Web Designer and Developer for a European Institution

General description

Create graphic design proposals and implement them through HTML, CCS, JavaScript and other front-end development techniques. Determine the page look, layout, graphics, text location and colours, as well as the navigation and the cross-links. Work in close collaboration with project manager and developers and can be in direct contact with clients.

Nature of the tasks

  • Produce creative, original graphical proposals.
  • Write graphical charter documents.
  • Produce graphical content according to the established graphical charter and other graphical guidelines.
  • Create front-ends and applications mock-ups.
  • Create zoning proposals and wireframes.
  • Develop front-end interface with HTML, CSS, JavaScript (and other relevant techniques) according to mock-ups.
  • Use drawing, sketching, painting or photographic skills and computer packages to create and produce illustrations.
  • Lead conceptual workshops regarding website design, general visual identity or application look & feel.
  • Participate in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users.
  • Provide advice on structure, content architecture and navigation.
  • Make proposal on ergonomic best practices for front-ends and applications.
  • Implement web standards (accessibility …).
  • Assist the project manager on cost estimates regarding design tasks.
  • Collaborate closely with development teams regarding the front-end implementation.
  • Deliver presentations on final design to clients.

Educational qualifications

Bachelor (a non-ICT related field can be accepted if relevant to the profile)

Technical expertise

  • Excellent knowledge of IS usability
  • Excellent knowledge of responsive design, web standards implementation, CSS-based design, crossbrowser compatibility
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML/CSS, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript and other web front-end development frameworks and technologies.
  • Ability to work on both Mac and PC.
  • Up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques and technologies, especially regarding platforms and browsers.

Professional experience

Minimum 4 years of professional experience as web designer. Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio.

Language skills

Good knowledge of English or French (independent user – B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).

Other specific expertise

  • Highly creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent at solving problems creatively and effectively
  • Very good analytical skills and ability to see the overall picture
  • Very good time-management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, applying a methodological approach
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Ability to participate in multilingual meetings
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques and technologies
  • Ability to cope with changing technologies and environments
  • Ability to integrate in existing teams

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