There's no one way to be creative, so naturally there are thousands of ways to find creative jobs. To help you find them, we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Creative Job Boards Online with some advice on what to look for. There is something for everyone, whether you're looking for a members-only environment or a specific design niche.
AIGA is perhaps the largest and longest-running professional membership organization for design. Founded in 1914, AIGA's stated mission is to advance "design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force." To this day, AIGA defines global standards and ethical practices in design.
Important to note: The AIGA job board is only available to organization members. While membership requires a yearly fee, there are a variety of membership levels at different price points. For information on joining, visit the AIGA membership page.
Coroflot launched in 1997 as a way to connect creative professionals with jobs in design. The site boasts a large and active job board, with employers ranging from small local companies to multinational industry leaders like Nike, Microsoft, and Landor.
Coroflot's job board is searchable by keyword, company, location, job level, or specialty. Some of the many specialties listed include 3D Modeling, Art Direction, Packaging Design, Typography and Awesomeness.
The How Design job board was created in partnership with Coroflot, so you'll see many of the same design jobs listed on both sites. Though Coroflot offers a more detailed breakdown of job categories, the How Design job board provides many helpful resources for designers, including a 3-week training on creating your first Wordpress blog and an awesome infographic that breaks down creative jobs by salary.
Creative Hotlist site is a career resource site for creative and design professionals, who can log into the site to post resumes, online portfolios, and job-wanted ads. Members can also save searches in a personalized virtual filing system, which can be helpful for organizing job search information. You can use the basic search function to browse jobs by keyword. Or, a more advanced search can be used to filter results alphabetically, by experience level, or by the date the job was posted. All custom search results can be saved for future access.
Behance is a unique online platform where individual designers showcase their creative work. The site contains thousands of online portfolios from designers around the world, broken down by a variety of different creative fields (architecture, graphic design, illustration, and motion graphics are just a few of the popular search categories).
As a complement to the vast portfolio-sharing site, Behance offers a free job board. Jobs are searchable by keyword, creative field, or company. Check out the company directory to view active job listings with companies ranging from Adobe to Etsy.
Krop.com began in 2000, not as a design Web site, but as a private mailing list for professional designers. In time, it grew into a design job board and design community Web site. Today, Krop gets more than 1 million visits to their Web site per month and is still owned by the original founders.
Use Krop to search hundreds of creative job listings or to build and host your online portfolio. Be sure to check out the Pluck't feature—a list of top portfolio pieces, uploaded by Krop users, and hand-selected by the Krop.com staff.
Authentic Jobs is one of the few top job sites that specifically caters to Web designers. What sets the site apart from other online job boards? The moderators of Authentic Jobs personally screen all job posts to verify that the job is fair and legitimate. The site is freely searchable by designers and features job opportunities with companies big and small.
Authentic Jobs is a great choice for freelancers and job seekers who want to be sure they're applying for a trustworthy job. Designers can search for jobs by category, location, and whether the job is full-time, contract, freelance, or an internship.
Smashing Magazine is an independent site delivering interesting and informative content to Web designers and developers. In their own words, "The Smashing Team loves high-quality content and cares about little details." Smashing even holds regular special events and conferences featuring top Web professionals from around the world.
The Smashing jobs board features companies of all sizes. Some notables include Electronic Arts, Amazon, Rockstar Games, MTV, and Nokia. Jobs are searchable by keyword or location, and also can be refined by type (full-time or freelance) and category.
"What are you working on?" That’s the motto of the Dribbble design community. Dribbble is a place for creative professionals share samples of their work. Unlike many portfolio sites, Dribbble is a "show and tell" site for in-process projects. It’s a place where designers go to connect, get inspired, and promote their work to industry professionals.
Dribbble features a straightforward job board, searchable by location. While the site can't boast hundreds of job postings, the positions listed are relevant and up-to-date.
Last but not least is Elance, which is different from the other job boards on this list. Elance is a place where business owners post job opportunities for freelancers. To date, Elance is the most popular site of its kind.
