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silverorange: Senior Web & App Designer

    Headquarters: Charlottetown, PE


    The company
    silverorange is a design and development agency based in Canada. When pursuing work, we focus on interesting and meaningful projects. Over our 24 years as a company, we’ve worked with well-known technology organizations like Duolingo and Mozilla, not-for-profit organizations working in areas including affordable internet access for low-income families, and with world-renowned doctors training other doctors through online education.
    We’re proud of the fantastic products we’ve built in partnership with our clients and we’re actively invested in the processes behind these products. We are committed to fostering a team-focused approach in our work of building excellent user-focused systems, while also placing a serious emphasis on quality of life, openness, empathy, and a supportive work environment.
    The position
    We’re looking for a senior-level web and app designer to join our design team who will help us provide clients with accessible, beautiful, simple, and effective visual interfaces for web and mobile apps. Our successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the patterns of native mobile app and web platforms and a focus on user-experience and usability.
    As an agency, we work with clients and projects at a variety of sizes. Among the projects you’d be working with are mission-driven medical education providers working at a scale that warrants a systematic approach to design across a variety of web and app systems.
    This position is available immediately and we will work with you to get you started as soon as possible.

    Build and maintain large design systems that help other designers and developers deliver quality products efficiently.

    Adapt existing visual identity and design systems to new screens and features.

    Create designs for web and mobile apps that are accessible, beautiful, usable, and scalable across a variety of mobile and desktop clients.

    Shape the overall user-experience and usability of products across web and mobile platforms.

    Work with clients to understand and help define requirements.

    Manage and execute all phases of the design process, including communication with clients, ideation, prototyping, system design, and visual design.

    Address and incorporate feedback from various sources, including clients, developers, and fellow designers to find balanced solutions to design problems.

    Define and communicate interface and experience designs including site and app structure, navigation, and interaction.

    Work with front-end and back-end developers to develop designs that are feasible and suitable for clients with different audience and budget requirements.

    Define animation and transition effects for interface interactions.

    Create interactive prototypes to demonstrate web and mobile app features, interactions, and structure.


    Be eligible & available to work from Canada. Eligibility to travel to the United States for occasional client meetings is an asset.

    Have at least five years of experience designing for the web or mobile apps.

    Have experience in creating beautiful layout and interface designs for web and mobile apps.

    Have experience contributing to design systems.

    Have experience shaping and leading the design aspects of projects.

    Have a solid understanding of the web platform including the mobile web, responsive design, HTML, CSS, (and some understanding of JavaScript is helpful, but deep development experience is not a requirement).

    Have a solid understanding of native mobile app technologies and interface conventions (iOS & Android).

    Understand and value accessibility in the systems you help to build and improve.

    Have a mastery of common design tools (we primarily use Figma), and be able to quickly learn and understand new tools and systems.

    Be able to explain the logic and purpose of design features and systems to stakeholders of varying expertise.

    Be able to communicate clearly with clients and co-workers across multiple time zones. Several of our key clients are in California and we have team members in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI.

    While not required, ideally you’ll also also bring some of the following skills:

    Experience implementing interfaces with front-end web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and common frameworks).

    Ability to create original branding and visual identity systems

    Growth & ownership
    Our team is co-operative and will help you learn and expand your skills via mentoring, team-wide support, and learning opportunities. All members of the team are encouraged and given space to grow as individual contributors, and have ongoing opportunities in project and team leadership.
    We’re excited to hear your fresh ideas and approach. We have decades of collective experience, and we all continue to become better at what we do by both teaching and learning from each other. Add your voice to our mix.
    Opportunity for employee ownership is a fundamental part of silverorange (non-founders currently own more than a third of the company) and we’re currently working on new ways to transfer even more ownership to employees.

    Inclusion & diversity
    People with different backgrounds and experiences make us stronger, and we’re always looking for ways to improve. Our team is getting more diverse across many dimensions of diversity, but we’re still missing perspectives that could make our work better. We highly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups in our industry to apply—we’d love to hear from you.
    Remote working is just as good as local
    Our team has been remote-friendly for over 20 years, and remote-first for the last 9. We continue to improve our approach to having a dispersed team. This is a full-time remote position regardless of location, though you are welcome to work from our lovely offices in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island if you wish.
    The majority of our team is full-time remote and 95% of our clients are remote. You’ll need to be comfortable working with a remote team regardless of your location.
    Typically all employees spend at least one week each year working from our Charlottetown office, so plan on visiting PEI semi-regularly.
    Though you may be working remotely, you’ll be an active member of a great and small but growing team, both here at silverorange and with our clients. Regular voice or video communication will help keep you in touch with the smart people with whom you’ll be working.
    Benefits & compensation

    Flexible work days, approached collaboratively with you to allow for the realities of appointments, family minding, and your everyday life.

    3 weeks of paid vacation, on top of 10 paid days of civic holidays, and 3 weeks of paid company-wide shut down. Separate sick/personal days are also available.

    Generous health and dental coverage, with 100% of premium covered by silverorange.

    New computer hardware every 3 years, and other tools as needed.

    Yearly company-wide bonuses based on overall company success, plus ownership opportunities and dividends for long-term employees.

    Salaries based on experience starting at CAD $82,500-101,000 per year, with both annual company wide salary band adjustments as well as opportunities and expectation of ongoing career and compensation growth.

    Additional remote worker salary add-on of CAD $3,000 per year and a wellness salary add-on of $500 per year.

    Application process
    Click Apply Now and include a copy of your resume, links to relevant examples of recent work including detail on your role in the examples, and an explanation of why you’d be great for the job. Tell us about an interesting project you’ve worked on or helped shape.
    We want people to feel they can be their genuine selves at work, so we’d love to hear about who you are. If there is anything else you would like to share with us — i.e. a Medium or social-media account, online writing or select blog posts, etc. — please feel free to include those as well.
    If you require accommodations at any phase of the application or interview process, please let us know by email. We would be happy to support you and discuss accommodations as required.
    We will be accepting applications for this position until Wednesday, May 22nd and will begin following up with candidates after this date.

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