• We work with social impact organizations focused on driving positive social change
  • Long term commitment to a fully distributed team working from home
  • We work a 4 day week – Enjoy 3 day weekends every week!
  • 5 weeks off per year of paid vacation/holiday time


Cosmic is a Social Impact Creative Agency. We empower social impact organizations to catalyze real world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. We’re a distributed team with roots in Santa Cruz, CA. A bit about us:

  • We are deeply committed to our mission to support social impact organizations working towards creating a more just and equitable world
  • We’re a team of creatives, strategists, and technologists dedicated to exploring how digital experiences can spark real world change
  • Our designers lead the strategy and design work from the kickoff of the project through creating the case study
  • Each project is collaborative and includes the project manager, designer, content strategist, developer, and creative director
  • We work a 4-day week and believe that good work is sustained through true work/life balance
  • We are a fully distributed team working within the US with clients all over the world
  • Our team has a broad spectrum of interests. Our culture is defined by an appreciation for social impact, and everything from good design, music, coffee to wrestling, pixel art, gaming, craft beer & food, outdoor adventure, amazing film & TV, and finding the perfect animated gif to express our thoughts
  • We value impact, intention, innovation, integrity, balance, and empathy


  • Designing at a creative agency is your jam, and you wouldn’t want to do anything else
  • You love to collaborate with copywriters, developers, project manager, and creative director who are focused on helping social impact organizations create real world change
  • Exceptional ability to translate high-level strategic concepts into visual designs and experiences
  • Strong familiarity with modern design aesthetics and patterns for web and app design
  • Strong ability to create new brands or refresh existing brands and translate brand identity into web and app designs
  • Strong understanding and appreciation for color, typography, and composition
  • Strong ability to create iconography, illustrations, and supporting creative content for web and app designs
  • Strong understanding of atomic/component-driven design philosophies
  • Solid understanding of the communications and marketing interplay between websites, social channels, and communication channels
  • Solid understanding of modern web technologies and workflows
  • Ability to work directly with developers to implement designs and provide assistance during design handoff
  • Ability to present and champion your design work and the thinking behind it to other team members, our Creative Director, and clients
  • Able to work within a fast paced sprint cycle where new work and iterations to previous work is presented to the client on a weekly basis
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoy working with clients and a team that are purpose driven
  • Enjoy collaboration and respects other team members diverse opinions and perspectives
  • Experience in either a creative agency or the internal design department of an established company
  • Strong ability to work independently and effectively in a remote team environment

The Gig

  • Your day to day will be a mix of designing for client projects and collaborating with our content writer, creative director, and dev team
  • Design brands, websites, and digital experiences that help tell stories and drive action
  • Develop information architectures for websites, apps, and digital action centers
  • Collaborate with the dev team to create interesting digital experiences and interactions
  • Collaborate on the content strategy with the team’s content strategist and creative director
  • Join weekly sprints with each of our clients, where you will present your designs in collaboration with the team
  • Continuously help to evolve our processes and workflows
  • Stay up to date on the social impact space including design, messaging, technology, and digital solutions used for donor engagement, content publishing, social engagement, sales processes, and emerging design/digital trends that could support clients in the social impact space
  • Continue to evolve as a thoughtful, empathetic designer

Perks & Benefits 

  • We work a 4-day work week (32-40 hours per week). Enjoy 3-day weekends every week!
  • We are a distributed team
  • 401k Plan + employer contributions after a year on the job
  • 2 weeks paid vacation each year
  • 5 days paid sick time each year
  • 5 paid holidays each year, plus the Studio closes for the last 2.5 weeks of the year as an additional long paid holiday
  • Join a humble, collaborative team

To Apply
Submit an application on the Cosmic website that includes a cover letter, resume, and link to your digital portfolio

About Design by Cosmic

Cosmic is a Social Impact Creative Agency. We empower social impact organizations to catalyze real world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action.