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We’re Hiring!

By | Social Good

We’re Hiring!

The Opportunity:
Loop is seeking an experienced and capable web developer to join our team. The ideal candidate possesses a high level of attention to detail, and is able to develop web solutions in line with design mockups and client specifications without much oversight. This is a part-time contract position, starting at 15 hours per week on a three month contract. The position is based out of our Toronto studio, with flexible working hours.

About Loop
Loop is a growing creative agency working with leading social enterprises, non-profits and social impact organizations. We build brands and digital experiences that amplify impact and help solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
weareloop.ca

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2-5 years experience as a full-stack Web Developer
  • Expert knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Expert knowledge of the principles of responsive web development
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Advanced knowlege working in WordPress (back-end and front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins)
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages / WordPress themes
  • Knowledge of how to interact with restful APIs and formats (JSON, XML)
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development
  • Advanced knowledge of MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, JavaScript (jQuery), Domain & Hosting Administration
  • Ability to take a brief and design mockup and run with the project independently with little direction
  • Well versed in creating websites that are AODA compliant
  • A team player who is excited to jump into pre-existing projects

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience working with and developing eCommerce websites
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software (including Adobe XD)
  • Experience working in the social impact / nonprofit space
  • Experience working with Beaver Builder

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of custom websites for a variety of Loop’s clients within the social impact space
  • Develop custom themes on WordPress
  • Work closely with the design team and project manager to create websites that accurately reflect website mockups and client specifications
  • Apply web and mobile design standards and best practice
  • Advise and provide expert knowledge on the technical feasibility of proposed deliverables for new projects
  • Review and integrate all application requirements, including functional, security, performance, integration, and operations requirements
  • Identify risks, issues, and constraints associated with solutions and designs

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to lena@weareloop.ca

Tapestry promotional materials on a table

Mobilizing Community Capital With Design

By | Uncategorized

Mobilizing Community Capital With Design

New Work: Tapestry Capital

By the Loop Team | October 1, 2018

Over the past several months, Loop has had the pleasure of developing a brand identity and website for Tapestry Community Capital, a non-profit co-op that supports other non-profits and co-ops in raising investment through community bonds.

As a new social enterprise venture, Tapestry needed to launch with a brand and web presence that clearly explained the community bonds concept and showcased their unique expertise. Their brand needed to position Tapestry as a leader in social finance and an expert in community bonds. Simultaneously, we wanted the Tapestry brand to stand out among other financial services providers by highlighting the unique community aspect of Tapestry’s mission. The brand had to feel not only professional and credible, but also optimistic, innovative and uniquely human.

Tapestry promotional materials on a table

The People’s Tapestry was created as the core element of the Tapestry brand. It is a custom illustration formed from a continuous thread, including recognizable images of people coming together to contribute their shares (or bonds) to support community projects. The illustration is about weaving a tapestry of community support – it is unique, recognizable, and gives the brand an authentic and human quality.

Black and white photo of Tapestry launch event

The new Tapestry brand has been applied to a suite of marketing materials, as well as their new website, Tapestrycapital.ca, where we were able to further bring the People’s Tapestry illustration to life through animation and dynamic imagery.

Tapestry successfully launched this spring with an awesome event at the CSI in Toronto, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the iconic projects that will be brought to life through the power of community bonds!