About the Position

RocketBike, a growing digital agency based in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA, is looking for a freelance Web Designer to help us design websites and a few other things here and there. You will work our Lead Creative, developers, and company owners to create compelling interactive website designs.

Our goal is to find a great designer who can transition into a full-time role after we have spent some time working together in a freelance capacity.

This position will require a minimum of 15 hours per week, but most likely 20-30 hours per week. Given the complex and dynamic nature of web work, you must be able to work in the RocketBike office the majority of the time – but there’s some flexibility since it is a freelance position.

What You’ll Do

  • Design mockups for interactive websites that are smart, creative, and responsive for multiple screen sizes.
  • Collaborate with development & analytics team for UX and feasibility of website implementation.
  • Develop and work within style guides that support a cohesive visual experience across mediums.
  • Help with other design needs like advertisements, flyers, social graphics, logos, and emails.
  • Test and review your work on live websites and give feedback to our developers.
  • Have a good time doing all of the above!

Estimated Time Breakdown

Website Design Mockups: 75%
Interactive Experiences: 10%
Flyers/Digital Ads/Emails: 10%
Other design stuff: 5%

The ideal candidate has…

  • Experience taking a website design from concept to execution.
  • Ability to distill complex design requirements into clean, understandable solutions.
  • Experience with WordPress and/or basic knowledge of HTML & CSS.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Effective communicator with both clients and internal team members.
  • Experienced in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Ability to design in a wide range of styles for various businesses and industries.
  • Sense of humor and positive outlook on life.
  • A natural creative talent and a love for learning.

Why You’ll Love It

We’re a small team of people who do big things – and have fun while we’re doing it. This is a great opportunity to do amazing creative work and (hopefully) grow into a full-time role as we continue to expand. We have a fun, casual open office and great clients that share our upbeat and positive outlook on life.


  • 3+ years of experience designing professional websites
  • 2+ years design experience in a professional environment, agency experience is a plus
  • Portfolio with examples of at least 10 web projects
  • Able to commute to RocketBike office in Portsmouth

Do not apply if you…

  • Like drama or tend to create friction with others
  • Don’t live within driving distance of our office
  • Don’t have much experience designing websites, even if you’re a fast learner
  • Think it’s cool to have auto-play music on a website

Sound like a good fit for you? Apply now!

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