On Elance, business owners post job opportunities and freelancers write proposals for the job. Elance can be a competitive environment, but it’s a great place to build a positive reputation online. The site also offers tools to track job progress, set milestones, view in-progress projects, and video conference with clients.
(San Francisco, CA)About Us: We believe the future of advertising will be about thoughtfully integrating brand content on sites people love to go to, not slapping ads in an ugly box, banner or force-fed pre-roll. We’ve built a native advertising platform from the ground up to make that vision a reality.The Sharethrough team is comprised of an amazingly dedicated group of professionals with deep experience across advertising, technology, media and creative industries. Founded in the heart of Silicon Valley at Stanford University, Sharethrough now spans the country with offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. This role is based in our San Francisco office.
About the Role: As a member of our team, you’ll be designing the interfaces that marketers around the world will be using and that millions of users see everyday on tier-1 publishers. Our application is full of social, performance, and audience data. The UI will provide easy access to stats as well as infographic-like insights. We’re hiring you because you’re able to bring order to chaos, wrestle massive, semi-structured data sets into productive citizens, and dazzle even the toughest creative director with your razor sharp design sense. We need a lot of user-facing design for our content-focused marketing product as well as a lot of advertiser, brand, and publisher-facing design for a groundbreaking new platform we are building.
You've spent a lot of timing executing visual designs for complex applications, conceptualizing and owning product style guides / pattern libraries
You've worked with large data before and know the do's and don'ts behind data visualizations and how a user should interact with them
You know who you respect for design, and have articulate ideas about the merits of responsive design, flat design, and other paradigms
You can both work with a UX designer and take on some roles of UX design - the two of you would be closely aligned and have some fluidity of roles
You've worked with engineering teams (we have a top-notch one!) to implement your designs
You have highly developed communication skills (an occasional presentation to engineering or sales won't intimidate you)
Seeing bad visual design makes you cringe, and you want to jump in and fix it as soon as possible
If left alone with an empty to-do list, you look at our product and find ways to improve it
(Anywhere) We are looking for a passionate and talented UI Developer with a strong knowledge of HTML to work with our technical team to redesign and implement a Wordpress site as well as design and code email templates for use with MailChimp. There is the strong possibility of continued workflow, up to 20-40/hrs weekly, should there be mutual interest - these mall projects are test projects.
The ideal candidate would have an excellent/advanced working knowledge of both Wordpress and Mailchimp so that he/she can not only do custom design work but also all of the implementation, as our technical team is looking to this candiate to handle these 2 projects somewhat indendently. Demonstrating a strong knowledge of BEST PRACTICES in email marketing and design is a major, major plus! This particular email project involves designing a series of 5 emails that go out to a new member during his first week on the site to orient him to different aspects of the site and how to get involved (you could think of them like STEP 1, STEP 2, STEP 3, etc...in sent on a different day, and automated.
Experience with CSS/HTML; ability to provide architectural input on the layout of content and style
Ability to follow direction and communicate in a constructive, effective manner
Ability to work with a team of developers
Experience with git/github; ability to create forks, merge code, and resolve commits in git
Attention to cross-browser, cross-platform, and/or cross-device compatibility
Familiary with web frameworks such as Django or Rails (MVC architecture); ability to build Django/Rails project
Familiarity with MySQL
Part-time (5-20 hours per week), 30-day contract w/ potential extension
Please supply resume and portfolio
About the Company
The ActivPrayer Project provides education, training, and a social networking platform for people to perform some physical action (a sporting event, a workout, a hike, a fitness activity) for an intention greater than self. The intention could be a person or a cause. This is called an activprayer. In this sense, a race for a cure to cancer is an ActivPrayer, an athlete who dedicates a game to his mother is an activprayer, and a triathlon completed for a non-profit is an activprayer.
We are currently building a website to capture, track, and share the actions and intentions (activprayers) that people perform in order to raise awareness of the power of prayer expressed through action, and to inspire others to act for a greater purpose. Through this new site and its accompanying mobile application, our goal is to see one million ActivPrayers performed by the year 2017.
