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Designer (freelance)

Lightboard seeks a great freelance designer to join our team. We work with marketing teams to deliver presentations, PDFs, illustrations, and landing pages. If you have agency or in-house experience designing marketing material for major brands–read on, my friend, read on.

About Lightboard

We are a no-nonsense design service that delivers quality craftsmanship to established brands like 3M, Autodesk, and GitHub, as well as innovative younger companies like BloomReach, ExtraHop, and FullContact.

We believe the traditional agency model is fundamentally broken. Our clients don't need a full-service creative agency—they've already developed their strategy and need high-quality design to bring it to life, quickly and efficiently.

And that's what Lightboard does.

About the Position

With a diverse range of skills, we trust our designers to delight our customers. We support our design team with experienced project and account managers, who handle logistic, budget, and strategic issues so our designers can focus on design.

This is a position where you get to work with a lot of different clients, brands, and styles. Most projects are wrapped up in a few days, and our collaboration software keeps feedback and assets organized. Attention to detail, dedication to the craft of design, and a positive attitude are a must.

We design presentations, PDFs, websites, display ads, and social media. We also do quite a bit of editorial illustration and icon design. We don't expect one person to be great at all types of design, and try to assign the right person for the project. We are looking for a well-rounded designer who is strong in layout, composition, and detail-oriented. Illustration is a major plus.

For examples of the quality of our work, take a look at our portfolio and our Dribbble profile.

What you need:

  • Excellent communication and time management skills.
  • Expertise with professional design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience with presentation design (PowerPoint and Keynote).
  • Exquisite portfolio of branding, layout, and digital design for modern B2B companies.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and client skills. Our customers aren’t always right, and we sometimes need to (gently) show them the right path.

Super-duper bonus points:

  • Experience with light web development (HTML, CSS, WordPress, and email templates).
  • Extraordinary collection of funny cat GIFs.
  • Engaged as a full-time freelancer. We do not work with moonlighting designers.
  • Expertise in starting each item in a bulleted list with the same letter.

Please note that this is a highly competitive role. We hire less than 1% of our applicants and only accept consider candidates based in the United States.

How it works:

  • 10-40hrs per week, working remotely.
  • We match you with projects that fit your skills and portfolio.
  • Our account managers manage client feedback and coordination.
  • We have art directors and developers available to help with more complex projects.

We think that the design world is changing. More companies need design, and they're not turning to agencies or in-house designers. We've written the software to handle this changing demand, and we're looking for awesome designers to help make this happen.

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Lightboard is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to providing a work environment that is free from any form of discrimination.