Visual Designer @ Hot Insurance Startup in NYC
[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.]
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.
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What You'll Do
What You'll Get
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
- 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)
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.