Visual Designer

CA-ON-Mississauga | Product Management

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Job Description

***This position can/will be hired in any of the following markets: San Diego or Dallas-Fort Worth.*** 

 

At ACTIVE Network, we are building solutions for all types of activity organizations helping them automate, simplify and grow their businesses. Our cloud technology powers business events and conferences, community programs, parks departments, local attractions, faith-based organizations, sports events, and outdoor activities. We deliver technology that changes the way the world gets active.

But ACTIVE is more than a technology company. It’s a company of passionate people that live to be ACTIVE. We are inspired by our customers. We are fueled by challenge. As a member of the ACTIVE team, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment and bring your passion, dedication and creativity each and every day. ACTIVE’s team members are focused on results and committed to excellence. Together, we are making the world a more ACTIVE place. As a Visual Designer, you will be part of the overall global Visual Design team at ACTIVE.

You will be responsible for designing innovative products including software, consumer websites, and mobile applications. This team is part of the overall, growing User Experience (UX) Design group. We are a multidisciplinary team in North America that also includes Interaction Design and User Research. Our products include a wide-variety of web and mobile apps for the North American market. We are striving to change the way people live, work and play. We’re passionate about making a real difference in the lives of ours users and we start by understanding their needs, wants, and desires.

The UX team focuses on making our systems USEFUL; to enable doing things in a better way. USABLE; to empower self-service and encourage adoption and use, while reducing support costs and enabling scalability. DESIRABLE; to create buzz, grow brand-value, organic revenue, and more Net Promoters. EFFICIENT to build and maintain by continuously deploying good-design that speeds developmentand reduces the need for refactoring.

Skills & Requirements

Active Network is seeking a Visual Designer with a passion for design, quality products, mentoring, and helping establish and maintain the visual style of our products. As a Visual Designer you will report directly to the Associate Creative Director in North America. You will work closely with your designers and their product teams through out all stages of development, both in North America, and our growing team in China. You will be instrumental in the visual design direction of product UI across the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Innovating, conceptualizing, designing and bringing next generation of products to life

•Contribute to product vision and strategic decisions in collaboration with other team members and stakeholders •Review all visual design work in Chendgu

•Work directly with the Associate Creative Director to deliver quality work across all of ACTIVE’s products

•Collaboration and communication with peers across the UX team

•Team communication (China and N.A.) via phone, Skype, WebEx, and email

•Contribute to growth and maintenance of ACTIVE product style guide

•Maintain stringent Visual Design QA standards

•Work with development leads on implementation and execution of styleguide

•Attendance and contribution to monthly, global Visual Design team meetings

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•Written and spoken English skills required

•BA/BS/MFA degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design or equivalent experience

•Prior design leadership position preferred

•Adobe Creative Suite expertise required (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

•A strong portfolio featuring your design work required

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES

•3-5 years related design experience (desktop, software and/or mobile)

•Creative, inspirational, confident, design leader

•Ability to articulate and protect business goals and user needs

•Communicate with your team, as well as with key product owners in the company

•Impeccable eye for design aesthetics and a great attention to detail

•Understanding of fundamental design principles: typography, composition, hierarchy, and color

•Ability to review and deliver quality work efficiently and in a timely manner

•Ability to train the overall team on styleguide and execution methods

•Experience working in a scrum/agile environment preferred

•Knowledge of current Internet standards, including web browsers and browser specifications, screen resolution, and file optimization

•HTML, and CSS skills a plus. Must have working knowledge

•Strong presentation and communication skills

•Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently

OTHER •Location – Dallas area

•Travel within North America and/or China may be required 15-20%. Perks and Benefits

•Great work environment.

•Competitive compensation + benefits, including medical insurance, 401k with match.

•ACTIVEx, our award winning employee participation program, will help you grow personally and professionally.

•Our ACTIVE Advantage program will help you save on activities, gear and travel. ACTIVE Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

This is a national posting for the following markets under consideration: San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami, and Dallas.