The foundation of great work is a strong strategy. It’s what guides the courses we take to get clients where they want to go.
We prefer open communication with our clients to learn their businesses, develop relationships with their team, and jot down the small anecdotes that lead to big ideas down the line.
DEVELOPING GREAT WORK REQUIRES TRUST.
We believe an environment that promotes our team’s physical and mental health creates an atmosphere of inspiration and collaboration. So that’s just what we do. Together we’ve developed a flexible workflow that allows us to influence culture from the inside of our office or from the inside of our homes.
Our investment in people grows well outside our workspace. We understand this is all bigger than ourselves, so Defy continues to serve nonprofits and the ad community at large.
Don’t see a position for you? Send your stuff to email@example.com. We’re always interested in putting the best talent on our radar.
We rely on our Designers to develop unique solutions to client challenges. Sometimes that’s doing the job as briefed—from logos to brand systems, to ad campaigns. Sometimes it’s reimagining what the assignment is to achieve the desired outcome our clients are after. Presentation skills are valued and digital experience is a plus.
We are currently working remotely but hybrid work is within our foreseeable future, so we are seeking candidates who are within a reasonable commute.
We’re looking for a well-rounded, conceptual, curious self-starter who enjoys figuring out new skills and applying their experience to a variety of client needs across a variety of mediums—ranging from environmental to print to digital.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
You will design across a variety of projects ranging from brand systems and campaigns to video projects, social content suites, logo systems, digital experiences, print production, and presentation tools. The jobs change day-to-day, but on just about all of them you’ll be counted on to think strategically and conceptually.
We are a boutique shop, so in addition to the jobs themselves you will be preparing files for production, building presentation decks, and working up necessary documentation and style guides for handoff to your colleagues, agency partners, and clients.
At Defy, creatives present their own work, so you’ll be called upon to present directly with the support of the larger team—whether it’s to a client’s internal creative team or to an executive board.
This position is for a senior role so we are looking for someone with five or more years of experience in a design capacity within an agency environment. In addition to loving to create top notch brand materials and digital experiences, the ideal candidate will be just as comfortable mentoring junior designers as they would be learning from them.
Comfortable presenting and defending work to agency and client stakeholders at all levels.
A pro-level grasp of current design software along with a well-informed knowledge of general design principles. Experience in UX and UI design, along with page-builder experience to produce well-functioning digital experiences would be a plus.
Good file management habits and communication skills are essential traits we’re looking for along with the ability to effectively manage your time and prioritize projects accordingly.
Collaborative spirit and always looking to learn a new technique or skill.
Uninhibited in speaking up when issues arise.
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
We believe diversity in all ways informs better creative. We welcome people from every kind of life experience there is to apply.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
Salary in the $65k to $75k range based on experience.
Fully paid benefit options including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Simple IRA with employer matching.
Paid vacation and holiday time.
Unlimited sick time.
Hybrid work experience with flexible scheduling options.
Headquarters in Old City Philadelphia.
Opportunities for career growth.
Up to $250 in annual wellness expense reimbursements.
Professional growth is encouraged and funded.
Free in-office beverages and snacks.
Did we mention snacks?
HOW TO APPLY
Send your portfolio and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Full-Time Designer” in the subject line. Initial reviews will be taking place through mid-July.
RECRUITERS – Please DO NOT contact in regards to this job or other jobs.
You always had a choice. Instead of following, you chose to Defy.
As you’ve come to know from our relationship, we always looked to push beyond limits to help our clients create work that stands out from the norm.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve finally gotten around to focusing this same approach on our own agency.
Moving forward, the agency formerly known as [ 2 one 5 ] Creative will go by Defy.
Our new brand name honors the spirit of our beginnings as an artists collective 20 years ago, and lights an exciting path ahead for an agency that continues to grow and evolve.
Together, we look forward to continuing to defy the conventional, limits, and expectations in 2021 and beyond.