Visual Designer (long-term freelance project)

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Visual Designer (long-term freelance project)

We’re looking to expand our team with a freelance visual designer who can set up a visual style guide and create dozens of eye-catching images to be featured on our hugely popular Knowledge Base and YouTube channels.

Freelance · Amsterdam/Remote

 Who is Scribbr? 🎓

We are a family of graduates with one mutual goal: Help students graduate!

Scribbr helps more than 500 students daily with our Proofreading & Editing service, Plagiarism Checker, and hundreds of articles about academic writing (with over 7.5 million monthly pageviews).

With our HQ team of over 55 in Amsterdam and more than 600 freelance editors worldwide, we do everything we can to provide the best possible service for students. We pride ourselves on our hard work and continuous innovation, and it shows: we're one of the fastest-growing technology startups in the Netherlands!

About the job

Your job will be to create clear, consistent, and appealing visuals that will be implemented in hundreds of Knowledge Base articles and videos. You’ll be responsible for

  • Setting up a visual style guide for the Knowledge Base and YouTube channels
  • Creating images that help explain complex academic concepts
  • Designing eye-catching video thumbnails
  • Occasionally designing visuals for our marketing pages

We have dozens of existing visuals that need improvement, and we’re publishing more every week. Are you up for the challenge?

What’s already in place?

Rest assured, you don’t have to start from scratch; we already have a set of brand colors and assets. However, a consistent visual style is missing.

As for tools, we’ve adopted Figma as our go-to design software because it allows for easy collaboration. It’s great if you’re already familiar with it, but otherwise, you’ll probably pick it up fairly quickly!

Curious what our visuals look like? Here’s a selection of what our content writers have created. It works, but they’re happy to hand it over to a professional who can take it to the next level!

Help millions of students

Millions of students around the world will see your visuals. In the last month alone, Scribbr’s visuals generated millions of impressions and thousands of clicks:

  • 7.5M Knowledge Base page views
  • 3.5M video impressions on YouTube
  • 15M image impressions on Google Search
  • 125K image clicks from Google Search

What we’re looking for

  • At least two years of experience

  • Available for at least 16 hours a week
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Figma
  • Capacity to translate ideas into appealing visuals
  • Experience with writing a thesis
  • An eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Living in the Netherlands
  • Professional working proficiency in English
  • An understanding of Dutch or German is an advantage

Don’t tick all the boxes but think you’d be a great match for this job? Please do apply!

What we’re offering

  • An hourly rate between €20 and €30
  • A long-term freelance project
  • Responsibility and autonomy
  • A fun, ambitious, informal, flexible work environment
  • Access to the TNW network to share knowledge
  • The chance to join one of the fastest-growing startups in the Netherlands 🍻
  • An office with a view in the center of Amsterdam (after COVID)
  • And of course ... Friday beers, (COVID-proof) team activities, a Scribbr boat docked outside the office, fun colleagues, free lunch, etc. ;-)

Who will you be working with?

You’ll be working directly with our team of content writers and marketers, but you won’t be the only designer at Scribbr. The design team currently consists of Jaer and Sven, who are working primarily on Scribbr’s tools and services.


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