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Creative Technologist (Freelance)

Instrument is a digital product and brand experience agency of more than 400 talented people on a dozen different teams, each focused on particular clients and dedicated to producing best-in-class work. Our shift to a remote-first model has only strengthened and diversified our company culture, and we’re committed to career advancement, personal support, and a healthy work/life balance for everyone we hire.

Instrument is at the forefront of digital innovation, specializing in creating extraordinary web experiences. We blend creativity and technology to deliver immersive and interactive solutions for our clients. We're looking for a Creative Technologist to join our team and help us push the boundaries of what's possible on the web.

As a Creative Technologist, you will bridge the gap between design and technology, crafting innovative and visually stunning web experiences. You will work closely with our designers, developers, and clients to conceptualize, develop, and implement interactive digital projects. You should thrive in a fast-paced environment, transitioning quickly from brainstorming to implementation.

Dates: 5/13-12/20

Hours: 40 hrs/week. EST to PST hours only

What You'll Do

  • 3D Web Development: Develop and maintain interactive 3D web experiences using WebGL, Three.js, and other browser-based 3D technologies. Collaborate with designers to translate visual concepts into engaging 3D interfaces

  • Data Visualization: Create compelling data visualizations that effectively communicate complex information. Use frameworks like D3.js to build interactive charts and graphs

  • Creative Coding: Develop interactive visual experiences using creative coding frameworks like Processing and P5.js. Experiment with new and emerging technologies to create unique digital experiences

  • Creative Concepting: Participate in brainstorming sessions to generate innovative ideas for digital projects. Work closely with designers and clients to develop creative concepts and prototypes

  • Fast Execution: Quickly move from ideation to execution, delivering proof-of-concepts and working prototypes on tight timelines. Respond rapidly to changes and feedback to improve the final product

  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Work closely with designers, developers, and project managers to ensure seamless integration of design and functionality. Approach challenges with a positive attitude and work with design teams to develop even better solutions

  • Technical Innovation: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the web experience space. Explore and implement new tools and frameworks that enhance our digital offerings

What You'll Bring

  • Proven experience with WebGL, Three.js, and other 3D web technologies

  • Proficiency in data visualization frameworks like D3.js

  • Strong knowledge of creative coding frameworks such as Processing or P5.js

  • Solid understanding of front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think creatively

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to work quickly and adapt to changing requirements

  • Experience with animation frameworks such as GSAP

  • Familiarity with server-side technologies like Node.js

  • Knowledge of UX/UI design principles

Pay Range

  • The expected pay range for this role is $65-103 per hour but will depend on the level in which you are engaged

  • Our company has three regional pay bands that it adheres to depending on your location, we reference them as US 1, US 2, and US 3

  • US 3 is our base pay. Examples of cities in US 3 are Portland, Houston and Miami

  • US 2 pay is 7.5% higher than US 3 to meet the market rates. Examples of cities in US 2 are Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle

  • US 1 pay is 15% higher than US 3 to meet market rates. Examples of cities in US 1 are Brooklyn and San Francisco

  • If you are curious which region you are in, please apply and get connected with our recruiting team!

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