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) Good design is that the heart of our product offering. Developers, bank executives, end-users and many more audiences will use the sites we build to interact with and use their bank accounts (programmatically or through the web interface). We're seeking a designer who is passionate about creating elegant web interfaces to simplify complicated underlying systems. You will drive product decisions though designing dashboards, API documentation, features and solutions pages, new versions of online and mobile banking, and more.
We care deeply about having the best experience possible, and design is just as important as the API itself.
You will be responsible for designing and prototyping the frontend and user interface for all aspects of multiple co-branded and white-labeled banking platforms for some of the world’s largest financial institutions. You will take some of the most recognizing brands in the world and have to incorporate them into specialized designs. You will be responsible for incorporating the visual identities and branding guidelines of multiple banks into your designs and mocks for developer portals, API docs, dashboards, management consoles, example apps, marketing materials, and more.
Great candidates should be comfortable incorporating analytics, user research, A/B testing, and their own intuition and creativity to create delightful experiences across all of our partners’ white-label or co-branded platform experiences. You should also be capable of collaborating with people across the spectrum from platform engineers to nontechnical banking partners in designing new features and enhancing the user experience. Being able to build working prototypes of your designs is a big plus.
Our users range from software developers to business folks who don't know what an API is exactly. Having design empathy for these different audiences is critical.
You should have a passion for creating a superlative experiences down to every last detail.
Opinionated intuition around usability, with excellent communication skills to explain your decisions.
Experience leading an iterative design process incorporating partner feedback, user research, A/B testing, and rapid launches to test your hypotheses.
Always working to improve yourself and constructively support the team around you.
Bonus: enough frontend engineering experience to build working prototypes of your designs.
Bonus: experience conducting usability studies.
STANDARD TREASURY VALUES
Excellence. We are building a team of great women and men who work hard, have a passion for perfection, and don’t tolerate bullshit.
Candor. We practice internal transparency and are candid about our finances, business development, and planning processes.
Quality. We build bank software -- our motto is more “slow and steady wins the race” than “move fast and break things”. Our critical technical values are security, reliability, consistency, maintainability, and craftsmanship. We emphasize tremendous attention to detail and build software that lasts.
Collaboration. We have a healthy culture of debate without argumentation.
Entrepreneurship. We encourage people to set their own direction. We are looking for senior designers who can lead product and UX decisions. Everyone is able to suggest, research, and lead architectural changes, contribute to and suggest revisions to our roadmap.
Job Perks: -Great perks. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, snacks, a stocked fridge, laundry service, gym membership, Clipper card, and house cleaning by Homejoy.
-Great flexibility. Flexible hours, open vacation policy, paid maternity/paternity.
-Great tools. Build your ideal workstations so you can have the tools you want and need.
(Salt Lake City, UT) The inContact User Experience Team is looking for a Senior UI Designer with an impressive eye for design to join the team. The Senior UI Designer should believe in simple, elegant designs but also understand that user-friendliness doensn't end with just a visually appealing product. A great product is intuitive and effectively anticipates the customer's needs. The successful candidate will create a beautiful, functional design that works for all of inContact's customers, from small contact centers of five to ten agents to large contact centers that are multi-million dollar operations with highly customized needs for hundreds of agents. You will also design innovative features that help contact centers analyze and optimize their agents. We are looking for an innovative self-starter who is passionate about creating unrivaled user experiences. The right candidate will utilize immersive style methodologies i.e. walking a mile in the shoes of the user. The candidate will be eager to tackle the many user interface challenges we have to create a beautiful, easy-to-use product. This Is What You'll Get To Do: Primary:
Ensure a consistent look and feel across all product families and suites
Create beautiful, compelling visual designs and interaction experiences for web applications
Be able to successfully present Visual Designs while supporting the interaction design concepts and prototypes to cross functional teams and lead design and development sessions
Present designs to engineers in a clean and organized fashion
Manage and develop the UI library style guide
Collaborate with team members, developers and third partiesto ensure the integrity of the interaction is maintained throughout the project development cycle
Work closely with development engineers to design interactive prototypes
Solve complex interaction problems with simplistic approaches, illustrating your solution with user flows, wireframes and visual mockups
Create wireframes to represent user interaction models within product architectures
Collaborate cross-discipline with product managers and engineers to ensure designs are scalable and feasible
Collaborate with Product Management and other key stakeholders in product definition and strategy development
Translate stakeholder objectives and business requirements into architectural and conceptual solutions
Drive projects from initiation to completion, including analyzing business and customer requirements and working with users to optimize the user experience
Ability to lead UX projects from concept to production
Successful Candidates Will Have The Following:
At least 4 years professional experience as a UI designer
Able to develop rapid prototypes using your various prototyping tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Axure, Balsamiq, etc.
