Small, innovative team seeks Graphic Designer

Employer
Location
Oakland
Posted
Mar 06, 2014
Closes
Apr 05, 2014
Contact
Ms. Tina Rath
Category
Design, Digital Media
Duration
Full Time
Round Hex is a design and technology studio seeking out clients we believe in--individuals and organizations with vision, integrity, and brilliance. Once we find them, we work to earn life-long relationships aimed at bringing others to believe in our clients as much as we do.

We are seeking a full-time or part-time Graphic Designer to take over design work currently handled by our principal. This position offers flexible hours and opportunities to work remotely using IM, phone, screen-sharing, and email to communicate with your team. You must be able to meet with us in person 2-3 times a week (office pending). The position also offers ample room for professional growth.

This role is ideal for someone who is skilled at getting to the heart of the matter, and passionate about helping people succeed through design.

We are a small team with an entrepreneurial spirit. Come dream big with us!



Requirements

  • As a designer, you are able to make people shine by revealing and celebrating their essential strengths.

  • Mastery of typography.

  • Experience with both interaction design and print design.

  • Ability to bring things to life in writing and speaking.

  • Natural teaching ability. (Many of our clients are new to design principles or don't have a keen eye. We make it our job to instill an appreciation for design and give people the language to talk about it.)

  • Occasional trips to visit clients in New York and elsewhere.

  • If you plan to work remotely you will need a quiet space with reliable, high-speed internet.


Things You'll Design

  • Visual identities for individuals, nonprofits, and businesses.

  • Websites, email signatures, animated GIFs, email newsletters.

  • Catalogs, brochures, business cards, letterhead.

  • Internal projects: website overhaul, business cards, templates for proposals and invoices, annual give-away item.

  • A new product we're developing that will require information graphics and interaction design.


Other Things You'll Do

  • Discuss the shaping of our team, business, and culture.

  • Collaborate on proposals and time estimates.

  • Write design briefs.

  • Work collaboratively on mood boards.

  • Create usage guidelines for visual identities.

  • Participate in the creation of an inspiring, strategically-sound vision of Round Hex in 3 years.


Who You Are

  • You enjoy celebrating people's strengths.

  • You're curious, observant, and tuned into people.

  • You enjoy cultivating life-long relationships.

  • You'd be a committed participant in the process of building a great company.

  • You relish a tough design problem and don't give up easily.

  • You enjoy working as part of a team.

  • You are invested in your work, but criticism of your work does not feel personal.

  • You are candid, and you speak up when something bothers you.


We Offer

  • Opportunities to work remotely 2 or 3 days per week.

  • Membership at Ace Monster Toys (our current digs), a hacker space with laser cutters, 3D printers, a CNC machine, and large-format printers.

  • If you have freelance clients we will be happy to discuss a profit sharing arrangement if you would like to bring them under the Round Hex umbrella.


Round Hex Culture and Values

  • We have fun on the job and do what we can support each other when the job is difficult.

  • We encourage and support professional growth.

  • We value leadership at all levels.

  • We avoid overtime work because we want everybody to have time and energy left over for the rest of life.

  • All full-time employees get the same amount of vacation, no matter how junior or senior.

  • Our mission is active: we have a running debate about what it means to believe in somebody and we are proactive in finding such clients. We take on new clients on a consensus basis and we renew that consensus annually.

  • Our founder's mission is to build a company where everybody loves their job.


To Apply

Email a single PDF file containing your resume and cover letter (max 2 pages) to jobs@roundhex.com, addressed to Tina Rath, with "Amelia Earhart" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please:

  • Tell us about somebody you believe in.

  • Show us a piece of design that inspires your confidence in someone. How did it succeed?

  • Tell us how you see this position in relation to your career path, and how past experience has prepared you for this position.

  • Provide salary requirements and a link to your portfolio.



Generic letters will not be read. Please name your file like so:
Graphic Designer [your name here].pdf

Round Hex is an equal opportunity employer.

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