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Graphic Designer (Content + UX) - 6 months contract

By Sahana Murthy on January 24, 2021 · Announcements

 

Graphic Designer (Content + UX) - 6 months contract (Remote Work)

 LOVELAND Technologies LLC

 

We are looking for a creative, passionate graphic designer who can join our team for a large redesign effort over the next 6 months, to help with our branding, marketing & UX efforts and our growth roadmap. 

This is a part-time position with a competitive compensation structure & a remote work environment. The timeframe for the contract is 6 months, however, based on performance we may extend the role beyond the initial 6 months. The job requires understanding marketing, sales & customer pain points & our product roadmap.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who is looking to explore a career in a new industry - software & data in the data and startup space. We are growing quickly, and as a result there are plenty of design opportunities to amp up our growth & marketing. Some experience with product & UX design is an absolute bonus. If you are looking for a fun, flexible, remote & fast paced environment, then look no further. We are a small but growing team and we want you to grow with us.

The ideal candidate needs to be a motivated self-starter and have a keen interest for design, creativity, consistency & UX/usability. 

To apply

We invite all qualified applicants to submit their resume & design samples for this position by emailing us at krista@landgrid.com (Executive Assistant at LOVELAND Technologies, LLC).

Please include your portfolio or design samples, because applications without samples will not be considered.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Web design & branding collateral:
      • Help create new branding collateral from logos, fonts, to color palettes to banners etc for our company & product branding
      • Help with the redesign of our website and products
  • Content marketing collateral:
      • Consistently help with building product collateral - company & product slide decks, product data sheets, ebooks, whitepapers, email & webinar templates & banners, brochures etc.
      • Conference & events collateral
      • Web design - help marketing in designing and creating new web pages 
  • Product / UX:
    • A bonus if you are able to help with our product UI & UX design as well.
  • Work closely with the marketing, sales & software development team on design & collateral requirements 
  • Contribute to the company’s branding & design efforts
  • Ability to split your time on a weekly basis between content & product design requirements
  • Ability to work & help scope multiple templates and design deliverables for the team to review & approve

 

Good skills to have

We’d love to know if you have experience with any of the following, but please don’t count yourself out if you don’t: 

  • Experience with content design
  • Experience working in a remote-first environment
  • Familiarity with design tools & suites - Adobe design suite - illustrator, photoshop, indesign and other OSS and available design templating tools
  • A keen eye for product usability & UX 
  • Bonus points for web design

Job Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in content design in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in interpreting team & product requirements, & converting them into design deliverables
  • Ability to work quickly on tight timelines

 

Hours 

15-20 hours per week as a remote contract position; 6-months extendable term ideally starting in February 2021.

 

To apply

We invite all qualified applicants to submit their resume & design samples for this position by emailing us at krista@landgrid.com (Executive Assistant at LOVELAND Technologies, LLC).

Please include your portfolio or design samples, because applications without samples will not be considered.

 

About LOVELAND Technologies LLC

LOVELAND Technologies is a Detroit-based nationwide parcel data & mapping software company and we run the site landgrid.com. We are headquartered in Detroit, however we are a remote & distributed team with members of the team working out of multiple locations across the USA. 

Landgrid Parcel Data - We have collected and standardized a high quality nationwide dataset of over 147 million land parcel data, covering over 97% of residents in the USA. 

We offer our data services in multiple formats to customers across all private and public sector verticals as bulk data files & API. Over the last several years we have created a successful suite of products, a growing customer base and project portfolio and an effective organization. We also have a Mapping as a Software product that allows our customers to map & survey with the parcel data we have collected..



Loveland CEO Letter: 8 Years in 70 Seconds + UP Winter Pics

By Sahana Murthy on January 21, 2021 · Announcements


Happy New Year, all.

Sharing a short video that visualizes 8 years of land data growth in 75 seconds; a reminder that it’s easy to reach out to the Loveland team any time, and, just because it’s the season, some winter pics from the snowy north.

Our co-founder and CTO, Larry Sheradon, recently blew my mind when he made this short time-lapse of our nationwide dataset growing by the day from 2013 through the present: https://youtu.be/rfgh7aqRx7I



Our whole job at Loveland is to make it easy for you to access and work with this land and property information. As a refresher, we can do that for you in a variety of complimentary ways:


We try to lay it all out neatly at landgrid.com, but with so many options and so much data, you can always reach us at team@landgrid.com to tell us what you’re looking for or trying to accomplish and we’ll get back to you within a day to help you find the right solution.

And while I’m here, since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter, I can’t not share some views of what it looks like in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula right now.

