause the site to be knowingly at risk from security threats
• Support and encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
• Work closely with peers and communicate clearly / effectively with colleagues.
• Liaise with relevant personnel to ensure rapid delivery of systems solutions.
• Maintain and (where needed) create procedural documentation of resolutions of commonly accruing problems;
• Provide a report on activities and plans to both line and project management (this may include senior team members).
• Idea creation, innovation and realisation through the creation, validation and delivery of technology solutions.
• Conduct feasibility studies, analyse need and design solutions to meet them.
• System test developments to ensure system compliance to technical design and business requirements
• Support implemented solutions both for error correction and justified, authorised changes from analysis through development, system testing, user testing and implementation.
• Ensure performance and database aspects are acceptable for delivered systems.
• Liaise with relevant personnel in business and IT to ensure rapid delivery of technical solutions.
• Ensure the quality of delivered solutions.
• Communicate and co-operatively identify the status of projects and project activities.
• Work closely with peers and communicate clearly / effectively with colleagues.
• Uplift the use of innovative technologies in the provision of business value.
• Engender a culture of continuous improvement consistent with the cultural context of the organisation.
• Seek opportunities to contribute original ideas to the benefit of the organization.

Experience & skills

• Experience of working in a collaborative environment with graphic designers, editors, technical developers and business sponsors.
• Excellent time-management skills, self-motivated and able to prioritise workload effectively.
• Technical working knowledge of Drupal CMS.
• Strong communication skills, with the ability to convey concepts/requirements to a variety of personalities.
• User interface design (navigation, graphic and flow) expertise (complementary skills in leading graphic and page design software tools is expected).
• Competent in the application of common web design patterns and web application best practice.
• You'll have a good knowledge of new media content and services aimed at the consumer market, and show strong creative skills.
• Excellent graphic design skills, coupled with in-depth experience of recognised design packages such as Macromedia/Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator.
• Strong conceptual thinker, with an ability to take Photoshop comps and visualise how to execute in HTML5/XHTML/CSS, with attention to detail.
• The ability to deliver innovative design solutions, in line with a given brief.
• Strong knowledge of pertinent web design issues including, but not limited to, HTML5, XHTML, CSS