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Lead Visual Designer

Full-timeVisual designer$133,000-$176,500*
Remote US
Paid time off
Flexible work schedule
Home office stipend
Professional development opportunities
Stock options
Remote work options
Pet-friendly office policies
Employee discount programs
Parental leave
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At Earnest, we believe in a world where paying for your education takes less time than earning your degree.  Join us on our mission to empower anyone seeking higher education to reduce the total price tag of their degree, supercharge their ability to pay down student debt, and get on the right financial track fast.

A little background on Earnest: We're a remote first FinTech company with an accomplished team who believe consumer lending can be radically improved and are doing something about it. We are disrupting the trillion dollar student loan industry by redefining what it means to be creditworthy. We created a company that combines data science, streamlined design, and technology to:

  • Build products that simplify the lending process
  • Personalize loans to suit the needs of our customers
  • Engage with our customers through more human experiences

What makes an “Earnie” culture: 

Earnest’s culture is as dynamic as the products we’re building and defining every day. We’re a fast-growing company, and that means we’re constantly integrating the new perspectives of every individual.

Earnies define our culture as:

  • Earn Happy Customers
    • Our success comes from anticipating their needs and providing the solutions they’re looking for.
  • Better is Better
    • The path to great means getting better every day. We push ourselves, and each other, to remain curious and think differently.
  • PhD in Moving Fast
    • Our customers are tired of long wait times and large student loan bills so we constantly seek out ways to deliver faster.  
  • Passion for Challenges
    • Perseverance and optimism are just the start to take on the inertia of a national trillion-dollar problem. 
  • Impact is a Team Sport
    • We maximize our impact when we act as one team.

Our Earnies are fun, innovative, and willing to rollup their sleeves to help their team succeed in a fast-paced environment. If this sounds like you, and you want to join us on our mission to radically disrupt a trillion dollar fintech industry, keep reading to find out how. 

As the Lead Visual Designer, you will report to the Head of Product Design and:

Visual storytelling:

  • Take a leadership role in developing a specific experience (e.g., a user path for Earnest Growth, an event booth design) from the initial stages of research and concept development to the final stages.

Design process:

  • Implement a clear, refined, and transparent design process that is consistently utilized to produce high-quality results in collaboration with product designers, marketing teams, growth experts, and internal brand stakeholders.
  • Guide and mentor team members on effective contribution methods.

System thinking:

  • Propose innovative documentation tools or frameworks to enhance the accessibility and ease of updating brand and systems content.

Quality control:

  • Independently devise improved approaches for organizing and constructing UI templates and toolkits.

Growth mindset:

  • Embrace challenges and consistently work in demanding, uncertain, and/or highly constrained situations.
  • Demonstrate continuous visible progress based on feedback.

Impact of this role:

  • Growth - Partner closely with marketing and Growth to design website landing pages to provide a best in class top of the funnel experience with high engagement and conversion.
  • Brand - Contribute to and deliver on our rebranding experience and make sure different parts of the org from marketing to product adopt the new brand.
  • Design systems -  Build a design system from scratch and be responsible for designing and maintaining design system components, UI patterns and documentation for Nucleus.

Ideal background and expertise: 

  • Proficiency in Figma
  • Experience building responsive web and mobile experiences
  • Deep understanding of visual craft, execution, holistic and systems thinking
  • Experience designing WCAG compliant, accessible interfaces
  • Experience using a range of design skills to deliver compelling design solutions to systematic problems 
  • Experience writing documentation and usage guidelines that teach designers and engineers how to adopt our brand
  • Documentation and checklist to maintain brand quality across surfaces
  • Ability to set visual design strategy and set metrics for the team

Earnest believes in enabling our employees to live their best lives. We offer a variety of perks and competitive benefits that include: 

  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans
  • Work anywhere in the U.S. 
  • Mac computers + work from home stipend to set up your home office
  • Monthly internet and phone reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match
  • Robust tuition reimbursement program
  • $1,000 travel perk on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world 
  • Competitive days of annual PTO
  • Annual “my day” 
  • Pet insurance!
  • Competitive parental leave
  • Plenty of Earnest swag, optional in person team gatherings, picnics, celebrations, and plenty of fun virtual events 

At Earnest, we are committed to building an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging enables us to move forward with our mission. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage anyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.  

Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

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A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in ensuring we are compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range and actual starting pay may be based on several factors including but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate location, and budgetary constraints. This number does not necessarily reflect your total compensation, but is a range for your base salary.
Pay Range
$174,000$217,500 USD
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Lead Visual Designer position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $133,000-$176,500*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Earnest
Earnest offers low-interest loans based on your unique financial profile, including student loan refinancing, private student loans, and personal loans.
Website
Industry
Banking, Consumer Lending
Founded
2013
Size
251-1K employees

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