Freelance Web Designer

| Greater LA Area

Hawke Media’s creative team is up to new ideas, and it starts with you! We are looking to bring on an enthusiastic, passionate and freelance creative web designer. If you are versatile, self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced “learn-by-doing” environment, then you'll find our atmosphere very exciting. You’ll be working on a variety of projects ranging from high-profile, mass scale clients to brand new start-ups looking to find their identity.

 

Join our multi-skilled team of designers who love to dabble in front-end CMS development, and help us grow as an integral part of our team. The Web Designer must have a diverse portfolio of design work as well as CMS work, proven experience building on front-end web platforms and experience with Javascript is a plus.

 

*This is not a full stack development role, and a designer background is required.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Plan, wireframe, design and create websites.
  • Alter templates using HTML & CSS, following modern design trends.
  • Ability to plan for mobile-friendly responsive design.
  • Update and maintain existing websites, including content updates, visual enhancements, landing page creation and performance profiling/optimization.
  • Manage your own projects with a self-starter attitude, and communicate clearly with clients.
  • Ability to manage scope of work, and stick within said project’s determined scope.
  • Recommend best practices for integrating other digital marketing channels offered at Hawke.

 

Skills & Experience:

 

  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Strong design, typographical and interactive skills that match with modern design trends and best practices
  • Proven experience of front-end design (HTML, CSS) including responsive design
  • Proven experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of e-commerce best practices, and conversion rate optimization
  • High attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication
  • Creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas and receive creative directions and feedback
  • E-commerce or Digital Marketing experience at a previous agency
  • Experience working with Shopify and Wordpress for website theme development
  • A beautiful portfolio that shows clean, minimal website examples that you have built
  • Javascript or PHP experience
  • Familiarity using Sketch, Adobe XD or Figma to build lofi and hifi website wireframes and prototypes
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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • WebflowCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • KlaviyoEmail
    • JustunoEmail
    • Facebook AdsLead Gen

Location

We are located in Sawtelle, which is home of some of the best Ramen in the world. Plus, the office is right off the metro making it easily accessible!

An Insider's view of Hawke Media

What are some social events your company does?

Hawke has monthly Happy Hours at our West LA HQ showcasing new initiatives each month. Quarterly, we host Brand Alchemy in NY & LA, an event series focused on the cross-section of marketing and talent that accelerate growth. Annually, Hawkefest invites eCommerce executives to a day of collaboration and programming with industry thought leaders.

Angel

Experiential and Event Marketing Manager

What does your typical day look like?

The best part about working at Hawke is that I have complete control over how my day is scheduled. I don’t have a “typical day” because every day is so different. Some days I’m sitting (or standing!) at a desk doing phone interviews, and some days I’m working on a side project for the recruiting team while lounging in a bean bag chair.

Lizzie

Recruiter

What are some things you learned at the company?

The company as a whole fosters a culture of learning and growth. I came to Hawke with the notion that I was a decent digital marketer, but I have found that there is never too much you can learn. With the ever changing world of marketing and technology, you have to stay invested in education and should always stay hungry for knowledge.

Bryce

Director of Digital Strategy

What is your vision for the company?

As Head of People Ops my vision is focused internally. I envision Hawke to be an agency where employees feel equally empowered and supported. An agency where a sense of eternal wonder coupled with execution is valued, where diligence is enjoyed and rewarded and where all HR practices are built on these principles.

Lindsay

Head of People Operations

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The ethos of camaraderie outweighs any other possible description of how Hawke employees work with each other. I’ve never been in the office when there hasn’t been a positive buzz going around.

Stefan

Director of Digital Strategy

What are Hawke Media Perks + Benefits

Hawke Media Benefits Overview

A ridiculously awesome work environment - equal parts laid-back startup and motivated meritocracy

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We value performance and reward accordingly!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dog friendly office, beach days, company retreats, sports leagues, yoga, company-wide meetings, guest speakers
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We get better every day and we fucking love it. We are insatiably curious in the pursuit of our mission and betterment.

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