Are you a kickass designer / illustrator who isn’t afraid of changing the world? Then Ascend is the agency for you. Join our team in creating a revolutionary new kind of agency experience. As the Lead Designer you will be responsible for creating our company brand assets, collaborating with our marketers to strategize and design ad campaigns, work side by side with developers, design logos and responsive websites, and mentor any future designers.
Ascend was founded in 2015 by two old friends, Chad and Steven–both veterans of the digital marketing industry, who are driven by a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and storytelling. We’ve gained a lot of perspective in the last 4 years, which has led us to reinvent our business model and embark on creating a revolutionary new kind of marketing agency. Check out our company values below, and if they resonate with you–reach out with your resume!
We believe in…
Empowering entrepreneurs—for they are the fuel that propels the engine of progress.
Passion—life is meaningless without it. If you don’t feel it, it’s time for change.
Change—embrace it because it’s the nature of everything.
Hard work—because nothing can be achieved without it.
Knowledge—pursue it ceaselessly by approaching each moment as an opportunity to
expand your mind.
Collaboration–starts with an open mind; diversity in thought and experience is the path to greatness.
Design—can solve problems, create great experiences, and ignite the senses, especially when approached in that order.
Empathy—success depends almost entirely on the ability to understand your customer’s heart and mind.
Communicate—frequently, openly, and honestly.
Storytelling—has the power to change perceptions, and therefore change the world.
Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to development.
Create graphics, logos, banners, landing pages, website designs and any other creative assets required by a project, or the business.
Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
Collaborate on wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site-maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
Be a thought leader - Maintain a solid grasp of digital trends, emerging technologies and how consumers use them, marketing trends, and industry dynamics. Be a design trendsetter.
Occasionally write a blog article relative to the business / agency industry.
Participate in client kickoff meetings to help guide and steer creative conversations.
Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.
Participate in client discovery processes such as customer and online research.
Help refine and organize our creative process to be more streamlined, efficient, productive, and creative.
We’re looking for a designer who is able to wield the power of design to solve problems, create great experiences, and ignite the senses.
At least two years of agency (or similar) experience.
3-5 years of overall design experience, and a great portfolio of work.
Demonstrated expertise in illustrator, must have experience creating unique logos.
Solid leadership and collaboration skills. The ability to take direction, give direction, and collaborate with leadership, marketing, and development teams.
Strong conceptual thinking, built upon a nuanced and empathetic understanding the target audience.
You enjoy interacting with coworkers and customers.
You’re committed to producing amazing work, even when the client doesn’t like your first idea.
Ability to lead creative discovery sessions and bring out the best in people and projects.
Your web designs are always backed by great UX.
Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
You are outgoing and unfazed by presenting your work in front of people.
Extensive experience with the Adobe Suite, and a plus if you have experience in Sketch.
Be a great listener.
High Potential for Professional Growth
Fun Work Environment
Relaxed Dress Code
Excellent Learning Opportunities
Modern Office Space
Close to Downtown / City Park
Paid Time Off
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
An Awesome Espresso / Cappuccino Machine
Work on High-end 27” 5K iMac
High Speed Fiber Optic Internet
Company Gaming Sessions
A Sweet Treat on your Birthday
Free Company Swag
Occasional Company Outings & Activities
Think you’d be a good fit? We’d love to hear from you! Please send your resume and a short cover letter email explaining why you would be a great fit to [email protected]