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Web Designer (Junior to Experienced)

Business Area / Division: Web
Location: Oxford

 

At Rebellion Oxford we are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Web Designer, talented in front-end web design and interaction, to join our existing web development department. This role is primarily weighted towards front-end design and programming, taking care of interfaces and usability, but also requires a working understanding of PHP and the ability to help out with back-end programming, as required. A unique chance to play a pivotal role in connecting one of the UK’s leading independent media companies directly with their growing worldwide audience of consumers, from websites to web-based software projects, game servers and ecommerce.

This role is full-time, based in-house at our Oxford headquarters. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK.

Please include a link to your portfolio of web design examples, clearly stating your level of involvement in each case.

 

Qualifications & Experience:

We are ideally looking for proven experience of professional front-end web design and development, with a good enough working knowledge of PHP to complete our pre-interview PHP task. A strong academic background is also preferred, with a degree in interaction/graphic design, computing, science, mathematics or similar or equivalent industry experience. (Games industry experience is not required as this is not a games-development role.)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, test and maintain websites, focusing on front-end design, interaction and usability
  • Work to functional and project-specific aesthetic briefs, within technical limitations
  • Design sample/mock-up page layouts and/or wireframes
  • Streamline and implement logical menu flow and function of interfaces
  • Design graphics, web animations and manipulate digital images and photographs
  • Design visual imagery and ensuring it's in line with company branding policy
  • Support our PHP programmers in the implementation and maintenance of back-end systems
  • General web administration such as uploading new content for different departments
  • Ad-hoc support to our in-house customer service team, to assist them to resolve technical and transaction related customer queries
  • Document processes and task tracking, with great attention to detail
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes and how they can benefit Rebellion
  • Collaborate productively with all web team members, as well as our marketing department and multi-disciplined game development staff, communicating ideas and issues clearly
  • Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure, meeting multiple production objectives and high quality standards

 

Skills:

  • Strong flair for creative front-end web design and interaction, with excellent attention to detail and awareness of usability issues
  • Excellent knowledge of JavaScript (including jQuery and familiary with JavaScript frameworks), HTML and CSS
  • Ability to wireframe and/or prototype and to grasp new concepts and tools quickly
  • Working knowledge of PHP and MySQL and good problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience of OOP and MVC frameworks (ideally Laravel)
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Good communication and team-working skills as well as the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Working knowledge of any of the following would also be a bonus: IDEs, debugging, logging, automated testing (PHPUnit, TDD), version control systems (Git, Perforce, SVN), Agile methodologies, linux OS and command line tools

 

 

 

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