Taoti is looking for a full time Graphic Designer (for Web, Brand, and Marketing Projects) to join our team ASAP!
For this role, we are open to in-house, remote, full time, and contractor status. Anywhere in North or South America (so that you can work east coast hours for collaboration purposes.) W2 and 1099 contractor options available. Note that almost a third of our team is in South and Central America, so we have a strong presence there and if you're from that area, you'd be in good company.
About the Job:
Taoti Creative is seeking a senior level graphic designer to join our team. In this role, you’ll work with art directors and strategists to take existing art directions to new heights and champion Taoti marketing efforts and internal projects. We’re looking for a creative who is a self-starter, eager to learn and is open to adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape.
What We’re Looking For
How to Get This Job
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What’s the corporate culture like?
“Fun but focused,” as one Taoti put it, is a great way to sum up our culture. We’re a fun and casual shop. The kind of place where you can wear whatever, come and go as you please, and have autonomy over your own day for the most part. But we take the work seriously and believe deep in the mission to make meaningful and measurable impacts for our clients. All the perks and shenanigans and borderline irreverent tone are fun, but to really fit in here, you need to be about the work.
We believe in something we call our “QIST Culture.” Quality. Innovation. Service. And Teamwork. We are always striving to improve these four areas (to the extent that we have a fund of a quarter million dollars per year that anyone can spend from in the interest of going above and beyond towards any of these four values.
We also believe in total transparency and open communication across teams and across ranks. Instead of chain-of-command, we want everyone to have and share their own voice. Every other Thursday, the CEO holds ‘CafeClutch’ just so he can hear ideas and feedback directly from the team instead of through the filter of management.
Want to see what life at Taoti looks like? Check out our Instagram or ‘about us’ video. There’s even a 360 tour of the office.
Contractor v. W2 Employee
As noted above, we are open to any working situation-full time, part time, contract, etc. For W2 employees (only available in the US in states where Taoti is registered), we can offer full benefits (insurance, paid time off, IRA contributions, and more.) If you are not in one of those states or if you are in another country, then you must be a contractor. But we still offer lots of perks and benefits for contractors as well. Taoti has three categories of contractors:
1. "On-Demand": part time contractors that work hourly, usually less than 20 hours per week, as-needed or as-available. This is a good option if you are a freelancer with other customers to service.
2. "Regular": These contractors are considered to be full time workers and usually work between 30 and 50 hours per week (whatever they prefer.) We treat them like normal employees and expect them to treat us like a normal employer, even though it's technically a contractor relationship on paper. Unlike most companies, we consider these contractors part of the core team and include them in social events, our annual retreat, staff meetings, morning stand-up, and things like that. These contractors do still bill hourly, but we basically guarantee them at least 40 hours per week. Most contractors at Taoti fall into this category. This is probably how you would join Taoti (unless you did not want a full time job, in which case the 'on demand' status is an option for you.) (Note that some people prefer this category over W2 or integrated contractor status because there is no limit on the hours you can work (or the money you can make.) So while Taoti generally tries to keep most workers to a 40-hour work week, if you prefer to work more hours for more pay, this is a good option for you.)
3. "Integrated": These contractors similar to 'regular' except that they have a fixed monthly 'salary' and also get paid time off-just like normal W2 employees. Usually integrated status is reserved for regular contractors who have a good track record for at least a year and/or for managerial roles.
We are happy to provide more details on the differences between our contractor status upon request.
A bit more about Taoti…
Established in 1996, Taoti Creative is a boutique, full-service creative agency located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We are privately owned and have no corporate overloads (nothing personal, WPP.) We do stuff like web development, social media management, branding, experiential marketing, video, AR/VR, etc. Our mission is to ‘move the needle’ for our clients. We leverage technology, creativity, and innovation to generate meaningful and measurable results for our clients—that’s what drives us. Speaking of clients, they’re about 60% non-profits, 20% commercial, and 20% federal government. Some of our customers include World Bank, USAID, DC Water, Discovery Education, American Chemical Society, Jane Goodall Foundation, and dozens of ‘National Association of _____________,’ etc. Our full time team of about 50 employees is about 65% in-house and 35% remote. We hail from over 15 countries. And for the last four years in a row, we’ve made the Inc5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. There’s of course plenty of additional information on our website. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to check out our culture video: https://vimeo.com/289302105. Or if you’re feeling virtual, here’s guided tour of the office in 360 video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7KkzdmSGTM (Warning: not suitable for printers.)
If you’re qualified and interested, please apply on our website (https://www.taoti.com/careers.) Please note that these job ads often get placed onto other websites with their own application systems (we’re looking at you Jooble!) and some sites (looking at you Indeed!) have made up random salary ranges. We aren't able to respond to applications that don’t come through our own website (Because we use software to manage our hiring process, and without it, it would be the wild west here. So please be sure you’re applying on our website.)
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Great ideas happen when diverse perspectives come together. Those perspectives are Taoti’s secret sauce. So building a diverse team and culture where everyone has a voice and is included in the process is not just the right thing to do. It’s good for business. We’d love your own perspective to add to our mix! We're eager for new, diverse voices to join the team and sincerely hope people from every walk of life will apply!
Pretty please, no recruiters.
Be yourself—not some version that you think we want you to be for the sake of an application. years