Visual Designer @ Hot Insurance Startup in NYC

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 04-02-2018
[We're firmly committed to building a team as diverse as our customers, and so candidates of all stripes—irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation—are encouraged to apply.]

Visual Designer
Our client is hiring a Junior to Mid-Level Visual Designer to join their Brand team. We’re looking for someone that gets excited about how a brand communicates from the way it looks to the way is speaks, from billboards to brochures and presentations. You save things you get in the mail, you snap pictures of your favorite ads, and you always (always) buy from the company that cares about design.

We’re a young (growing) company and when we know something works we execute to the fullest, but we’re also exploring the avenues and channels of where our brand resonates—this means learning quickly, being resourceful, and discovering the places we should double down. You’re ready to get scrappy. You don’t feel limited to a specific medium or application and you certainly don’t feel like a one-trick pony. We might shoot an ad on an iPhone one day, and work with a world-class photographer the next. We’ll take on the flashy projects like redesigning our homepage or working to define our brand guidelines, and we’ll tackle the less glamorous like production work and presentations. But you don’t flinch, because you take any task as an opportunity to explore our brand and make the mundane a moment.

At our client, we’re built on a foundation of design. From our founders to our investors, we know how critical it is that our brand is a differentiator. You’ll learn a lot about what moves the needle in a modern online business, you’ll be a part of (and along the ride for) the growth of a thriving company, and you’ll work with exceptional people that care as much about your personal growth as the growth of the company. We know you’re unique, and we’re determined to find you.

Think you fit the role?

About You

    • You are a positive person that brings excitement to everything you do
    • You enjoy working with visual design across many different mediums
    • You have strong visual chops with a keen eye for beautiful art direction
    • You have a deep understanding of typography, color, composition and grid systems
    • You can clearly articulate design decisions
    • You don’t just think about aesthetic—you consider strategy, context, and voice
    • You find the operations of running a modern digital business interesting
    • You manage your time effectively
    • You thrive in an iterative environment with quick turnarounds
    • You have experience designing for screens and working with developers
    • You have 2+ years experience•
    • You have a strong portfolio showcasing all of the above

Skills (Required)

    • Excellent screen designer for all devices
    • Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
    • Excellent curator with the ability to recognize beautiful art direction, photography, illustration, and storytelling

Skills (Nice-to-Have)

    • Video production skills
    • Illustration skills
    • Motion design and/or prototyping skills
    • Photography skills (even if just amateur)
    • Experience with 3D rendering software
    • Light front-end development
    • Writing chops

What You'll Do

  • You will work with the marketing team to bring efforts to life such as:
    You will also work with Business Development, PR, and Product design on such tasks as:
    And, of course, you will be an integral part of the Marcom department which is consistently developing the core pillars of the Jetty brand.
    • You will work daily with Jetty’s Creative Director as a part of the Marcom team that oversees the creative vision of Jetty, champions that vision throughout every department, and executes it throughout every customer touchpoint.
    • Social advertising (static and video)
    • Display advertising (static and video)
    • Outdoor advertising
    • Activations
    • Promotional materials
    • Email campaigns
    • Website and landing page design
    • Content creation (social and editorial)
    • PR editorial content assets
    • Internal and external presentation design
    • Property promotional materials like brochures and flyers
    • Visual language integration with Product Design

What You'll Get

  • Insurance & Financial Benefits
    • Competitive Salary
    • Clean white desk in our New York City office in the Flatiron neighborhood
    • Any necessary equipment and software
    • Robust office snack program (fresh whole-bean coffee program, “Bottomless" neighborhood coffee tap)
    • Health & Wellness Benefits
    • Free Citi Bike membership for every employee
    • Steep corporate gym discounts at NYHRC & NYSC
    • Health Insurance with Aetna (company-sponsored)
    • Dental Insurance with MetLife (company-sponsored
    • Vision Insurance with Aetna (company-sponsored)
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance [at lesser of 1x salary or $100K] (company-sponsored)
    • Supplemental Life, Voluntary STD & LTD Insurance (employee-paid)
    • Other Personal Finance Benefits
    • 401(k) plan•
    • Commuter transit benefits
    • HSAs & FSAs (employee-paid)

Employee Benefits & Perks

At our client, we offer a wide suite of benefits and perks to employees (one which you'll hopefully evaluate and expand upon):

 Office Food & Beverage Benefits
- Robust office snack program
- Fresh, whole-bean coffee program
- “Bottomless" neighborhood coffee tap

Health & Wellness Benefits
- Free Citi Bike membership for every employee
- Steep corporate gym discounts at NYHRC & NYSC

Insurance Benefits
- Health Insurance with Aetna (company-sponsored)
- Dental Insurance with MetLife (company-sponsored)
- Vision Insurance with Aetna (company-sponsored)
- Basic Life and AD&D Insurance (company-sponsored)
- Supplemental Life, Voluntary STD & LTD Insurance (at FTEs' discretion)

Other Personal Finance Benefits
- 401(k) plan with Betterment (company-administered)
- Commuter transit benefits, HSAs & FSAs (at FTEs' discretion)


About

The insurance industry is in dire need of a rethink, having failed customers across every dimension that matters to the modern consumer: products that meet critical needs; experiences that are customer-centric, design-focused and technology-enabled; and general business practices that are transparent and fair. Our client is changing that.

The DNA of the Company is rooted in cutting-edge technology and a belief in the transformative power of good design. Everything we do is conceived of through these two lenses.

Oh, and while you can be forgiven if the word "insurance" doesn't initially evoke visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, we can't help but feel there's something exciting about the chance to create an iconic consumer brand and give a 21st-century facelift to a 500-year-old, 500-billion-dollar industry whose products pretty much everyone buys.

The Company was founded in 2015 and launched in April 2017. We've raised $15.5M so far from top-tier VC investors in both Silicon Valley and New York City, have risk capital backing from Munich Re (a nearly $300B balance sheet), and have closed partnerships with some of the biggest real estate companies in the country, including Blackstone and Tishman Speyer. Our growing team of over 25 works mostly out of HQ in Manhattan's Flatiron District, in addition to our satellite office in Hartford, CT.
 
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