OpenPlans: Web Designer with Aspirations

Posted by | February 15, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: New York, NY


OpenPlans is looking for a talented Web Designer — someone with a knack for user experience who wants to apply their visual and technical skills to civic web projects. We’re building web-based applications that change the way citizens interact with government agencies and data, and we need someone to help ensure everything we build is a pleasure to use.
You will work within our Civic Works group, helping us create transformative tools for transportation, transit, and planning agencies. This position is based in our New York office, and it reports to our Creative Director.
  • Design clever and intuitive user interfaces
  • Map/outline website and application structures with consideration for usability
  • Create engaging user experiences that inform and empower civil society
  • Craft accessible websites for use on all types of browsers and devices
  • Champion products with personal interest in quality and attention to detail
You Offer
  • Proven ability to write semantic markup and implement cutting-edge CSS techniques (HTML5/CSS3 a plus)
  • Strong visual design sensibilities and the ability to articulate ideas and thought process
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and current technologies used for creative work
  • Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and workarounds
  • A passion for web standards and an interest in current web development practices and design trends
  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript, or WordPress a huge plus
  • Experience with version control (Subversion/Git) a plus
  • Natural curiosity balanced with pragmatism. You are always up for trying out something new, but you know how to pick the right tool for the job
  • Knack for working in small, close-knit teams
  • Fluid written, verbal, and electronic communication skills
We Offer
Competitive compensation and great benefits, including health, dental, vision, generous vacation and 401k. We have strong existing projects with a track record of success, so you’ll be proud to hang your hat in our beautiful, snack-filled SoHo office.
About Us
OpenPlans is a non-profit technology incubator focused on open government and livable streets. OpenPlans has a top-notch team of 50 journalists, software developers, and filmmakers who aim to transform our streets into more sustainable, healthy civic spaces.

To apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Let us know why you’re interested in working for OpenPlans. If possible, please include links to public code repositories.

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