We want your skills on our team.

Associate Director UX/UI

Join our team as Associate Director UX/UI and become the visionary leader shaping our clients eCommerce websites. Drive strategic excellence, spearhead dynamic digital experiences, and lead a talented team in crafting captivating user journeys. From concept to execution, youll collaborate across departments, ensuring alignment with brand aesthetics and style guidelines. If youre passionate about design and elevating online experiences, this role is for you!

  • To be considered, please submit your portfolio of work along with your resume
  • This position is located in-office in West Des Moines, IA

About Us:

Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. This is a fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with experienced professionals. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, full-benefits, competitive salary, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate across departments to implement web design standards, messaging and processes to produce consistent, high-quality results, while ensuring user-centered design approaches according to client needs
  • Develop, create, and maintain dynamic websites including eCommerce website for our clients
  • Create an aesthetic digital design and deliver on brand strategy and message according to client needs
  • Attend and lead progress meetings to help brainstorm ideas and report on work progress
  • Submit completed work for approval and re-design as directed until work has met client expectations. (note: this may be in contrast to your personal taste)
  • Build best practices, schedules, workflows and processes to drive improved planning, prioritization and communication to better meet fast-paced, high-volume and high-quality demands and deadlines
  • Manage staff in a manner that facilitates teamwork and ensures deadlines are met, and produces quality work
  • Continually focus on improving and re-evaluating the best digital user experience
  • Mentor junior staff and provide support and feedback to help them advance
  • Provide clear, concise, and direct feedback and design critique
  • In cooperation with department staff, determine appropriate assignments and allocation of work
  • Remain up-to-date on marketplace, industry and web design trends, including insights into cultural trends, competition and target audiences
  • Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines
  • Record and track your time within the Paylocity system for each project you are working on
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Web Design/Development, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Digital Media, or related field (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Minimum six (6) years’ professional experience in web development/design, digital, and/or UX design
  • Strong leadership skills; proven successful experience in supervising, mentoring and team building
  • Expert knowledge in web development, design, and CMS, with a strong knowledge on UI, UX, and web standards
  • Portfolio demonstrating proficiency in skill and a sophisticated sense of design
  • Strong knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite with advanced digital design skills
  • Solid understanding of the elements of web development and design
  • Able to adapt skill to the aesthetics of each project
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to the needs of clients
  • Able to interpret editorial direction and vision to align visual design with digital magazine content
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills; able to balance multiple priorities and demands simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards
  • Maintains a positive attitude and support that attitude among junior staff, even while working under pressure in an environment where job demands are constantly changing

Job Location:

This position is located in-office in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Position/Type:

Full-Time/Professional

Benefits:

Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO

Compensation:

Competitive, based on experience