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Lead Web Designer Opening - NYC

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Gorilla is a 15 year-old web design and development agency specializing in Ecommerce for multi-channel companies. We have a unique group in a client-driven culture looking to expand our reach to exceed the expectations of our clients. This is a full-time position with great benefits: Medical, dental and life insurance plans; Health Savings Account; Work-from-home options; 401(k) with 3% company contribution; Corporate bonus and sophisticated caffeine delivery systems.

Gorilla is seeking a Lead Designer with a sophisticated eye to join our interactive & Ecommerce creative talent and work out of our New York City office. The winning candidate will be responsible for creating original site design concepts both individually and in a team setting for Gorilla's growing list of clients in the Ecommerce space and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years experience working in a design capacity at an agency or boutique design firm. Client experience and portfolio should lean towards fashion-oriented or image-conscious consumer facing brands.


• Create original site design concepts that help our clients meet their business objectives, regardless of whether it's a consumer-facing Ecommerce site or a sophisticated corporate Web application.
• Act as a primary creative contact for client engagements both in the business development process and throughout the project lifecycle.
• Present and defend ideas to clients in an articulate manner.
• Take a creative leadership role in the business development process and assist the sales team in the pursuit of new clients.
• Work with Gorilla's Technical Architects, Creative Director, fellow Designers, and marketing specialists to strategize winning site design solutions based on real-world needs.
• Help manage the design process, drive decisions, and coordinate efforts with fellow Gorillas.
• Mentor junior practitioners and review work on a day-to-day basis.
• Participate in team lead sessions as they relate to improving Gorilla’s process and company culture.


• Solid background in designing for Web with an emphasis on B2B or B2C Ecommerce and image conscious brands and corporations.
• An extensive online portfolio that includes samples of user interface/Web site design and your rationale behind the proposed solutions.
• A strong comfort level engaging in client interaction with a high degree of autonomy.
• Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor.
• Firm grasp on the demands of designing for dynamic and database driven content. This is a design role, but the ideal candidate must understand the demands of the medium.
• A keen interest in emerging technologies and how they might impact future design decisions and strategic directions.
• An appreciation for good design and exquisite typography in almost any context.
• An understanding of the methodologies and processes inherent to a Human-Centered design practice.
• Back of the hand knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and standard business applications such as MS Office Suite, PowerPoint, etc.
• Assist account services team in the estimation and proposal writing process.
• Assist in design team staffing assignments with the Creative Director and our project management organization.
• Willingness to travel occasionally (5-10%) for on-site client visits and business development.


• Experience with Information Architecture, Wireframe diagrams, use cases, and workflow diagrams.
• Basic front-end development skills
• Flash, jQuery, and other animation / interactivity tools.
• SEO / SEM best practices.

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