Welcome!

Who We Are

  • Hi, I’m Loren Polster, a graphic designer and front-end web developer of 15 years in the process of building a little virtual agency.
  • We focus on assets for marketing teams — rebrands, website design & dev, social & display ads, event collateral, and of course, polishing PPTs by tomorrow. Some projects are simple and executional, and others are deliciously custom and complex.
  • We specialize in integrated but flexible retainer contracts for medium-sized SaaS companies. We aim for an optimal blend of reliability and adaptability — combining the best of an in-house team and an external agency.
    • We’re honing in on a formula that could work well with where work is heading: remote, fractional, balanced with life.
  • If you’re interested in building something, in having your ideas be heard and in improving yourself and others, let’s chat.

How This Works

  • This application isn’t a binary hiring process.
  • If the interviews go well, we’ll start you with some small projects to test working together.
    • That might lead to a retainer contract or more.
  • Either way, you’re getting your name on a list for a growing number of opportunities —  here or elsewhere — that fit with what you’re looking for and specialize in.

We Can Offer

Adaptable schedules

  • We mostly keep a 9-5, but can accommodate different schedules and flexibility.
  • You’re paid for the hours you work.

learn, grow & Build

  • Learn from my 15 years of experience as well as from your other team members.
  • This is the ground-floor. Help build this company and have your ideas be heard.
  • We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our business and ourselves.

Balance & Positivity

  • We deliver above and beyond for our clients, while also setting boundaries so we don’t burn out on unreasonable expectations.
  • I was a freelancer for over 13 years, so I treat my team how I want to be treated.
  • We’re just nice to each other 🙂

Important Details

AGREEMENTS

  • We strive for a culture based on excellence, integrity, efficiency and improvement, and want to be sure we hire people who are enthusiastic about living those ideals as well.
  • Here are a list of agreements based on those values we ask you to make if you work with us. Please read them before applying.

HOURLY CONTRACT WORK

  • Currently, all positions are paid hourly, either in a weekly contract or on an as-needed basis.
  • We may be opening some full-time employment positions, but for now all talent starts as a contractor. 

Fully Remote

  • We were 100% remote before the pandemic, and plan to continue after it ends.

PLEASE DO NOT

  • Reach out on other channels — Linkedin, email, booking a consultation, etc. This will not make you stand out, it just clutters my inboxes and will disqualify your application.

Application Process

Apply

  • Apply for a position below.
  • We’ll review and let you know either way.

Interview

  • If it looks good, we’ll do an initial interview.
  • Depending on the circumstances and role you’re applying for, we may schedule a follow up interview.

Test Project

  • If the interviews go well, we’ll approve you as a test candidate.
  • Test projects are paid projects for real clients, but simply to test working together.
  • Once we have a project that is appropriate to test with you, we will. This may be soon. It may be a while.
  • In the meantime, we may also share other external opportunities with you if you’re interested.

Approved Contractor

  • After a successful test project, we’ll approve you as a contractor and either:
    • Assign you work on an as-needed basis, and pay you every month.
    • Offer you a weekly retainer: 15–30 hours / week.

Open Jobs

Associate Creative Director

Looking for a high-level, right-hand Associate Creative Director who can manage and elevate our design and dev projects to the next level — ideally evolving into our full-time Creative Director.

Details

  • Fully remote contract work
  • Project-based to possible weekly retainer of 15–30 hrs.
  • $60–90 / hour depending on experience, quality, efficiency — and volume of hours.

Responsibilities

  • Running your projects with minimal to no input from me — once onboarded and familiarized
  • Produce flawless and stunning original design work in brand development, collateral, website and UX design, and other promotional materials
  • Delivering great solutions in context as well as great design:
    • Taking practicality and use of the design into consideration — how it will be built, the goals of the brief, ask of the client — not just creating something cool.
  • Come up with brilliant creative concepts and make design decisions on your own
  • Manage projects, clients and other designers
  • Respond quickly, be on call during scheduled hours, and provide fast turnarounds
  • Execute less-exciting design production work with excellence
  • Edit and possibly build web pages — usually through page-building interfaces on wordpress not requiring code
  • Maintain unwavering politeness and respect to our team and clients
  • Follow and improve our processes & protocols

Requirements

  • 10+ years professional design experience
    • Agency experience is a plus, but not required
  • Expert knowledge of Figma
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC programs — namely AI, PSD, INDD
  • Available 20–40 hours per week
  • Native English speaking
  • US time zones
  • Familiarity with WordPress basics
  • CSS and any front-end knowledge is a big plus, but not required

Apply

Senior Web Developer

This position is currently filled

You are still welcome and encouraged to apply so we can have your profile to our roster of talent for future projects, but please understand it may be a while before we can interview or bring you into a project.

Details

  • Fully remote contract work
  • Project-based to possible weekly retainer of 15–30 hrs.
  • $40–80 / hour depending on experience, quality, efficiency — and volume of hours.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, support, and optimize existing websites — mostly in WordPress
  • Write custom PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery for custom functionality as needed for existing and new websites
  • Build new pages from provided design files
    • Giving attention to detail and specific spacing and font styles etc.
    • The ability to “fill in the gaps” design-wise is a huge plus — ie creating a mobile version of a page without a specified design for it, or building new pages reusing existing blocks without a new design file
  • Create reliable estimates based on a scope of requested work
  • Test and debug your own code
  • Respond quickly, be on call during scheduled hours, and provide fast turnarounds. Deliver when you say you will, or communicate ahead of time that you are behind schedule
  • Manage projects and eventually clients and other developers
    • Own projects and find great solutions
    • General project admin, field requests into tasks, etc.
  • Maintain unwavering politeness and respect to our team and clients
  • Follow and improve our processes & protocols
  • Learn and implement best practices

Requirements

  • Professional experience with PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Sass/less, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Professional experience with WordPress custom theme/plugin development
  • Professional experience with front-end development
  • Experience working with WordPress front-end page builders (Elementor/Divi/etc.)
  • Good sense for UI/UX design
  • Ability to self-manage and meet required deadlines
  • Agency experience is a plus, but not required
  • Available 20–40 hours per week
  • Fluent English speaking
  • US time zones — or close to, ideally EST
  • Experience with other platforms (Webflow / Shopify / Contentful / SquareSpace / etc.) is a big plus, but not required
  • Any web design experience/knowledge is a big plus, but not required

Apply