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Freelance Digital Graphic Designer: Art Director

| Greater Boulder Area

Title: Freelance: Digital Graphic Designer - Art Director

Location: Boulder, CO

Our Company:

PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.

PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.

For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, click here. Read more about our recent rebrand and updated packaging here.

The Freelance Graphic Designer will assist our in-house designers and art directors on the execution of design concepts for a wide variety of projects. You will incorporate graphic elements and typography into our images for our website, emails, and any other ad-hoc projects as requested. The ideal candidate must be creative and have the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Perform other duties as necessary.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Three or more years of experience in graphic design or experience in high volume agency, in-house or production environment.
  • The ability to design elements for other digital platforms like websites, landing pages, pitches, video graphics, mockups, etc.
  • Knowledge of design principles and experience with guidelines and brand identity systems.
  • Ability to manage time and be effective in high volume, high pressure environment; have a track record of speed, efficiency and creativity.
  • Strong working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; Experience with other related creative software is a plus.
  • Collaborate with the Creative team to ensure creative intent. Proactively solve production/creative related issues.
  • A keen eye for detail and consistency.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in graphic design or relevant creative field.
  • Ability to assess creative work against standards with strong visual vocabulary to provide constructive critiques of work and effectively articulate design requirements/direction in a succinct and clear manner.
  • Deep knowledge of photography, design, and contemporary visual culture.
  • Experience with multiple marketing communication channels, i.e. print, digital, video, web.
  • The ability to edit, optimize and output final web-ready digital artwork for brand emails and our website
  • An understanding of best practices for design in digital formats and social media advertising
  • Animation skillz--AfterEffects and/or strong GIF animation skills a major plus


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • Power BIAnalytics
    • NAVAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • PremiereDesign
    • After EffectsDesign
    • Cinema 4DDesign
    • ProToolDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • KlayvioEmail

Location

We are soon moving to a new location 5757 Central Ave: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3V6q-NR8yZGVzJ5QkR2b0hLSVBCcVlBemlXRnVaSG1iYUtJ/view

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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