Designer

Kanopi Studios

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Posted 28 days ago

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As a Contract Designer, you will work closely with Kanopi’s teams to design and create beautiful front­end experiences, tackling complex creative problems in a fun and team-oriented environment. You will not only contribute to our clients’ needs, but your design expertise will also contribute to the Kanopi Studios website and other marketing and communications materials used to promote the company. You will create stunning website layouts, user interfaces, and exceptional user experience using a strategic approach based on agreed-upon goals, user stories, and other project parameters. You have a deep understanding of information flow, readability, and interface usability principles to create design solutions that are not only visually beautiful but also translate into highly functional, legible, and easy to use web pages and user interfaces. The Contract Designer reports to Jessica Skewes, Director of Ideation & Strategy.

REQUIREMENTS

Your typical work week might include:

  • Guiding conversations, assisting clients in fine tuning page goals, strategy, and brand positioning.

  • Creating and modifying wireframes and designs based on approved strategy, branding, page goals, research and user persona findings.

  • Anticipating and flagging issues, requests or other factors that could alter a project’s scope of work, budget, timelines, etc.

  • Providing final files in an appropriate format for themers. Being available to answer questions that may arise in the process of executing designs.

ABOUT THE COMPENSATION & WORK REQUIREMENTS

This is a contract position. Hourly compensation is commensurate with experience. Not to worry. The pay is competitive and what you’d expect for this role. This is a 100% remote role, but you must live and be able to work in North America.

NOW... LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU!

We are looking for candidates who…

  • Have 3-5 years of web design experience, including designing for custom plugins and themes.

  • Have experience consulting with clients in an agency setting - planning, documenting, and presenting creative solutions.

  • Have experience working in a fast paced environment on multiple simultaneous projects

  • Have experience creating layered design mockups for responsive theme implementation

  • Demonstrate inclusive, supportive, and thoughtful interpersonal communication skills.

  • At Kanopi, we believe a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and voices make for a better workplace. We strongly and enthusiastically encourage people of color, individuals who identify within and beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women, and people with disabilities to apply.

NOW, WHAT?

If you think this post was written just for you, here’s what to do next:

  • Submit your resume and a link to your portfolio.

  • Answer the questions you see here on this page.

  • Send us a cover letter.

  • Now… About that cover letter… This is VERY important!

  • Please include all of the typical reasons why you’d be an outstanding candidate for this position, plus answer these two questions:

  • Over the past year, what has been your most important achievement, either professional or personal?

  • If you were a superhero (heck, maybe you already are!), what would be your superpower and why?

  • If we feel like you may well be the perfect candidate, we’ll contact you to set up a short phone screen to kick off the interview process. We’ll only contact those candidates that we feel are a good match. Sorry. That’s just the way it goes.

GOT QUESTIONS?

We've done our best to describe the company, our customers and the role. But hey, we're not perfect, so if anything here is unclear, include any questions you might have in your cover letter.

I think that's it.

If you're awesome, we want to hear from you!

BENEFITS

Kanopi is a distributed agency—meaning that we get the job done from our homes, from a co-working space or coffee shop—wherever we do our best work. We are collaborative and dedicated to creating awesome websites for our clients.

Benefits of Working at Kanopi

  • Fully Remote: Work where and when you do your best. It’s about feeling connected to others, having a flexible schedule and staying healthy.

  • Top Talent: Since we are not limited by walls, our ability to hire the best is limitless. Collaborate, learn and surround yourself with a strongly skilled and diverse team.

  • Travel: Love to see the world? So do we. Just find a place with good wifi, get connected and make great work happen!

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by Kanopi Studios in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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