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Lead Visual Designer
AXA Equitable
New York, NY, USA

The Company:

AXA Equitable is one of the premier U.S. organizations in financial protection and wealth management through its strong brands: AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company; AXA Advisors, LLC; Alliance Capital Management, L.P.; Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC; AXA Distributors, LLC; and the MONY family of companies, including MONY Life Insurance Company, and U.S. Financial Life Insurance Company. AXA Equitable is part of Paris-based AXA, a global financial services organization with over $1.4 trillion in assets under management and operations across Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region.

Founded in 1859 as The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, AXA Equitable has a rich history distinguished by industry leadership and innovation, including pioneering work in variable life insurance and variable annuities. Today, AXA Equitable has approximately $130 billion in assets, is a top 10 player in life insurance sales, a top 5 player in variable annuity sales, and continues to innovate in new areas, including retirement products and advice.

The AXA ordinary share is listed and trades under the symbol AXA on the Paris Stock Exchange. The AXA American Depository Share is also listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol AXA. Visit AXA at: www.axaonline.com, www.axa-equitable.com.

The Position:

The Visual Designer plays a critical role in the web application development process; creating and implementing Visual Design solutions for AXA web-sites, tools and applications and also for documentation and presentations. Our business partners, including Retail, Wholesale, HR, Communications and others are dependent on the Visual Designer for the following deliverables:

  • Creating the layout and visual treatment for website redesign and visual refresh of company websites including AXAonline, AXA Distributors, Intranet, Equitable.com and others.
  • Creating and applying AXA Visual Design Standards to AXA web-sites to promote common look and feel across the company web presence.
  • Designing and providing graphics, images and animations at request of AXA business partners for company promotions or web-site enhancements.
  • Developing web pages via HTML and other development tools.
  • Applying corporate branding across AXA websites.

The Visual Designer will be involved on the following projects:

  • AXADistributors.com - Broker Security
  • Customer Penetration Analysis Reporting
  • Client Phone Address Change Across Product Lines
  • Visual Design Support for web site user interface enhancements (on-going)

Job Requirements:

Core Business Competencies:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience in web design, creating effective user interfaces for websites and applications
  • Experience creating interactive demos and marketing banners in Flash
  • Strong leadership, analytical, presentation, project management skills and proven success working in a corporate team environment
  • Must be able to work closely with business users and the branding department to create designs that are appropriate to the company
  • Knowledge of insurance, financial services, banking applications or corporate design solutions a plus

Core Technical Competencies:

  • Fluent in Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator
  • Able to conceive and implement innovative interface design on a strategic level
  • Thorough understanding of HTML programming and the ability to code by hand as well as through Dreamweaver
  • Understanding of cross-browser and cross-server issues
  • Knowledge of DHTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience creating, maintaining and promoting company web visual design standards
  • Knowledge of current trends in technology and design as it relates to the Web
  • Experience with information architecture and large scale websites a plus
  • Traditional print design and experience with InDesign or Quark a plus
  • Strong understanding of the User-Centered Design process.
  • Bachelors degree and/or Masters Degree in Computer Arts or related area.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k), pension and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment. EOE M/F/D/V.

Apply online www.axaonline.com.

Received: 15-Jan-07