• Digital Production Designer, Alexa Shopping

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/11/2018 6:58 AM)
    Job ID
    689220
  • Job Description

    Do you have passion for developing exceptional brand and advertising for our customers? Have you demonstrated campaign systems that communicate the launch of new devices and features across digital media channels? Are you equally strong at executing final deliverables? Can you translate the visual and copy guidelines to communicate complex features in a compelling yet, simple way? Can you collaborate with a cross-functional team to deliver innovative results?

    Alexa Shopping seeks a Production Designer to lead the final execution and development of all digital assets for key areas of our marketing campaigns. Our team is at the intersection of emerging technology and the Amazon that customers already know and trust. We are defining style-guides and best practices daily to communicate the benefits of how Alexa Shopping will reach customers at scale. The ideal candidate has been a production designer for global brand campaigns. They constantly seek to understand customer needs, establish creative best practices and efficiency to deliverable hundreds of assets in various formats and sizes under rapid deadlines. Collaboration is in their DNA, but they also will take a leadership role, prioritizing, driving decisions, and communicating clearly through delivery. They will be the bridge between the design team and the marketing department to support the process of building and distributing all advertising campaign materials.

    Responsibilities
    • Deliver final design artifacts for customers that will live on and off Amazon. Execute “production-ready” assets based on guidelines provided from Alexa Shopping and Amazon brand team's for banner sizing and versioning of campaigns throughout the year.
    • Apply patterns. Maintain and translate design specifications on a large scale. Through the abilities of graphics, typography, color, and design systems you will create hundreds of digital assets that live throughout campaigns. The ability to create short-form motion graphics, animations, and GIFs based on existing styles is ideal.
    • Introduce a best-in class process. They will be the expert in the details of building out, following and enforcing guidelines so that the work is cohesive. Ideally, they are extremely proficient in core programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects to provide quick turn solutions across the design team as the lead expert.
    • Collaborate in a cross-functional team to deliver results. Work closely with the Alexa Shopping Creative Director, Marketing/Product Managers, and other designers to define and produce innovative solutions to customer problems to ensure a consistency within the brand.
    • Advocate for and follow customer-centered design. Present to business and design leadership, and effectively advocate for the customer in a corporate environment. Foster shared understanding of the customer needs and how design, technical, and business intersect to meet them.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 3+ years of professional production design experience
    • Expertise in production development: banners, social posts, emails, web templates, and site designs.
    • The ability to handle print production if needed. This also includes managing the pre-press process.
    • Lead and participate in production discussion sessions to establish best practices with fellow designers.
    • Ability to scope design initiatives, manage, and prioritize work items.
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
    • Expertise integrating design with technical development.
    • Help build and maintain key external partners for design and production resources.
    • Ability to work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile environment.
    • Ability to handle complexity and manage ambiguity, transforming disparate inputs into holistic design solutions.
    • Effectiveness in working across organizational boundaries to define, manage, and prioritize work.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Portfolio demonstrating past work experience of relevant digital banner production, photo retouching and social advertising. This includes examples of bringing these types of assets to life through motion design. Showcasing concept and storyboard development is ideal.
    • Ability to rapidly iterate and drive design direction based on business feedback
    • Produce sketches, visual references and storyboards to convey concepts to our partners in which to gain approval for next stages in development of high fidelity comps
    • Retail/e-commerce design experience in a global context would be ideal
    • A clean aesthetic, and a propensity for simplicity
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