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Freelance Visual Designer

Breathing life into community infrastructure

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General Info

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

General Description

At Underline, we are driven by a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure. We work with communities across the United States to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. We believe these networks are the essential foundation for ultra-fast access to information, a competitive market for content and services, job formation and reskilling for workers, distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient modern infrastructure including responsible energy creation.

We’re looking for a collaborative freelance visual designer to build on our brand—delivering social media experiences, illustration, print design, and other visual collateral. The work will focus largely on developing new community sub-brands that inherit certain characteristics from our corporate brand. You will report directly to the Head of Product and Design and collaborate closely with the Communications & Marketing team on specific needs and projects.

You can view some of our current brand aesthetic at Dribbble.

Come help us design the future of connectivity.

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.

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