[UPDATE: We have filled this position, and it is no longer available. Feel free, however, to reach out if you think you'd be a good fit in the future, or still would like to chat!]
Needmore Designs is a small but ass-kicking web agency in Portland. We are hiring a well-rounded web designer to make our team even better.
You will take direction from the Design Lead and ultimately hand off your work to developers. Your duties will include sketching out ideas, creating mockups in Photoshop or Illustrator, and ensuring that designs can be responsive, “retina-ready,” and technically feasible.
You’ll prepare your designs for the production team, and write up detailed and helpful instructions for implementing the designs. You may well be handing off basic, functional web pages to be turned into working websites. Some various other design tasks will come up, but your primary duty will be to design solid, attractive, modern websites that solve real problems for our clients in a timely fashion.
Your ability to follow direction and write clearly are of critical importance. Your sense of taste and knowledge of design principles will be crucial. And you seriously have got to have a good sense of humor.
- Impeccable modern visual design aesthetic
- Solid understanding of responsive design and HiDPI considerations
- Comfortable with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design software
- Ability to complete tasks, move projects forward accountably, and collaborate well
Nice to have
- Ability to implement designs in WordPress
- Comfortable with print design and InDesign, Pages templates, and such
- Experience designing email newsletter templates
- Fluency with the “git” version control system (or similar)
- Follow direction from Creative Lead and collaborate with team
- Create website designs that answer the client’s needs
- Bring all assets to the point that they are ready to be developed into a website
- Help design and evolve our company print templates, email newsletter designs, social network pages, and websites
- Submit some examples of your work. Tell us what part of each project you actually did.
- Write a succinct summary of your approach to web design, your thoughts on the direction of our industry, and the tools you use.
- Let us see some samples of your writing. Could be a blog, social media, NY Times editorials, Yelp reviews… whatever shows your personality.
- Let us see five things you think are beautifully designed.
- Provide references of three people you’ve worked with who have good (or bad) things to say about you.
Perks include vacation time, health insurance, ample opportunities for learning and growth, and some of the best folks around. If you’re in the Portland area and think you’d be a good fit, write to Ray at email@example.com and let’s just see what happens.