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DESIGNER – Temp to Hire

Tether’s Seattle Studio is seeking a Freelance Designer for a 3+ month contract with the possibility of transitioning from temp to full time hire. This is onsite, 40 hours/week. You will get the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including packaging, identity/branding, social media and digital.


  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
  • 2-3+ years of experience working in professional design environment as a designer


  • Able to solve creative challenges in innovative ways, independently and as an actively contributing team member, while identifying resources needed to help self and others
  • Able to play a supporting role in the strategic, conceptual and design development of multiple large-scale projects, prioritizing work based on scope and deadlines
  • 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, setting an example for and helping other members of the design team do the same
  • Able to successfully select and supervise photographers and illustrators as projects require


  • Support collaborative efforts with team members across disciplines (copy, video, interactive, production, project management, etc.), actively looking for ways to improve creative work and processes
  • Display professional written and verbal communication skills, emphasizing clarity, concision and timeliness of replies, ensuring successful interactions both internally and with clients
  • Take the initiative to improve creative output while working with the team to stay on target strategically and conceptually
  • With the project leads, review creative concepts against design strategy at appropriate stages, ensuring work is review- and presentation-ready, taking the initiative to articulate rationale, providing solutions and integrating feedback
  • Work and help maintain successful relationships with clients across all projects, regardless of level of involvement
  • Adhere to established schedules and budgets, alerting the creative lead when potential issues arise
  • Always arrive on time and prepared for meetings, ensuring presentation materials are ready and contributing feedback
  • Consistently proof your work for quality and accuracy while helping others do the same
  • Continually stretch your creative comfort zone to produce more innovative work while initiating creative dialogues and offering constructive feedback within your team
  • Working both strategically and conceptually, develop creative solutions that consistently deliver on business needs, partnering closely with copywriters and other creative disciplines to produce award-winning work