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Are you seeking…
  • To be surrounded by smart, hard-working, and caring people?
  • To feel proud of the work that you do?
  • To make a difference and positively affect lives?
  • A truly supportive team culture?
  • A dynamic, growing, cutting-edge company?

“My journey at SweetRush so far has been great. Hit the floor ‘walking fast.’ Lots of fantastic people, processes, and projects. I love the challenges and love seeing the new courses as they come out!”
— Chantal Dumas, QA Manager

“One of the best companies to work for! I’ve had such positive experiences. The support and sense of community is amazing! I’m right where I should be!”
— Trina Jones, Project Manager

“The team environment is great. Even though we’re not sitting in the same physical location, the collaboration and support I’ve experienced has been amazing!”
— Krisa Brilliantes, Creative Director

“What I’ve learned about SweetRush people is that they are smart, quick, collaborative, fun, hard-working, patient, and creative. The thing I’ve learned is to ‘just ask,’ and SweetRush people will go out of their way to help you figure out how to accomplish whatever you need to accomplish. Amazing!”
— Heidi Bruins Green, Performance Consultant and Instructional Design Contractor

“I love working with the SweetRush team! Everyone I have worked with has a high level of professionalism, expertise, strong work ethic, and quality leadership. I have a great amount of respect for all I have worked with and I have enjoyed projects that are challenging and push me to be my best.”
— Steve Chamberlain, Instructional Design Contractor

Check out our job openings!
Instructional Designers with Game-Based Learning Experience - Virtual Freelance Opportunities
SweetRush seeks seasoned Instructional Designers with game-based learning experience for freelance opportunities. Are you a smart, articulate, and curious ID who loves all things interactive? Are you someone who wants to push the boundaries of technology and user experience, and is ready to take a project and run with it?

Our IDs work hand and hand with our Creative Team to design user interactions as well as the creation of wireframes and navigation maps both for the web and mobile devices. IDs are also engaged in the design of functional prototypes and storyboarding. We are looking for IDs with the following skills and experience:
  • Five or more years of experience as an Instructional Designer
  • Experience creating storyboards in the development of eLearning courses including games and simulations with creative storylines
  • Graduate-level study or degree in Instructional Design, Education or similar
  • The ability to work independently and willingness to “get your hands dirty” – while succeeding in a team environment
  • The talent to engage subject matter experts and translate concepts into terms appropriate for the target audience

If the above describes your interests and experience, please send the following:
  • A current resume
  • 1099 hourly rate
  • Samples or detailed descriptions of your work leveraging games or simulations with creative storylines. Important note: Only candidates who provide samples or descriptions of their work demonstrating the ability to create educational games or simulations can be considered at this time.
 
 
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Senior Instructional Designer in SF Bay Area
We are looking for an experienced and talented individual who can lend proven skills as a Senior Instructional Designer for a San Francisco Bay Area based company that is a fast moving leader in social media. This is a 3-4 month assignment, more or less 40 hours a week, with some days each week on site (meetings with SMEs etc.)

As a Senior ID, you will need to be able to work with both the “big picture” of the project and all the myriad day-to-day details.  A primary focus for this role will be to conduct a needs analysis of the current training program, the learning needs of the Global Sales group and the audience. From there, you will identify and align objectives to create engaging instructor led training with hands-on practice activities for the next classroom session in late January 2014.

Requirements

In this role, you will need the following skills and attributes:
  • A hard-charging “get the job done” attitude.
  • You must be able to work in a fast moving environment. Nothing old school about this organization!
  • Minimum five years’ experience as a Senior Instructional Designer. You must be able to create engaging Instructor-Led Training courses, but also have experience with e-Learning. 
  • The ability to work independently and willingness to “get your hands dirty” – while succeeding in a team environment
  • The talent to engage subject matter experts and internal stakeholders to translate business concepts into training programs appropriate for the target audience
  • Experience managing or working with resources on multiple projects and setting priorities
  • Excellent project management skills, as well as verbal and written communication
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on copyediting and/or quality assurance
  • Respectful, positive, approachable attitude  
  • Sales enablement experience a plus
 
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Freelance: Graphic and Multimedia Designer
We are looking for candidate who is a team player, self-motivated and organized who has the following skills and experience. This position is to become part of our freelance pool, however strong candidates will be used frequently for internal collateral, as well as a longer term ongoing projects:
 
