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Careers at Sweden Unltd.

Designer

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As a Designer you will be helping with design tasks including the following and more:

  • Creative Concepts
  • User Interface Design
  • Brand Style Guides
  • Prototyping
  • QA

Skills and High Levels of Proficiency:

  • High level of proficiency in a wide range of design-related software: Adobe Creative Cloud including Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, InVision or other prototyping tool, Sketch is a big plus
  • High level of understanding within fundamental design skills, including: typography, layout, color theory, appropriate use of imagery, content design and production, art direction
  • Fluent in aspects of design and interactive development, including: responsive web design, creation and leverage of grid systems, prototype creation, web fonts, UX and IA principles
  • Ability to review cross-browser front-end markup and functionality for quality assurance purposes
  • Ability to produce clear and organized file structures, conventions, and production assets

Experience & Qualifications:

  • A minimum 4 years of web design experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Solid knowledge of industry basic principles and a passion for emerging web technologies
  • Positive, enthusiastic, motivated, autonomous self-starter; takes initiative
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with clients in order to evaluate and understand their need
  • Ability to work against budgeted estimates and priorities across multiple tasks / projects

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Creative Director

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The creative director is directly responsible for managing the creative elements of our client relationships and will also guide our internal design team on best practices in process, communication and utilization. They will provide insight on the full spectrum of our digital  offerings, including: interaction design, content production, strategy, brand and marketing. They will represent the design team in internal discussions around organizational structure, hiring, resourcing and performance and externally directly to clients.

Specifically:

  • Responsible for managing the client relationship
  • Team leadership and motivation skills
  • Collaboration with all teams at Sweden
  • Engaging with new clients
  • Pitching and otherwise presenting to clients
  • Mentoring and overseeing other designers
  • Concepting and executing designs
  • Setting process, standards and procedures
  • Assuring team adheres to standards and procedures
  • 8+ years of experience

Experience & Qualifications:

  • An online portfolio is mandatory to apply for this position
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud design applications and digital production workflow
  • Strong typography and layout skills
  • Clear understanding of UX design principles and best practices
  • Familiarity with wireframes, functional specifications and information architecture
  • Passionate and excited about new technology and digital marketing
  • Interest and/or experience in the fashion industry a plus

And one last thing. We only work with people who play nice. We check our egos at the door and put our clients first. If that’s cool with you, we’d love to talk.

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UX Designer

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Sweden Unlimited is a leading interactive agency providing design and web development for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. Focusing on ecommerce using open source technologies, we strive for excellent design and rich user experience.

We are looking for a Mid-Level UX Designer experienced in all types of digital design to join our creative team.  This individual will share responsibility for our UX offering within the areas of our digital and e-commerce designs. You will work closely with the members of the design, project management and strategy teams to produce high quality designs for use in our digital design projects.

In your work history and portfolio we expect specific examples and proof of work within user journeys, checkout flows, interactive site elements, etc . We also expect ample work history in an agency-client relationship, showing communication, interaction and creativity.

Taking into account client-side analytics data, functional requirements, current e-commerce best practices, and Sweden’s competitive analysis research, this individual will be responsible for:

  • Developing wireframes for desktop and mobile
  • Defining functional requirements with interactive annotations
  • Creating interactive prototypes (in HTML5, InVision or Sketch) for use during usability testing

You will be working with our Interactive Design Director, Creative Director and our Director of Strategy to ideate and solidify the underlying strategy informing the wireframes.

You should be polite and friendly and thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and fun.

Requirements Include:

  • An online portfolio is mandatory to apply for this position
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Interactive Design / User Experience
  • Expert in all Adobe Creative Suite applications and digital production
  • Familiar with iterative prototyping using InVision or Sketch (or comparable prototyping tool)
  • High level of proficiency with wireframes, functional specifications and information
  • Familiar with e-commerce best practices
  • Familiarity with various ecommerce platform requirements (like Magento, Demandware, etc) for checkout flow optimization is a huge plus

We are considering full-time candidates from the U.S.

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Digital Strategist

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Sweden Unlimited is looking for a Mid-Level Strategist experienced in all types of digital strategy to join our creative team.  This individual will share responsibility for our strategic offering within the areas of digital, branding, content development and e-commerce. You will work closely with the members of the strategy, project management and design teams to ideate, position and produce high quality strategy for use in editorial work, proposals, analytics, campaigns, experiential projects and user experiences.

In your work history we expect specific examples and proof of collaboration with a team of in-house designers, developers, strategists and freelancers. We also expect ample work history in the agency-client relationship, showing communication, interaction and creativity.

You should be an exceptional communicator, polite, friendly and thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and fun.

