Graphic Designer

theSkimm - contract

United States

03 Feb

Open to all applicants globally!

theSkimm makes it easier to live a smarter life. We started as two friends on a couch and have since purchased more couches and gotten new friends, er… employees. Skimm HQ works hard but knows when to take breaks and when it’s time to update the Spotify playlist. We drink the kool-aid but know we’re drinking it. Through our suite of products, we are disrupting routines and information consumption one Skimm’r at a time. Come join us, we’re changing things.

theSkimm’s design team is a group of fast-moving and creative thinkers who thrive on creating beautiful products Skimm’rs love.

What you'll be doing:

  • Create engaging graphic illustrations and editorial graphics
  • Work on social media campaigns and social graphics
  • Create display media units and advertisement campaigns
  • Design for internal collateral, and marketing campaigns


What will set you up for success

  • Passion for great graphics and compelling storytelling
  • Degree or equivalent in graphic design
  • Strong illustration skills
  • Strong knowledge of design standards, typography, illustration, layout, and color sense
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Reliable and able to turn work around within a quick deadline

What would set you apart

  • Already a Skimm’r, understand the brand and voice
  • Good Handwriting and can render in our style
  • Illustrate in our existing style
  • After Effects skills

Salary and Perks

Remote working freelance opportunity.

About theSkimm

theSkimm is a company that makes it easier to live smarter. Co-founded by Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg from their couch in 2012, theSkimm is reimagining the idea of morning television and changing the way female millennials receive news and information. Its inaugural product -- The Daily Skimm -- is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of more than 6 million active subscribers and an industry-crushing open rate. theSkimm's suite of products has grown with the launch of theSkimm for iPhone, which debuted as #1 in news and #9 overall in the Apple App Store. theSkimm continues its integration into new routines for its target demographic, and recently announced the launch of Skimm Studios, marking its upcoming expansion into video.


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