About

We are a brand strategy and creative services agency partnering with inspiring clients all over the world. While we spend a lot of our time in the Education, Non-Profit, and Food and Beverage sectors, we serve well-intentioned organizations of all different sizes across many industries.

As a team of designers, developers, and strategists we believe that our unique, purposeful design approach is responsible for setting apart the results of our work. Purposeful design embraces your goals as our guide and ensures that everything we create for you is both aesthetically exceptional and strategically effective.

How We Are Different
purposeful design

We believe that the best design is purposeful—graphic design, web design, and infographic design that enables and elevates your organizational objectives and captivates your audiences. Good design, unlike art, must not only be aesthetically awesome but it must also address your audiences’ specific needs and preferences and elicit profoundly emotional connections.

We are passionate about empowering the great people who are leading inspiring and mission-driven companies and organizations with the brand strategy, graphic design, web design, and infographic solutions that are most right for them. We will always care deeply about your well-being, your happiness, and your success because we sincerely believe that when you succeed, good prevails.

About Us

Join our team

We are always happy to meet talented new people. We value:

  • Quality above all
  • A fun and collaborative work environment
  • Continuous learning and professional development
  • Projects that challenge and promote creativity

5+ years of experience. US-based applicants only, please.

We are looking to add an experienced front-end developer to our creative, collaborative, and fun team. The front-end developer will be responsible for implementing responsive and accessible WordPress and Drupal themes based on design mockups. WordPress is the focus. The front-end developer will also be a valued leader of continuous process improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop responsive and accessible WordPress and Drupal Themes (90% WordPress)
  • Implement design mockups to fully functional themes with extreme attention to detail
  • Manage time and stakeholder expectations by setting and consistently meeting deadlines
  • Maintaining and implementing excellent coding standards
  • Collaborate with/advise design and UX team
  • Collaborate and coordinate with freelance developers
  • Conduct code reviews for our freelancers
  • Act as the release engineer using github
  • Participate in client meetings to discuss development approaches/site functionality and design implications
  • Troubleshoot browser/device inconsistencies and perform cross-browser reconciliation
  • Produce 100% valid HTML, bug-free
  • Contribute to creating guidelines and processes for digital project management, asset creation, development, delivery and archiving
  • Perform CMS maintenance and updates
  • Deploy websites when ready for launch, coordinate hosting as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Manage all aspects of the development lifecycle: Develop technical specifications documents based on wireframes and design (you will be in these meetings early on to flag any potential risks or adjust the scope), break out the tech spec to actionable items in basecamp, with accurate estimates, attend and sometimes lead daily and weekly scrums, conduct code reviews, QA/Bug fixes, launch planning
  • Content migrations and imports from previous websites or GatherContent

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience developing themes, modules/plugins for WordPress and Drupal, our focus is WordPress
  • Fluency in HTML5, CSS3, SCSS/SASS, PHP, JavaScript (JQuery)
  • 5+ years of experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with developing accessible websites
  • Advanced Git skills and respective branching strategies
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Ability to customize WordPress with minimal use of plug-ins
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL), data manipulation with SQL-queries.
  • Superior project management skills, familiarity with Basecamp or similar tool
  • Natural curiosity for emerging trends and technologies, and willingness to learn and share
  • Motivated, reliable self-starter
  • Smart problem-solver, strategic thinker with an ability to “figure stuff out”
  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
  • Other items, helpful but not required
    • Interest in good design and learning about design
    • Knowledge of Adobe XD
    • Experience working with education, nonprofit, or food industry
    • Experience working with/leading a team of freelance developers

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Profit-driven bonus
  • 401K matching
  • Professional development budget and tuition reimbursement
  • Summer and Winter Team Offsites
  • Competitive vacation and holidays
  • Christmas holiday break – approx. 1 week in addition to standard vacation time

Annual Salary: depends on experience

1-3 years of experience. US-based applicants only, please.

We are looking to add an entry-level front-end developer to our creative, collaborative, and fun team. The front-end developer will be responsible for implementing responsive and accessible WordPress and Drupal themes based on design mockups. WordPress is the focus.

Responsibilities

  • Develop responsive and accessible WordPress and Drupal Themes
  • Implement design mockups to fully functional themes with extreme attention to detail
  • Manage time and stakeholder expectations by setting and consistently meeting deadlines
  • Maintaining and implementing excellent coding standards
  • Collaborate with/advise design and UX team
  • Collaborate and coordinate with freelance developers
  • Troubleshoot browser/device inconsistencies and perform cross-browser reconciliation
  • Produce 100% valid HTML, bug-free
  • Contribute to creating guidelines and processes for digital project management, asset creation, development, delivery and archiving
  • Perform CMS maintenance and updates
  • Deploy websites when ready for launch, coordinate hosting as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
  • Obsessive attention to detail

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience developing themes, modules/plugins for WordPress and Drupal, our focus is WordPress
  • Fluency in HTML5, CSS3, SCSS/SASS, PHP, JavaScript (JQuery)
  • 1-3 years of experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with developing accessible websites is a plus
  • Git skills and respective branching strategies
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimization process
  • Ability to customize WordPress with minimal use of plug-ins
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL), data manipulation with SQL-queries.
  • project management skills, familiarity with Basecamp or similar tool
  • Natural curiosity for emerging trends and technologies, and willingness to learn and share
  • Motivated, reliable self-starter
  • Smart problem-solver, strategic thinker with an ability to “figure stuff out”
  • Ability to navigate and succeed in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
  • Other items, helpful but not required
    • Interest in good design and learning about design
    • Knowledge of Adobe XD
    • Experience working with education, nonprofit, or food industry

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Profit-driven bonus
  • 401K matching
  • Professional development budget and tuition reimbursement
  • Summer and Winter Team Offsites
  • Competitive vacation and holidays
  • Christmas holiday break – approx. 1 week in addition to standard vacation time

Annual Salary: depends on experience

Our apprenticeship position is currently filled, but keep the deadline in mind for next year!

Our graphic design apprenticeship program, accredited by Mass Mentoring, prepares you for a promising career in graphic design. This is not an internship doing file management or administrative tasks. It is a true apprenticeship, where you make valuable contributions and art directors take a personal interest in your career path and development. Our program is effective because it gives you time to explore, participate, ask questions, and learn!

During the apprenticeship you will:

  • work on interactive and print projects including logos, brochures, books, invitations, presentations, websites, icons, and infographics
  • learn about print production, go on a press check, and work with print vendors
  • learn how to work with clients

Application

Apply by April 1. Qualified candidates are invited to interviews in our graphic design studio in April and the student chosen for the apprenticeship is notified in May. The work starts in September. You must be able to commit 10 hours/week and we offer $15/hour. Depending on performance and fit, we offer the possibility to expand the apprenticeship to a second semester.

You must be a rising senior in a graphic design program.

Email the following materials to info@opusdesign.us:

Candidates will be invited to interviews in April and the apprenticeship will be awarded in May.

Apply

Opus Design is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please apply with a cover letter, resume and portfolio sites to info@opusdesign.us.
We look forward to hearing from you!