Web Visual Designer - Contract

  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

WE EMBRACE A TALENT-LED CULTURE

Our work is driven by our team’s desire to be pioneers.

In 2009, we created Robots & Pencils with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Turns out we were right.

Today, our thinking is rooted in the belief that, in the age of unprecedented technology acceleration, maintaining a competitive advantage requires new strategies and a focus on innovation.

Our approach has been to create a company designed to follow the talent, allowing us to amass an unfair share of hyper-skilled people who call Robots & Pencils home. A team of people who not only develop innovative solutions to transform businesses, but also create products that have been previously inconceivable.

What are our core values?

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Top Drawer
  • Always Learning
  • Heart
  • Discipline
  • Efficacy

 

Robots & Pencils offers:

  • We follow the talent meaning you can be located anywhere in North America and work remotely. You also have the option to work in our offices if you live in an area where we have a local office.

  • We work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where everything is constantly changing from the tools we use to how we think about software.

  • We hire only the best talent we can find. You do remarkable things and solve tough problems where many others have failed before.

  • Attractive compensation package 

  • Excellent benefits-Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Paid holidays and vacation.

 

 

Job Description

 

You infuse personality, continuously adapt, are curious at heart, and care deeply about the creative craft. You are a fairly agile individual that enjoys wearing multiple hats. You thrive on unique challenges and repeatedly figure out how to solve things in new ways.

  • Create hi-fidelity and innovative concepts and designs while setting the standard for creative peers

  • Distill requirements, information, and requests into tangible user experiences

  • Produce world-class work for apps, websites, infographics, brand identities, iconography, print materials, and any other relevant design medium

  • Produce designs with an attention to detail that meets market standards including best practices, client parameters, WCAG 2.0, etc

  • Communicate with team members to define, implement, and iterate on designs

  • Collaborate closely with other roles and disciplines including Account & Product Managers, Front-end Developers, User Researchers, and UX Designers

  • Assist with task estimation and project conversations

  • Work with our clients and lead client presentations

  • Communicate project statuses, participate in design critiques, and be an active member of various internal meetings/ initiatives/ etc.

  • Conceive and create compelling visual design solutions that address strategic business and brand objectives across a range of direct-to-consumer formats

  • "Hands-on" ability to own the work, be responsible and accountable from concept through production

  • Collaborate with copywriters, producers, project managers, and other creative contributors, to achieve optimal finished products

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in an agency, marketing department, product incubator, or other creative environment 

  • Experience with Sketch is critical

  • Extensive experience participating in the complete project/product lifecycle

  • Robust knowledge of design best practices and production standards

  • Expertise in creative tools such as: Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Flinto/Principal, Figma, Zeplin, Invision Studio, etc

  • Extensive experience interfacing with clients and leading presentations

  • Strong ability to communicate ideas by being articulate and persuasive


It’s a bonus if you have:

  • Motion Graphics chops

  • 3D Design experience

  • Illustration skills

  • An extensive understanding of User Experience design and UX Research

Additional Information

Robots & Pencils aspires to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity of our country and encourages applications from everyone