Remote | Freelance
Holo

Technical Illustrator

  • Initial Short Term Contract
  • 100% Remote

About us

Holo is a distributed cloud platform and marketplace that enables the hosting of peer-to-peer applications by everyday users connected to the Internet. Holo is an app built on Holochain, our new open source, framework infrastructure technology for distributed peer-to-peer applications. Holochain is lightning fast, massively scalable, cost effective, resource efficient, and eco-friendly.

To help fuel the growth of new patterns of technology and social interaction, we are also seeding the growth of a Holochain Application (hApp) Ecosystem and training a developer community that will build many more apps.

Technical Illustrator

We are striving to support the Holochain Application Development Ecosystem by providing and publishing educational literature. The Technical Illustrator will be part of the team accountable for the production of developer documentation efforts, revising existing and creating new Holochain developer resources, by assignment and based on the needs of the organization. Responsible for creating technical illustrations and diagrams, and code samples for instructional material related to the Holochain framework.

Where you will fit in:

As the Technical Illustrator, you’ll collaborate across domains to produce engaging, informative illustrations and animations to help developers understand complex concepts and new technologies. You’ll also assist with other types of production, including web artwork, technical visuals and diagrams for blog posts, icons, slide presentations, and more.

The outputs you will create:

  • Producing high quality artwork that’s purposeful, accurate, and adheres to design standards
  • Preparing clear, complete, accurate illustrations, charts, graphics, architecture and technical design diagrams, and other original artwork for developer resources and other documentation
  • Designing and/or customizing existing graphical presentations for various applications
    • Prepare clear illustrations and/or drawings for the Holochain Guidebook and Developer Resources
    • Prepare clear, technical illustrations and graphic depictions to support written text

To build these outputs you’ll need to:

  • Participate in every level of developer content design and documentation, production concept to publication
  • Collaborate with dev teams to identify and understand technical design needs and contributing to the improvement/expansion of design standards
  • Conduct research on technical and complex topics (including developer tools, frameworks, APIs, cryptography, etc.)

What you’ll need: (Technical skills required)

  • Working knowledge creating 2D and 3D technical illustrations using industry standard or open source tools
  • Strong sensibilities and understanding of typography, layout, color theory, and command of design principles
  • Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and other industry-standard design tools
  • Experience using prototyping tools like Adobe XD, Sketch, and Keynote
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a high degree of skill in technical illustration, infographics, and graphic design
  • 3D illustration and animation experience
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript experience

What you’ll need: (Communication skills required)

  • The ability to interpret complex topics and distill them into clear, simplified designs
  • Ability to effectively convey information to a wide variety of technical and non-technical individuals or groups
  • An understanding of UX/UI design principles and superb attention to detail
  • A real passion for a peer-to-peer solutions and dedication to extraordinary technical design
  • Openness to using open document standards (SVG, Markdown/HTML) or open source tools like Inkscape
  • Passionate in the areas of developer community and app ecosystem cultivation, sustainable businesses, deep wealth, collective intelligence, and/or biomimicry
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to learn new things, high positivity, and endless curiosity are highly encouraged personal traits
  • Creativity combined with critical thinking and the ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

In an ideal world:

  • 2–4 years experience as a technical illustrator, and design skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience in a design-related discipline such as graphic design, visual communication, information design, or interaction design
  • More than 3 months participation in the community, familiarity with Holochain, and/or distributed technologies