Special Note

Currently we are only looking for people located in the United States. If you are please read on! Otherwise thank you for your time :-)

Introduction

Greetings!

Polymer Digital is a small and effective Chicago web design firm that exists to help business owners market their companies. With a no bullshit approach to process and a tight knit team of creative craftsmen we are able to identify and solve issues that are preventing businesses from growing.

We're growing and the rest of the year is trending towards being very busy for us. To help with this we are seeking to establish a roster of talented and reliable freelancers. If you have agency experience as it relates to design or development please read on!

Working With Us

We truly believe in a no-BS get stuff done approach. A lot of our work we'll have set up for you so you can jump in and hit the ground running right away. We make limited use of a project management tool called Freedcamp and use Slack for communication. Designers can expect to have more frequent calls with clients but internally it's not too often we have to all get on a phone call. We want you to be able to focus on what you're good at.

We also want you to be well taken care of. Is there a tool you need to do your job better? Let us know. We also pay as soon as possible. The same day we get paid you'll have a check on the way for your portion of the project. (We pay based on a fixed project fee broken up over the duration of the project).

In terms of hours per week we feel 20 is the sweet spot. A typical timeline will usually give you 2-3 weeks to do your part of a project. So if you're a front end developer you'll be handed a design and have a couple weeks to turn it into a working website in the browser. (Based on a 5 page project - obviously the bigger the project the bigger the timeline!)

Workflow

A typical project starts in the design phase where our designer will work with the client to create the visuals of the website. It's then handed off to a front end developer who codes the HTML/CSS and JS. From there a WordPress developer will integrate it so it's completely and easily managed through the CMS.

Requirements

We are looking for skilled individuals who enjoy working with others to get stuff done. In addition to being talented extra points go to great attitudes who love to share knowledge and learn new things.

Specifically, for each position we are looking for:

Designers

  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Client communication(!)
  • Wireframes
  • Takes constructive feedback well

(!) This is a client facing position - you will be on calls with the stakeholders of a project reviewing your work with them.

Front End Developers

  • Experience working from Sketch files
  • git
  • gulp
  • jQuery
  • WordPress experience

WordPress Developers

  • Setting up WordPress locally
  • Custom theme development
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • API integration experience
  • Twig templating

Are you a good fit?

If you like what you've heard and fit our needs please fill out our form here: https://goo.gl/forms/vaM5Ot8gkeSITFG72. We look forward to hearing from you!