Visual Designer/Web Specialist Needed

Position: Visual Designer/Web Specialist

Department: Communications & Marketing

Reporting Relationship: Senior Manager, Marketing & Creative Services,
in close association with VP, Communications and Marketing

Status: Full-time; Non-exempt (hourly)


The Visual Designer/Web Specialist is an essential member of the DSA’s Communications & Marketing Department—part of a highly productive two-person, in-house design team. The designer/specialist will collaborate with another design partner to create compelling, on-brand designs for a wide variety of digital and print platforms in a fast-paced, quick- turnaround environment. This includes responsibility for visual concepts through execution. The designer/specialist also shares responsibility for the design, user experience and maintenance of the DSA/Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) website and supervision of any related micro-sites.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designs and develops new web pages and microsites (UI, UX, front-end development).
  • Creates design through final art files for various communications and marketing projects.
  • Provides guidance for our online presence, advocating for the best user experience while ensuring that our business goals are met.
  • Designs and distributes electronic member communications including newsletters, invitations and email blasts in accordance with brand standards using MailChimp and Neon CRM.
  • Sets up online RSVPs for events, updating and maintaining our CRM system.
  • Manages our subscription lists in our CRM system.
  • Conducts ongoing content updates and regular page refreshes on the DSA/MID website with adherence to the organization’s brand standards and user experience best practices.
  • Implements website changes, working with content owners to keep their sections updated.
  • Captures needs and wants from internal stakeholders and proposes the most e ective communication or marketing solution.
  • Monitors and compiles monthly report on website traffic and site navigation patterns, including social media platforms.
  • Develops and updates search engine optimization protocols, and other procedures for website maintenance.
  • Facilitates communication with print, creative and tech support vendors.
  • Assists with external benchmarking against organizations, web trends, etc.
  • Provides assistance with non-design-related projects and events as needed.
  • Performs other related


  • Four-year degree in visual design or similar. Additional web development certi cation preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, Git, JavaScript, PHP and WordPress development.
  • Experience designing and coding HTML emails. Knowledge of email marketing best practices a plus.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in website development and visual design.
  • Experience working with Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics and other social media monitoring tools a plus.
  • Photography and Adobe Lightroom experience a plus.
  • Superior demonstration of creativity and attention to detail.
  • Team player comfortable in a collaborative environment.
  • Highly organized with able to attend to multiple projects and daily deadlines.
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal clients and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Resourceful, self-motivated


Competitive annual salary plus full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, 401K retirement plan and annual ORCA Pass.

To Apply:

Please send a resume to finaa@downtownseattle.org. To be considered, resumes must be received by October 15, 2016.


The Downtown Seattle Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.


  1. Katie Bajema says:

    Hi, all.

    Please note, that you should send your resume to finaa@downtownseattle.org. (Part of the address is missing from the post above.)

    You can view a PDF of the job description here:

    The app deadline has been extended through Monday, Oct. 24, so there’s still time.


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