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Web Designer


3 weeks ago

Job type: Contract

Hiring from: Anywhere

Category: Design

We're looking for a web design contractor to design and develop Bigscreen's website.
Website Projects
1. Our main informational website is a year out of date. Work with the product team to keep the website updated with the latest images, videos, and product descriptions.
2. Movie ticket/events webpage
We have a functional Stripe/Accounts backend already, but only a simple functional frontend. The events webpage needs design to explain the concept/product, describe the available movies & showtimes, and guide the user to purchase. The purchase flow needs to be designed and integrated with our backend
3. Social hub webpage
We have a Bigscreen Accounts backend system in production, but only a simple functional frontend. We need a web frontend that allows a user to View/Edit their Account on our website and view a couple lists of realtime data exposed by our API (lists of rooms, friends, images, etc.)
4. Occasional marketing landing webpages
We're looking for a consistent design across the main site, the social website, and mini-sites. Either build off our existing design or work on a new one. Currently, we're not looking for a new logo or a new typeface.
We aren't currently looking for native iOS/Android applications yet, but mobile-friendly design is a basic requirement especially for our events & social hub webpages.
Stretch Goal
For later in 2019 (not an immediate priority)
If you have prior experience with WebRTC, you could develop a non-VR version of Bigscreen that runs in the web browser. This would be something like Google Hangouts/Skype, where you see a screen in your browser, along with bidirectional voice chat with other participants in the room. This would integrate with our existing WebRTC-based VR product. We have a prototype of this, you would design and productize this.

  • Ability to design and code websites
  • Strong visual web design skills
  • Strong front-end development skills
  • Strong understanding of modern web tools and integrating with backend APIs
  • Good understanding of web optimization techniques (SEO, bandwidth/speed optimization, mobile optimization)
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Prior experience with good practices & workflows for achieving good results
  • Prior experience shipping consumer web products
VR: Prior VR experience is not required, but appreciated. Tell us about your experience with VR
Location: anywhere worldwide. We are a fully remote team. We prefer if your work hours overlap +/- 5 hours of California (Pacific Time) in order for easier collaboration.
Portfolio: please share screenshots/websites that you have designed & developed. This is the most important criteria for us.
Full-time / Part-time: this is currently a contractor position, part-time, but we are open to making this a full-time position in the future based on your initial work
About Bigscreen
Bigscreen is a "VR movie theater"
Over the next 10 years, our goal is to build useful software for VR/AR headsets that people could use for 10 hours a day, every day, for telepresence/collaboration with coworkers, and social entertainment with friends. We believe VR/AR headsets will replace most screens (TVs, laptops, etc.) in 5-10 years.
Today, our power users already spend 20-30 hours every week using Bigscreen. The most popular use case of Bigscreen today is social video watching. We recently partnered with Paramount Pictures, MGM, and other major movie studios to distribute their movies in our social VR movie theater. Imagine watching the latest summer blockbuster in a virtual IMAX-like movie theater with friends around the world.
In the next year, we will expand Bigscreen to more VR/AR headsets (ex. PlayStation) and release major product updates such as new avatars, new environments, friend systems, and new paid/premium features such as selling virtual movie tickets to premium movie showings.

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