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UX/UI Visual Designer

Sleepless Media

WE’RE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A VISUAL DESIGNER TO JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM.

Local in-house candidates are great, but we are a semi-distributed team and are also open to remote positions within North America.

About Us

Established in 2003, Sleepless Media is a boutique digital design agency based in Santa Cruz, California. With a heavy focus on customer experience, we specialize in branding, web design, and development for outdoor/adventure, lifestyle, and technology brands on the Shopify and WordPress platforms.

About the Position

As one of our full-time designers, you will be involved in and/or own key projects from start to finish. Your design work will consist of designing elegant, innovative solutions whether it’s defining a beautiful UI/UX for a pixel-perfect website, illustrating a detailed icon set, or designing logo concepts for comprehensive branding projects. You’ll have the opportunity to grow with us, add insight, and make an impact on our ever-evolving processes.

The Ideal Candidate will have the Following Qualifications

  • Thorough experience in designing user-interfaces for responsive e-commerce and marketing websites
  • Versatile branding and general graphic design skills
  • The ability to work iteratively developing user flows, wireframes, and prototypes to help define the experience with your team
  • Expert proficiency in Sketch and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Confidence in presenting your work to the team and the client, clearly communicating and defending your design decisions
  • Strong understanding of designing for dynamic content and content management systems
  • An emphasis on detail, organization, and consistency with an eagle eye for QA

Nice-to-haves:

  • Basic understanding of HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript
  • Experience working in a design studio or design department of a company
  • Art Direction, photography, and/or writing skills as it relates to your work
  • Knowledge of e-commerce (Shopify a big plus), internet marketing, strategy, and SEO.

Life at Sleepless:

  • The rare opportunity to work right here in the heart of the Santa Cruz area with some of the best clients around
  • Walking distance to food, shopping, etc.
  • Bike to the beach, if that’s your thing
  • Competitive pay and bonuses
  • 100% Paid health insurance benefits for salaried employees
  • Retirement plan w/ employer match
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and long break from Christmas through New Years
  • Generous flexibility
  • Great coffee, espresso, snacks and don’t worry–we’ve got plenty La Croix
  • Work-from-Wherever-Wednesdays (Your couch in your PJ’s? By the pool? We got you.)
  • Team outings, Beer Fridays, Breakfast Burrito Mondays, and everything in between

To apply, please include the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Links to samples of your work, including website addresses, and your exact contribution and role in them.
  • Your current pay expectations
  • At least 3 references
  • When you would be able to start
  • Any upcoming trips you have planned within the next 6 months

*Inquiries not including all of the above will not be considered.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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