Kanopi Studios ⟩ Contract Designer - (Remote, USA or Canada)
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.
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.
If you think this post was written just for you, here's what to do next:
- Submit your resume.
- Send us a cover letter, including your answer to the question below.
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 this question: What is your favorite piece of technology?
Our screening process takes a bit of time, because we like to ensure that you are the perfect fit for us, and we are the perfect fit for you! After we've taken a look at your application, we will send you a series of questions that will help us get to know you better. From there, you will engage in several interviews with members of our team, and a skills assessment or two in order to take a look at how you do the things you do! Some candidates may even do a mini-project, depending on the role you are interviewing for. We'll be happy to explain a bit more once we're in the interview stage.
Please note - we try to make an effort to contact every applicant to let you know the status of your application, but we are human, so if you don't hear from us, drop us a line!
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.
No agencies, recruiters or overseas applicants.
About Kanopi Studios
Kanopi Studios is a Design, Development & Support Agency with a fully distributed team of 45+ people who are experts in Drupal & WordPress.
Our clients have a mission; we design, build and support websites that help their mission thrive.
But we want our employees to thrive as well. Because our team members do great work for great clients, Kanopi works hard to support them in their career as they continue to create a better web.
Kanopi strives to be a place where clients and employees alike feel connected, supported, empowered, and delighted by the day-to-day operations. We believe that treating people well creates long-lasting relationships and positive outcomes.
And it works: staff retention is 95%, and 95% of our business comes from word of mouth and referrals.
As a result, our business continues to grow, and so must our team. We're excited to announce this opportunity to join our team as a Contract Designer.