Job Title: Sr. Designer
Date Posted: 07-01-2008
Job Location: California-Los Angeles
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Spark Networks PLC
Contact Information: Spark Networks PLC   Spark Networks PLC (HR@spark.net)
Job Description:
The Spark Networks team is made up of energetic, innovative, self-starting individuals who
thrive in a fast-moving, creative environment. We're an equal opportunity employer with a
comprehensive employment package that includes competitive salaries, medical benefits, a 401k
program and stock options. If you think your particular skills and experience would add to our
team, we'd love to hear from you.

 

The Designer is responsible for an assigned project’s “look and feel” and is expected to
uphold the very best in design excellence. In close association with the Creative Director,
he/she will design the overall presentation of the project’s content and/or message. The
Designer should be able to fully immerse him/herself in the project’s subject matter, becoming
visual and audio experts. 

 

The Designer, working very closely with the other key players, will need to sketch constantly
throughout the pre-production phase(s). Visual involvement in these early creative phases will
allow the Designer to become very familiar with the tone, emotion and attitude being conveyed
by the client. The Designer will work closely with the rest of the core team to brainstorm,
articulate and present the interactive design of the assigned project. Often times, the
sketching, storyboarding and referencing accomplished by the Creative Director will contribute
effective punch to the early approval stages of a project.

 

Strong graphic, flash animation, illustration, typography, animation and communication skills
are a must. He/she must be prepared to evaluate and advise on all design and production
decisions.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

Ensuring excellence from creative conceptualization through development
Creating company’s overall visual appearance of product(s)
Seamlessly integrating all product promotional and branding messages
Maintaining consistency of the original product in ancillary product(s)
Executing final delivery and deployment of creative components
Synergizing content navigational structures and appearances into powerful user experiences
Insure integrity of the identity of the company on both corporate and end-user level
Assisting with creative ideas to “incentivize” the customer
Participating in the efficient coordination and management to meet/exceed the firm’s strategic
and tactical product management, brand strategy, events and sales and marketing goals and
objectives
 

Education

 

4-year graphic design degree. (B.A. or B.F.A.)
 

Skills, Experience, Knowledge

Minimum five years of creative/design experience in Web Design. 
Minimum three years of permanent employment in the interactive designer role.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills 

Application Knowledge

 

Hand code in HTML 
Experienced Microsoft Windows User
Strong understanding of Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and HTML required; CSS, Actionscript,
Javascript, ASP knowledge a plus. 
Experienced VisualStudio.net and SourceSafe are a plus
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