Visual Designer - Remote | Modern Tribe | | 28/11/17
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Visual Designer contract

Location: Remote
Company Name: Modern Tribe ()
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The Opportunity

Modern Tribe is looking for a talented, highly detail oriented Visual Designer to join our team. Our projects involve creating large-scale digital design systems for high-profile clients across multiple industries – including higher education, sports, food and beverage and more. We’re looking for experienced designers, comfortable working at any point in the design process. Our designers are experienced in UX, love research, insist on wireframing, and are comfortable reading and writing spec documents. Whether we’re designing applications, new products, or websites – our designers are focused on empowering users and achieving results.

Our designers are equally at home in visual design and employ a keen aesthetic spanning multiple styles and industries. We’re looking for people who recognize that business objectives and user objectives trump personal preferences. You’ve got a passion for typography, grid systems, and recognize that words are design tool. You know that any component you design works as part of a larger system.

Above and beyond your individual talents, we’re looking for someone to join our team. We’re a very collaborative bunch, eager for feedback. The work we execute is the product of the team. If you’re excited about learning from others, and helping others – you’ll find a good home here.

If that sounds like you, get in touch.


  • Execute design thinking tactics – write user profiles and flows
  • Execute within the entire design lifecycle including research, wireframing, prototyping, visual design and user testing.
  • Integrate stringent brand guidelines to create a rich look and feel
  • Take UI screens to PSD, give them a personality and polish them to a shine. Get the gutters, corners, colors, fonts … consistent and clean
  • Ensure that design elements are used correctly across an entire system
  • Work with the development team to realize designs, conduct design QA, and aid in interaction design

Personal Competencies

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a remote team
  • Ability to prioritize own workload and work to exacting deadlines
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Desire to constantly learn about the industry
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • Strong Adobe experience
  • Impeccable typography skills
  • Comfortable talking with clients and presenting work
  • Engaged in design community, current on contemporary design strategy
  • Understand the implications of responsive and the impact on design
  • Competency in code – we expect a general understanding of how technology works
  • Passion for detail and standards

Bonus Points

  • Experience in content creation, marketing, and copywriting
  • Demonstrable history of product definition and design
  • Demonstrable history of working on large-scale projects and producing holistic design systems
  • Understanding of product development lifecycle


Work from anywhere in the US or Canada…or around the the world, so long as you are completely and genuinely fluent in English and work during US hours. There is an opportunity to work in our office in Minneapolis as well.


Pay range is USD $45-75 per hour commensurate with background, qualifications and experience. We often start our freelancers on a one time contract position (though we are always seeking long standing relationships with kick-ass people).

Inclusion Statement

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. As a hybrid workspace ranging from distributed contractors to traditional employees, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of our global team.

We come from all walks of life. We are small business owners. We are tattoo aficionados and 80’s movie buffs and ex-pats. We are homeschool teachers. We are single parents. We are musicians, college drop-outs, and entrepreneurs. We are travelers, feminists, runners, volunteers, and makers. We are a Modern Tribe.

Everyday we strive to fulfill our motto: live well and do good work. We hope you will consider joining us.

Who We Are

Modern Tribe is a digital agency with a modern twist. We are a product company. We are educators. All freelancers. All experts. In today’s world, we get to be many things to many people.

We believe in making quality products for other people and ourselves, balanced by living quality lives. We are 100% distributed & our team is spread around North America (and a touch in Latin America & Europe). We believe in a class of artisans and craftsman in control of their work who solve people problems rather than just build more crap. We believe in a sustainable vision of open source, and contribute consistently into the ecosystem.

Who You Are

We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

  • HAPPY Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
  • HELPFUL Always looking for ways that you can help others.
  • CURIOUS It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
  • ACCOUNTABLE Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.

For this role specifically, you should have a strong background in design and a portfolio full of work you’re proud of.

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