Web Designer

Web Designer

Essense Designs (General)
Lenexa, KS 66219
October 15, 2019
Full Time Position

Essense Designs is an international bridal wholesaler with key offices based in Lenexa, Kansas and Perth, Australia. Our growing organization also operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and New Zealand. We have been a global leader in bridal fashion for over 20 years and our designs are currently sold in over 1,500 stores worldwide. With innovative designs and a strong customer service approach, Essense Designs is a dynamic and rapidly-expanding company that rewards excellence, drive, and collaboration. 

 

The Role 

We are actively searching for a Web Designer to provide support to our internal Creative Marketing Department. The Web Designer is responsible for delivering on brand graphic design solutions for a range of cross-platform, digital and traditional channels. This can be anything from our branded websites through mobile-friendly and responsive design, email campaigns, social media, portal, mobile applications and digital ads to brochures, style guides, package design, etc. This includes support for all areas of the company to ensure brand standards are met throughout all graphic materials produced. This role requires broad knowledge of web friendly and functional design development, advanced skills in graphic design, brand placement, typography and layout skills. The web designer must possess a solid understanding of how their graphic design solutions apply to UX/UI while partnering with our internal digital and development team. The Web Designer will work closely with our Director of Creative Marketing and digital and social marketing team to develop creative solutions that support the product launch schedule and other business development initiatives. 

The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong passion for designing top-notch web, mobile, and tablet experiences based on a well-rounded set of design skills and be dedicated to building the Essense brands via marketing graphics to support internal and external initiatives. You must be an organized self-starter that can deal with ambiguity and are always on the lookout for ways to improve the customer experience. You will also need to be a visual master at your craft, capable of designing inspiring content and campaigns that captivate audiences worldwide. Above all, you are passionate about solving real problems for real people through research, design, and iteration. 

This role requires a highly motivated and talented graphic designer with a background in visualizing a unified brand look and feel across the digital space. You must possess strategic and conceptual creative thinking, with an understanding of how thoughtful design can influence and strengthen our brands. You must also have experience collaborating with talented copywriters and other cross-functional partners. 

 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Creative Marketing team, focused on functional, conceptual, and beautiful user experiences across our digital channels 
  • Be a collaborative partner with our internal digital and development team 
  • Execute graphics to support all web; mobile-friendly UX/IU and responsive experience needs 
  • Optimize and output final Web-ready digital artwork 
  • Develop creative solutions that are on strategy and meet the needs captured in the creative brief 
  • Consistently demonstrate a solid understanding of the company’s brand standards, various labels and business goals throughout creative execution 
  • Continually demonstrate growth in graphic/digital design skills by staying abreast of creative trends, web and digital marketing trends, user experience and design techniques 
  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly articulate design ideas and how they impact business goals 
  • Execute engaging design in digital and traditional channels that inform the consumer, reflects the brand and moves people to action 
  • Coordinate and support up-to-date creative designs across all US and Global websites and emails 
  • Manage workflow to meet business and creative deadlines. 

 

What We Are Looking For: 

  • The right culture is important to us. We want someone who is agile, understands the needs of our business and is willing to work as a part of our dynamic team. 
  • BA or BFA in graphic design, visual communications, or related field. 
  • 4-5 years of experience at a design or branding studio, either agency or in-house 
  • 3-4 years of experience designing creative assets for web sites or web applications; user experience; mobile-friendly or responsive design 
  • Multi-faceted design experience – web, UX/UI and traditional print 
  • Experience with motion and video graphics (After Effects a plus) 
  • Steller graphic design and typography skills and knowledge of how to apply to all web applications; mobile and responsive design 
  • A firm understanding of digital and content marketing strategies 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Bridge) 
  • Able to creatively implement consistent brand messaging across a wide variety of collateral and media 
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet tight deadlines 
  • Positive, collaborative attitude, with the ability to work well with team members, managers and business partners 
  • Ability to work evening hours or weekend hours as needed during busy seasons. 
  • Portfolio should display a proven knowledge of common design principles in print, web and on-line outlets 
  • Online portfolio or website required at time of application. 

 

What We Offer 

We look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to our fast-growing global team! In return for your skills, we offer you the opportunity to join an international industry leader and be part of a creative and collaborative culture that empowers its people, promotes teamwork and embraces sustainability. We recognise and reward excellence, innovation, and loyalty. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for talent individuals to thrive. As such, we provide competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, with significant opportunity for exceptional team members to grow with us as we continue to expand. 

More Info: 

If you have the skills and drive to help us further our growth, please go to https://www.essensedesigns.com/careers and follow the prompts to submit a cover letter, resume, and online application.

Please note: We believe cover letters are important to help us understand why you are interested in this position and your unique story and qualifications. If you sincerely desire to work with us, please take this into consideration when submitting your materials.