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by Jen on Oct 06, 2017

Contract Studio Designer Position

We're seeking a creative and curious, detail-oriented Studio Designer for a part-time, 3-month contract. You should have a passion for good design work and excited to work with content-based clients and nonprofits.  Some things about you: • Flexible and engaged: able to handle various projects, changing priorities, and short deadlines with energy and positivity. • Curiosity, drive and willingness to explore multiple design approaches and styles. • Must have good eye for typography and layout, and able to make production-ready files and PDFs. • Organized and able to do focused multitasking, juggling deadlines for several projects simultaneously.  • Communicate clearly and kindly, enjoy working with others, open to new ideas and ways of working. • Self-motivated, organized and driven but also passionate about collaboration and brainstorming.  • Adept with the Adobe Creative Suite, experience with HTML/CSS a plus.  • Ability to ask for help and clarification, and to take direction when provided. •Eager to work with politically progressive clients and nonprofit organizations • Have 1-3 years design experience Key Responsibilities and Tasks: • Manage an illustrator database + robust image and type reference database • Image research and inspiration-gathering • Layout and design of magazines, editorial projects, ads, collateral and marketing materials • Miscellaneous art director support and assistance • Prepare final press-ready files based on specifications • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation • Create PDFs for print and client review • Develop mood boards and storyboard concepts • Occasional opportunity to produce illustrations for client work   What We Offer: • Access to design, career and life advice •Work in a great office with a friendly and helpful group of other design professionals.  •Hands on experience with lots of projects in all stages of the design process • 15-20 hrs per week • $30/hr • Studio hours are within the hours of M-F, 9-5 with no work on nights or weekends   Please send an email to jen@fortwick with the following and include a PDF of work samples and/or a link to your website and resume.  Five things that excite you right now: Why you want to work with Fort Wick:

by Darsey on Oct 10, 2017

Desk available at Pep Coworking Shop

Hi creatives!  We've got a permanent desk opening up in a couple weeks here at Pep Coworking Shop, and another in November. We are creatives, small business owners, consultants, folks of all types. Come work with us!  Permanent desk memberships offer a spacious corner desk, locking file cabinet and storage. $325/mo or $275/mo for 6-month commitments.  We have flex memberships open, too. $185/mo or $150/mo for 6-month commitments.  All memberships provide 24/7 access, a kitchen, biz class wifi, tunes, coffee, and coworkers. We're right off of N. Denver, smack-dab in the middle of Paul Bunyan and Kenton Park. Near Posies, Prince Coffee, Cultured Caveman, Swift & Union. Great lil shop! 

by Erik on Oct 06, 2017

Looking for a Director of Creative at Storybulbs

Storybulbs is looking for someone who can drive amazing design and creative across all aspects of the company. This will include marketing efforts, product experience and customer support needs. Experience with video of all types is a must and understanding of Personalization is a definite plus.  Storybulbs is a local startup that provides companies the ability to create and distribute personalized videos at scale. Our current team has experience in product and business, but lacks the critical design experience that is needed to standout in this field.  If you are interested in being part of a growing startup and have passion around how video personalization can really transform the way we interact with people, then we would love to talk to you! Cheers!

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