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Digital Designer for a Social Impact Focused Design Agency

RemoteUnited States, New York, New YorkDesign

Job description

Radish Lab is a purpose-driven creative agency, shaping stories and sharpening brands for organizations improving the world. Right now we’re working with organizations developing innovative approaches to extreme poverty, creating a better world for refugees, and fighting climate change. We specialize in web design, strategy, and branding. We are looking for a Digital Designer with a minimum of 4 years of professional experience, and an excellent eye for design, detail, and user experience, to join our growing team. 

About You 

You are passionate about helping to create a just and equitable world. You’re comfortable working within an iterative and collaborative process. You have an intentional, holistic, and systems-thinking approach to your work. You’re equally energized creating and crafting narratives around design concepts as well as providing the polishing details to design going out the door. You’ve got ideas, you find inspiration around you, and you’ve got your finger on the pulse of what’s awesome in design right now. You’re interested in a longer trajectory of learning and growing within an agency. Plus, you’ve got a sense of humor. 

What You’ll Do 

Design is at the core of the Radish Lab product. As a designer you will contribute to a variety of purpose-driven projects ranging from large-scale consumer-facing websites to branding and collateral work to campaigns, under the management of our Design Director with feedback and support from our Creative Director. 

Requirements 

Minimum of 4 years of professional experience, preferably in an agency Strong proficiency in Figma Strong understanding of design systems We are only considering applicants within 3 hours of the EST time zone See below for more requirements and nice-to-haves


Responsibilities

Concept

  • Conduct design research and collect references based on a brief, and bring extra ideas to the table from your research.

  • Concept solutions from a brief that apply unique and creative thinking.

  • Craft a narrative and provide rationale around creative decisions that can be presented written or orally with supporting visuals to teammates and to external teams with assistance.

  • Filter and incorporate creative feedback

Craft

  • Create thorough, polished, and thoughtful design prototypes that build on the agreed creative direction and use best practices including rules of typography, layout, and accessible web design.

  • Use art direction, basic interaction, and copy editing skills to create mockups and/or suggest improvements.

  • Use systems thinking to identify outside factors, unknowns, technical constraints, future maintainability, and edge cases that can impact a user interface.

  • Prepare production-ready files with annotations and specifications outlined in Radish’s design process.

  • Provide review on design projects including creative QA for web, press checks, and answering technical questions.

  • Occasionally present concepts to clients when necessary.

  • Strong attention to detail (You catch the missing period in the mock-up.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (You ask good questions early.)

Collaboration

  • Take direction from teammates regarding organizing and prioritizing work on a weekly basis.

  • Be self sufficient and accountable in daily tasks and time management, and ask for help when roadblocks and challenges arise.

  • Ask questions to gain clarity and understanding of a project.

  • Participate in giving actionable design feedback in internal meetings and reviews that builds on the brief and follows best practices.

  • A demonstrated commitment to social change in a professional or personal context.

  • A genuine desire to work with a team of kind, empathetic, and curious people looking to create thoughtful and meaningful work, while also having fun.

Nice to Have

  • Experience collaborating with strategists and/or developers.

  • Experience working with nonprofits, on a small team or prior agency work is preferred, but not a requirement.

  • Experience or knowledge of design systems

  • Experience presenting to stakeholders or clients

Location

Radish Lab is a remote-first agency. Many Radishes are based in New York and occasionally come into our physical office but it is not required. For this position, you must be within 3 hours of the EST time zone. You must be able to work 8 hours per day, between the hours of 7AM and 8PM EST. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Compensation, Perks + Benefits

  • Starting salary of $64,000/year (non-negotiable)

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with FSA options

  • Available 401(k) plans

  • Opportunities for professional development

  • We close two weeks for winter break

  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • Incentive program to encourage volunteer work

  • Fun (seriously!) team-building days

  • Friendly, hard-working, and supportive team

  • For Radishes in NYC:
    • Pre-tax MTA Metrocards

    • Free Citibike membership and discounts at NYC gyms

    • Kitchen stocked with snacks and beer

Job requirements

About Radish

Radish Lab launched in 2012 to work on projects we believe in, with clients we click with. And today, we’re still invested in much more than just the end-product. We care about the people we work with and about the people our work impacts. Using collaboration, compassion, and creativity to solve problems at any scale, we deliver work that blends usability, aesthetics, and ethics. In our approach to working with clients we are committed to working: With empathy, not ego. With them, not for them. With integrity, not just ideas.

Our Values

Radish Lab has five core values and we expect you to share them.

  • EMPATHY helps us better understand what a project’s goals might really be, why a client’s work is so vital to the people they serve, and why a coworker might be having a bad day.

  • CURIOSITY enables us to ask better questions, keeps us humble, and nurtures an adventurous spirit.

  • KINDNESS sounds easy, like holding the door open for someone, but we try and hold ourselves to a higher bar. If you hold the door open for someone then support a system that oppresses them, is that truly kind?

  • DIVERSITY. Asking who isn’t at the table is vital. Our work is better when we have a diverse team, client contacts, and stakeholders.

  • CAMARADERIE. Having genuinely good working relationships with our colleagues makes our days more enjoyable, and makes our work better.

A Few Current Clients

Women’s Refugee Commission, (RED) - The Global Fund to Fight Aids, American Cancer Society, UNICEF, BRAC, and Equimundo.

B Corp

Radish Lab is a certified B Corp, which means we’re held accountable for meeting the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Radish Lab is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

No recruiters, please.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience, preferably in an agency

  • Strong proficiency in Figma

  • Strong understanding of design systems

  • We are only considering applicants within 3 hours of the EST time zone.


Concept

  • Knowledge of and/or ability to research design history, trends, vocabulary, best practices, and accessibility as it applies to a given project.

Craft

  • Must have experience taking UX (site map, IA, wires) and turning them into thoughtful UI factoring in strategy insights and goals

  • Experience in identity design, layout, and UI design

  • Extensive experience with Figma for interface design

  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign for asset and collateral creation.

  • Knowledge of or interest in specializing in one of the following disciplines that can be incorporated into your work: user experience design, branding, data visualization, infographics, print design, or illustration.

  • Strong attention to detail (You catch the missing period in the mock-up.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (You ask good questions early.)

Collaboration

  • Is self sufficient and accountable in daily tasks and time management, and is able to ask for help when roadblocks and challenges arise.

  • Able to ask questions to gain clarity and understanding of a project.

  • Can participate in giving actionable design feedback in internal meetings and reviews that builds on the brief and follows best practices.

  • A demonstrated commitment to social change in a professional or personal context.

  • A genuine desire to work with a team of kind, empathetic, and curious people looking to create thoughtful and meaningful work, while also having fun.

Nice to Have

  • Experience collaborating with strategists and/or developers.

  • Experience working with nonprofits, on a small team or prior agency work is preferred, but not a requirement.

  • Experience or knowledge of design systems

  • Experience presenting to stakeholders or clients