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From the Kickstarter folks:
As a company that serves artists and designers all day, we pride ourselves on being a great home for them as well. Your work at Kickstarter will impact the lives of people in your creative community, as product and design drive so much of what we do. Your work shows a balance of graphic and interaction design. You’re equal parts designer, pragmatist, and technologist. Personality and a sense of play define your work while balancing the need to create usable & intuitive designs. You sweat the little details of interaction design that define a superb experience, and love getting your hands dirty by building what you’ve designed.

If sites such as Swiss Miss, Dribbble, A List Apart, Threadless, Vimeo, Svpply and the like are part of your rotation, you’ll be at home at Kickstarter.

Skills
Can communicate ideas effectively through graphic design and typography
Thorough knowledge of grid layouts, graphic design and typography for the web
Strong understanding of current HTML/CSS best practices and web standards
Familiar with the 960 Grid Framework or similar
Bonus Points
Javascript experience, we use the jQuery framework
Comfort working in a Rails environment (HAML, SASS, etc)

About Kickstarter
Kickstarter helps bring people’s dreams to life. It’s true! We’re where artists, designers, technologists, musicians, filmmakers, and foodies come to fund their creative projects, and we spend our days helping them do just that.
We’ve been open almost a year and a half, and we’re growing fast. We need some awesome new blood (that’s you!) to join us in continuing to put out a stellar product and support our growing community.
We’re a team of 14 in NYC with offices in the Lower East Side. Half of us work on the product (designing and coding), and the other half work with the community. The neighborhood is great and the office is too — tin ceilings, wood floors and a deck! We love what we do, and who we do it with. Come join us!

Students can send a little something about themselves to jobs@kickstarter.com, along with links to their work.

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