Senior Designer

Washington, District of Columbia, United States expand job description ↓

Description

Friendly Design Co is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities. If this job listing doesn't describe you perfectly but you feel there is a strong reason for you to be considered, get in touch and tell us why you want to work with us.

We are looking for a concept driven senior designer to join our team. As a member of the team you will be working in a collaborative environment to produce materials across media—from user experiences and interfaces for apps and websites, to signage and print publications, to visual identities, and illustrations for animations. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about creating meaningful work and providing the leadership to bring it to life.

Our ideal candidate seeks to expand their skills and try new tools, and pushes themselves to do so. They care about the work that they do and the impact their work has on the world. Has a keen eye for details and a drive for staying organize. Feels confident presenting and defending their ideas and decisions. Appreciates new technology, knows visual design trends and best practices, understands usability and accessibility, loves typography, and has passions outside the studio. And isn’t afraid to quote these items back to us to prove they read the entire job description.


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working on and leading projects and specific phases of the design process (from bidding through wireframing, prototyping, visual design, working with developers, and launching or publishing) to create a successful finished product
  • Collaborating with a close-knit team of designers, developers, and strategists; providing guidance to colleagues where needed
  • Communicating with clients and vendors, often leading creative processes, presentations, and reviews
  • Self-managing to complete tasks and meet deadlines on a variety of projects


Requirements

  • 5+ years designing websites, applications, or other interactive media
  • Comfort participating in a user experience design process
  • Experience creating detailed user interfaces and interactive visual design
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with developers to build a final product
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite and Bohemian Coding's Sketch
  • Degree in graphic design or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and modern content management systems


IDEAL BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Ability to lead a user experience design process
  • InVision, and other prototyping and interactive design tools
  • Illustration skills
  • HTML and CSS proficiency

Benefits

Friendly's benefits package includes:

  • Generous PTO and Sick Leave
  • Holidays off including:
    • MLK Day
    • Presidents Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Fouth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving (Wednesday through Friday)
    • Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day
    • Flexibility for religious holidays as needed
  • Remote work flexibility
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Yearly professional development budget
  • State of the art digital workstation
  • AIGA Membership

ABOUT FRIENDLY

Friendly Design Co team members are expert collaborators. It’s part of how we live up to the name. Friendly is purposeful, practical, and thoughtful all while being open, spirited, and fun. We create work that is a delightful experience for clients and their audiences, as well as the best possible solution to the challenge at hand.

Great design is more than just final deliverables; we measure design by what it accomplishes in the world. From nonprofits to startups and local businesses, we create holistic systems that help clients do what they do best. We approach every project as a unique opportunity to prove design can do more than look good—it can do good too. Explore our work at FriendlyDesign.co.

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