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Senior Digital Designer

Senior Digital Designer / Team Lead

A bit about Net World Sports:

Join Net World Sports on our mission to become the world’s leading sports equipment retailer. Nothing excites us more than finding hungry, talented individuals and unleashing them in a team capable of achieving incredible things. 2017 saw us evolve at a sensational rate, as our personnel doubled, our warehouse space triple, and our global sales multiplied. This explosive growth has already been recognised by the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 as Wales’ 2nd fastest growing privately owned business (45th in the UK), but we’re not stopping there!

More about the Senior Digital Designer role:

Net World Sports has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Digital Designer to join and lead our ambitious design team. Working within the wider marketing team, you will be responsible for leading a team of two; driving forward the design credentials of Net World Sports and all associated sub-brands. As a team lead, you will be passionate and experienced in solving design challenges. Your primary focus will be to motivate and manage the team, to ensure the delivery of high fidelity designs that are pixel perfect!

Working primarily on responsive web and mobile designs, you will have significant experience of working with a variety of ecommerce brands (preferably within the retail or sports industry); bringing that knowledge to further the Net World Sports brand and online estate. Committed to driving high quality traffic to its sites, Net World Sports is focused on ensuring that visitors are enjoying the best experience possible and are driven to purchase, therefore, an in-depth knowledge of UX is essential.

Having recently appointed a User Experience Executive into the wider marketing team, you will be required to apply your knowledge to shape the look and feel of our online experiences.

The role will also require the management and completion of offline design including, product instructions and packaging. Extensive and proven experience of producing design concepts from scratch, across both digital and print is essential.

Excellent time management and organisational skills are key, as well as a good knowledge of various platforms and processes that could bring about design efficiencies. You will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination and planning of workflow for the design team and all creative projects. An ability to estimate timings and suggest appropriate responses to briefs is essential… the dynamic, fast paced nature of the business requires nothing less.

The ideal candidate would have unrivalled visual design skill across all mediums. From great typography and colour theory, to extensive knowledge of UX; a natural desire to push boundaries should all be part of your DNA. You will also be a real team player, not one to be left on the bench, coupled with excellent communication skills.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Design to shape the future of the Net World Sports brand. Your challenge will be to share your experience ecommerce to curate creative solutions and to better help us meet the needs of our users and represent the Net World Sports brand.

Key responsibilities include:

    • Performance management responsibility for the design team
    • Mentor and develop the skills and knowledge of the design team. Review the team’s objectives on an ongoing basis and improve the collective capability and toolsets of the team. Line manage junior members of the creative team
    • Create and develop workflow output to ensure accurate quoting of work and ensure accountability of design output
    • Develop a close partnership with UX, development and other key teams within the business to bring about improved online experiences and simplify complex interaction problems and champion a user centred design methodology
    • Awareness of new technology, design trends and emerging UX patterns allowing for application to enhance our own capabilities.
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work self-directed in a fast-changing, collaborative workplace.
    • Ability to take learnings from research and use them to create digital solutions that solve complex business challenges.
    • Create striking visual designs that follow our brand guidelines, that are consistent, coherent, pixel perfect across our platforms globally
    • Ensure that designs look great before being passed to other departments for use.

    A bit about you:

    • You will have worked at a world class digital organisation (client or agency) designing for web and print.
    • You will have a varied and exciting Digital Portfolio
    • You will have experience of working on responsive web design across a range of devices
    • You will have an eye for typography, colour, layout, brand systems, and a pixel perfect attention to detail.
    • You will have worked collaboratively with developers to make your design a reality in code in an agile environment.
    • You will have a working knowledge of current user experience design principles, standards and trends.
    • You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate your designs and ideas confidently and engagingly and the ability to present work and interface with all levels of management
    • You will have excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Photoshop and Illustrator
    • You will have understanding the challenges of working in a growing organisation

    Key attributes include:

    • BA or HND in Graphic or Visual Design, Digital Media Design or equivalent qualification.
    • Extensive experience (min 5 years) in digital visual design, (in-house or client-side), designing experiences, campaigns and features for mobile or desktop, native or web. Ideally in the ecommerce and sports industry.
    • Have a portfolio that exhibits solid architectural and detailed design thinking, a solid grasp of UX, web and mobile technologies, and expert, inspiring visual design.
    • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

    Hours: 09.00am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday

    Please send through a detailed CV and portfolio.