Apply: When applying, the more specific you can be (with relevant experience or knowledge), the better!
We're a team of flexible, passionate coders, and our websites deliver a combined 100 million pageviews per month. As we have a small team, it's important that we produce simple, reliable, well-tested code, and we're looking for an enthusiastic, experienced developer to help us in that mission.We provision and maintain our own servers with Ansible. For storage, we use Postgres and ElasticSearch. Our sites are powered by Django, and we have a CMS built with AngularJS. The front end of our site is built with HTML5, jQuery, LESS, and all the jQuery plugins you know and love. Our code is hosted on github.
We're looking for someone who can bring:
Good programming fundamentals.
A willingness to adapt to our tech, and style of development.
New ideas, and an ability to argue for them.
A desire to build great products.
If this sounds like you (or you have questions), we'd love to hear from you! In your cover letter, please include:
Some background on your favorite technologies, and what you've built with them.
A link where we can see some of your code (ours is at https://github.com/theonion).
A link to your favorite Onion article.
The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer compensation commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision, group life insurance and 401K.Interested applicants should apply online. Please, no phone calls.
(NYC or Anywhere) WellMatch is a thriving start-up venture within the Healthagen division at Aetna. Our mission is to change healthcare by creating a retail-like experience where consumers are empowered to shop for care.
We are looking for a self-motivated and creative interactive design professional who desires to make a difference with one of the country's most pressing problems.
As a WellMatch Designer you will design beautiful products that work flawlessly on all devices as well as create rich and compelling sales demos. You will collaborate with an accomplished team of product managers, designers and technologists. You will enjoy working with a process that includes site maps, wireframes and then translating those into comps. You love participating in field research and making design decisions based on human behavior. Finally, you must be comfortable within an agile development lifecycle and working with a remote team.
At least 3+ years experience working within the field of interactive or user interface design.
Knowledge of usability, task flows, and motivational / persuasive design techniques.
Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, extreme attention to detail and a good communicator.
Familiarity with design research practices (user testing, personas, etc)
Proficiency with design (e.g. Photoshop, Fireworks, Sketch), prototyping (e.g. InVision) and wire-framing software (e.g. Omnigraffle, Balsamiq).
Deep and evolving understanding of interaction designs for various devices /platforms (iOS, Android, Metro, Browsers); responsive design.
Interested candidates should present a body of work that:
Exhibits stylistic breadth, attention to detail, and balances beauty, innovation, and usability with both native mobile and responsive web design.
Showcases both visual design and wireframes / process flows. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of designs for multiple devices and platforms.
All applicants should supply an online portfolio URL link of recent work with their applications.
JOB PERKS Competitive salary, benefits (health, dental, and life), a relaxed and creative working environment, new Macbook Pro, growth opportunities, and the chance to work alongside award winning talent as well as from home for the right candidate. Design for social impact.
EDUCATION The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.
Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.
(Austin, TX)Software Advice is a trusted resource for software buyers. Our website provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, our team of software advisors provide free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, we connect software buyers and sellers, and get paid by software vendors for generating these high-quality opportunities. Since we started in 2005, we've advised more than 125,000 software buyers.
We're looking for a UX/UI designer to take ownership of the proprietary web applications we use in-house every day. If you have a passion for cloud application design, user experience, beauty and consistency, keep reading.
We're looking for someone who:
Is a goal-oriented designer. Design appreciation is subjective, but user experience can be quantified. You design for results.
Is pragmatic and goal oriented. Despite your artistic gifts, you are fascinated by user behavior and measures of effectiveness.
Is organized and deadline aware. We know we can't rush great things, but we've got some serious deadlines. Your organization and project management make it happen.
What you'll do all day:
Make people happy. Seriously, you'll be the new hero in town when you increase efficiency and ease of use for our internal site.
Cloud application design. You will design new applications (like the softphone we're currently working on) or redesign existing pages to respond to the needs of our employees.
Maintain consistency. As we grow our business we need to scale our existing system. You'll make sure the user experience is always consistent and delightful.
