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Ligature Creative is hiring a Junior Graphic Designer (Part Time)

No recruiters, please. 🙂

About Ligature Creative

Ligature Creative is a remote, boutique design studio with employees across the Colorado Front Range, in Dayton, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri. We’re a queer-owned small business intent on making an impact in our cultural communities. From coast to coast, our client list of arts & culture institutions ranges from large, Tony Award-winning regional theatres to local community orchestras. We build brands, websites, and marketing assets for civic arts centers, opera & dance companies, galleries & museums, and film & tv.


Position Summary:

You will work closely with our design team to create visually compelling and effective designs across various media. This junior position is an excellent opportunity for entry-level graphic designers to enhance their skills, gain real-world experience, and build a strong portfolio. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce. 


  • Collaborate with the creative team to understand project requirements and objectives.
  • Attend internal team meetings.
  • Attend external client-facing presentations.
  • Assist with creative concepting and production design on various print & digital projects, including but not limited to:
    • Print materials, such as brochures, flyers, and posters.
    • Digital assets such as banners, social media graphics.
    • Website/user interface design.
    • Branding elements, including logos, typography, and visual identity systems.
  • Implement design feedback and make necessary revisions to designs.
  • Support the design team in various creative projects as needed. Specifically internal design projects, such as Ligature’s social media and website.
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions and offer creative input.
  • Communicate with vendors i.e. printers, software companies, etc.


  • Study or prior experience in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or a related field.
  • Proficient in graphic design software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Figma.
  • Strong understanding of design principles, typography, and color theory.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver high-quality work within deadlines.
  • Excellent communication to collaborate effectively with team members.
  • Work well in a team environment, but also independently.
  • A passion for design and a willingness to learn and adapt to new trends and technologies.
  • Seeking to grow your skillset in a spirited boutique design studio alongside industry professionals.
  • Understand pre-press setup for print projects or are willing to learn.
  • Take art direction and client feedback well.
  • Present professionally and clearly communicate design concepts.
  • Eligible to work in the United States.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19 or can provide a qualifying exemption.
  • Based in Colorado, Missouri, or Ohio

Preferred, but not required:

  • Based in Fort Collins, Metro Denver, or Littleton, Colorado; or Metro Dayton, Ohio
  • Have a personal arts or nonprofit background 
  • Motion graphics animation skills
  • Traditional and/or digital marketing skills
  • Familiarity with WordPress

Work Hours & Benefits:

  • Compensation: $24/hour (average 20 hours per week)
  • Employer-sponsored IRA option and employer match
  • Paid time off 
  • Remote workplace (with in-person time optional, depending on location)
  • Optional in-person office space (if Dayton, Ohio-based)
  • Home office stipend (if not Dayton, Ohio-based)
  • Flexible schedule (full team availability between 11:30a–5:30p ET)
  • Team social interaction
  • Free event tickets (theatre, concerts, etc.)
  • Monthly entertainment allowance
  • Health & wellness bonus
  • Workshop and education opportunities
  • Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) membership perks (if Colorado based)
  • Jerk-free environment


  • Submit your portfolio, résumé, and cover letter, which includes your favorite font, to by August 11, 2023. 
  • Wash your hands and FaceTime someone you love


No recruiters, please. 🙂