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Kargo Junior Interactive Designer in New York, New York

Kargo unites the world's leading brands and premium publishers on mobile devices using innovative creative ad formats. At Kargo, we're all about bringing together the best of the best with a spark of creativity to stand out from the crowd. The same is true for our employees. What makes Kargo and each Kargo team member exceptional makes our company special. Kargo believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to diversity in the workplace. As an Equal Opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or other legally protected status. Individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Kargo is 350 employees strong across offices in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Auckland. But we’re not stopping there, so stay tuned as we expand our map and our team.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram ( @kargomobile ), Twitter ( @kargo ) and LinkedIn ( Kargo ).

Summary of Job’s Purpose:

A Jr. Interactive Designer reports to the Director of Ad Design and will design & animate custom, rich media, mobile ad experiences for Kargo's advertisers. An ideal candidate will be passionate, solution driven, flexible, and love creating beautiful & innovative digital advertising products.

The Position:

  • Design & animate visually stunning and cutting-edge mobile advertising experiences for Kargo’s advertising campaigns

  • Work with Rich Media authoring tools to produce standards-compliant interactive ads

  • Employ a user-centered design to create intuitive design solutions

  • Collaborate with Client Service Managers through internal brainstorms & discussions to bring big ideas to life on the mobile screen

  • Develop an understanding of responsive design across mobile devices

  • Collaborate and review with design team to refine user interfaces for enhancing user experience

  • Adhere to Kargo's ad unit best practice standards in all campaign output

  • Proactively develop ongoing knowledge base of new technologies and products and identify needs and opportunities for additional advertising products

  • Contribute to product ideation with mocks & prototypes of innovative ideas

  • Design & execute pre-sale ad campaign mocks

    The Requirements:

  • Portfolio featuring past work experience and relevant, user-centered design solutions

  • Excellent visual design talent, with a pixel-level eye for detail

  • Understanding of designing intuitive user interfaces

  • Ability to manage work autonomously, multi-task, and meet fast-evolving deadlines with a curiosity and passion for building rich, new ad experiences

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; the ability to explain your design decisions clearly and persuasively

  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Get it done attitude without compromising quality

  • Familiarity with mobile advertising, mobile UI and UX design

  • Animation experience is a plus

  • Experience using Celtra Ad Builder is a plus

    The Recognition:

    Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including:

  • B&T’s Best Media Platform (2021)

  • Digiday Awards’ Media Award for Best Digital Product Innovation (2021)

  • Martech Breakthrough Awards’ Content Management Innovation (2021) (2017)

  • Three MMA Smarties (2018)

  • Adweek Innovative Mobile Ad Player (2017)

  • Best Places to Work (2017)

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