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Blackbird Group Holdings

Front-end Web Designer and Developer


What we are looking for:

  • Tertiary diploma or equivalent in web design and/or development 
  • 5 years in both design and front-end development 
  • Ability to design a user journey to meet specified business requirements, beginning with wireframes to indicate system and user flows
  • Understand and design according to both the support and limitations of each client (e.g. web browser, mobile browser, app, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate intended functionality for back-end development
  • Ability to apply best practise User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) principles to all design work
  • Excellent understanding of and ability to code responsive web mark-up, including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Self-motivated, meticulous, reliable and committed
  • Able to work well alone as well as in a team
  • Ability to follow a detailed brief to completion
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver – or similar that produce the same results
  • Understand and use version control for mark-up
  • Microsoft Office and Google Platform for administrative management

What will be to your advantage?
  • Fair understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS

What we expect from you:
  • Maintain and improve company websites in line with business goals
  • Understand various user journeys and customer needs in order to produce relevant low-fi wireframes that indicate the flow of the system
  • Turn wireframes into on-brand user interface designs that ensure an easy, pleasant experience
  • Hand code web mark-up from scratch or from existing templates
  • Ensure all code is Future-Friendly (http://futurefriendlyweb.com/thinking.html)
  • Design and code other digital assets as required such as mailers for Marketing
  • Strong conceptualisation skills
  • Sketch wireframes for user/system journey
  • UI and UX best practices
  • Hand-code responsive HTML5 and CSS3
  • Understand CSS pre-processors
  • Excellent communication of functionality
  • Natural sense for aesthetics
  • Proficient in Adobe suite

What we offer in return:
  • Salary: CTC Market Related
  • Free Healthcare
  • Pension Fund 
  • Relaxed and enjoyable environment 
  • Fun Days
  • Dress-up days

Is this position for you? Yes? Then email your CV to careers@blackbirdgroup.co.za



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