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 embraces the future of work: 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.

    We Can Offer

    Work-life balance

    • No required weekend work or overtime / late nights. If you want to work more you can, and you will be compensated or rewarded.
    • We take seriously the role of client management to protect our team from unreasonable client requests.
    • We work hard, do great work. and know when to push ourselves — but we will tactfully and professionally push back or reset expectations when needed to maintain a healthy workload for our team.

    Full-Time Benefits

    • 40 Days of PTO / Year
      • 20 days at your discretion
      • ~15 days for US holidays + Dec 22–Jan 2 festive break.
      • 5 sick days
    • Yearly bonus structure

    Consistent Income for PT / Retainer

    • We offer a variety of part-time, retainer and contractor options that provide consistent income with schedule and engagement flexibility.

    Adaptable schedules

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

    Learn, Grow & Build

    • Learn from our experienced team of senior talent.
    • 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.

    Support & 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

    CONTRACT, Part-time & Full-time Options

    • We offer various options for engagement that fit your needs and our current workloads.
    • Most engagements will start with contract work to test working together.
    • Depending on workload and team fit that may progress into an hourly retainer, or part or full time employment.

    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.

    Fully Remote

    • We were 100% remote before it was hip, and will be forever.

    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 calendar. If you are referred by someone or want to add a special note, please do so in 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 / Phase (paid)

    • If the interviews go well, we’ll approve you as a test candidate.
    • This is a paid project or period 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

    • 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.
      • Offer you a part-time or full-time position.

    Open Roles

    Creative & Digital Project Manager

    We are no longer accepting new applications for this role. If you would still like to apply, you may do so below for future openings.

    General Applications

    Apply for future openings

    These positions are not necessarily currently open, but you are still welcome and encouraged to apply so we can have your profile on our roster of talent for future projects. Please understand it may be a while before we can, review, interview or bring you into a project.

    Important Details

    • These general applications aren’t necessarily a binary hiring process — more building a roster of talent to bring into projects as needed.
    • If the interviews go well, we’ll start you with some small projects to test working together.
      • That might lead to more contract work or employment.
    • 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.

    Lead Designer / Associate Creative Director

    Looking for high-level Lead Designers / Associate Creative Directors who can manage and elevate our design and dev projects to the next level.

    Details

    • Fully remote
    • Project-based, retainer or part-time depending on need and team fit.
    • $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+ 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 Graphic & Web Designer

    Details

    • 20-40 hours / week | Contract | Remote
    • Rates depending on experience

    Responsibilities

    • Produce excellent original design work in brand development, collateral, website and UX design, and other promotional materials
    • Execute less-exciting design production work with excellence
    • Edit and possibly build web pages — usually through page-building interfaces on wordpress not requiring code
    • Respond quickly, be on call during scheduled hours, and provide fast turnarounds
    • Manage projects and eventually clients and other designers
    • Own projects and find great solutions
    • Maintain unwavering politeness and respect to our team and clients
    • Follow and improve our processes & protocols

    Requirements

    • 5+ years professional design experience
    • Agency experience is a big plus, but not required
    • Adobe CC expertise and programs — namely AI, PSD, INDD
    • Available 20–40 hours per week
    • Native English speaking
    • US timeszones — ideally PST
    • Familiarity with WordPress basics
    • CSS and any front-end knowledge is a big plus, but not required

    Apply