The Loveland team is spread out across the country, but this is the current view through the window of our home office in Calumet, where Mary and I have relocated full-time from Detroit since March, trading skyscrapers for frozen stalactites — a different, but equally inspiring view:



This is “pancake ice” on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake on earth (well, largest by surface area — there’s a deeper one in Russia that’s smaller on the surface, but has more volume… I’ll still give it to Superior, though):



This is the glow of lights in town bouncing off low-flying lake effect clouds in a light snow on a cross-country ski trail:



This is new-fallen snow on a freshly groomed trail — getting outdoors and skiing has become my go-to way to unplug and recharge outdoors in winter:



This is an ice formation on a frozen, rocky beachscape — my rock picking is basically on pause until spring at this point, though I’ve got a couple of rock tumblers going around the clock in the garage: 



I’ve got too many of these pictures, so I’ll stop there, but the landscape is amazing, and land is more than data about land, so I wanted to share. Depending on where you are in the world, I hope you’re still finding joy in the seasons and the outdoors if you’re experiencing short, cold, gray days. Hang in there.

Watch out for more exciting product updates coming from the Loveland team this year. The products are already outstanding, but we’re not resting on our laurels. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected to the land,


Happy Mapping!

Jerry Paffendorf

team@landgrid.com

313-649-LAND

2020 - EOY Parcel Data Report

By Sahana Murthy on December 15, 2020 · Announcements

The holiday season is upon us and we will soon be entering the new year! 

The Loveland team looked back at 2020 and all the improvements we have made this year to our parcel dataset and put those stats together into this nifty little report that we call the - "EOY - Parcel Data Report".

 


This report is a 1:1 comparison of our key parcel KPI's between Dec 2020 and Dec 2019.
And we couldn't be prouder of our team & product!

Here are a few snapshots from the report:

 





The report is a quick glimpse of an entire year's work focused on improving the quality, recency, coverage & completeness of our data.
We have come so far but we feel like we are only getting started.
Because we have even better things lined up for our product roadmap next year.

In the words of our CEO - Jerry Paffendorf:
"If you are a customer, thank you. And if you’re not yet, we’d like to hear from you."

 




While the report is absolutely amazing, nothing beats a good old fashioned banter between Loveland team members (Jerry Paffendorf & Sahana Murthy) discussing the year 2020, the challenges everyone in the world faced this year and the efforts we have made to improve our data & the exciting things we have in store on our 2021 roadmap.

So join them live today, Dec 16th at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT on "The Talking Grid ", our video webinars.
Register here to save your spot - https://www.crowdcast.io/e/2020---wrap-up--eoy 

 



That's a wrap on 2020 from the Loveland Team! 
Oh we mean we won't be spamming you until next year. :)
But we are here and available if you need us or our parcel data the rest of the year and first thing next year as well. Just holler at parcels@landgrid.com.

On behalf of the entire Loveland Team, we wish you all a very happy, safe & healthy holidays! 

Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland

http://landgrid.com

team@landgrid.com

313-649-LAND

Dec 2020 - US-Mexico Border Map Project

By Sahana Murthy on December 10, 2020 · Announcements

And just like that, we are in December! So much has happened this year, one email won’t be sufficient to summarize all of that. 

To help with the summary, we are putting together an end of the year report on our parcel data, which we will share just before the holidays.

That said, this December update is super special, because it is purely focused on a special project that the Loveland team worked on and put together recently to wrap up the year.

US-Mexico Border Map Project

Our team here at Loveland has been curious to take a deeper look at land along the US-Mexico border for a while, and this month we decided to make public an interactive map with an accompanying report!

The US-Mexico border is the subject of, shall we say, “vigorous debate” politically - but although much ink has been spilled, our team felt like there has been little said about the current state of the land which lies along its 2,000 miles. This is our attempt to look at the facts on the ground, by applying our parcel data to the task.






The US/Mexico border spans about 2,000 miles, four states and an incredibly diverse array of biomes ranging from major urban areas to swaths of desert. In recent years, the border (and immigration more broadly) has become a political flashpoint. 

Here at Loveland, we realized that our nationwide parcel data was perfect to answer some basic questions that we hadn't heard much about in the media coverage.
Specifically:
1) Who actually owns border parcels where the wall is being proposed?
2) What does current land use look like along the border?


Our team dug deeper into the data and the above questions through this project. 

Read the entire report here -



Along with improving the overall coverage, recency and quality of our parcel data, this year our data team has been working tirelessly in creating nationwide standardized land-use codes using the “Land Based Classification System” LBCS guidelines by APA.

These same codes were applied to the land parcels along the border for a deeper analysis into the significance & ownership of these properties.

This is just one example of the kind of analyses that one can do with data as fundamental as parcel information, coupled with USPS vacancy & nationwide land-use code classification. 



If this data is of interest to you or if you’d like to build cool interactive maps like the one shown above, please reach out to us at team@landgrid.com

Also, please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions/feedback on the border map project. 

That’s the December update for you.

Watch out for our EOY Parcel Data Report -  key improvements & enhancements made to our data through the course of this year!

Until next time, have a wonderful rest of your December.  As always, feel free to reach back to us at team@landgrid.com!


Happy Mapping!

Team Loveland