Contract Senior Visual Designer (UX/UI)- (US & CAD - Remote)

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This position is open to applicants in the US and Canada


Kanopi Studios is a Design, Development & Support Agency with a fully distributed team of people who are experts in Drupal & WordPress.

Our clients have a mission; we design, build and support websites that help their mission thrive.

But we want our employees to thrive as well. Because our team members do great work for great clients, Kanopi works hard to support them in their career as they continue to create a better web.

As a result, our business continues to grow, and so must our team. We’re excited to announce this opportunity to join our team as a Contract Senior Web Visual Designer (UX/IU).


We are seeking a talented Contract Senior Web Visual Designer (UX/IU) to join our Creative Services team. The role requires not only your impeccable design skills and passion for art & technology but also expertise in client management, problem-solving, and strategic thinking. This is a great opportunity for a creative, eloquent, and organized designer to make a large impact on a growing department, with plenty of independence and flexibility within the role.

This is a fully remote position and reports to the Director of Strategy and Creative.


You can expect to:

  • Generate end-to-end visual strategy and collateral for our clients including but not limited to: strategic direction, pattern libraries, mood boards, wireframes, UI visuals, and high fidelity prototypes.
  • Collaborate with our Content and UX Strategists to craft experiences that are not only visually appealing but effective at balancing user goals and business needs.
  • Assist our internal marketing team by providing design support to further our ongoing marketing objectives.
  • Be Kanopi’s advocate for design by articulating and defending your design rationale to both internal stakeholders and clients.
  • Work closely with our Project Management team to define project deliverables and delivery schedules.
  • Contribute to website visual design direction and collaboration with the creative services team.
  • Provide mentorship to intermediate and junior team members in the form of constructive feedback and recommendations on project deliverables.


This is a contract position. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Not to worry, the pay is competitive and what you'd expect for this role. This is a 100% remote role, but you must live and be able to work in the United States or Canada.



We are looking for candidates who demonstrate the following skills and competencies:

  • A strong portfolio showcasing your understanding of user-centered, responsive website design.
  • 5+ years of professional experience designing responsive and mobile website products.
  • 3+ years of experience working within an agency setting.
  • Familiarity with design and communications tools including Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud, Slack, and Google suite of tools.
  • Capability to communicate ideas to a wide range of audiences while incorporating constructive feedback.
  • Comfortable working remotely within a distributed team.
  • Comfortable working in both waterfall and agile environments.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with evolving requirements.
  • Familiarity with front-end web design practices and coding is a plus but not required.
  • Experience with mission-driven and nonprofit clients is a plus.
  • Have a passion for the web, open-source development, and working with a community of fun, humorous folks!

At Kanopi, we believe a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and voices make for a better workplace. We strongly and enthusiastically encourage people of color, individuals who identify within and beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women, and people with disabilities to apply.


If you think this post was written just for you, here’s what to do next:

  1. Submit your resume and a link to your portfolio.
  2. Answer the questions you see here on this page.
  3. Send us a cover letter, including your answer to the question below.

Now… About that cover letter… This is VERY important!

Please include all of the typical reasons why you’d be an outstanding candidate for this position, plus answer this question: What is your favorite piece of technology?

Note: We love the innovative use of technology, but we strongly encourage you to minimize your use of ChatGPT (and other AI) when filling out your application. We love R2-D2 as much as the next person, but we are looking for a super special human to fill this position!

Our screening process takes a bit of time because we like to ensure that you are the perfect fit for us, and we are the perfect fit for you! After we’ve taken a look at your application, we will send you a series of questions that will help us get to know you better. From there, you will engage in several interviews with members of our team. Some candidates may even do a paid mini-project, depending on the role you are interviewing for. We’ll be happy to explain a bit more once we’re in the interview stage.

Please note - we try to make an effort to contact every applicant to let you know the status of your application, but we are human, so if you don’t hear from us, drop us a line!


Fully Remote: Work where and when you do your best. It's about feeling connected to others, having a flexible schedule and staying healthy.

Top Talent: Since we are not limited by walls, our ability to hire the best is limitless. Collaborate, learn and surround yourself with a strongly skilled and diverse team.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by Kanopi Studios in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

No agencies, recruiters or overseas applicants (for consideration, applicants must live in the US or Canada).

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