Rad Campaign, one of the most fun web agencies that you will ever tech out with, is hiring a rad Web Designer based in Washington, DC. If you’re a web designer with at least 3 to 5+ years of professional experience creating a diverse range of web brands that tell powerful stories, and inspire people to get involved and take action, then we want to hear from you. If you’re looking to create social change for some of the best nonprofits and campaigns on this planet (UNICEF, Union of Concerned Scientists, Craig Newmark’s (of craigslists) personal philanthropy project: craigconnects, Hillel International, and a whole lot more) Rad Campaign is the place where you can use your creative and UX skills to change the world.
As one of the top web agencies serving the nonprofit and labor union communities, we create websites, marketing, and social media campaigns that advocate for laws and policies to support women, children, the LGBT community, and human rights around the world. We fight to conserve America’s national forests and wildlife. We mobilize people across the U.S. to fight for labor reform and real healthcare reform and much, much more.
We also organize and host a series of popular events like the Women Who Tech TeleSummit and Nonprofit 2.0. In addition, we’re very involved in the DC Tech community. We have sponsored Ignite DC, have curated the nonprofit track for DC Week, etc.
- Create beautiful web designs (including responsive design for mobile) that are grounded in strong usability.
- Generate site wireframes that illustrate functionality and organization determined in functional requirements and site map stages of a project.
- Present concepts to clients and synthesize feedback into subsequent design iterations.
- Generate well-organized comps that are ready to hand over to developers. HTML knowledge and understanding how comps translate to code is important in this role.
- Collaborate with developers and make changes/create assets as needed.
- Work with developers to do quality assurance before site is launched.
- Keep up to date on design trends and techniques, and how they relate to new possibilities in web design.
- Create infographics on diverse topics that tell a story and are visually compelling, through an iterative process.
You Should Be Rad And:
- Participate in project discovery meetings and be able to translate client articulated needs into beautiful, functional visuals while collaborating with other staff to help produce, site maps and fully-realized wireframes.
- Be skilled in design apps, e.g., Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
- Be very comfortable working in a fast paced environment and meeting deadlines.
- Have a good understanding of HTML and CSS, particularly the benefits and limitations of HTML5 and CSS3 and how they can enhance design.
- Be a good communicator, comfortable working in teams, listening to and incorporating feedback.
- Be comfortable interacting with and presenting to clients.
- Be able to design for different subject matter, utilizing very different styles based on the project goals and client preferences.
- Understand UX principles and how to apply them for the web.
- Organize information in easily digestible formats (including infographics).
- Manage and estimate timelines for multiple projects.
- Just frickin’ love making things look good.
- Bonus if you have a love for print design and like to produce reports, posters, brochures, logos, and brand collateral.
Health Insurance - PPO, 401K and match, Flexible Spending Account, 4 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick/personal, federal holidays observed.
Our Rad Culture:
Our culture rawks! When we started Rad Campaign in 2004, we wanted to create an agency where people jumped out of bed in the mornings ready to conspire to make a difference in this world. We wanted to create a place where people felt valued, empowered to experiment and innovate, and had a strong voice in the projects we take on. And equally important we wanted people to grow professionally. We’re proud to say that we have created that culture. We are group of activists, coders, strategists and artists that are:
- Vegetarian-friendly (we do monthly potlucks
- Innovative (not to be confused with shiny object syndrome)
- Animal-loving (we love pets in the office
- Honest and transparent
- Activist driven
- Hands on
To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Rad Web Designer. Can’t wait to meet ya.