Jobs For Designers And Developers Affected By The War In Ukraine 🇺🇦

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Are you a designer or developer affected by the war in Ukraine? Here are some options to consider if you’re looking for a design or tech job.

In these difficult times, We all are Ukraine. If due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, you need a design or tech job immediately or have friends who are looking for a job, we came across some fantastic initiatives that connect designers and developers from Ukraine with potential employers.

The options below are just a few of the ones that we’ve stumbled upon, and there are surely plenty of other opportunities — these are just the ones submitted by our community. Also, if you’re an employer and you need help on a project or are looking to fill a full-time position — remote or onsite — you might find just the right person for the role on one of these platforms, too.

Job Opportunities

  • UA Talents
    On UA Talents, companies from all over Europe can advertise their job openings to people from Ukraine who have lost their employment due to the war. If you’re looking for a job, you can fill out a questionnaire and UA Talents will select vacancies that match your request. Employers can then contact you. Alternatively, you can also choose a vacancy from the database.
  • Designers United for Ukraine
    Designers United for Ukraine is continually searching for work opportunities that can be fulfilled remotely from Ukraine or onsite in locations around the world, with a particular lookout for connections that include visa sponsorship, travel, and accommodations. If you are a designer who has been impacted by the war, you can add your details to the list, so that hiring managers can connect with you. Organizations with open roles for designers can post their open positions, too.
  • Create with Ukraine
    Brands and startups can upload a creative brief, and Create with Ukraine will recommend creatives whose skills match the requirements. To start receiving work, job seekers can set up a profile with their area of expertise and work samples. After the registration, the user will be instantly ready to start receiving creative work.
  • Ukraine Jobs
    Ukraine Jobs aims at bringing refugees and Austrian employers together. The platform has the purpose of instantly helping job seekers with their demand as well as supporting integration into the Austrian labor market.
  • Creative Ukraine Program
    The job board lists job openings in Slovakia as well as remote positions.
  • Fuzzboard Ukraine
    Fuzzboard Ukraine provides a list of job openings in companies willing to sponsor migrants coming to the European Union. It covers positions for development, design, marketing, product management, business development, and more.
  • Hiring for Peace
    Hiring for Peace is a volunteer initiative calling on Finnish creative agencies to collect all open positions suitable for creative professionals affected by the war. If you’re looking to relocate to Finland, you can access the open positions after filling in a short form.
  • Hire for Ukraine
    Hire for Ukraine is not only for tech-related jobs but also for professionals from other fields. Professionals can list their profiles so that hiring managers and recruiters can get in touch with them directly.
  • Workeer
    Workeer is the biggest resource for job postings in Germany that are aimed at refugees. It lists jobs from different industries, not only tech. People looking for a job can register to be contacted by employers or browse job postings.

Also, if you’d like to write an article or case study of a front-end/UX project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us — we pay, too. We also have a job board for designers and developers.

Further Help & Support

  • Artists for Ukraine
    Artists for Ukraine aims to provide artists who had to leave Ukraine with technical equipment to get back to work. If you have any spare equipment you want to donate or if you need equipment, you can reach out to the platform and they will establish the connection between you both.
  • Ukraine Advice Project UK
    A group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration and asylum expertise is providing a free service to connect Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine with free legal advice on UK immigration, visas, and asylum from qualified and regulated lawyers.
  • Webflow Refugee Relief Support
    Founded by refugees, the Webflow refugee relief support is calling on members of the community to join them in helping fund relief efforts for millions of refugees around the world. The team has selected five organizations aiding refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Venezuela to support with donations, which Webflow will match 4:1.

Have you heard of other websites that provide support or jobs for people affected by the war? Please post them in the comments below to spread the word. Thank you!