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Web Designer/Frontend Web Developer- Communications and Marketing - Fort Wayne

Requisition ID:  11578
Job Summary


The Web Designer / Frontend Web Developer creates robust online user experiences. A strong emphasis is placed on delivering interfaces within a brand system for high-priority websites, official communications, marketing initiatives, micro-sites, advertising and digital campaigns, mobile and multimedia experiences across a variety of platforms and systems. Our in-house creative team is aligning to a digital-first communications strategy, while we plan to build out our overall online presence. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an evolving brand and design strategy for one of the nation’s premier higher education brands and join an energetic creative team engaged in taking creative leaps. Responsibilities include:


  • Provides high-level design solutions for intuitive user experiences across multiple media platforms through information architecture, visual design and initial user interface development for websites.
  • Designs innovative and comprehensive visual and functional solutions for websites, including micro-sites, online promotions, ad banners, emails, e-newsletters, e-vites, mobile, and other digital interfaces.
  • May conduct relevant project research and provide data, technical, and trend-based design solutions and feedback. Stays abreast of leading and emerging trends in digital communications, including best practices in communications, marketing, and branding.
  • Designs wireframes, production quality mock-ups, and clickable prototypes as well as production-ready graphics, HTML, and CSS for interfaces, templates, and websites.
  • Works within departmental and team design and review processes from concept wireframes and storyboards, to digital presentation comps, to final executed products. Must be able to work through an iterative design process and receive feedback from multiple sources including team members and other constituencies.
  • Helps develop coherent information architecture and navigation systems for complex, multi-level sites with multiple sections and cross-linking pages.
  • Ensures projects incorporate all stakeholder requirements, employ best practices in user interface, navigation, usability, accessibility, search engine optimization, and works in all browsers on all devices.
  • Collaborates closely with other team members such as web developers and visual designers on implementing static and interactive designs, as well as integrating photography, video, custom motion, and animation assets into digital executions.
  • Assists in content and visual management for the University's top-tier web pages, social media sites, and other assigned online accounts.
  • Monitors websites for outdated information, expired pages, broken links, and technical problems.
Additional Responsibilities:


  • Designs and produces graphics, templates, illustrations, icons, and other digital artwork for use in related communication projects (online, print, environmental graphics, video, etc.).
  • Follows defined branding guidelines as required.
  • Assists in establishing project specifications and adheres to production schedules for all assigned projects.
  • Creates and updates documentation relating to project status, process, location of media assets, and use.
  • Stays abreast of current trends in web design, usability, and information architecture, including current web aesthetics, with demonstrated mastery of typography, color theory, and use of space.
  • Able to take direction and process information from multiple sources including superior and team members.
  • Maintains a mastery of a variety of graphic creation and editing programs such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Develops solutions that meet 508 accessibility and universal design standards.
  • Must be comfortable working with shifting deadlines and changing priorities.
  • May perform other related duties as required.



Find out why so many are taking advantage of a career at Purdue University Fort Wayne!  Employees enjoy:


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, design/visual communication, gra[hic design, media communications or related field.
  • Three year's experience in the design and development of websites and other related digital communications products.
  • Graphic design, user interface design, and information architecture experience required with specific and proven examples in desktop and mobile.
  • Superior knowledge required of latest digital communications trends and execution standards. Strong proficiency required in leading frontend languages, including current variants of HTML5 and CSS3, and responsive web design for mobile websites.
  • Quickly identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves browser and device issues or bugs, as necessary.
  • Coding experience with JavaScript, jQuery, and SVG as well as frontend frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap.
  • Proficiency in integrating design and development within content management systems and similar technologies and platforms, Integrated Development Environments, code versioning (Git), and Command Line.
  • Knowledge of leading operating systems, file-sharing platforms, archival, networking, project management software such as Basecamp, Trello, Slack, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Previous experience in web design and/or frontend web development for an in-house or agency communications and marketing group preferred. This position may be required to be in communication with other Communications and Marketing staff and senior administrators, and/or perform key work tasks, in off-hours or off-location conditions as required to execute special projects or critical communications as conditions may demand.
  • Possesses strong visual, verbal, and written communications skills, excellent problem-solving skills, and communicates professionally and effectively with a wide variety of University staff, including direct client interface on projects.


Additional Information:


  • For highest consideration, please submit a resume cover letter, and contact information for three professional references
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period


Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nov 20, 2020

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne