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Four Fin Creative
emoji of a pushpinSan Diego, CAemoji of a money bag$30 - $40 an hour, DOEemoji of a clockThu Feb 25 2021
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An independent, female-led branding studio in SoCal helping progress-driven companies make waves.​ Four Fin offers Brand Sessions + Strategic Design Services for nimble companies ready to elevate their brand.

Are you our next Fin?

Do you live and breathe design? Do you specifically love designing for the web? Do you get stoked about accessibility, CSS animations, and strategically placed CTAs?

Four Fin is looking for a brand-obsessed Digital Designer to add to the team. If you park your ego at the door, know that details matter, and want to join a team where you have autonomy and growth potential, we want to hear from you! We encourage racially and culturally diverse applicants to apply. San Diego applicants only. This position is full time and temporarily remote.

Four Fin

Four Fin is a no-nonsense creative team of strategists and designers who believe a good brand is at the center of a good business. As an independent, female-led branding studio in Southern California, Four Fin helps progress-driven companies elevate their brands and make waves. We provide corporate brand strategy, identity design, websites and ongoing creative execution. We are honest, real, driven, capable and thirsty. Are you?

The Role

The Digital Designer will work across multiple client accounts to create impactful visuals and engaging online experiences for brands. We are looking for a well-rounded designer with show stopping digital work, who also has experience outside of the digital realm. We value go-getters who are professionals, well-versed in clear expectation setting and communication, diligent in balancing their workload, and meticulous in organization and execution. At Four Fin, all Fins are encouraged to interface with our clients directly with the confidence to explain their work, ask thoughtful questions, and target solutions toward strategic goals. Fins are team players, rising by lifting, who collaborate with both our internal team and our clients.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing flat layouts and prototypes for websites that clearly carry through the brand, map to site goals, and prioritize conversions and engagement
  • Designing and developing websites using front-end tools and platforms such as Elementor on Wordpress or Shopify
  • Working with our developer partners to achieve high-quality sites and experiences that are inclusive and engaging as well as technically sound
  • Strong grasp of design principles and trends, actively learning as needed
  • Stepping outside of the web on occasion to design cohesive brand identities, collateral and templates, email newsletters and more
  • Strong management of responsibilities: tracking hours, timelines, budgets, multiple projects happening concurrently, prioritization, file cleanliness and overall workflow awareness to ensure that projects are on time and on budget
  • Bringing inspiration to the agency and encouraging our collective passion for design
  • Competing only with their own best self, teaching what they know to others, and maintaining a posture for growth at all times

Core Competencies

  • A clear communicator who exhibits patience and calm under pressure
  • Industry standard design software expertise
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Figma, Sketch and/or XD to prototype
  • Experience with Wordpress, Shopify, Webflow and/or Squarespace
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • Working knowledge of UX principles
  • Relationship building through warmth and competence
  • A drive to learn new technologies and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • A humble and curious attitude, always learning
  • A proactive approach to addressing problems before they arise

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant design experience
  • A solid online portfolio
  • Strong professional references

Bonus if you also bring any of these with you

  • Experience designing for accessibility standards
  • Photography or videography skills
  • Animation skills
  • Experience with copywriting or content strategy
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams and developers
  • A penchant for extreme sports. Kidding. You do you.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Hourly compensation DOE
  • Performance-based year-end bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement match
  • Paid vacation and select holidays
  • Anniversary bonuses
  • Paid birthday off
  • Flexible schedule

What is your Interview process like?

  1. Apply, following instructions on our job posting
  2. We will review applications, and will notify you if you are selected for interviews
  3. First and second round interviews over Zoom 
  4. If we move forward with hiring, you will receive a formal Offer Letter including details of job description, pay rate, and a start date.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

At Four Fin, we have a very transparent and open culture, and all members of our team have a say in our company growth. Everyone at Four Fin is allowed to show up as themselves bringing their own unique perspectives. We believe that inclusion is a foundational element to having thoughts, ideas and differences considered and then come to life in our work.

As a small, but growing team, we recognize how important upholding inclusion and seeking out diversity at this stage is. We know that by continuing to diversifying our team, we will not only be stronger partners for our clients, but we will be helping to change our industry as whole with a creative team that better represents the actual diversity of our society.

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