Job Title: UX + Digital Designer
Organisation: International Rescue Committee
Location: New York, United States
Closing Date: 09 April 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? No
Marketing & Mobilization (M&M), a part of External Relations (ER) is a dynamic team, tasked with overseeing and executing communications and marketing, building the IRC’s global profile and brand, increasing private revenue from deeper donor engagement and partnerships, and influencing our target audiences. In alignment with our Strategy100 commitments, M&M has launched ambitious multi-year campaigns that raise funding, profile and influence and will improve our share of voice and resonance in key geographies and globally.
The Content and Creative team, a part of M&M, consists of award-winning creative specialists and idea partners, developing powerful communications and experiences to really engage audiences and ultimately to deliver on ER ambitions and objectives. Using creative mediums such as visual design, video, stunts, events, and storytelling, they tap into the expertise and talents of colleagues across the organization
Role and Responsibilities
Partner with the Associate Director to produce exceptional design solutions that address a range of user and business needs and transform them into functional, responsive, compelling, and on-brand user experiences.
Handle projects with a range of technical complexity: from responsive design/UX to motion graphics to producing striking and compelling designs for marketing and brand campaigns.
Assist in managing freelance creative talent and developers (or agencies) to execute design support
Support and translate results from user-testing research and data collection as needed (site heat maps, site metrics via Google Analytics, surveys, etc.)
Create and maintain visual and brand styleguides (including assets and templates)
Stay on top of latest trends in experience design, web development and social media. Provide recommendations regularly.
Contribute design patterns to the pattern library (front end skills a +)
Handle photo-editing and retouching of images as it pertains to layouts and multi-media features.
Work with agile project teams able to juggle multiple parts of a project while staying focused on deliverables and audience/business priorities. Know your way around project management tools and communicate with senior stakeholders.
Support our digital channel partners with website page layout design and recommendations for site experiences on campaigns.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
5-8 years of relevant professional experience
Online portfolio w/ live examples
Expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch or Figma
A strong background in digital design with high regard for usability, accessibility and maintaining web standards
Strong typography skills for layout and web design
Ability to design responsive web experiences
Ability to create iconography and infographics
Ability to design & direct motion graphics
Working knowledge of Drupal
Photoshop color-correcting, retouching skills and photo-editing
Demonstrate ability to effectively manage time and complete projects on deadline
Must be an effective communicator who can work efficiently in both independent and collaborative situations in a fast-paced, creative, and frequently reactive marketing environment
Commitment to diversity and inclusion and a strong passion for our humanitarian mission!