High Levels of Proficiencies Within Fundamental Strategy Skills, Including:

  • Deep understanding of platforms and digital ecosystems
  • The areas of brand, content, digital and ecommerce strategy
  • Communication, written and spoken
  • Understanding of behaviors and what drives desire via experience, empathy analytics
  • Constant research of studies and application to current practice
  • Ability to manage / project manage in terms of being able to think of the execution of ideation to digital product
  • Quantitative and analytical strengths in terms of interpreting data

Additional Proficiencies in:

  • Research of studies, surveys and the strategy landscapes and the on-going application of that research to the work at hand
  • Understanding of behaviors and what drives desire via experience, empathy analytics

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Digital Strategy
  • Deep understanding of platforms and digital ecosystems
  • Clear understanding of UX principles and best practices
  • Familiarity with how web design concepts, including responsive web design principles, grid systems, web fonts, tech limitations would affect strategy
  • Passionate and excited about new technology and digital marketing
  • Interest and/or experience in the fashion industry a plus

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Associate Designer / Production Assistant

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Sweden Unlimited is a leading interactive agency providing design and web development for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. Focusing on ecommerce using open source technologies, we strive for excellent design and rich user experience.

As as an Associate Designer/Production Artist you will be helping with design and production tasks including:

  • Graphic design
  • Research and image sourcing
  • Image production
  • CMS population
  • QA

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain design assets for websites
  • Prepare digital assets for WordPress CMS
  • Create articles in WordPress CMS
  • Work with designers to design and deploy email campaigns based on best practices that adhere to our brand style guidelines
  • Assist Designers in creation of assets for site builds
  • Participate in design testing to ensure compatibility
  • QA staged content and tweak as necessary following style guide
  • Assist with basic, styling-related HTML
  • Stay current with emerging web design technology, media communication channels and trends
  • Manage projects to meet deadlines and provide the highest quality deliverables

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of graphic/web design experience within an agency environment
  • Solid knowledge of industry basic principles and a passion for emerging web technologies
  • Bonus: Experience in building front-end web pages using HTML and CSS
  • Experience in building front-end web pages using HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of the latest web technologies and technology trends.
  • Strong knowledge of design fundamentals, layout, typography, information hierarchy, and web specifications.
  • Expert in ideas generation and collaboration with copy and photography creative partners.
  • Experience working within WordPress CMS
  • Positive, enthusiastic, motivated, autonomous self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Takes ownership of initiatives and consistently goes above and beyond expectations.

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Project Manager

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Sweden is looking for a Project Manager who is passionate about fashion and organizing teams. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience.

Sweden’s Project Managers are central to every project’s success here at Sweden Unlimited. The PM coordinates and manages Sweden team members to design, develop and maintain web sites with the goal of launching on time and on budget. Additionally, the PM manages the client relationship ensuring that expectations are properly set and that there is appropriate communication around budgets, schedules and deliverables.

This position requires the knowledge, abilities and skills to analyze, plan, estimate, and manage resources to ensure our projects’ successful launch/implementation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage all phases of project lifecycle including kickoff; discover/requirements gathering; conceptual and detailed design; development; QA and launch.
  • Ensure client satisfaction while still managing to cost and time estimates.
  • Serve as the main client interface on projects, helping to clarify requirements, and managing expectations with respect to scope of contract.
  • Ensure meetings are documented thru notes, achieve the stated objectives, and stay on track/agenda.
  • Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality without jeopardizing schedule and budget.
  • Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations.
  • Play dual role of client and Sweden Unlimited advocate.
  • Circulate and organize client assets upon receipt.
  • Implement resolution of project level issues independently.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is created.
  • Identify need for freelancer resources when internal resources are not available.
  • Unify team.
  • Promote effective, organized communication amongst team members.
  • Anticipate problems before they arise, and work with appropriate personnel to develop solutions.
  • Write detailed and thorough SOWs, clearly stating assumptions, defining project requirements and success metrics.
  • Develop and manage to project schedules with milestones.
  • Create and track accurate cost estimates.
  • Report project progress/status on a regular basis to management.
  • Manage with transparency, ensuring appropriate communication and escalation along the way.
  • Assist clients with CMS production using such platforms as WordPress and Magento.
  • Train clients thoroughly to impart retainable knowledge regarding site-specific CMS and e-commerce management.
  • Utilize understanding of website infrastructure, development processes, and relevant platforms in order to effectively transform client requests into actionable items for development team.

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Compensation

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Sweden Unlimited makes a significant investment in the well being of their employees.  Our compensation packages promote the idea of a healthy balance of work and play while encouraging employees to take the personal time they need to stay happy and fully engaged with the work at hand.

Compensation includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Coverage: Competitive HMO, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Retirement Planning: 401(k) with employer matching
  • Paid Time Off: Employees are offered a base of 20 PTO days for the first year with additional days granted on employee tenure.
  • Paid Holidays: Sweden Unlimited offices are closed from 10 – 14 days a year for holidays and employees are compensated during those holidays.
  • Employee Training: We are constantly growing as a company and we encourage our employees to continue to explore their fields by sponsoring annual trips for training
  • Endless supply of M&Ms and bottomless cups of Stumptown coffee

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