By Karen On December 10, 2018

We’re Hiring: Part-Time, Freelance Designer (Portland or Remote)

We’re looking for a part-time, freelance designer to work 10+ hours per week. As a freelance designer at High-Proof Creative you will work on internal projects as well as branding, websites, and marketing collateral for distilleries and craft beverage brands.

High-Proof Creative is a niche creative agency for the craft beverage industry with a focus on craft spirits. Woman-owned, and self-funded, we operate as a group of freelance writers, designers, and strategists. We provide services for distilleries and drink companies nationwide in a variety of areas including branding, website development, design, marketing strategy, social media, content, SEO, and more. This role is ideal for a candidate who is working full-time freelance, and would like more hours.


  • You have the ability to work 10+ hours per week but less work is OK too
  • You are flexible and responsive
  • You receive and give feedback well, and you approach changes with a positive attitude
  • Your bring your creative mindset
  • You can take what we give you and run with it to delight clients


  • Experience designing for a craft spirits brand or beverage company
  • A portfolio and experience that demonstrates your creative mindset
  • Comfort in engaging directly with the client and team
  • Flexible and responsive: You receive and give feedback well, and you approach changes with a positive attitude
  • A desire to positively contribute to a small but growing business

BONUS POINTS (Not Required)

  • Experience in label design
  • Website design experience
  • Understanding of UX/UI best practices


  • An effective and focused team of supportive, and authentic people
  • An opportunity to learn about the distilling industry, and craft beverage world
  • Documentation before every project starts that outlines your hours and your pay
  • Kick-off meetings with team and client
  • Timely payment for your work
  • Guidance to grow your portfolio within the drink industry
  • Finder’s fee for bringing in new business

Role to begin January 2019

TO APPLY: Please send your portfolio to and tell us about your favorite beverage.


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.

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