  • Strong experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Advanced experience manipulating images: photo-retouching, image search, Resizing, Image montages, etc.
  • Ability to create PDF’s from InDesign
  • Experience in Branding, Infographic and Layout Design.
  • Basic Motion Flash.
  • Can produce sketches to demonstrate illustration ideas and concepts.
  • Very detail-oriented and organized.
  • Works fast and does not require a lot of direction.
  • Fluent English
  • Internet skills
  • Experience in UI Design is a plus.
  • Preferably located in Costa Rica
 
If you are interested in creating strong visuals to help the world communicate information better, please apply here. Be sure to include your hourly rate, preferred working hours and a short paragraph about yourself and what you can bring to our team. Please send over a few examples of your work as well as a brief description of the audience and business or social drivers behind it.
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UI Designer

Lead Multimedia Designer
 

Senior multimedia designers are responsible for solving interactive challenges for digital media projects. Starting with concept development, through production and ending at delivery. You will closely with the project CD This can include web, interactive, gaming and mobile. 

 

Typical Deliverables

e-learning courses

interactive and educational games

websites

mobile applications

multimedia presentations

 

What You Would Do

Brainstorm ideas and concepts with team 
Develop concepts mocks
Create wire-frames to show navigation and information flow
Create UI interfaces (mobile and web)
Interactive design
Understanding and assuring client brand compliance 
Strong understanding and experience with UX design

Experience working with Multimedia projects  // User Interface and Info-graphics

Strong and clean design aesthetic

Create or convert complex concepts or text heavy content info info-graphics (interactive and flat)

Applications only with portfolio

How We Work
We work in a very positive, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Team players come with new ideas and concepts (thinker not just a doer) 
We are self motivated and proactive.
Excellent skills communicating

Excellent verbal and written English (a must)
Problem solving skills

Excellent time management with the ability to multi task and accurately set and meet deadline
Perfect attention to detail and facility to follow branding guidelines
Must own a computer and have internet access 

Software Skills

Expert in the Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash.

 

Plus

Capacity of create animated prototypes
HTM knowledge
After effect and video editing

 

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Creative Director

 

SweetRush Creative Director

Are you a Super-Star Multimedia Creative director, ready to work from home for a high-spirited, creative, fast moving eLearning company?

SweetRush is a US company focused on delivering training / performance improvement courses and on-line marketing materials. Started in San Francisco, we went virtual in 2009 and our teammates are located in the US and worldwide. 

Much of what we do is ‘eLearning’ and we are at the top of the industry in graphical, interactive, immersive simulations, gamification. No matter what the deliverable our goal is to create an experience that engages learners in the process of change and the acquisition of knowledge to improve their performance.

We are extremely strong in this capacity and are looking for another very key member of our team.

Please read: Seriously, our creative team is very strong and headed up by John-carlos Lozano, a creative force of nature. We are looking for someone to operate at JCs level. If you are not an extraordinary creative super star talent, this is not the right position for you!!

This candidate should have strong conceptual skills and superior hands-on design skills related to graphics and interactive projects including UI design, mobile, web, gaming and always exploring emerging creative technologies. You should be familiar with e-learning and the underlying principles of why visuals have impact and can affect change.

Responsibilities

 

  • Start to finish creative direction
  • Concept creation to storyboard creation and client facing and presentations
  • Create visual mocks as well as final designs for projects and proposals
  • Hands on creative development as needed
  • Supervise, organize, inspire and collaborate with others on team
  • Provide quality control and creative sparks over concepts and projects
     

Requirements

 

  • USA based preferred (in all cases, time zone compatibility required)
  • Set up to work at home
  • Experience in all the responsibilities identified above
  • Capable of leading projects from creative concept to delivery
  • Accomplished in using the full array of digital media creative tools
  • Experience working in interactive multimedia, UI, web, animation, 2&3D, infographics, branding design and marketing
  • Technology warrior, an inquisitive lifetime learner, not timid
  • Excellent verbal and written English and comfortable presenting concepts to clients
  • Excellent time management and a multi tasker
  • You must be a warm, wonderful communicative team player.
  • Passion and commitment!

 

If you are the right fit and extremely interested, please send the info below:

  • Cover letter: Who are you and why are you the perfect fit for this position?
  • Resume; please include your studies, work experience, creative passions and anything else you think appropriate
  • Examples / links to your work or portfolio

 

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Production Manager
We are seeking a uniquely talented individual to join our team. Our ideal candidate combines an obsessive attention to detail and organization with superb written communication skills and an inclination towards technology and digital media. Quality work is at the foundation of everything we do, and the Production Manager will ensure that the work we do meets the highest of standards: our own. 

