App Designer - Adobe InDesign Expert (Remote Work Option)

StartGuides - Alexandria, VA

10 days agoFull-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $88,000 a year

StartGuides | App Designer - Adobe InDesign Expert

StartGuides is a growing company with a great team, an exciting product, and a deep pipeline of customers lining up for more. We are looking for the right people to work with us far into the future on a full-time basis.

We offer a unique work environment where employees have the option to work remotely or from our office, and to design a flexible work schedule. Along with numerous opportunities for growth, you will work on exciting and varied projects and be at the center of building products that have a meaningful impact on our customers.

Your speed, skill, confidence,and ability to collaborate and create interactive content in InDesign will get you in the door. Your humble, friendly, professional, team-player approach and outgoing personality will make you a valued member of our team.

Job Description: App Designer & InDesign Expert

We create user-friendly instructional apps for U.S. Military personnel. The projects you'll work on will have you composing and formatting interactive reference guides, using templates with established styles and functionality to maintain our brand look-and-feel.

The primary aspect of this position is an expert-level InDesign power-user, preferably with background in creating interactive layouts (for ePub/PDF) using InDesign’s Interactive Tools.To be successful at this job, you'll need to have the confidence to hit the ground running and very quickly learn how to use these interactive tools if you don’t already know them.

At a minimum, you should be using InDesign daily as your primary full-time job and be familiar with both the typical and more complex tools and functions of InDesign. We want people who are the “go-to” person for others when they get stuck and that are tech savvy.

Not only do you need to have high-level InDesign skills for this position, you must possess the willingness to get elbows-deep in sometimes complex equipment and systems, so that you can be an effective partner in the development of the content you’ll be creating. You will be a full partner, responsible for collaborating on the content architecture and copy development from the early stages of each project.

This is not a layout job, where you will flow provided copy and images into a template. There are no finish-to-start hard-hand-offs where someone else’s job ends and yours starts. If you are uninterested in mechanical items,or have an aversion to reading, digesting and understanding the content you’re laying out, this job’s not for you. Critical thinking and attention to detail is vital to your success in this role. If you are ready to put your expert InDesign skills to use in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment where all of our efforts are focused on providing the highest quality product to our customers, this job is for you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • InDesign expert
  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent professional communication skills
  • Good listening skills and be responsive and engaged
  • Highly organized, precise, thorough, and detail-oriented
  • Confident, but flexible and a self-starter

Work is remote (not in-office), but preference is weighted toward those located in or near the Washington DC Metro area,in order to be able to attend infrequent in-person meetings with the team at our Alexandria, VA office.

We offer a flexible work environment that is tailored to people that want opportunities to grow and to enjoy a work/life balance.If you are interested in this position and match our qualifications, we would love to talk with you about joining our company. To be considered, please provide:

  • A cover letter that speaks to why you believe you'd be a fit for this position based your reading of the description above and your salary requirements.
  • Samples of your InDesign work as either a PDF portfolio or a URL.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance