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SomSite Job Opportunity: Web Designer

About SomSite

SomSite is an award-winning web hosting, domain registration, and web design agency based in Somaliland. We are a team of highly skilled web design professionals. We love what we do, and it shows in our work.

Job Description

Title: Web Designer

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Job Summary

We are looking for a talented Web Designer to create amazing user experiences and great websites for our clients. Primary duties include conceptualizing and implementing creative ideas for client websites, as well as creating visual elements that are in line with our clients’ branding. You will be working closely with our web development team to ensure a proper and hassle-free implementation.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts. They will be able to transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

Also, you will need to have excellent visual design skills and be proficient in graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Web Developer Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualizing creative ideas with clients.
  • Testing and improving the design of the website.
  • Establishing design guidelines, standards, and best practices.
  • Maintaining the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards.
  • Designing visual imagery for websites and ensuring that they are in line with branding for clients.
  • Working with different content management systems.
  • Communicating design ideas using user flows, process flows, site maps and wireframes.
  • Incorporating functionalities and features into websites.
  • Designing sample pages including colours and fonts.
  • Preparing design plans and presenting the website structure.

Web Designer Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in web programming.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
  • Proficiency in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, jQuery, and JavaScript.
  • Good understanding of content management systems.
  • Good understanding of search engine optimization principles.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Excellent visual design skills.
  • Up-to-date experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies.
  • Creative and open to new ideas.
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT, graphic design, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • One to three years of professional design experience.
  • Portfolio of strong creative work.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (XD, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Social media and digital marketing experience a plus.


How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter, CV and Portfolio) as a single PDF file to the SomSite e-mail join@somsite.com, Candidates should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received before 23 December 2020 at 16:00 PM.

You can access the position on https://somsite.com/job-opportunity-web-designer/

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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