Web Designer

R&D Design is currently seeking a seasoned Web Designer. Join a fast growing, innovative marketing strategy and implementation agency. Develop websites by planning and designing based on your aesthetic within client's needs. You will work directly with the Art Director to ensure the branding and vision is in line with the goal of specific projects.

R&D Design is a marketing strategy development and implementation agency based in New Orleans. R&D Design works with businesses, organizations, and leaders focused on and open to the development and implementation of innovative marketing strategies that will pave the way for the future of enhanced customer engagement. R&D’s full service creative engine develops and implements everything needed to achieve success for their clients including media production, social media management, ad management, print collateral, web design, branding, media buy, internal systems consultation, innovative technology implementation (ie VR video production), etc. R&D services organizations from Louisiana through the Gulf South and up through Virginia and DC, specializing in home improvement, agency support, public policy, non profits, tourism, hospitality, retail, music and dining.

Web Site Designer Job Duties:

  • Plan site design by clarifying goals; designing functionality.

  • Develop site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content and enhanced UX.

  • Develop site content and graphics by coordinating with copywriters and graphic artists; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc.

  • Prepare site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.

  • Establish locatability by registering with search engines.

  • Upgrade site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology; maintaining links.

  • Protect designed sites by designing and installing security precautions.

  • Maintain site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

  • experience using A/B testing platforms

  • focused on lead development, creation of content paths that collect customer data.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • College B.A

  • Equivalent experience working in the creative space (3 years)

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite

  • Expert in front end development platforms (Wordpress, Squarespace)

  • Possess a strong understanding of UX and layout strategy

  • A problem-solver at heart, able to find ways to express complex ideas through intuitive design

  • Demonstrates creative, technical and analytical skills

  • Demonstrates comfort with an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback and constructive criticism

  • Brings innovative and interesting ideas to the project development process

  • Well organized and able to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with variety of team members

  • Understanding of SEO

  • CSS knowledge

  • Coding a plus

The Perfect Hire

  • Positive attitude

  • Highly organized

  • Highly focused

  • Self sufficient once given direction

  • Able to work in a collaborative environment

  • Extremely creative

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Efficient with time

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Sense of humor

Little More About the Company:

  • No Non-Compete clause

  • Competitive Pay

  • Unlimited vacation as long as you get the work done

  • 10% commission on gross for any clients you bring in

  • Top-of-the-line office equipment for you to work on

  • Casual dress code

Does this sound like you? If you think you're the right fit for the R&D Design team, please submit your resume, and 3-5 links to past web projects to nick@rddesignla.com. Please put in the subject line, your name and the position (ie: "Web Designer Position- N. Cage").