Web Designer

OPEN POSITIONS

Ashton Design is looking to add a stunningly creative web designer who thrives on making aesthetically enticing experiences using the latest front-end technologies and standards. The right candidate possesses a strong grasp of design and typographic principles, and can oversee the implementation of their vision.

CHARACTERISTICS

Stunning Creativity
Jaw dropping typographic skills
Great communication abilities
Proactive and dedicated 
Fast learner and fast worker
Self-motivated
Deadline and detail-oriented


RESPONSIBILITIES

Conceptualize, design and develop beautiful and functional websites
Design responsive websites that are cross-browser compatible and standards compliant
Work with new clients to ensure visions come to fruition
Synthesize and distill project information 
Collaborate with writers, strategists, creative directors and other designers
Serve as project manager for multiple web projects
Provide ongoing web maintenance for existing clients
Document work for use in Ashton’s portfolio 
Enhance and maintain Ashton’s company website and portfolio


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
3+ years industry experience
Experience planning and developing websites across multiple platforms and organizations
Strong conceptual skills and ability to convey ideas clearly
Proficiency in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
Knowledge and passion for typography and a strong sense of layout
Solid understanding of information architecture and hierarchy
Proficiency with web accessibility standards
Ability to produce results independently as well as collaboratively
Ability to juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines 
Strong written and verbal communication abilities
Strong organizational and time management aptitude
Strong presentation abilities


SKILLS

Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, XD (and/or Figma, Sketch), InDesign, Acrobat
Working knowledge of web applications, programming languages, and web services, such as HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, APIs, cross-browser compatibility, security principles and UI design 
After Effects; VFX, Motion Graphics and logo Animation a plus
Knowledge and experience with WordPress and similar Content Managment Systems
Knowledge of server side functions and tasks
Knowledge of Craft CMS, Github, Bootstrap are a plus
Google Suite: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides


Please send work samples and a resume to work@toprankingrecords.com.

About Ashton Design 

Baltimore-based Ashton Design crafts meaningful brands and experiences for people through the creative and innovative use of environmental, print and digital design. Since 1985, our collaborative approach from concept to implementation has earned us a reputation for unique, timeless design. Most importantly, we care deeply about our clients, who entrust us to translate their visions into reality across a wide range of projects. For more about Ashton Design, visit toprankingrecords.com.

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