We are a global team of inspired people collaborating across 13 countries, together with the aligned purpose to create powerful digital experiences for some of the world’s most notable brands. We are passionate about empowering our clients to harness the full opportunity of digital to create best-in-class experiences for our clients and those they serve. We judge our success by the impact our collective hard work has on our clients’ businesses. www.ffwagency.com
About the Position
FFW is looking for a Designer to join the Experience Design (XD) Team to support creative outputs across a range of digital projects. You are a talented designer, with a passion for making delightful, ground-breaking work, and committed to producing exceptional experiences. You’re ready for hands-on projects at every stage of the lifecycle, from brainstorming creative concepts with the project team and developing original campaigns to participating in client presentations and ensuring deadlines are met all the way to launch.
FFW is a seriously collaborative work environment, so Designers need to collaborate across disciplines daily, from developers to analytics to client services, while maintaining high standards for original concepts and detailed execution. This is an opportunity to define and reinvent the digital space, and a passion for doing just that is critical.
The FFW XD Team comprises talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, education, and cultures, all of whom believe that we're better together. Our team culture is rooted in collaboration and in our drive to work through problems to understand our user's context, emotions, goals, and motivations. We support each project as an advocate for the customer, establishing informed perspectives, and leading XD activities that help us design and iterate on digital product experiences that benefit our clients' businesses.
As a Designer at FFW, you must demonstrate strong conceptual thinking and the technical expertise and attention to detail that bring those creative ideas to life. Whether it is color, typography, or usability, you will constantly strive for the perfect balance to enhance the expression. Brand guidelines are your friend—from developing them to ensuring they’re consistently followed in each and every project you touch. Your design execution and aesthetic choices elevate the experiences you are designing. You thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, frequently moving from project to project. You are inspired by new innovations and follow the latest design trends. Above all, you are a talented, fun, curious person.
Produce meticulous, beautiful experiences that consider business and user objectives, brand guidelines, and channel specifications or requirements (websites, mobile applications, email, etc.)
Create and present design deliverables with limited oversight, including design concepts, comps, experience strategy documentation, prototypes, style guides, pattern libraries, deliverable styling, etc.
Prototype complex interactions with high standards of usability in mind
Serve as a resident expert of digital tools and be skilled in developing digital design concepts.
Be well-versed with web technology, usability, and core development tools, understanding web design constraints and how to design for a CMS
Foster the great creative culture and talent we have across FFW, including outside of the XD team
Learn to design not only for the handoff but for the presentation
2+ years of relevant applied digital design
Experience in an agency setting
Experience working collaboratively with UX, Designers, and Developers to build great user and brand experiences and products that consider innovation, business impact, and user needs
Highly conceptual thinking skills in both visual and interaction design and a solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, user interfaces, and navigation
A drive to generate great ideas and see them through execution
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Excellent, structured, and confident workshopping skills, including the ability to design and lead engaging workshops focused on moving forward in decisions with clarity and focus
Engaging presentation styles and visual communication skills
Enthusiasm for the work that you can spread to others
Experience with digital design products, such as Figma, InVision, Photoshop, Sketch, etc.
Ability to execute under tight deadlines while managing multiple projects
A desire to contribute to making our company a great place to work
Nice to Have...
Experience with web content management systems, like Drupal
Experience with HTML/CSS/JS prototyping (though we use InVision)
Does this sound like you? Send your resume over. We’d love to chat. NOTE: Please include a link to your portfolio or relevant project descriptions with your application.