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(CLOSED) Marketing Graphic Designer

We are seeking a creative Marketing Graphic Designer to join our team. If you are the ideal candidate, you possess a unique blend of design expertise, creativity, and a hands-on attitude to elevate our brand identity across various channels and applications.

You should be adept at social media design, proficient in printing techniques, and ready to unleash your creativity with a proactive approach. Additionally, knowledge of accessibility, and experience in UX design, video production, and motion branding would be highly valued.

Attention all job seekers!

Before you apply, let’s chat about some must-haves for this position. We need someone in the same time zone as we are, CET +/- 2, and English & Spanish languages. We know you can reach the skill level without a diploma, but just as a guide, we’re aiming for B2 in English, and B1 in Spanish (that’s the minimum, but if you’re above that, it’s a bonus!).

About Kaleidos

We defend and believe in open source and proof of this is that our main project, Penpot, reflects that. We’re convinced that technology isn’t neutral. That’s why we like to shake things up and go against the status quo.

If you’re interested in getting a deeper sense of our culture and values, have a look at our website to gain insight into who we are and what we believe in.

In Navacerrada, attending the KOSDEM 2023

🪐 What do we need?

Education can be acquired in many ways, not just through a degree. That’s why we don’t require specific formal education, but we do expect you to have experience in the following areas:

  • 4 years of hands-on experience as a marketing graphic designer.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Penpot or similar design software (willingness to learn Penpot if not already proficient).
  • Demonstrated expertise in social media and digital channels.
  • Ability to creatively simplify complex ideas into clear, easy-to-understand visuals while maintaining a consistent graphic style.
  • Experience in creating landing pages and websites.
  • Experience in print design for events and merchandising.
  • Knowledge of no/low-code web tools.
  • Solid communication and collaboration abilities are vital for seamless teamwork, yet the capacity to work independently when required is also valued.
  • Proactive mindset and ability to balance attention to detail.
  • A sample of your work. Here’s a summary of what your portfolio could include: samples of landing pages, websites, performance marketing ads (Google display and Facebook), eBook templates, email templates, and designs for video projects, among other elements.
  • Language skills: proficient in spoken and written English B2 level and proficient in spoken and written Spanish (B1 level).
  • Location: residing within the same time zone CET +/- 2.

💯 Earn extra points

  • Knowledge in interaction and visual design (UX/UI) for landing page creation would also be helpful.
  • Familiarity with accessibility principles to ensure inclusive designs.
  • Skilled in crafting style frames for motion graphics.
  • Ability to create illustrations to enhance visual storytelling.
  • Having worked or being open to work with Open Source tools like Penpot, Shotcut, Plasmic, or similar.

💫 What will your work be like?

  • Create content for social media and other channels for our community, product videos, interviews, live streams, websites and landing pages, merchandising, mailing designs, etc.
  • Collaborate with the team to establish principles for a coherent and versatile graphic and motion branding strategy system, based on our existing design system.
  • Design visually compelling assets and adaptations including:
    • Creation of landing pages, websites, and microsites.
    • Development of engaging social media content.
    • Production of merchandising and event materials.
    • Designing presentations and supporting materials for various initiatives.
  • Provide design support for motion branding pieces, such as bumpers, titles, and lower thirds, ensuring consistency across all visual elements.

🫂 Who will you be working with?

In our Community team, we’re a pretty swell bunch of ten individuals. Each of us is dedicated to various responsibilities spanning Business, Marketing, Customer Success, Office Management, Communication, and People (aka HR).

Take a look at all the people working at Kaleidos, but specifically, on a day-to-day basis, you’ll be working with:

  • Sonia: Communications Specialist
  • Paula: Communications Specialist
  • Elena: Communications Specialist
  • Almu: Audiovisual Content Designer
  • Toni: Audiovisual Content Designer
  • Carol: Community Advocate
  • Mario: Product Growth
  • Pablo: CEO
  • Izzy: Office Manager
  • Marta: People Specialist

Additionally, there is a dedicated team of designers focused on the product, ensuring that you’ll be surrounded by talented individuals with whom you can share experiences, learn, and grow together.

🙌 What do we offer?

  • 💰 Salary: 42-52k € (gross annual salary).

  • 📜 Permanent contract. We’re looking for someone to stay with us for the long run!

  • Flexible hours. Even better! We all work from 10am-2pm CET. You can work the rest of your hours whenever you want. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll be in good company!

  • 🌍 100% remote position. We maintain an office in Madrid (Spain), however, attendance at this location is discretionary. You are welcome to work remotely from any location with a reliable internet connection, provided that we share a time zone CET +/- 2 or you may choose to come to the office as often as you want.

  • 🏝 23 days of paid leave (plus December 24th and 31st), and the possibility to ask for extra non-paid leave days. We’re super flexible with your dates, you just need to make sure it’s fine with your team.

  • 📅 Choose the holiday calendar of where you live.

  • 📚 Continuous learning with internal and external training, conferences, and events (as a general rule we usually cover 100% of the cost). You’re encouraged to experiment with new best practices!

  • 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 Language classes on the house (eng & span): classes paid for by the company as part of your work schedule.

  • 🤩 2 PIWEEKs per year! A PIWEEK is a freeform week-long hackathon where you pause your day-to-day work and focus, either alone or in a team, on a cool project! Penpot was born in past PIWEEKs!

  • 🖥️ Elevate your workspace. We provide a budget every 3 years to renew the equipment and after 3 years you can keep the “old” computer equipment!

  • 🔝 An environment where your opinion matters. We have a culture of a consensus-driven decision-making process. You’ll quickly find yourself being involved in all Kaleidos’ things.

  • 🔓 An open-source company. Our products are open-source and we support the open source environment as much as we can. We’re fully committed.

  • 🤝 Self-organized teams: we believe that providing autonomy and independence is key for personal and collective accountability. Teams at Kaleidos operate internally with very little hierarchy and enjoy the freedom to better organize themselves.

  • ❤️ Alan’s health insurance through flexible compensation (coverage only in Spain).

  • 🏹 Monthly activities for those who want to do something fun as a group: ice skating, bowling, archery, kayaking…

➡️ What is the process like?

Send an email to hiring@kaleidos.net with the subject line “Marketing Graphic Designer”, tell us where you saw the job offer, and don’t forget to attach your CV and portfolio. You will receive a response as soon as possible.

  1. If your CV meets our requirements, we will invite you to have a 15-mins chat to understand your profile and your desires better.

At that point, if we’re aligned, we would love you to write a cover letter about your experience and why you’re interested in joining Kaleidos.

  1. 1.5-hour culture interview, to get a sense of how you see our culture, clear up any questions, get to know you more deeply, and for you to also get to know us.

  2. 1.5 hour technical interview. We’ll take this time together to review your projects. The aim is to explore how you approach things, your reasoning, and how you apply your creative side.

  3. 1-hour interview with Pablo, our CEO. Consider this step an interview to dive deeper into Kaleidos and ask whatever you’d like!

  4. Optional: meet with two people from Kaleidos for a private conversation to ask any questions you may have about the company and the position.

Feedback will be provided to you after each step of the process. Chill out, we’re real people here, not some fancy bots 🤖 working round the clock!

Kaleidos is committed to equal opportunities, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, family or parental situation, gender identity, disability, or any other protected status. The company values your energy, skills, and desire to be part of the team above all else.

All personal data provided by candidates during the application process will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for personnel assessment and selection. We are committed to complying with all current legal provisions related to the protection of personal data. By submitting their application, the candidate expressly agrees to the processing of their personal data as set forth above. If candidates wish to rectify or delete their data, they may contact us via email at privacy@kaleidos.net.