• Oakland, CA
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Design Action Collective is currently seeking applicants for a Web Developer.

Want to use your skills as a Web Developer to serve movements for social justice? Come join a unique team of designers & developers — who are also activists, organizers, cultural workers, artists and musicians — and become a part of our fast paced, mission driven shop. Sharing in the ownership of our cooperative business is both exciting and rewarding.

We are an 13 person worker-owned design and communications studio. Our shop was founded in 2002 and is located in downtown Oakland, California. We are committed to providing high-quality visual communications tools to progressive, non-profit, and grassroots activist organizations. We are majority women and people of color owned.


  • Interest and involvement in progressive social change work and/or worker-owned cooperatives
    Interest and/or experience with business ownership (all our hires are put on a path of collective ownership of our business)
  • Agreement with our Points of Unity
  • Proficient in cross-platform and browser-compatible HTML/CSS/SASS
  • Experience with translating design mockups into code templates
  • Experience with and/or understanding of open-source content management systems (e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal); the majority of our websites are built in WordPress
    Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Javascript and/or jQuery
  • Proficient in industry standard software (Adobe CS, Sketch)
  • Portfolio containing code samples and project examples
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
    Attention to detail & appreciation for design
  • Sense of humor (very important)


  • Basic experience with web design and information architecture
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with office or small business management
  • Experience with UX design, user testing design and/or quality assurance
  • Experience with collective decision-making

We are a Mac-based shop. Closed union shop (CWA typographical sector, AFL/CIO). Starting immediately.

This position is full time (37.5 hrs/week). The pay is 23/hr + full benefits. There is a 9 month collective candidacy track to be considered for collective ownership. All collective owners are eligible for company patronage.


E-mail letters of interest, resumes and questions to jobs@designaction.org. No phone calls please. We will read e-mails carefully, and respond to any questions you have.

* Pay rates are not negotiable.