We are a training company with an emphasis on eLearning (web-based training). We are a dynamic, creative and relatively small company with a talented, dedicated and highly-skilled team and a warm and energetic culture. There are no office politics, no closed-door management, and we value your experience and your opinions are respected. 

As a Production Manager you will work under a project manager for each courseware project assigned to you. You will ensure that the written coursework (in our industry, referred to as storyboards) translates to onscreen digital brilliance with nary a typo or missing image. By ensuring that graphic designers and developers are working from a concise and a complete to do list and quality checking every asset and screen that they develop, you will help bring the web-based coursework to life. Over time, this position could grow into engineering/development or into project management, depending on your tendencies and goals. 

Responsibilities 
  • Work collaboratively on projects with design and engineering teams, to build eLearning courses.

Tasks will include but are not limited to: 
  • Making minor fixes to course builds in HTML and/or course authoring software
  • Proofreading/copyediting written storyboards and web-based courseware
  • Using storyboards, creating work checklists which list all graphic and Flash assets to be created for a course
  • Quality checking graphic and Flash assets after they are created, to ensure adherence to the text and creative direction presented in the storyboard
  • File and asset management, ensuring that all digital assets created are stored in the proper location and can be found with ease 
  • Facilitating handoff of storyboards and graphic assets to developers
  • Following up on questions and answers from developers and designers to ensure there are no holdups in the production of a course
  • Maintaining ownership of the daily course production process while escalating questions and issues to your project manager when appropriate 
Our ideal candidate possesses the following skills, characteristics and personality traits:
  • Detail-oriented, thorough and organized - perfectionism is welcome!
  • Excellent writing skills: good grammar, spelling and punctuation with the ability to spot a typo from a mile away 
  • Ability to write and communicate clear instructions and directions
  • Ability to unwaveringly focus on sometimes repetitive tasks
  • Experience with deadline-driven work, and ability to manage to deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Comfortable with learning new software technologies and working with them hands on 
  • Experience working with remote team members 
  • A good sense of humor and a positive attitude 
     
Nice to have: 
  • HTML skills (hand coding and/or Dreamweaver) 
  • Graphics software skills (Photoshop, Illustrator) 
  • Flash skills and/or experience 
  • Four-year college degree (B.A./B.S.)
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Project Manager

We are looking for key individuals who can lend proven skills as a Project Manager in a freelance capacity. SweetRush is truly a project management-focused company, and that focus has been the key to our success and to winning our clients for life.

You will be responsible for working closely with our clients and our team to create and deliver training materials that support our client business objectives and ongoing operations, using ADDIE and related models. The training solutions we provide are often blended, and most often have an emphasis on eLearning. Thus, not only is experience with WBT/CBT required, but you must bring a real passion for online training and interactive technologies.

The Project Manager is a client liaison and project team lead working with graphic designers, technologists, instructional designers, writers and engineers. The PM is responsible for the entire scope of the project, from inception to launch – both the “big picture” of the project and all the myriad day-to-day details. The PM has the ability to identify, anticipate and manage risks, resulting in a smooth, efficient, on-time, on-budget project experience. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of the client relationship throughout the project, acting as the project "hub" and primary contact point
  • Setting and managing client expectations with the goal of achieving positive client/team interactions
  • Providing clients with education and alternatives when challenges arise during the project
  • Project status reporting, including risk management, budget tracking and change management, and issue tracking and resolution
  • Designing and maintaining detailed project plans, including establishing realistic schedules and tracking key milestones and dependencies
  • Managing all project resources in terms of prioritizing tasks and ensuring effective hand-off for dependent tasks
  • Managing contractors who may be working virtually and in different time zones
  • Overseeing and owning the quality of all deliverables

Requirements

Our ideal candidate has the following skills, experience and personality:

  • Minimum three years experience as a client-facing project manager
  • Experience in the training field, preferably eLearning
  • Expertise at driving digital media (ideally, eLearning) projects from pre-production to launch and managing risks
  • Experience developing proposals, gathering estimates, and creating and tracking budgets
  • Experience managing resources working on multiple projects and setting priorities
  • Previous experience working with remote team members
  • Preference for deadline-driven work that requires multi-tasking
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication
  • Strong knowledge of Internet technologies and solutions
  • Some (even a basic, minimal amount) hands-on Internet and multimedia production skills
  • Detail-oriented with an orientation to copyediting and/or quality assurance
  • Fluency with MS Project, Visio and Office software (Excel, Word, PPT)
  • Respectful, positive, approachable attitude
  • A true interest and passion for people, their projects and life

This position is not an IT Project Manager position.

 

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