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Visual and Creative Designer

San Mateo, CA | Marketing

Job Description

Rafter, Inc., the leading course materials management platform, lowers the cost of education by providing colleges and universities with much needed tools to manage the rapidly changing world of course materials on campus. To learn more visit www.rafter.com and watch our video. Rafter evolved from BookRenter.com, the first online textbook rental site, launched in 2008 with a mission to make education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 80% off the retail price. Rafter is one of the few private ed tech companies that is truly lowering the cost of higher education for students. By working directly with more than 300 schools to turn the painful and archaic process of managing course materials into a low cost, student-centric service, Rafter has saved students more than $240m. By taking an enterprise approach to course materials management, the Rafter Course Materials Network takes a more holistic approach that provides colleges and universities with a path to discover, adopt, distribute and manage physical and digital course materials. 500+ schools run on Rafter!




Visual and Creative Designer


We need an interactive and print designer, with rock solid design principles – typography, grids, layout, and color. An independent thinker and self-starter that can make thoughtful design decisions that solve communication objectives, and back up those decisions with thoughtful rationale. Experience in visually developing emerging brands while working within style-guide limitations. As a designer for Rafter, you may design for both print and web, and must display strong skills in designing user interfaces plus front-end development experience including html, html 5, CSS, and a working knowledge of JavaScript.

This is a role that requires both a breadth and depth of knowledge, combined with a passion and excitement to create beautiful design.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with marketing team members to create and manage web assets
  • Work closely with art director and collaborate with design team.
  • Help design and support print-related projects
  • Design website layouts and translate detailed wireframes into ready mockups
  • Extensive understanding of visual design and implementation
  • Have a solid working knowledge of content management systems
  • Able to communicate effectively and take complex concepts then turn them into creative, easy to use solutions
  • Have flexibility and willingness to adapt to a fast-moving environment
  • Able to work well in a team


Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience designing for web and print
  • Expert in AdobeCreative Suite
  • Extensive experience in HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS
  • A Strong sensibility for grids, typography, graphic design and color theory
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience as a Visual/UI Designer


We offer competitive salary, benefits, and the chance to improve the lives of millions of students!


Read more about our success.

Rafter Experiences 1,400 Percent Annual Revenue Growth in On-Campus Commerce -  



To learn more about Rafter, visit us on the web at www.rafter.com.

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