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Front-End Designer1

  • Company: Dotsavvy Africa
  • Deadline: Wednesday 15th June 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Dotsavvy Limited (Dotsavvy) is an award-winning boutique digital agency with big ideas based in Nairobi, Kenya. Dotsavvy specializes in web site design and development, digital marketing, E-business applications and related services.

Dotsavvy is a market leader for its offerings in Kenya and a good number of East Africa’s leading businesses have been benefiting from our expertise and innovation for over 8 years. You can find out more about Dotsavvy from our web site at

Purpose of Position.

The Front-end Designer position entails designing web site user interfaces and integrating back-end applications. In addition, enhancing the design and usability of existing web sites is also required. You must be must be highly motivated, creative, technically adept, work independently and or in a team and be able to communicate well both verbally and in written form. The following key aspects also apply:

  • Contribute to the development of web site user interfaces and internet applications on time and according to project budgets and will be committed to continuously improving and sharing your technical expertise. 
  • Participate in technical design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of web sites. 
  • Report on the status of efforts, identifying issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implementing corrective action. 
  • Remain up to date on web technologies, evaluate software packages and make recommendations to management. 
  • Have a passion for bringing the user’s perspective into the design and development process.
  • Be able to understand business needs behind client requirements and design effective web site solutions to meet business needs. 
  • Design and development of prototypes and storyboards to effectively communicate design direction to the production team. 
  • Identify and solve technical challenges of existing and new web design components.
  • Development of UI standards for the development team.
  • Conduct usability analysis of existing functionality 

Front-end Designer Job Requirements. 

The Web/Graphic Designer will also meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work against a plan and meet deadlines. 
  • Detail oriented and analytical.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to complete work assignments and achieve results in an ambiguous work environment.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites, Flash, PHP Programming, CSS, Java and JavaScript, HTML, MySQL and CGI Scripting. 
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Have an ability to convey complex thoughts, both written and oral, in clear, concise and timely fashion.
  • Openly and actively communicate information.
  • Accountable for personal performance. 
  • Build and leverage a network of experts within and external to Dotsavvy to supplement one's own expertise. 
  • Function effectively in a virtual team environment.
  • Learn new concepts quickly and apply them in the course of his/her work.
  • Assist in the definition of technical requirements in response to internal and external customer needs, ensuring clear priorities are set.
  • Lead the scoping of technical solutions in response to client requirements, working with software engineers, graphic designers, quality assurance and release management functions.
  • Manage all aspects of client projects through the lifecycle delivering to time and budget, (including Risk, Quality, third party milestones), ensuring that the solution meets the client requirements.
  • Communicate project plans to the client. 
  • Assist the Business Development team in pre-sales roles where necessary.
  • Contribute to other areas of the business and undertake additional responsibilities where necessary. 

To be successful in the position of Front-end Designer, you will need to show:

  • Accuracy, reliability and enthusiasm.
  • Previous and recent experience in a similar environment.
  • Flexibility with working hours.
  • An outgoing, confident individual with initiative.
  • “Can do” attitude

The applicant needs to have a Bachelors Degree in IT or a related field or a relevant Diploma, 2+ years of experience in a similar position and at least 3 credible references. 

How to apply

If you think you qualify kindly send us your credentials by the 15th June 2011 on with the subject line “Front-end Designer – Dotsavvy”.