Designer - Contractor
Basho Technologies - San Francisco, CA

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Job Summary:
Basho is looking for a Designer / WordPress / PHP developer to assist with Basho's web presence, primarily but including event sites like and other properties, as well as updating and creating collateral, ad design, and print creative potentially ranging from conference signage to billboards. The position requires strong skills and experience with WordPress, PHP, and MySQL as well as proficiency with modern markup syntax, CSS3, JavaScript, and the Adobe Creative Suite, especially PSD and AI. Must have previous print experience.

The position will report to the Lead Designer of Marketing and involves close teamwork with the entire design and marketing team, plus cross-company collaboration with engineering and other departments. We are looking for a creative collaborator who follows directives and has strong attention to detail.

The Designer / WordPress / PHP developer position will assist with developing and executing Basho's web strategy, with specific goals including:

• Building functional layouts using PHP and wordpress codex
• Building and maintaining the website using modern tools and coding techniques (custom functionality development, Git versioning, CSS3, responsive design, clean, safe, readable JavaScript, etc...)
• Working with print designs to create press-ready mechanicals
• Must be detail oriented, especially as it refers to checking soft proofs, pixel/percentage adjustments in CSS, and well-commented code.
• Develop creative ways to communicate product architecture and explain technical products
• Follow directives while still thinking creatively
• Work well with a team of many people collaboratively towards a common goal
• Update existing designs for signage using templates ensuring the designs are correct from .ai to pre-press to hard proof
• Possibly managing localizations with a firm for many international versions of a site with a single install
• Work within structural guidelines for branding, palette, and timeline

Desired Skills and Experience:
• 2+ years experience in custom PHP/WordPress development
• 4+ years visual design experience
• Technical proficiencies: WordPress, PHP, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, JavaScript (including jQuery and Ajax), Git, MySQL
• BA or equivalent work experience
• Strong focus on usability and information design
• Very detail oriented while remaining strategy-focused
• Strong communication skills - Basho's distributed team requires superb communication about expectations, timelines, projects and works very collaboratively
• Desire to develop new and creative ways to communicate about Basho, its products and its community
• Previous work with localizations a plus
• Sass, LESS, or Stylus experience a plus
• Highly skilled, creative, smart, efficient, and able to be productive in a collaborative and distributed environment
• Affinity for startup culture and/or previous experience with a startup company is highly desired