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We're looking for a Senior Web Designer

Preston, Lancashire
Up to £30k per annum + performance related bonus
per annum dependant on experience
Full Time
What does the job entail?

EKM is the home to tens of thousands of online shops, each with their own shop owners and shoppers who rely on our platform. You need to be positive, proactive, and tenacious, have a 'can do' attitude and be delivery focused achieving great work. You will be responsible for a small team of designers tasked with different responsibilities with varying skill sets, whilst also designing and coding themes to be used by our customers.

Skills

  • 5+ years' experience in website / digital design using Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, etc.
  • Strong experience working on responsive design and coding
  • Have a strong understanding of UX practice
  • Experience researching, prototyping, user testing, designing and coding ecommerce designs.
  • Experience designing ecommerce themes for a platform such as EKM, Shopify or Magento would be a plus
  • An accomplished front end developer, proficient using HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Vanilla) & jQuery
  • 2+ years experience in developing / mentoring / leading a team of web designers
  • Cross browser testing & functionality understanding
  • Solid time management, planning and organisation skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written language
  • Have a strong desire to learn and improve yourself through self development and inhouse company training

Responsibilities

  • Leading the overall look and feel of our suite of eCommerce themes
  • Leading, designing and delivering web design projects including the creation of further eCommerce themes for use by our customers
  • Working alongside multiple cross-functional teams including UX, Developers and Marketing etc.
  • Developing and improving best practice processes e.g. creative reviews, briefing sessions and theme succession planning, etc.
  • Developing and mentoring web designers, ensuring the department is skilled and up to date with current trends.
  • Allocating jobs to more junior web designers and ensuring the department is run effectively
  • Overseeing and approving any creative work undertaken by the Design Department
  • Communicating to stakeholders and customers, managing their expectations and being able to communicate the thought process behind designs.

Benefits

  • You'll have access to the best creative training with your own FREE Pluralsight subscription.
  • 25 Holiday Days + Bank Holidays + Never work your birthday
  • Flexi time
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Free onsite gym
  • Our very own 3 story slide, yes a slide!
  • Great Pension
  • Relaxed environment
  • Free parking
  • Free Spotify account
  • Lots of regular social events
  • North west's coolest office

The EKM Culture

Picture working for a tech giant like Google or Apple… relaxed dress code, free tea & coffee, lots of company trips and a real campus feel to your workplace. Silicon Valley might be a few thousand miles away, but ekm.com was born and bred in sunny Lancashire.

With an open approach to managing people and a strong emphasis on knowledge share, ekm.com’s success comes from its staff, the ideas they generate and the amazing results they bring.

Check out all the main EKM perks and benefits

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Send your CV and covering letter to

recruitment@ekm.com
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