Visual arts skills with a portfolio that illustrates strong user interface design
Academic background in graphic and visual design, human-computer interaction, interaction design, or related field
Good understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
Experience working within a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
Strong oral and written communication skills and a positive attitude
High level of proficiency in user interaction and interface design
Passion for designing products with simple, intuitive experiences that delight customers
Experience developing flows and interaction for complex web and mobile applications a plus
Able to work with an iterative design process based on usability feedback
Strong organizational skills with ability to handle a variety of tasks
(Lake Placid, NY) Do you have a sharp eye and a deep knowledge of layout and visual design? Can you hand-code clean, semantic HTML & CSS?
Adworkshop seeks a mid-level designer with 5+ years of design experience. Applicant must have experience presenting/executing original and compelling creative concepts in the marketing industry. Designer will research, develop and execute a range of design solutions, including user experience, for both print and web projects. Ideal candidate has commercial experience designing large-scale content rich sites, complex workflows, and framework-level interactions.
Comes with the Territory:
Graphic design, interactive design and front-end website development
Translate wireframes into user-friendly design comps and turn designs into functional prototypes using HTML, CSS
Translate business requirements into elegant, innovative and intuitive design solutions, balancing user needs with business goals and technological constraints
Work closely with teams to ensure that design specifications are correctly implemented and, as required, to integrate prototypes within CMS frameworks under tight deadlines
Help establish and reinforce consistent interaction design patterns across platforms
Organize and architect content/features/functionality for new and existing websites and applications
Create detailed, organized, and readable documentation including concept models, use cases, personas, site maps, user/task flows, wireframes, and functional specifications
But First, You’ll Need:
5+ years designing experience across mediums and device platforms
Strong portfolio demonstrating both online and dynamic printed projects
Ability to develop simple and elegant design approaches to complex design problems
Strong comfort level and flexibility with an organic and iterative design process through wireframing and prototyping
Knowledge of capabilities/limitations of current web technologies such as responsive HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery
Knack for creating hand-crafted prototypes via semantic HTML & CSS
Proficiency in Adobe CS suite and Mac/PC platform
If your interest is piqued and you enjoy collaborating and contributing to a variety of projects, visit www.adworkshop.com/employment for more information and apply today. (Please US residents only - outsourced or contract firms need not apply)
Job Perks: Adworkshop offers relocation assistence, health & vision insurance, flex spending, PTO, paid training, bonuses, fun team-building activities, annual parties and Beer Fridays! Oh, and did we mention our headquarters are in the middle of the 6-million acre Adirondack Park?
(SOHO, New York) As a UX Designer at Warby Parker, you'll be part of our core digital product team. We’re looking for someone who will hit the ground running to create new and distinct Warby Parker online experiences. You’ll work alongside designers, business analysts, and engineers to ensure our customers are engaged and pleased when they visit our site.
What you’ll do:
Identify key areas throughout the site that can be enhanced, continually create recommendations for improvements across the entire customer experience.
Create and document user flows, foundational wireframes, and prototypes for a wide spectrum of devices.
Work closely with the design and development teams to suggest, refine, and edit prototypes for each stage of the product design cycle.
Develop user testing plans and document findings.
Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative user testing and analytics into the decision- making and product roadmapping processes.
Share your perspective and insights throughout the entire product design cycle, including the ideation/planning, development, and post-deployment stages.
Continuously infuse the user’s perspective and prioritize their needs in each and every project.
Who you are:
Have 4+ years of designing experiences on the web from mobile to desktop, preferably in e-commerce
Someone with a demonstrated knack for creating engaging user experiences.
Known for a strong eye, attention to details, and creative problem-solving.
Passionate—like, cheersquad-leader enthusiastic—about seamless web experiences.
Someone with strong, well-formed opinions about what makes for a good user experience.
Resourceful and flexible, with exceptional teamwork skills.
Sure-footed and able to work in a fast-paced, high-productivity environment under tight deadlines.
An expert in creating wireframes and diagrams using tools such as Omnigraffle
Able to empathize with a wide range of customer needs
Equipped with a conceptual understanding of foundational web technologies and agile methodology
About Warby Parker:
Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping. We focus on the bigger picture, too: social innovation is woven into the DNA of our company, and for every pair of glasses purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Because all work and no play makes a dull office, we fill our days with snacks, surprises, pneumatic tubes, and, when appropriate, costumes. As a team member at Warby Parker, you can also look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and brain-stimulating activities.
In 2014, Fast Company named us the #1 Most Innovative Retail Company. We’re also a certified B Corporation, which means that we are held to the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
Job Perks: Health/Vision/Dental
Cell phone reimbursement
Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
Retirement savings plan (401k)
Free eyewear (Discounts for friends and family!)
