Web Designer (Full Time)

  Back to blog Weston Lohry

Location: Forest City, IA
Type: Full Time, Salary + Benefits

Coloff Digital is seeking a skilled web designer to organize, build and implement client projects using WordPress CMS exclusively. In addition to interfacing with our team, this person will work directly with clients during various phases of the process. Outstanding communication skills are required. A strong design background is preferred and experience building websites in WordPress is a plus. Knowledge of servers, web development, UI/UX design, HTML, CSS, Javascript/jQuery & PHP/MySQL is also important. Training in these areas can be provided. Self-training will be required. Additional responsibilities include website maintenance, project leadership and graphic design overflow.

Responsibilities: Website Design & Development

  • Interface with clients & our team on a daily basis
  • Design and implement client websites / landing pages from initial concept, setup, site architecture, and user interface to finished deliverable
  • Code and implement WordPress sites using Pro Theme by Themeco
  • Design and implement new features, enhancements, and content of existing websites
  • Create and update re-usable code libraries and/or templates to streamline WordPress development cycle
  • Ensure that we meet ‘go-live’ deadlines for all sites

Responsibilities: Website Maintenance

  • Maintain existing sites  
  • Respond to, execute and follow up on website maintenance requests 
  • Support, extend and/or enhance existing code
  • Document technical and functional specifications
  • Facilitate client WordPress training, site documentation and maintenance
  • Provide technical consultancy services to project stakeholders
  • Analyze web traffic metrics and suggest solutions to boost web presence
  • Handle any website issues that arise; adjust websites accordingly
  • Find new ways to optimize websites
  • Other duties as required

Responsibilities: Website Project Management

  • Utilize company project management software to plan, track and communicate status of all website projects to stakeholders
  • Create and maintain efficient processes for website building / maintenance
  • Work with other departments / team members to ensure projects stay on track
  • Interface with clients and team members on a daily basis to provide updates

Responsibilities: Graphic Design Overflow

  • Take on any graphic design work that the lead graphic designer passes on
  • Follow all client branding guidelines
  • Send all creative work to the lead graphic designer to approve before sending to the client

A Typical Day

  • Monitor, analyze and optimize all active websites with a high attention to detail
  • Maintain outstanding communication with stakeholders regarding active websites
  • Design any website or other creative assets needed

A Perfect Day

  • All websites are running efficiently & effectively
  • All clients are satisfied with website build progress
  • Plugins, themes, software, etc. are up to date
  • Website build projects are ahead of schedule

Top of Mind Issues

  • Understanding the end consumer
  • Making clients happy
  • Improving your skills and knowledge
  • Creating high level websites to ensure a happy client and end user
  • Finding new, efficient ways to optimize our website processes

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to apply@coloffdigital.com. If you have a design portfolio or a list of websites you’ve built, please include those as well. We look forward to hearing from you!