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.

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Join our team

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

  • Creativity – challenging boundaries, exploring, embracing different approaches
  • Curiosity – continuing to learn, asking lots of questions, actively seeking inspiration
  • Caring – being human, empathy, owning the well-being of each other and our clients
  • Collaboration – not being a diva, craving the exchange of ideas
  • Commitment – perseverance, moving forward together, dedicating wholeheartedly
  • Productivity – having a bias for action, not being a bottleneck, remaining flexible

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


Min. of 3 years experience with custom WordPress theming.
US-based applicants only, please.

We are looking to add a mid-level or experienced front-end developer to our creative, collaborative, and fun team. The front-end developer will be responsible for implementing responsive and accessible WordPress (90%) and Drupal (10%) themes based on design mockups. The engineer will also be a valued leader of continuous process improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Front- and back-end development related to custom theming for WordPress and Drupal Themes (90% WordPress)
  • Implement design mockups to fully functional themes
  • Maintaining and implementing excellent coding standards
  • Produce 100% valid, bug-free HTML
  • Collaborate with/advise design and UX team
  • Collaborate and coordinate with freelance developers, conduct code reviews
  • Act as the release engineer using Git
  • Deploy websites when ready for launch, coordinate hosting as needed
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Manage all aspects of the development lifecycle
  • Manage time and stakeholder expectations by setting and consistently meeting deadlines

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience developing themes, plugins/modules
  • Fluency in HTML5, CSS3, SCSS/SASS, PHP, JavaScript (JQuery)
  • Min. of 3  years of experience with custom WordPress theming
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with developing accessible websites
  • Advanced Git skills and respective branching strategies
  • Ability to customize WordPress with minimal use of plugins
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL), data manipulation with SQL-queries
  • Superior project management skills, familiarity with Basecamp or similar
  • Natural curiosity for emerging trends and technologies, and willingness to learn and share
  • Motivated, reliable self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment
  • Smart problem-solver, strategic thinker with an ability to “figure stuff out”

 

Nice-to-haves

  • 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 biannually
  • 401K matching
  • Professional development budget and tuition reimbursement
  • Summer and Winter Team Offsites
  • Office snacks & treats
  • 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.

Read about the apprentice experience

Apply

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

How We Are Different

empowering good

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.

How We Are Different

design with purpose

We believe that the best design is purposeful — web design and graphic design that enables and elevates your organizational objectives and successfully addresses your audience’s needs. Good design, unlike art, delivers specific user needs and is aesthetically awesome at the same time. Your audience and users are our focus of every print design, web design, and infographic project.

How We Are Different

funsponsible

We will make sure that we all have a lot of fun on our brand strategy, graphic design, and web design journeys together. We will also serve as responsible project managers who will guide you through every step. We take personal pride in our passion for service excellence. We will communicate clearly and often throughout every strategy and design project and we will always be there for you.

How We Are Different

transparent

We don’t hide behind mysterious processes and we don’t have a pretentious design black box. We enjoy bringing you along on the creative journey and teaching you as much as you care to learn about our approach to brand strategy, graphic design, and web design. Please check out some of the workshops we have designed to share what we have learned and to help bring you more deeply into the process.