Design Job: Web Designer at Pitchfork

Looking for a web design job in the music industry? Pitchfork, the essential guide to independent music and host of two international music festivals, is hiring a web designer to join its team in Chicago. Click through to learn more and apply:


  • Manage multiple projects from concept through execution.
  • Formulate and present a wide variety of design concepts to the entire team.
  • Ideate, design and produce UI elements, wireframes, revisions to current designs, banner ads, presentation materials, logos, storyboards, posters, signage, merchandise and more according to set deadlines and standards.

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3 years of professional web design experience
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent within a creative-related field
  • A strong portfolio and an elevated sense of layout, form, color and typography
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Strong experience with image compression, file correction and optimization techniques
  • Basic understanding of web development, HTML & CSS + various languages, and a desire for continued learning with respect to coding
  • UI and UX experience is necessary
  • Basic knowledge of After Effects is a huge plus
  • A diverse set of illustration capabilities and an interest in photography would also be helpful
  • An ever-learning attitude (meaning if you don’t know how to do something, you’ll have the drive to learn as you go and won’t be uncomfortable asking questions along the way)
  • Doesn’t take constructive criticism personally
  • Self-directed toward excellent work outcomes
  • An understanding of brand identity and the tasks that are necessary to execute a drawn-out and iterative process with extensive deliverables
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
  • Articulate presentation skills and an extreme attention to detail

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