Web Design Executive - eCommerce
Thomas Cook Group - London

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03756

Position

Web Design Executive

Role Level

4

Location

London

Job Description

Role Purpose:
Apprenticeship role to create and implement designs for web pages, email, mobile sites, online advertising and other projects as required across the portfolio of more than 30 live websites across Europe. This role is principally a visual and graphic design role working in a close team of designers with different strengths and backgrounds and offers a great opportunity to develop commercial web design experience in a major eCommerce organisation.

Design functionality to deliver against provided business requirements, working with product managers and web developers to create and refine optimal design

Ensure that the user interface designs fulfil the business requirements and that the architecture supports them

Create and design graphic elements to support email and online promotional purposes

Support for projects/work streams in the absence of other creative team members

Help obtain business stakeholder buy-in for the proposed designs

Meet the objectives and performance goals as defined in the business requirements document. Ensure that other team members understand the implications of functional and usability requirements.

Ensure designs are brand compliant, confirming to the overall TC group and individual brand identity and strategy, which could include logos, icons, and documents and other asset templates.

Essential

Strong 'can do' attitude

Works confidently without constant supervision yet is aware and works within internal processes

Able to think outside the box, innovate, constructively challenge the status quo and see the bigger picture

Accepts responsibility for own workload, planning, scheduling and prioritising work effectively

Proven excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Flexible and happy to working in a pressured environment, to tight deadlines and often juggling many tasks at once

Comfortable and flexible with ambiguity that comes from working in a fast paced environment

Enthusiastic, self-confident, positive and energetic team player

Design background and strong portfolio in e-commerce design with a thorough understanding of typography, layout, colour, user interface and navigation

Confidence working with other design staff and vendors

Ability to work from rudimentary briefs to deliver a creative solution for what can be complex business requirement

Excellent understanding of web usability, accessibility and email best practice

Extensive experience designing pages for a significant consumer e-commerce presence

Proven track record of using data to drive design

First-hand experience with usability testing of designs

Desirable:
Design background in online travel preferred

Experience designing SEO-optimised pages strongly preferred

Skills with XHTML+CSS

Working knowledge of web usability, accessibility & user experience

Experience with interaction design and key tools (Axure, Visio, etc)

Travel industry experience strongly preferred

Experience designing marketing emails and/or online ads

Experience designing mobile sites or applications

Educated to degree level

GCSE (A* - C) Mathematics and English Language

Primary Location

London

Schedule

Full-time

Job Posting

25/01/2011

08 Feb 2011 18:59:00

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