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Mission Minded is hiring a

Senior Web Visual Designer - Freelance

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Mission Minded, a branding firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, foundations and independent schools, seeks a Senior Web Visual Designer to work with us on a project-by-project basis with some outstanding nonprofits. This is not a full-time position and is ideal for someone with an existing or newly created freelance practice. As in all good strategy development, we are constantly pushing ourselves and our clients to think bigger, broader, deeper. We like to challenge assumptions. We like to look at problems from multiple angles to find the best solution for a nonprofit. So being someone who is comfortable with collaboration, input, and iterative thinking is key.

From project to project, you will interact with digital strategists, brand strategists, designers, and developers to ensure all client recommendations are fully, and successfully, implemented and evaluated.

We’re a small company, and we genuinely value and respect one another. Since all of us are based in home offices, we welcome the chance to see each other non-digitally.

Because we’ve been around for over 15 years, we’ve developed a very strong reputation in the nonprofit community. Much of our business comes through referrals from previous clients. We’re proud of that. So we set high standards for our work. And we’re very, very committed to the idea of excellent customer service. This means all recommendations are based on sound strategy. Well written. Delivered with clarity. On time. Typo free.

Although Mission Minded is a for-profit company, our clients are working with limited budgets and often within constrained resources; Mission Minded project compensation reflects that reality.

You should contact us about this opportunity if you are a self-starter, able to work both collaboratively and independently, a great communicator, possess nearly maniacal attention to detail, and have experience in and/or a demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.

“Working at Mission Minded you can expect to work with a group of creative, caring individuals who will push you to not only do great work, but also be a more strategic, compassionate thinker in the process.”

— 2 year Mission Minded employee

Logistics

This is a contract-based position. You will be expected to work from your own office. But we promise you won’t feel alone! We are a highly communicative team – phone, email, Slack, and Zoom keep us connected throughout the day. You use your own office technology, including an Apple computer, software, and phone.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience creating visual design for content management system websites
  • Demonstrated experience developing visual design systems from which website will be developed by other teams
  • 5+ years of experience conceptualizing and designing a broad range of websites
  • Strong project management skills and ability to function as project leader influencing others as well as individual contributor.
  • Must be organized and able to prioritize, multi-task and work independently through ambiguity.
  • Acute attention to detail including pixel perfect layouts and the ability to follow graphic brand standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to present concepts in a clear and convincing manner to a broad range of audiences.
  • Relevant professional portfolio of creative solutions that support project goals.
  • Adept user of Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with visual identity design a plus
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
  • Sense of humor (we think that’s important in a customer service-based business)
  • Must be able to work from your own home-based office
  • Apple Macintosh platform essential

Contact

We welcome your cover letter/email, resume, and link to a portfolio of your recent work. Please include in your cover letter/email the first three questions you ask at the start of each new web design project, and send it to Rod Lemaire at rod@mission-minded.com with the subject line SENIOR WEB VISUAL DESIGNER.

Cover letters present a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know you better. Therefore, please be sure to send BOTH your resume and cover letter (as requested above). Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please—we promise to respond via email.

Job Location

Mission Minded is a national, virtual company.