The Hatchery is an advertising agency based in Victoria, BC focused on delivering creative, high-quality brands and digital experiences. 

Psssst, are you a UX/UI designer, a web developer or an interactive producer looking for a change? We're hiring! We offer competitive compensation, flexible work hours, and a pretty great work environment. Check out our current openings below, if you feel you'd be a good fit, drop us a line and let us know why!

We’re an agency with many years of past-life experience. We’re growing quickly and have maintained a well-balanced approach to our work and work philosophies. Only experienced applicants with strong portfolios will be considered at this time.

Oh, and when applying for a position please include your resume, cover letter and portfolio if possible. 


 Mmmmm, tea. I love to draw pictures! Wireframes are OK too.

Mmmmm, tea. I love to draw pictures! Wireframes are OK too.

UX/UI Designer

With a number of large, custom websites and web applications on the go (as well as our own internal brand to keep up with), we require at least 3 years of UX/UI design experience.

The role requires a solid understanding of both UX and UI design. Creating wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user flows as well as conceptualizing and designing all website pages will be your day-to-day job.

We offer competitive compensation, flexible work hours, and a pretty great work environment. We’re growing quickly and have maintained a well-balanced approach to our work and work philosophies. Only experienced applicants with strong portfolios will be considered at this time.

We are hoping to fill this position immediately in Victoria, BC; remote work is not an option for this position. A proactive attitude, willingness to be mentored, and the ability to think critically are all part of the job, so please be ready!

Application Requirements:

  • 3 or more years of experience in a competitive, related industry

  • 3 or more years creating wireframes, prototypes, UI kits and designing websites

  • Intermediate+ experience with Sketch, Adobe XD, Illustrator and Photoshop

  • A strong portfolio representing your individual work (if part of a team, give credit where it’s due)

  • Understanding of front-end languages (HTML, SASS, jQuery or ES6 and build tools)

  • Solid understanding of modern web development principles such as grids, responsive design, progressive enhancement, etc.

  • Detail oriented and able to work with developers to implement mockups into functioning websites

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills

  • Detail-oriented, ability to manage multiple deadlines and work under pressure

Bonus Points for:

  • Graphic design & print production experience

  • Strong traditional skills like drawing and painting

  • Having run your own business or worked as a freelancer in the past

 
 You'll never hear me complain about designers, nope never!

You'll never hear me complain about designers, nope never!

Front End Developer

Working closely with the design team and development team, your job is to bridge the gap - taking designs and breathing life into them. Using the latest technologies, facilitate the best possible interactive experience for users.  We are seeking a front end developer with a keen eye for detail who keeps their code structured, organized and maintainable. Javascript and PHP are a must.

Application Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a front-end web development role

  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS (familiar with SASS), Javascript (familiar with jQuery
    or ES6), and build tools (familiar with Gulp or Grunt)

  • Strong understanding of modern web development principles such as grids, responsive design, progressive enhancement, etc

  • Experience working with WordPress and creating custom themes

  • Detail oriented and able to work with designers to implement mockups into functioning websites, including Sketch and Adobe XD skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to self-manage projects internally and externally (contractors, clients, suppliers)

  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and work under pressure

Bonus Points for:

  • A diploma or degree related to web development

    Experience working with a JS framework such as React, Vue, or Angular

  • Experience with app development for Android and iOS

  • Experience with backend development (databases, server architecture, PHP)

  • Having run your own business or worked as a freelancer in the past