Free gym membership
Biannual team outings
We're a startup within the Digital Media division of Discovery Communications. We are dedicated to building a new online platform that will ignite people's curiosity.
You could create a graphic that gets 2k likes one day (check out our insanely fast growing fan page:https://www.facebook.com/curiositydotcom), create a wireframe the next that could make it into the product or you could redesign a core iPhone app screen. All with a top notch team by your side to encourage you and help you succeed.
This opportunity will offer a first-hand look at how a new product is iterated on from the ground floor.The ideal candidate will be passionate about the web, a lover of all things interactive, and most importantly, possess a strong drive to excel in this exciting field. The role will primarily involve assisting in design and production tasks. • Strong understanding of interactive experiences and design principles• A basic understanding of HTML and web design, photoshop, illustrator, etc. • Strong presentation and written communication skills • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously • Highly organized and detail-oriented
Email Andy O'Dower: firstname.lastname@example.org with all links and relevant work samples.
Job Perks: We have over 300k Facebook fans and growing at a fast rate. Your work will be in front of users right away.
We’re seeking user interface designers of all levels to be responsible for all the beautiful colors, typography, buttons, icons, menus and other aspects of our web-apps that get all the attention and glory. People who can design compelling web-applications through simplicity, affordance, empathy and a clean progressive aesthetic.
What will they do?They'll collaborate with user experience architects and product managers to craft the visual and interaction designs of our products as well as work with engineers to ensure they implement those designs with high quality. This means gaining a thorough understanding of needs along with providing time estimates, prototypes, mockups, specs and QA participation.
What do we look for in candidates?We're looking for innovators – creatives who can revolutionize the UI of enterprise software for health care providers. We look for artists comfortable with a highly iterative lean/agile methodology. We want outgoing communicators with a broad knowledge of user interface patterns and a striking portfolio. Extra credit goes to those with true interaction design skills.
Be Aware: Along with your resume, please submit a link to a portfolio that highlights your most relevant and compelling UI design work. Please note that part of our evaluation process will also include a small user interface design exercise.
At least 2 years interactive/web/UI design experience
Portfolio of modern user interface design projects
Proficiency with Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop
Capable of translating complex requirements into user interface designs for web applications
Ability to provide time estimates and setup feedback loops
Self-starter with collaboration skills
Comfortable following direction
Past experience with enterprise web-apps or health care
Extensive use of UI patterns and interactive design principles
Excellent application of layout, typography and color
Can balance good design process with lean/agile methodology
Proficient with a prototyping tool such as Axure or Omnigraffle
Able to successfully manage a design project from start to finish
Produces results independently as well as collaboratively
Understands the limits and capabilities of web technologies
Crimson is a software development organization based in Austin, Texas focused on enterprise SaaS applications that help health care systems better serve patients through actionable insights that improve care delivery. One-third of all U.S. inpatient hospital admissions flow through our technology. We're a local startup success story and today a division of The Advisory Board Company. We have offices in D.C., Ann Arbor, and San Francisco. We have been selected a Top Workplace in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the Austin American-Statesman. We’re growing and on a mission beyond commerce. Our culture is all about loving what you do, giving back to our communities and getting stuff done. We like each other, support each other and share a love to deliver products that make a real difference in health care – all in an environment that gets out of our way, lets us collaborate and have plenty of fun. We’re a passionate group always looking for smart people, fellow innovators and creative rebels who will give 100 percent.
(New York, NY) Digital Pulp is looking for a motivated and meticulous Senior Web Designer to join our creative team. We’ve been in business for over 15 years because we champion innovation and take risks that are grounded with strategy. So we’re proud of the web sites we build, not only because they look great, but because they are powerful user experiences.
About the Position
The senior designer is responsible for creating original web layouts from the beginning “white canvas” phase through production, including the home page, inner pages and responsive comps. You’ll also be involved in sharing ideas for UX, contributing to new business pitches, and collaborating with developers to stay consistent with your design intent.
You generate big ideas and design them down to the pixel
You’re obsessed with one or more of the following: brand, typography, grid composition, usability and responsive design principles
You have strong communication skills for presenting your ideas and interpreting creative direction
Relevant online portfolio
4+ years experience in a creative agency or web environment
Rock star skills in Adobe Creative Suite®
Experience leading web design projects
(Mountain View, CA)Design the future of government finance OpenGov is a powerful platform that strengthens the bond between citizens and their governments as well as increases internal efficiency in financial planning and analysis. We design innovative interfaces that transform complex government financial data into approachable and actionable visualizations for citizens, journalists, and government employees.
