Sr. Digital Designer - Contract

Career track: Lead Designer

Remote - Canada or North America preferred

Position Overview

Do you want to work with a company that is helping women-focused lifestyle and eCommerce companies build websites that reflect their brands? Do you love to design and be a part of creating websites and campaigns for companies you want to see succeed? Are you looking for a position where you can use your strategic design skills for meaningful projects filled with purpose?

Arq Design Studio needs a strong graphic designer with a passion for eCommerce to help us with deliver outstanding experiences for wellness, lifestyle and beauty indie brands all over the world. If you love creating graphics for all types of mediums, but have a special place in your heart for digital, and want to help create a stellar experience for our clients with a female founded studio, we want to hear from you!

Reporting to the Creative Director, you'll have immediate impact among a small team of smart colleagues who value conscious business, work life balance and making the world a better place. You will help alleviate production bottlenecks, get campaigns out the door, help customers start telling their story though more mediums. You will be the strong leader that wows us with every project and creates work that is award-worthy. You will help bridge the gap between business strategy and design strategy.

  • Time Commitment: 16-24 hours/week with the potential to increase to 36+ in early 2022; preference for hours to be worked on specific days during company work hours
  • Compensation: $35-50 CAD+/hr commensurate with experience  
  • Location: Fully remote. Preference for candidates located in Canada, but open anywhere.
  • Status: This role is a part-time 3 month contract role with the potential to move to a full-time employee in early 2022.

The ideal candidate for this position has amazing skills with typography, ability to pivot through multiple clients in a day, in addition to paying extreme attention to detail. You want to help grow our agency and have ambitions to be a design manager or art director in the future.

Acts of service is your love language, and words of affirmations is ours.

Cool stuff you'll be putting in your book:

  • Designing, from scratch, full website experiences for fun indie and startup brands in the wellness, lifestyle and beauty categories
  • QAing work for website design (getting files pixel perfect, doing asset revisions, flowing in copy, getting assets ready for export)
  • Creating email designs and newsletters in Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop that drive revenue
  • Creating social media graphics and templates for clients
  • Finalizing, Packaging and editing brand guidelines documents
  • Retouching photography in Photoshop
  • Concepting campaign look and feel for various clients
  • Creating social media posts (carousels, videos) for the Studio and our clients (in Figma, Canva, and video
  • Finalizing, Packaging and editing brand guidelines documents
  • Creating social media posts (carousels, videos) for the Studio and our clients (in Figma, Canva, and video editing tools)


You are:

  • Self motivated, creative and self-directed.
  • Able to set aside 30+ dedicated working hours a week. Ideally a few between 10am-5pm EST to have very few meetings per wee (we hate meetings).
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Friendly and personable, able to ask the right questions.
  • A pro at typography, and are obsessed with web design trends and can spot a tracking mistake from a mile away

You NEED to:

  • Know the soft skills for Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and digital design tools like Figma (or know XD/Sketch)
  • A passion for helping conscious brands change the world


Applications extended! We are accepting initial applications from now until Tuesday, November 16th at midnight. Please note we accept applications on a rolling basis and the sooner you apply, the more likely your application is to be considered!

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY: Visit the link here

We are a company that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA+ and those who hold marginalized identities not listed to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria.

If you’ve been chosen to move forward to the interview, you’ll be notified shortly after your application is received. If you don’t hear from us, thank you so much for applying and we will keep your application for consideration in the future!

We’ll assess the top candidates in the following weeks (depending on how many applicants we have). If chosen, we’ll invite you to an interview.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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