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Senior Visual Designer

THE COMPANY

Dom & Tom is an end-to-end digital product development agency focused on emerging technologies. From startups to enterprise solutions the apps we produce for our clients support their strategic initiatives first and foremost through open collaboration, forward-thinking user experience, engaging design, and cross-platform development for both web and mobile.  Dom & Tom has launched 400+ web projects and 120 native mobile applications with teams located in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Founded in 2009 by twin brothers, Dom & Tom, Inc. launched as a small shop and have continued to expand year after year. Currently, we have offices in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. As a growing company, we continually look for talented, versatile self-starters who build relationships, lead teams and consult clients on digital strategy initiatives. Our motto is DO GOOD. BE GOOD. and we strive for that in the services we provide, the products we deliver and in our Company culture which values ethical behavior and respect of our fellow employees.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Sr. Visual Designer is responsible for leading creative working sessions. Responsible for guiding the visual design for all aspects of web-based and mobile products from overall look & feel to user interface elements such as layout, imagery, iconography, and/or typography. A Sr. Interaction Designer brings concepts to life, cultivating bonds between customers and brands.

Sr. Visual Designer

  • Understand client goals and develop unique visual designs and concepts that exceed client expectations
  • Work with the project team to determine the scope of the project and build design concepts accordingly
  • Be aware of the technical capabilities of the software and the project team and create design concepts appropriately
  • Deliver design artifacts within budget, time, and scope parameters
  • Present user interface visually so information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find
  • As an architect of the project vision, assist project manager and developers in managing scope creep
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing and assist in QA efforts to ensure that finished software reflects designs accurately

Leadership and Communication

  • Act as leader in communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale, all with a user-centered design process
  • Advise clients on strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Work with Sales, PMs, and design team on pitch ideas and presenting ideas to clients
  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and design effectively
  • Provide feedback and direction to more Jr. Members of the design team

JOB COMPETENCIES


Knowledge

  • Proficient with InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator CS5-6/CC, and Sketch
  • ( Note that we work in InDesign for planning documentation, but are open to OmniGraffle and similar software)
  • Proficiency with prototyping software such as InVision, Balsamiq, Proto.io, etc.
  • Familiar with website functionality and mobile/tablet applications
  • Familiar with CMS architecture
  • Familiar with project management and time-tracking software such as Basecamp, Harvest and JIRA

Skills and Characteristics

  • Ability to craft graphic elements, assets and visual treatments that adapt and flow with responsive design systems
  • Ability to work effectively across disciplines
  • Ability to produce brand standards and style guides for creating interactive, user-centric products
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, customers and other designers to accurately convey your desired message
  • Possess analytical skills to look at your work from the point of view of the your clients and their target audience to determine how both groups will perceive the brand message
  • Ability to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients
  • Flexibility and creativity to think of new approaches to communicate ideas to customers and target audience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to articulate and defend design decisions to client
  • Delegate work when needed and review
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