A few reasons why you might hate it:
You only do mobile apps. This is application design, but it ain't for the App Store. If cloud applications aren't your thing, this job probably isn't for you.
It's your way or the highway. You're not the only one with an opinion, and we have a fair bit of experience with what's worked or failed in the past.
You need to start from scratch. We'll give you autonomy, but we have a lot of highly effective work in place already. We're not about to rip it all out.
You're a mess. If you are disorganized and can't project manage your way out of a paper bag, you'll find it real tough to work in our company.
And a few reasons why you might love it:
You'll be on the cutting edge. We're always trying new things, such as the responsive designs we're working on right now. We're early adopters, just like you.
We'll get you whatever you need. We'll give you the tools you need to do your job, whether that's Macs, software, etc.
The work environment is amazing. Our SoCo office is insanely cool, open, and inviting. We dress casually and have fun while working hard.
The team is even more amazing. You will work with people who are as energetic, smart, and driven as you are. You'll be managed by the best too.
Your success will be recognized and appreciated. You'll be able to see your direct impact on our growth. You won't be just another cog in the wheel.
Please no contractors or design firms. We already have two excellent resources and we are intentionally seeking to hire a full-time, in-house UX professional.
Job Perks: Health, dental, vision & life insurance starting your first day
Four weeks paid vacation
Nine paid holidays
One month work abroad program
Fully stocked kitchen
(Anywhere, USA)Kaleo is revolutionizing the way global businesses collect, curate, and share knowledge. We are creating the world's most effective Enterprise Knowledge Network.
We are looking to bring on board a lead UI/UX designer to create and own the visual style of all Kaleo apps across all platforms. You understand and can deliver great visual design, interaction design, and produce production quality HTML and SCSS code.
You will take ideas from the concept stage, through wireframes and mocks-ups, to HTML/(S)CSS concrete implementations.
You will use responsive techniques to support mobile and desktop platforms.
You will take customer feedback, combine with useage data and analytics, and our collective imaginations, to create superior experiences for our customers.
Our founders are veteran start-up A players with successful track records, we are backed by Tier 1 VCs (Idealab, Greycroft, Qualcomm Ventures), and we are based in Los Angeles and San Diego. Our goal is nothing less than to build the next great SoCal SaaS company. With many of the Fortune 500 already as customers, we are well on our way.
You can work from our corporate HQ in El Segundo (near LAX), or our North County San Diego location, or, for the right candidate, we would consider remote work (you MUST live somewhere in the US for this job).
Thanks for listening to our pitch, we look forward to meeting you!
Job Perks: * Very competitive salary
* Stock options
* Choose your own Apple gear
* Health Insurance
* Attend a conference of your choice annually
Apply: Please include a link to a portfolio of your best work, along with a description of your role in each project.
(Orlando) Caxiam is seeking a Front-end Developer to play a leading role in developing web applications and e-commerce platforms - both for desktop and mobile devices. The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate and talented Front-end Developer who enjoys great form design and clean, effortlessly user-friendly web application interfaces. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential because all of our team members interact directly with clients.
Candidate will conceptualize the work flow of web applications, often starting from scratch and figuring it out through questions and analysis.
Candidate will be constructing prototypes with HTML, Java Script, and CSS that demonstrate how the application looks and flows. Prototypes must also sport highly intuitive usability, standards and cross-browser compliance, and universal accessibility.
Candidate will understand responsive design techniques and how to optimize front-end code for mobile devices.
Ideal candidate will be familiar with frameworks like Angular, Bootstrap, and jQuery and have an understanding of server side languages such as Python, Java and ColdFusion.
Expert in HTML, Java Script, CSS, hand-coding, structural and semantic markup, W3C and 508 standards compliance. Looking for a dominant front-end guru.
