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Verndale Visual Design Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

About the Visual Design Lead

Verndale is seeking a dynamic Visual Design Lead to join its growing practice. Reporting to the VP of Experience Design, the Visual Design Lead is responsible for creating pixel-perfect executions across digital platforms – making every online interaction between a brand and its customers beautiful, frictionless and valuable. The right candidate will not only be an excellent digital designer with an impressive portfolio of web and mobile work, but will be a strong, positive presence, and a persuasive seller of creative thinking. In short, you have jazz hands, and you’re not afraid to use them.

The Visual Design Lead must be a creative thinker who is able to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the Experience Design team to ensure designs are consistent with Verndale’s high standards for aesthetics, usability, and accessibility. The work requires a strong understanding of user-centric, web design principles with a consistent focus on user experience best practices. Ideal applicants will have experience with Responsive Web Design (RWD) and the ability to design web sites for mobile use.

Responsibilities

  • Lead discovery workshops with clients to surface critical brand, user, and business needs and/or collaborate on design approach

  • Translate client business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging

  • Develop design systems that are able to work on multiple devices and within modular CMS platforms

  • Communicate ideas and concepts clearly, concisely, and persuasively to clients and the internal team

  • Work closely with Project and Experience Design teams to understand and translate requirements

  • Maintain current, relevant knowledge of user design trends, standards, and techniques

  • Develop and maintain visual design libraries and UX pattern libraries for consistent design

  • Effectively communicate with developers and other project team members through the implementation phase to realize design vision

  • Act as a resource and thought partner to colleagues

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in graphic design, visual communication, or related field

  • 5+ years professional experience in responsive and mobile web design

  • Strong web design/visual design, layout, and typography skills with excellent attention to detail

  • The ability to push and bend brand guidelines without breaking them

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Sketch

  • Affinity for current industry developments, design trends, and technologies

  • Ability to react well to design direction and feedback from both team and clients

  • Well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined design in a short time

  • Online Portfolio of work required

Ten great reasons to work for Verndale1. Rapid growth company of 23 years maintaining start-up company feel2. Laser focus on cutting-edge technology and killer service offerings to clients3. Internal promotions that are frequent and do not take years to achieve4. Management and employee training5. Top of the line benefits including health, dental, vision, 401K, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, EAP, HRA and more6. Company that values collaboration and communication 7. Work with team members from our Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Quito offices8. Innovative company not afraid of change9. Flexible schedule options to support work/life integration 10. Ten company paid holidays, 5 paid sick days and 3 weeks paid vacation at date of hire

About Verndale

Verndale is an independent customer experience agency with over two decades of proven success in the market, and hundreds of experiences delivered across platforms, solutions, and sectors. We partner with clients to enable business momentum through the design, development, and optimization of every step of the digital customer journey.

Lean more about Verndale at www.verndale.com

Compensation & BenefitsVerndale is proud of the fun, diverse, and respectful company environment we enjoy on a daily basis. Competitive compensation and comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) savings plan with company match are offered to all full-time employees. Ample company paid holidays, vacation time and paid sick days make having a work-life balance possible. For many roles, remote work is an option. We believe in hiring the best and keeping our own happy and motivated.

Verndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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