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Freelance Visual Designer

Breathing life into community infrastructure

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General Info

Austin/Remote (US)
Contract (1099)
Reports to:
Head of Product & Design


Salary Range:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

Does this sound like you?

  • You are a generalist designer with an array of multimedia expertise and a solid illustration ability
  • You are a proactive, direct communicator and you can express yourself clearly and efficiently, no matter the medium
  • You love bringing others into your process. You see the opportunity to work with people who have never worked with designers before as an exciting chance to showcase all that design can do
  • You can filter through the noise to see what’s important, even when there’s a lot going on
  • You can push for answers and clarity when things are fuzzy

What you'd be doing:

  • Build out visual media including animation, illustration, layout, physical promotional items (shirts, posters, etc), print designs, visuals for blogs and presentations, and limited web design
  • Work with the Head of Product and Design as well as the Head of Marketing and Communications on multiple projects and campaigns
  • Stay up to date with Slack communications during business hours

Experience we require:

  • 5-10 hours weekly to dedicate
  • Experience working with early or mid-stage startups
  • Experience working with Adobe products like Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects
  • Experience working with Figma and Webflow
  • An interest in civic engagement and general technology
  • Established portfolio

Bonus points:

  • You have experience working on civic and/or mission-based projects for communities
  • Some knowledge of internet policy, networks, or software development

Hiring Manager

Coty Beasley
Head of Product & Design

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.