[Hiring] Brand Designer @Yardzen

March 14, 2024

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Job Description


At Yardzen, we believe people are at their best when they’re outside.

 

We have a simple promise: help people envision the outdoor spaces of their dreams, all online, and then match them with the right local contractors to bring their design to life. Since our launch in 2018, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners achieve their dream yards, make environmentally responsible decisions, boost their property values and get more out of their outdoor spaces. 

 

We are disrupting the $200 billion outdoor renovation industry. By leveraging technology and creating an innovative online process, we offer a more straightforward, transparent, and delightful design and build experience for the modern homeowner. We’ve been recognized as a Forbes Best Startup Employer, Fast Company Most Innovative Company, named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work, and written about by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. And we’re just getting started. 

 

Yardzen is seeking a talented Brand Designer with a strong design perspective and expert project management skills to contract with Yardzen’s Marketing team. The Brand Designer will create content for all marketing channels and will have skills in video, graphics and copy. Yardzen’s Brand Designer contractor will work in multiple direct response mediums, including web, product, advertising, social media, print, and email, working with stakeholders across the company.  This role is a contract, part-time position.

As Brand Designer, you will be responsible for:

  • Create high quality content, leveraging Yardzen brand guidelines and style guides.
  • Work on a diverse set of projects ranging from social media content and ads, emails, pitch decks, marketing collateral, landing pages, and print pieces.  
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to produce a wide variety of direct response campaigns, including blog and social media posts, digital ads, landing pages, marketing emails, direct mail, and more.
  • Work closely with the marketing team to deliver on-brand designs that drive desired business outcomes. 
  • Manage and prioritize the workload of multiple projects from concept to completion.

Requirements for the role:

  • 5+ years of experience in brand design with an excellent understanding of video, layout, typography, color, photography, and other design principles (experience in-house preferred). 
  • Excellent project management skills with the drive to improve and implement new processes. 
  • Robust understanding of digital-first, direct-response best practices. Expert knowledge of Figma and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). 
  • A real team player with the ability to work with others and keep a level of transparency throughout the process. 
  • A portfolio that showcases your conceptual thinking, execution skills, detailed systems, and brand standards. 

Nice to have:

  • Social media experience
  • Experience with photo shoots
  • Consumer-facing experience
  • Light copywriting experience

In addition:

  • You believe in the benefits of outdoor living.
  • You appreciate beautiful spaces.
  • You have startup experience and thrive under pressure and with ambiguity.
  • You embrace change and lead with a growth mindset.
  • You’re a real teammate and would be described by those who know you as a genuinely kind person. Culture is critical in the early days and we’re looking for goodness and grit

At Yardzen, we’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunities to succeed. We are looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.  So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, or veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

 

Since April 2020, we’re a remote-first organization. We believe work is a thing you do, not a place you go, and we can stay connected as an organization from anywhere. We believe that clearly defined goals combined with awesome people, authentic empowerment, and autonomy create the best results.

 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the application or the recruiting process, please contact us at [email protected].

 

Yardzen is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in a state where Yardzen is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.



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