Front-End Designers: Join Us!

Written by Tyler Sticka on

Exciting news: We’re looking for more Front-End Designers to join Cloud Four!

As a Front-End Designer, you’ll collaborate with your fellow Cloud Four craftspeople and our wonderful clients to understand project objectives and user needs, sketch and prototype possible solutions, and craft patterns (using HTML and CSS) that will live on as part of a design system. You’ll be trusted to share frequent iterations directly with the entire project team, and to provide feedback when teammates do the same.

About Cloud Four

We’re a small web consultancy with big aspirations. We started Mobile Portland, organized Responsive Field Day and host a community device testing lab. We wrote the book on Progressive Web Apps. Our articles are frequently cited by some of the web’s most influential voices. We speak at conferences, participate in web standards setting and contribute to open source software. We explore the frontiers of what’s possible on the web and share what we learn.

We provide a positive and creative workplace where people can do their best work. We value the unique contributions of every member of the Cloud Four team. We welcome and seek diverse opinions and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We’re not interested in startup insanity. We support our families with reasonable hours, flexible schedules, and the ability to work from home when needed. We offer benefits for full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and a retirement savings plan.

How to Apply

Please send your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you’re the right person to join our team to jobs@cloudfour.com. Include links to your portfolio, optionally any relevant profile pages (CodePen, GitHub, Instagram, etc.), or whatever represents what you do best. US-based candidates only, with preference given to Portland-based candidates. Those seeking full-time employment as well as contractors are invited to apply.

Specific Skills and Experience

  • At least 2–3 years of relevant experience or background
  • A deep understanding of design fundamentals like color theory, typography and layout
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS without relying on frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation
  • Familiarity with some design tools (Sketch, Figma or Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate well with internal and external teams, in person or in writing (email, Slack, etc.)
  • A deep empathy for the end user, our clients and our team
  • Desire to learn, grow and challenge assumptions

If you think you fall just short of what we’re looking for, consider applying anyway. We appreciate diverse perspectives and non-traditional journeys.

Tyler Sticka

Tyler Sticka is Cloud Four's VP of Design, allowing him to think about design patterns every day. When he isn’t sketching on sticky notes, experimenting with SVG or nitpicking design details with his coworkers, he enjoys reading comics, making video games and listening to weird music. He tweets as @tylersticka.

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