Web Designer III
Responsible for the design, development and creation of user-centered design for the university’s websites. Responsibilities include human factors engineering, heuristic evaluations and usability testing for web-based applications as well as metrics setting and monitoring for assessing the usability of the web application. Uses a variety of graphics software applications, techniques, and tools. Designs and develops user interface features, site animation, and special-effects elements. Works to improve the usability, usefulness, and desirability of websites in collaboration with graphic designer, product manager, engineering staff and other Web designers. Conduct user studies, design and perform usability tests, create prototypes, and provide ad hoc use interface consulting. Contributes to and may lead to a design group’s effort to enhance usability and appeal of the organization’s online offerings.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Design the website to support the organization’s strategies and goals relative to external communications
- Contributes to the design group’s effort to enhance the appeal of the organization’s online offerings.
- Develops design concepts for implementation.
- Designs graphic features for print or online.
- Researches emerging web based technologies.
- Contributes to the design group’s efforts to enhance the appeal of the organization’s online offerings.
- Ensures print and web design adheres to brand/template guidelines
- Assist with critical support issues
- Identifies problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, corrects problem or refers problem to appropriate personnel for correction.
- Evaluates design elements to ensure proper structure and compatibility with browsers and devices.
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of appropriate experience; or an associate’s degree and seven years of appropriate experience .
Licensure and Certification
This position may have supervisory responsibilities.
- Web-Based Facilities And Tools
- Flexibility And Adaptability
- Problem Solving
- Accuracy And Attention To Detail
- Active Learning
- Producing Results
- Web Trends & Directions
- IT Standards, Procedures & Policies
- Web Development Tools
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