Web Designer (Responsive Design)

Type: Contract Posted on Apr 1, 2013 00:00:00 AM

Reply By Date Apr 2, 2013 00:00:00 AM
Roles and responsibilities The DC.Gov web portal consists of over 100 District agency websites and provides District residents and businesses with online access to government services and information.

The Government of District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Web Maintenance Team manages the website content management system; publication workflow; provides editorial and standards oversight for all content; and assists and advises other District projects in integrating new content into the DC.Gov web portal.

Currently, OCTO is migrating all DC.Gov websites to its Drupal content management system. This project is scheduled to complete all migrations by September 30, 2013, and includes the DC.Gov home page and resource center pages.

As part of this redesign and migration of the DC.Gov home page, OCTO is looking for a Web Designer to provide their expertise to develop graphic elements and a responsive design for the DC.Gov Portal to be compatible for desktops, tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. This assignment is expected to last for 2 months.

The Web Designer is expected to have an expert graphical and web design background and good technical knowledge of user Interface development tools. Must have proven experience in visualizing and designing responsive web sites with table-free and CSS controlled layouts. The Web Designer will be responsible for the design elements of the DC.Gov Portal with proven ability to design web sites with a focus on user-centric design. A portfolio of high-quality work should be submitted along with the application.

The Web Designer should be able to create new designs and redesign and refine our existing site and wireframes and assist with the various phases of the design process, including creating an overall concept for the DC.Gov Portal and landing pages, refining existing website styles and guides, adapt designs for tablet and mobile devices.

Behavior Characteristics:

Excellent communication skills; able to articulate/present ideas in a clear and concise manner; able to work well with the team and independently. Able to work in an environment with changing priorities.
Skill set -Adobe Creative Suite – Particularly Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks
-Section 508 accessibility regulations and Plain Language knowledge
-Usability – Understanding of user testing, standards-based coding and browser compatibility issues
-Oral and written communication skills
-HTML5 - Experience using HTML5 in responsive designs and web typography
-CSS3 – Experience using CSS3 in responsive designs and web typography
-Javascript – Knowledge in programming using Javascript
-XML – Knowledge in programming using XML
-PHP/Drupal Theming
-Knowledge of government operations
-Graphic design with an emphasis on typography, brand identity and minimalist design.
Work experience 5 Years
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