27 June 2019
I have decided to start looking for a remote, part-time design role and thought perhaps it would be helpful for both myself any anyone looking to hire if I documented who I am and what I’m even talking about.
While running YupGup is thoroughly enjoyable and fulfilling I am finding the ebbs and flows for small agency life to not be very accommodating to the many additional, unfortunate expenses life has sent my way this year. I’m not currently planning on giving up the company, but I have realized I need to find an additional role that involves consistent hours. I also simply miss working within a team but cannot commit to most full-time, traditionally inflexible situations.
In order to round-out my current schedule I am looking for a role that meets the following criteria:
✅ 12-20 hours a week (can commit to consistent weekly hours)
✅ Fully, exclusively remote
✅ Long-term or at least 6 months
Here’s a look at some things I can help you with:
My start in design was in the front-end and product space and I’ve slowly moved into a more creative lead and UX role. Since flexibility is everything to me, I have spent most of my design career as a freelancer or running a small agency. The spectacular part about this approach has been that I have always needed to wear a variety of hats, including that of various design roles, project management, and sales.
My favorite hobby is getting into hobbies. I’m passionate about teaching, writing allergy-friendly baking, houseplants, doodling with Ben, studying exercise videos on YouTube several times before attempting any move in public, and enthusiastically forcing these same hobbies onto people I love.
For the past two years I have been primarily focused on creating impactful marketing design experiences for small, friendly brands. These full-scope projects include research, brand identity, content and SEO strategy, web design, print collateral, and overseeing development and CMS integration.
Here’s a quick peek at a couple most recent projects:
Happy to pass along additional work samples via email.
I’ve worked exclusively from home for the entirety of my design career and have learned how to positively contribute to a team and self-manage in this environment. I get stellar work done and make lasting work friendships all within the limitations set by my family obligations.
I’m empathetic to the needs and struggles around working remotely and have written quite a bit about it, including this post on combatting isolation.
There are few things as special as partnering with others that hold similar core values. From experience, learning things the hard way, and DNA I have found that I cherish and exercise the following values and philosophies in regards to work:
If you happen to be looking for someone to fill this type of role I’d love to chat more about how I can help. Send me a message or a DM and we can set up a video call. I’m looking forward to it and will be ready with my favorite pig mug in hand.
Hope to talk soon, friend.