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Creative Front-End Developer – Freelance/Temp to Hire

Tether is a multidiscipline creative design and advertising agency that works to craft love affairs between brands and individuals. We start at the genuine heart of the brand, creating compelling narratives that reach consumers at every relevant touchpoint with an approach that elevates story over style. Because love between a person and a brand doesn’t just happen. It has to be nurtured. From the inside out. Through stories that make us feel.

Tether is seeking a Front-end Developer with creative exposure and an eye for good design. We’re open to freelance or contract to hire – sound like you? Let’s chat.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent experience
  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in a design studio, agency or in-house environment developing and deploying web applications


  • Solid understanding of web fundamentals: Semantic HTML5, CSS3 (SASS, modules) and JavaScript (ES6+)
  • Experience with React or other front-end frameworks (Vue + Ember)
  • Must be comfortable using Command Line
  • Experience with Cloud Computing Services (AWS)
  • Experience with version control and Git
  • Understanding of current SEO and Web Security standards
  • Working understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator


  • Experience with Node, Express, GraphQL
  • Familiarity with mobile app development (React Native, Phone Gap)
  • Understanding of serverless computing concepts
  • Test driven development (Jest and Enzyme)
  • Complex usage of SVG and Canvas elements
  • Digital Marketing and/or E-Commerce
  • PHP, LAMP Stack and WordPress 


  • Passion for writing maintainable, well-tested code that is understandable by both computers and humans
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Able to solve creative challenges in innovative ways while also proactively finding resources that help foster innovation
  • Passion for learning and improvement, and a desire to share what you’ve learned with those around you
  • Able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining focus on the big picture as well as the details and asking for guidance on prioritization as needed
  • Able to make well prepared, articulate internal presentations with a focus on business and design objectives while also addressing any internal questions that arise
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines and maintain a positive attitude under pressure
  • Proactively look for opportunities to learn from different members of the studio (and beyond) while readily sharing your own areas of expertise
  • Ability to select and provide insights for appropriate technologies needed to deliver on innovated user experiences
  • Ability to communicate with designers the benefits and limitations of a given technology that has been selected

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.