Let's design amazing user experiences

Open position: freelance web designer

About Us
Alpine Home Air Products is a national online retailer of heating, cooling and indoor air-quality products. www.alpinehomeair.com

  • Featured in the New York Times and KillerStartups.com
  • 15 current employees in two branch offices
  • Learn more about our company culture and values: www.checkthis.com/alpinevalues

We have two offices in Illinois (Chicago’s West Loop, and Rockford) and 57,000 square feet of warehouse. We are constantly growing, evolving, and striving to be the best in our field. In 2002 we were the first ever eCommerce HVAC company, and have continued to develop first-in-the-world industry and tech innovations:

  • 2003 - first HVAC online shopping configurator
  • 2004 - first national HVAC referral network of installing contractors
  • 2005 - first of its kind automated performance based pay system for phone sales
  • 2011 - first and only online HVAC operating cost calculator
  • 2013 - working on an exciting new industry disruptive project!

At Alpine, everybody wins. Customers love our friendly phone staff, free installation videos, our installing contractor network, unlimited technical support and great prices. Employees love our positive and supportive culture, great benefits, and friendly team. And we think you’ll love working with us!

About This Position
This position is for a freelance, part-time web designer who will work with us either onsite at our West Loop Chicago office or remotely. Our current website was designed in a piecemeal fashion overtime with various freelance designers and or programmers. You will have the important work of completely redoing our entire site (and creating new features) using the very latest design sensibilities and methods. Your efforts will produce a highly intuitive, clean and beautiful website. The result for our customers will be an extremely easy shopping experience that demystifies the selection and installation of heating, cooling and indoor air-quality equipment, and in a manner that makes them say "Wow!". The process will continue with ongoing redesign, and new feature development.

Work You’ll Enjoy
  • Researching, collaborating and brainstorming user experiences
  • Collaborating with our full-time wireframe/prototype designer, CEO and other team members to produce mockups
  • Collaborating with content creators to visually illustrate ideas
  • Assisting with online user-testing sessions
  • Running multivariate tests and making site changes to increase conversion metrics
  • Creating and maintaining a site styleguide
  • Designing exceptional user interfaces
  • Either slicing and coding your own designs, or working with developers to do so
  • Creating graphics such as icons, illustrations, charts, enhancing photos, etc.

Your Skills
  • Production of bitmap and vector graphic designs
  • Understanding of CSS and HTML contemporary best practices.

About You
  • Friendly and enjoy working in a team
  • Creative and innovative
  • Passion for highly-intuitive UI/UX
  • Strong attention to detail

Your Experience
  • Outstanding online portfolio
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
  • Front-end web development experience a plus