What does it take to get a job with Razorfish? What is it like working at Razorfish? ACR takes a look:
Founded in 1995, Razorfish is a Seattle-based interactive marketing and technology company with offices around the world. The company specializes in digital design, emerging media, Social Influence Marketing, user experience, technology, and more. Razorfish’s broad skill set has attracted high profile clients such as Microsoft/MSN, McDonald’s, MillerCoors, Disney, the NFL, Levi Strauss & Co., AT&T, Mercedes-Benz USA, Travel Channel, Nike, Victoria’s Secret, and many others.
Razorfish is home to a top-level team of graphic designers, developers, creative directors, technical architects, art directors and more working in offices in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the UK. In addition to Seattle, U.S. offices include Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Portland OR, and San Francisco.
Razorfish has more than 2,000 employees and it is part of the Publicis Groupe VivaKi Organization.
Razorfish, like many companies of its kind, is always looking for fresh talent. According to the company website, Razorfish looks for unique talent, visionaries, experimenters, creators, and communicators. As of September 2011, the agency had a number of open creative positions including:
- Senior Motion Graphics Designer
- Motion Graphics/Animation/Flash (Freelance)
- Flash Designer
- Art Director
- Senior Designer
- Production Designer
- Creative Director
To apply for open positions, visit Razorfish and click “careers” at the top of the page. Please review the core duties/responsibilities and required skills/knowledge/experience sections carefully before applying for an open position. Once you find a position that you think is a match, you can apply for the job online by creating a profile and uploading your resume.
Salaries for Razorfish employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education, but they are competitive within the industry. Razorfish does not list specific salaries on its website. However, sites such as Glassdoor.com offer salary information for thousands of companies. Glassdoor.com salaries are reported anonymously by employees and employers of the companies listed. Just a few Razorfish salaries include:
- Interactive Designer: $63-$67 an hour
- Flash Developer: $73,000-$78,000
- Senior Designer: $69,000-$79,000
- Experience Director: $131,000-$165,000
- Design Technologist: $69,000-$75,000
- Interactive Art Director: $115,000-$139,000
- Production Designer: $58,000-$62,000
Across the U.S., median annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. Designers in upper level positions averaged $95,000 and independent contractors averaged $57,000. To compare salaries by city and/or state, visit www.bls.gov.