We’re interested in meeting an awesome interactive designer in the DC area who is a visual expert. If you think you have what it takes to work with us, please send us your resume and portfolio!
We're a close knit group of designers doing award winning work in a fun, collaborative environment. We're a full service branding studio, meaning we do a bit of everything: branding, strategy, web design, print design, packaging, promotional pieces, environmental design, etc. Our clients include everyone from local favorites to national and international organizations.
We're looking for someone with 1-3 years of professional experience. You should have a solid understanding of design principles and theory and a strong portfolio to prove it. Our ideal candidate has experience producing refined logos, visual identity, and/or iconography in Illustrator complimented by a portfolio of usable & clean UI design. Also, and perhaps most importantly, you should be easy-going but you should still have a strong work ethic!
About the Job
We don't just hire semi-talented people to churn out our ideas... we hire awesome people so that they can develop and produce their own ideas. We want you to grow with the studio and to become an integral part of the ripe hive mind, we don't just want to squeeze the most work out of you we can.
That being said, we are incredibly busy all the time, so having a strong work ethic is vital. At ripe you'll be doing a bit of everything and will be working on nearly every project that comes through the studio. We don't really have job descriptions or distinct print/interactive positions, so you'll be expected to work in a wide range of mediums.
- Experience with HTML and CSS is required.
- Experience with Photoshop and Sketch (our preferred tool for mockups)
- Some experience building WordPress themes required
- Experience with Adobe Illustrator experience
- Experience working with clients and managing deadlines
- A strong grounding in design principle and theory (which should be reflected in your portfolio)
- Ability to work as part of a team and to take direction
- Desire to constantly improve how you/we work
- Be up to date with best practices, new technologies, design trends, etc.
- Interest in Node, Ruby on Rails, or Django is a plus
- Good organizational and communication skills
- BA in design or related art field (or just be really awesome)
How to Apply
- Submit your resume and cover letter to createwithus [at] ripe [dot] com
- You MUST include a digital portfolio with no less than 3 samples of past work. We prefer a portfolio web site.
- Provide brief descriptions of your involvement for each project
- No phone calls please
- Make sure you follow these steps! We tend to ignore people who don't.
- For added points: What is your favorite typeface and why? (Psst... This is how we tell who reads directions!)
No phone calls please, we’re really busy! If you have questions feel free to email us or hit us up on Twitter @ripe.