Pleasant Solutions
July 29, 2019
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type


Not your everyday web designer position. Challenging with great variety, yet friendly and calm: a job you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different. 

Positions Available:

  • Full time web designer.
  • We are also hiring for other positions (including front-end web developers, graphic designers, motion graphic animators, UX designers, and marketing project managers). If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.


Position Overview:

  • Full time and permanent.
  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
  • 80% internal projects (for multiple product lines), 20% client projects.
  • Focus on achieving noticeably remarkable and portfolio-worthy results, with only some projects that simply need to be done in a short timeframe.
  • Generally, you will get a variety of three types of work, as listed below.
  • Website concept ideation for numerous in-house brands including Pleasant Solutions itself and our products, and tweaking the concept to greatness.
  • Production design and development of the websites in hand-coded HTML, starting from scratch and starting with a stock template you select.
  • Design and consulting for clients, typically as add-ons to technical client projects. Some of these are short-term projects such as redesigning homepages or designing the look of a web application.
  • Engage in constructive debate to challenge your editorial decisions; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better designs.
  • Explore and be inventive using A/B testing methodology to create test variations, request resulting data from the analytics team, and iterate until we discover new ways to reach peek results for mission critical webpages.
  • Collaboration and support within a department including user experience (UX) designers, graphic designers, writer team, video team, and SEO team.
  • Environment allows for some privacy at your workstation as well as time to concentrate without distractions when you need it.
  • High end equipment to work with (triple monitors with a 40” monitor, whatever keyboard or mouse you want us to buy, etc.).
  • Does not involve constant tight deadlines nor overtime that lead to results you are not proud of; there is pressure but it is manageable and work has steady hours.
  • Does not involve wasteful bureaucracy or processes.
  • Does not recreate creating your own graphic assets, although you can contribute as your skills permit.



  • Extensive knowledge of web design, including HMTL, CSS, and responsive layouts.
  • Very strong aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Passionate about design, with a deep appreciation for how it can impact usability and user experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, with English fluency.
  • Excited to dive into challenges, and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
  • Javascript programming abilities not required (although any Javascript skills would be useful if you have them)
  • No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities and we accept that some candidates might be new to a couple of the areas we have mentioned.


Nice To Have:

  • Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
  • Strong technical skills.
  • Graphic design skills to complement your web design prowess.
  • Experience working at a creative agency or web design studio of some kind.


About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more 🙂
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Stable and well diversified.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
  • An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).



  • What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
  • Apply online today at
  • Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
  • Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the site.



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