Jobs

It's part of our mission to be a great place to work.

Taking care of our clients starts with providing a great place for our staff to work. We make time for staff to support one another and learn new things; it makes us better at what we do. Currently, we're looking for a Visual Designer: 

Visual Designer

Experienced Visual Designer for Non-Profit Projects

Help us design websites for the good guys! Giant Rabbit is looking for a visual designer who can help us tell our clients' stories on the web. 

Giant Rabbit is a small, Berkeley-based web consultancy with progressive values. The organizations we serve fight for human rights, social justice, the environment, public health, safe and legal access to abortion, and LGBQT equality. Our clients support cancer patients, defend online privacy, foster artistic communities, and raise money for grassroots organizations around the world. You'd be joining our design department and working with our veteran project managers, our site architect, and our terrific developers to create striking web experiences that speak to our clients' users and inspire action.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about designing web experiences, is obsessed with perfecting every detail, and has a desire to grow and expand. Like to collaborate? Great. So do we. Some of the best work comes from teamwork. You’d be working directly with our lead designer: creating high fidelity mockups for all screen types and brainstorming solutions to tricky design problems across multiple industries. You'll put together design presentations and have the opportunity to discuss your choices directly with the client. 

Once sites are built, we stick around to provide additional feature development and support. You'll have the opportunity to see how your creations perform in the real world, analyze the effectiveness of our choices, and in some cases design new sections and features as the client's needs evolves. 

A qualified candidate has:

  • A passion for supporting nonprofits is a must; experience working with them is a plus. 

  • 3+ years experience (or a mix of experience and education) doing the visual design for responsive websites that have gone through the full cycle of planning, design, development, and launch.

  • Strong understanding of typography and color theory.

  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, or similar. 

  • The ability to work independently, take ownership of a design process, and move a project forward.

  • A desire to collaborate by offering feedback, helping your fellow designers with their challenges, and knowing when to speak up and get some help yourself. 

  • Ability to think conceptually and successfully execute a creative vision.

  • Present designs and articulate design rationale based on project objectives.

  • Is able to balance multiple projects at once.

  • It would be helpful if you have designed for CMS-powered sites -- such as Drupal or WordPress. We practice component-based design across the majority of our projects, so experience thinking and designing with an atomic-design perspective would be great. 

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS not required but a plus.

  • Previous work creating logos would be a plus.

All of that aside, you need to have a great designer's eye, because at the end of the day it's the designer's visual sense that makes a design so much more that the sum of its parts. 

We're open to both contract-to-hire (ramping up to full time) or a direct full-time hire, depending on the candidate. We offer fully paid health benefits, a firm commitment to work-life balance, and a flexible office schedule -- we're all in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays, then staff are free to work from home if they prefer. Our company’s intention is to foster internal leadership and professional growth among our staff so that the company has the infrastructure to grow organically.

We're interested in candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds, because different perspectives among our staff make us better at our work. 

To apply, please send your resume and a link to your portfolio to hr@giantrabbit.com, along with a letter explaining why you're interested in the position, why you feel you'd be a good candidate, and the hex code of your current favorite color. If your portfolio doesn't already make this clear, please note what role you played in the design for each project (were you part of a team? did you build the site or did you work with a developer?), what technology powers the finished site (if it's live), and, if the site was based on a template, a link to the base template (if available) so we can see the ways in which you developed it into something specific to your client. 

We're happy to field questions about this position; feel free to send those to hr@giantrabbit.com as well. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!