Must be good at critical thinking and problem solving
Information design, ability to organize lots of complex information in a way that is simple, user-friendly, logical, clear and elegant
Deep understanding of user experience and ability to analyze and test usability
A strong aesthetic sense coupled with language and information design skills (you should have that special combination of visual and verbal skills)
Ability to plan projects with clients and create wireframes and mockups
Clear understanding of information architecture
Expert knowledge of the current design trends and techniques
Clear understanding of HTML & CSS as it affects your designs and device support
(Brooklyn, NY) Senior Graphic Designer - UI/UX
UncommonGoods is a fast growing ecommerce and catalog retail company. We are currently expanding and looking for a UI/UX designer to focus on web design projects, work on quarterly catalog layouts, and weekly marketing emails. The right candidate will also become part of our innovation and strategy team, where they will help develop and design larger scale company wide projects. The designer will work with a team of designers and work alongside photographers, copywriters, and a Tech team in a fast-paced environment—strong communication skills, attention to detail and a great attitude are a must!
Degree in Graphic Design — preferred, but not necessary, if experience and portfolio warrant.
Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and work on a Mac platform.
6+ years of visual design experience.
Must include 3+ years UI/UX experience — strong portfolio featuring examples required.
Strong conceptual thinking in both visual and interaction design.
Must have a passion for typography, with a skill set to match.
Illustration and hand-drawn typography skills strongly preferred.
Must have experience in both print and web design — packaging design a plus.
Must be able to take a project from concept to completion.
Must work well individually and in a large group.
Must have worked in UI/UX design — with portfolio examples.
Must have ability to code simple HTML and CSS.
Must have a strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, and digital marketing.
Must have a comprehensive awareness and interest in new platforms and technologies for digital and related mediums.
Must have a passion for web development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and manage development of website pages and templates
Design and build email and homepage campaigns
Contribute to group critique and art direct designers on individual projects
Contribute to developing brand guidelines and shaping the brand
Train and develop designers to achieve business objectives and individual professional growth.
All applications must be submitted online at www.uncommongoods.com/careers. Applications without the following will not be considered:
Resume and cover letter.
Portfolio presented in either PDF or online format.
(New York, NY)Food52, the James Beard Award-winning online food community, recipe hub, and home and kitchen shop is seeking a graphic designer with strong artistic, communication, and production skills to help build and execute our creative vision.
Work on something you care about: We're a mission-driven company with a goal of inspiring and helping people become confident home cooks. You’d be helping to build the best collaborative and comprehensive cooking experience online.
Contribute to and maintain our brand style guide.
Cross-team collaboration will be a key component in your role, including managing stakeholders and prioritizing deliverables across teams.
Work within an iterative design process; we move fast, we listen, and we adapt.
Deliverables will have a wide range including email design, website assets, recipe cards, stationery, decals, and many other miscellaneous collateral pieces.
You sweat the details. All of them.
Extreme organization. There is absolutely a method to your madness.
A strong background in a range of mediums, and a portfolio to back it up.
A mastery of your tools, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, pencil and paper.
Experience collaborating with print vendors. You know their processes and the deliverables that they expect.
You should feel comfortable giving, receiving, and managing feedback and constructive criticism.
(Carlsbad, CA) SKLZ is looking for a strong Graphic Designer to join their growing team. This role requires a superior aesthetic and a teammate that lives and breathes design, color theory and composition. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to manage and design for a wide range of projects including advertising, packaging, presentations, POS and various print collateral pieces. This individual will report to the Director, Brand Management and Creative Strategy and work closely alongside other internal creative teammates (designers, writers and production artists). This individual should have a passion for sport that is equal to their drive to doing great work. Core Responsibilities:
Design, develop and implement forward thinking design in multiple channels (retail, packaging, advertising, sales collateral and presentations)
Concept and design iconography and infographics
Clearly articulate and direct photography as needed
Express complex ideas in a simple, clever and appealing way
Manage projects from beginning to end
Manage project flow with outside vendors
Review, proof and edit work
Participate in brainstorms and concept development
Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent.
5+ years experience, agency background is ideal.
A great eye for design and a passion for doing great work
Strong work ethic with exceptional project management skills
Experience working with complex teams and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and virtual teams
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Infectious, positive can-do attitude in a fast-paced environment
SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology and knowledge for athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports. Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, best-in-class training tools that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ website.