Mid-to-Senior Web Designer & CSS Wizard - IQ Foundry - Madison, WI

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

IQ Foundry

IQ Foundry is looking for a Web Designer to join our team on the east side of Madison. Of course, due to Covid, we are all working at home--but this position does ultimately require somebody in the Madison area for a long-term fit.

Our ideal designer would be less concerned about stylistic trends and making things look cool (though sometimes that stuff is important), but more concerned about crafting solutions that can marry sometimes difficult-to-balance goals into elegant, highly usable designs.

As an web designer at IQ Foundry, your design style will need to vary from project to project in order to be relevant within a wide range of brand tones. You will be a planner who helps get buy-in on sensible design approaches before you begin painting pixels. You will be a builder who creates required visual elements that meet specifications within HTML/CSS (sometimes complex ones). You will be a technician who is comfortable enough working with front-end code to implement those visual elements into production-ready digital projects (you know--desktop, mobile, tablet--all the things).

Empathy with your coworkers, awareness of your target audience, and the humility to embrace feedback will all go a long way here at IQ Foundry.

Technically speaking, we work a lot with AngularJS and JQuery for building web and mobile applications that are driven via our backend API's. We do a lot of our design work within Adobe's Creative Suite, and do everything from traditional web work to complicated interactive trade show exhibits and such. We also write a lot of html and css, and expect it to behave nicely in a variety of browsers and platforms.

Our small team builds fantastic apps and experiences for our clients, and in our in-between time we hack on our own awesome products which is where we polish our skills and try on new technologies and approaches from time to time. We put a priority on up-front project planning with clients, and making sure that clear expectations are set for all involved before we move into execution. Once our team and the project owner are on the same page, we find that we only have to build things once and that there are no surprises. It makes for a refreshing and unsurprisingly rewarding work experience--we don't throw much away, and we do our best to avoid client disappointment early on.

You can check out some of our work at http://www.iqfoundry.com though, as always, we haven't had enough time the last few years to put in all of the neat things we've finished for clients such as neat html/angular web-based games, and X-Box Kinect driven interactive trade show exhibit installations. Those are just a couple of the out-of-the-ordinary projects that make it fun to work here.

So who would make a good fit for our team?

If you are the kind of person who enjoys building (not tinkering) with new technologies, and always welcomes an opportunity to dig into a new challenge--we have a great environment that encourages learning and trying new things. If you are looking for an 8-5 where you can show up and work through your inbox and be invisible, this isn't the right place for you--everybody here is visible and highly valued by our team and by our clients. Prepare to speak up and shoulder responsibility for the opportunities that are entrusted to you.

Our chief concern is that we want to work with other people who have a positive approach to their work and who enjoy finding compromises that can make project goals a reality while also building quality work. We don't always get to push every design boundary to the bleeding edge with the latest trends. And sometimes getting things done on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of our client means implementing adequate instead of ideal solutions, but at the end of the day we are a consulting company and grateful for the opportunities we have to help improve our clients businesses.

What kind of experience is required?

The type of work that we do here would likely be a better fit for mid to senior level designers, but we also would welcome talking to folks with minimal or no professional experience. At IQ Foundry we have an apprenticeship track to give people who are new to the field the opportunity to come work with us on a track that includes both hands-on work and focused learning with a mentor to help you get up to speed and able to contribute to projects with the team.

See our careers page for more information on our Apprenticeship philosophy: https://www.iqfoundry.com/careers/

Full Time Team Member Benefits

We have a great benefits package available to all of our full time team members, which includes really great health and dental insurance for yourself and your family.

* Medical Insurance (Quartz Individual & Family Coverage)

* Prescription Drug Coverage

* Dental Insurance (Delta)

* Paid Vacation/Sick Leave

* Paid Holidays

* Company Retirement Program with IRA Matching Contributions

Job-Type: Full-Time (Flexible for the right candidate)

Ok, sounds great--what's next?

We would love to know the same things about you! What do you like to work on, what kinds of projects really get your juices flowing? What side projects are you working on? Show us some of your work that has shipped, or an open source project you are proud of contributing to, or an interactive art project you've started. We would love to soak in your accomplishments.

Shoot us an introduction that contains something more deliberate than a copy-paste cover letter, and you can count on a reply of equivalent thoughtfulness.

We look forward to hearing from you. Reply to this posting, or our email address is easy enough to find on our website.



The fine folks at IQ Foundry

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently working and interviewing remotely, and ultimately looking for team members who could commute to our office once we knock out this COVID mess.


  • HTML / CSS: 3 years (Required)
  • Web Design: 3 years (Required)
  • Project Management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Wireframing: 3 years (Required)
  • Hates Comic Sans: 3 years (Required)


  • Madison, WI 53704 (Required)

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

Company's website:

  • https://www.iqfoundry.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19


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