Full Job Description
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In summary, we are looking for:
- A collaborative team player who creates inspired and meaningful designs. He or she probably has 2-3 years (or more) of visual design experience.
- Someone with a strong ability to listen and then interpret what they hear into visual solutions. These solutions include visual identities, sub-brands, campaign identities, websites and other digital and print resources.
- A person who enjoys connecting and developing relationships with our churches (clients) and our team.
- Someone in the Indianapolis/Central Indiana area who wants full-time work hours (30-40 hours per week) and is ready for occasional travel.
*FYI: In the midst of the pandemic, we have done much of our work remotely having meetings through Zoom. Going into this fall, we anticipate being in the office working together a couple days a week. We'll be meeting more in-person with clients and doing some travel. We are supportive of safe, healthy work settings long term.
We’re a creative communications team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We’ve been helping churches innovate, create and communicate for 18 years. We’re strategists, designers, developers, project managers, writers, spouses, parents, friends, thinkers, tinkerers and whole people. We fully believe in the local church.
Our clients include small, rural churches and multisite megachurches (and everything in between). We have many clients located throughout Indiana, the Midwest and across the nation. We’re inspired and energized by looking for possibilities in every person, church and circumstance.
About the Position
Visual designers at Fishhook collaborate with our team and clients, creating inspired and meaningful designs, helping to solve communication problems and meeting project requirements through the use of type, color, space and imagery.
Fishhook designers are ready to listen and work closely with others. They focus on uncovering and understanding who our clients are, who they are trying to reach, and what they need to bring creative, visual solutions to the table.
As a visual designer, you’ll be creating:
- Church visual identities
- Sub-brands for ministries
- Campaign identities
- Designing websites
- Producing digital and print resources
- And more!
Fishhook brings unexpected creativity, energy and value to every project, whether it’s a new brand/visual identity, a custom website, a social media campaign or print piece. Designers are involved in project discovery meetings with clients, brainstorming sessions, project reviews and, of course, are given space and time to create their best work with others offering support and feedback.
We’re looking for a creative collaborator who is ready to use his or her strong foundation of design skills to contribute to our purposeful and fun team environment.
We expect that you will bring an intentional, artistic drive while being flexible and open to critique. Our work can’t be precious. Sometimes we have to create things that take several rounds of revisions and/or that clients are committed to seeing through.
It’s important that you are a relational team player, able to collaborate with others positively and effectively. You should have 2-3 years of visual design experience and working expertise in Adobe Creative Software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator specifically). Experience with UI/prototyping software (Sketch, InVision, Adobe XD, etc.) is preferred.
We anticipate that you can organize and project manage work well. We’re a small team and rely on people who can self-start and self-organize, even though we’ll be collaborating and supporting you along the way.
You can work well under pressure and with quick turnarounds when needed - but know that you’re not signing up for a short-order cook position.
You’re able to clearly share your rationale for design choices and answer questions from others who don’t have design expertise.
We’re looking for someone who brings a humble, hungry spirit. We want someone who is a lifelong learner, wants to grow and can live out our Fishhook values.
About the Hours, Location and Culture
We anticipate that this is a full-time (30-40 hours per week) position. We want to work with a strong candidate to determine what number of hours works best for their situation.
The position is located in Indianapolis. In a post-COVID situation, some travel may be required for client meetings, with a couple overnight trips taken each year. Trips usually include great food and a fun detour.
Our team culture enjoys a flexible work environment and encourages everyone to create a daily rhythm that helps them do great work. You’re a person first, employee second. Work diligently, but make space for valuable time with family, friends, your church and community.
Coming out of the COVID pandemic, we have office days (2-3 days/week) where everyone is in the office - this includes important face-to-face time and impromptu conversations about life and our work. Most of our team typically works from home or coffee shops the other days of the week.
Snacks (a.k.a. "bonus food") is an unofficial core value. We work hard and love some buffoonery. Our office suite is located within a collaborative coworking community made up of people and organizations that are committed to making positive, life-changing impact.
We offer professional salaries and paid time off is provided along with other benefits.