There's a lot to do Creating new, cloud-based technology for an old-line industry is challenging, but also immensely rewarding. Your work will affect and transform governments and the communities they serve in new and profound ways. We recognize that recruiting and cultivating amazing people is the key to developing the powerful and intuitive software that can achieve our company's goals.
Here are some of our current projects we could use your help in solving:
Design the best first-time user experience that has customers excited to explore our platform
Craft a simple way for our customers to upload and configure tons of complex financial data into our platform
Help our customers to gain deep insight from their data with new reporting tools
Highlight how governments engage with our platform by building out activity dashboards and community features
Give customers a view into how their city performs against others with a comparison engine
Design at OpenGov We value designers that demonstrate the ability to think through, iterate, and explore difficult design problems and arrive at elegant solutions. Since we design before we build, you’ll have the time to understand the needs of our users and the challenges of our business goals. As a growing company, you'll have the chance to have huge impact on our product design and direction.
Two or more years designer/developer experience
Aptitude to design and develop elegant user interfaces
A burning passion for UX
A humble, work-on-anything attitude
A desire to rapidly prototype new ideas with the help of other designers and engineers
An understanding of how to user test assumptions and hypotheses
You might be:
Good with HTML/CSS
Comfortable in JS
Job Perks: Great benefits (health, dental, life, and vision), catered meals (lunch and dinner), custom workstation setup, snacks and drinks, foosball
(New York, NY) We’re looking for an exceptional Visual Designer to bring their expertise to our Product Design team. The ideal candidate should be comfortable in a startup environment and know that design is about visual communication and language. This person will also be a sharp, creative problem solver who is passionate about clean, compelling, high quality design and wants to contribute in multiple dimensions to shape and define the Paperless Post web and mobile experience. This person will work within a small and talented design team, and closely with our Product, Engineering, and QA teams to iteratively refine the way our users interact with our web-based and mobile products throughout all phases of the product cycle. Here's what we're envisioning for the new design of Paperless Post. Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Product team to develop and establish user-centric, interactive visual designs
Design new and creative approaches that facilitate user understanding and logical manner
Produce design elements for site development and collaborate with the development team to ensure visual consistency
Contribute to and maintain the style guide for mobile web, iOS, and desktop web
2+ years of design experience with Photoshop, Fireworks, or similar tools. Experience with designing for touch and/or mobile interfaces is a plus
Bachelor's Degree in Design- or User Experience-related major. HCI related degree and/or course work a plus.
Understanding of HTML, CSS, and browser capabilities
Knowledge of user-centered design principles and web design best practices/standards
A passion for product and web application design and an aesthetic understanding of what Paperless Post is and could be
Able to thrive in a fluid startup environment, able to both take direction and go beyond what is asked for you
Must be a great team player and an effective collaborator with excellent communication skills. It is essential that you are able to present your design rationale based on our brand, user goals, and usability, rather than personal opinion
A current and review-ready portfolio demonstrating strong user interface and visual design work.
Apply: Please include your portfolio in your application.
(New York / New Orleans) CultureConnect is looking for an experienced and ambitious Web & Mobile Designer to help define the future of our museum & education technology products. As a core member of the product team, you’ll be responsible for the creative execution of our mobile web apps – both UX and visual design – for tablets and smartphones. You’ll have the opportunity to work with museums and cultural institutions to bring beautiful, engaging mobile experiences to visitors and students across the country.
building products that empower museums and cultural institutions to create their own mobile apps
an early but growing company based in New York and New Orleans
arts, technology and e-commerce veterans with a passion for making the arts and culture accessible to everyone
want to create innovative mobile web experiences for museum clients and audiences nation-wide
have an exceptional UX + visual design background, with a portfolio to back it up
understand responsive design and can work on a variety of platforms and products (iPad, iPhone, Android, web app, desktop, etc.)
are hands-on: Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, or similar tools are part of your toolkit.
know mobile trends well, but apply them sparingly - you prize function over fashion
have a modern aesthetic, strong typography skills, and understand how to design interfaces that enhance content, not distract from it.
relentlessly advocate for the user – you know delivering a great experience is more than just making things look pretty…
… but you also have great taste and love making things look pretty
can work quickly and iteratively while staying organized
can collaborate, ask questions, make recommendations, push back, and pivot
work closely with development and engineering teams to translate, implement, and safeguard the design integrity of prototypes and final products.
Bonus Points If:
you’ve been to more than one museum in the past year
you’ve already worked for an early stage company
you have a strong understanding of brand identity and/or sales and marketing collateral
you live in or near New York or New Orleans (not a requirement)
This position is full time freelance for the first two months, but can evolve into a full-time position for the right candidate. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Friday August 1st and interviews will begin Monday August 4th.