Looking for a different kind of job? We accept applications from a wide range of people, but creative thinking and willingness to learn are the most valued assets.
The job will include lots of things outside of the world of design / programming, including dealing with clients, managing some office duties, constantly looking for new ideas and better methodology, and who knows what else. You will probably never be bored, and you'll never be overworked, but there will be challenges every day. This position will require lots of energy and, if you're not fully trained already, a serious time commitment especially in the first three months. Still interested?
Lead interactive designer
Byte, a mission driven boutique interactive studio that specializes in websites, applications and other interactives for cultural institutions, nonprofits and progressive organizations, is looking for mid level or senior designer who wants to make the world a better place as our lead interactive designer. The designer would be responsible for conceptualization and realization of client projects, and include Byte’s vision by pushing the media and making the web a more interesting place. The designer would be working directly with clients from start to finish, and would be instrumental in ensuring their organizations’ missions are expanded or deepened through design and functionality.
Visually, the designer would be creating layered, subtle, complex designs that buck the current trend of over-simplified, dumbed down websites. Many of our projects include data sets that need to be designed from both an infographics and interface, so working with complexity is the nature of the job. The designer will be using UX methodologies and accessibility as part of the process of design and feedback, but we’re happy to train on UX and accessibility. An interest in physical computing, wayfinding, kiosks and interactive installations, etc. is a plus, but at a minimum, the designer will create more immersive, unique experiences and work with the developers to make the designs a reality.
Professionally, the designer will need to be an effective communicator with clients, good at managing their own time and projects, and be thrive collaborating with a small team of developers and designers. As a team, we’re always learning, so being open to learning and growing both as a designer and as part of the team will be vital. Byte, as a studio, is focusing in on a strategy that includes us doing world class work for major cultural institutions and organizations, so we need to work “above our paygrade,” meaning delivering work that’s beyond expectations, strongly QC’d and sometimes beyond our skillset. The designer will be part of making Byte a better, smarter studio.
The job includes:
- Flexible 40 hour work week with no required overtime
- Bonuses if you do want to work more hours
- Paid sick/vacation
- Direct access to coders and clients
- Endless learning opportunities for new web / interactive tech
- Time to explore non-client projects
- Opportunities to travel to clients and conferences
- Other benefits by request
Since we work mostly for non-profits, the pay isn’t agency/financial firm pay, but you will be building a great portfolio, doing something different, and doing work more ethically in tune with the world we live in.
graphic / interactive designer
This job includes: designing larger, interactive websites, mobile apps and kiosks, including wireframing, motion graphics, user interfaces, navigation systems and more. We are leaders in Milwaukee for design, and an artist's perspective and good training will put you in a great place to make really interesting websites and kiosks. Working under our lead interactive developer, you'll be working directly with clients to produce award-winning sites and products. You'll be turning clients' objectives into concepts and design.
You'll be learning about technology and usability every day, and moving the media forward for our clients.
You'll be learning how to create and manage site maps, wireframes, and other content documents. You'll be managing content from clients into their sites. And you'll be the final QC check as things go live.
You do not have to be highly technological to work in design here -- you'll learn about usability, user experience and navigation/content design as you go. You do have to have a great eye for high design and concept and a keen interest to learn more and grow with the position.
Internship seekers and recent graduates are encouraged to apply -- your style and ideas can trump a lack of work experience.
Pay is depending on experience.
junior or mid-level web developer
This job includes: programming and coding websites, apps and interactives with HTML/CSS, JS, DOM management (with frameworks), and, at first, PHP / MySQL. You'll be learning a bit about every aspect of full-stack application and website development, and integrating interface design, usability and accessibility in all the sites and interactives we build. You'll be working with an expert team, and you'll be learning everything you'd want to know about web development, content management, media management, search engines, etc..
As a developer, you need to be solidly proficient at least one technology. Recent graduates and people in different fields are welcome to apply.
This job also gives you the ability to move toward whatever direction you like best, and you will be given time to research new ideas, try new things, and write about it on our blog. Specific applications you might want to do here include 3D interactive programming with 3JS or others, motion implementation, API/data experience and other deeper technologies.
Pay is depending on experience.
Sorry, no H1 visas and no relocation on this position. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage minorities, women, and non-traditional work / education path people to apply.