We're Hiring:

Senior Designer

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Cosmic is a Social Impact Creative Agency. We empower social impact organizations to catalyze real world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. While we have deep roots in our original community in Santa Cruz, CA, we are a distributed team. A bit about us:

  • We are deeply committed to our mission to support social impact organizations working towards creating a more just and equitable world
  • We’re a team of creatives, strategists, and technologists dedicated to exploring how digital experiences can spark real world change
  • We work a 4-day week and believe that good work is sustained through true work/life balance
  • Our team has a broad spectrum of interests. Our culture’s defined by an appreciation for social good, design, music, coffee, craft beer & food, outdoor adventure, amazing film & TV, and finding the perfect animated gif to express our thoughts.
  • We value impact, intention, innovation, integrity, balance, and empathy


Cosmic is looking to add an outstanding Senior Designer to join our team. If the following description sounds like you, then we’d like to meet.

  • Exceptional ability to translate high-level strategic concepts into visual designs and experiences
  • Strong familiarity with modern design aesthetics and patterns for web and app design
  • Strong ability to translate brand identity into web and app designs
  • Strong understanding and appreciation for color, typography, and composition
  • Strong ability to create iconography, illustrations, and supporting creative content for web and app designs
  • Strong understanding of atomic/component-driven design philosophies
  • Solid understanding of the communications and marketing interplay between websites, social channels, and communication channels
  • Solid understanding of modern web technologies and workflows
  • Ability to work directly with developers to implement designs and provide assistance during design handoff
  • Ability to present and champion your design work and the thinking behind it to other team members, our Creative Director, and clients
  • Able to work within a fast paced sprint cycle where new work and iterations to previous work is presented to the client on a weekly basis
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoy working with clients and a team that are purpose driven
  • Enjoy collaboration and respects other team members diverse opinions and perspectives
  • Experience in either a creative agency or the internal design department of an established company
  • Strong ability to work independently and effectively in a remote team environment

The Gig

  • Your day to day will be a mix of designing for client projects and collaborating with our content writer, creative director, and dev team
  • Design brands, websites, and digital experiences that help tell stories and drive action
  • Develop information architectures for websites, apps, and digital action centers
  • Collaborate with the dev team to create interesting digital experiences and interactions
  • Collaborate on the content strategy with the team’s content strategist and creative director
  • Join weekly sprints with each of our clients, where you will present your designs in collaboration with the team
  • Continuously help to evolve our processes and workflows
  • Stay up to date on the social impact space including design, messaging, technology, and digital solutions used for donor engagement, content publishing, social engagement, sales processes, and emerging design/digital trends that could support clients in the social impact space
  • Continue to evolve as a thoughtful, empathetic designer

Perks & Benefits

  • We work a 4-day work week (32-40 hours per week). Enjoy 3-day weekends every week!
  • We are a distributed team
  • 401k Plan + employer contributions after a year on the job
  • 2 weeks paid vacation each year
  • 5 days paid sick time each year
  • 5 paid holidays each year, plus the Studio closes for the last 2.5 weeks of the year as an additional long paid holiday
  • Northern California centric brand
  • Join a humble, collaborative team

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