Lead Visual Designer

  • NerdWallet
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 29/06/2020
Full time IT - Design Marketing

Job Description

NerdWallet’s Brand Studio team is looking for a talented Lead Visual Designer to be a strategic design partner for a consumer-first company. As a member of Brand Studio, you will ideate, design and execute creative solutions that align with NerdWallet’s roadmap. With a start-up mindset and your full range of skills in graphic design art direction – let’s push the boundaries of what's possible to grow and extend the NerdWallet brand. On Brand Studio, we develop and defend our brand expression, build all the creative for our advertising channels, integrated marketing campaigns, our CRM program, content experiences, and our internal brand.

We hope that you are excited by the opportunity to bring meaningful change to the world of FinTech with innovative design that informs, delights, and engages.

Where You Can Make An Impact
  • Work closely with other Brand Studio leads and designers to craft engaging and performant concepts for our integrated campaigns — including landing pages, display ads, social, radio, and video assets.
  • Partner with our marketing team to bring to life creative concepts with brand objectives and our target consumer in mind.
  • Evolve and inspire the NerdWallet brand within the Brand Studio Team and the company at large.


You Are
  • Talented: An outstanding designer and art director with a jaw-dropping portfolio that demonstrates your ability to create inspiring creative solutions for consumers across typical brand advertising channels. You have a demonstrated track record of leading projects from development, through execution, and to success.
  • Visionary: A big thinker – not one to shy away from complex challenges that require new thinking and a willingness to take chances. You have in-depth knowledge of innovative trends and technologies in the advertising and marketing space that you share with the design team to influence and elevate.
  • Strategic: As a creative problem solver, you contribute innovative ideas that build on data and analytics in order to meet business goals.
  • Insightful: You are able to inspire while articulating design decisions. You can effectively communicate your ideas to other designers and stakeholders through strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexible: In a fast-paced, dynamic working environment, you can handle quick feedback loops and be nimble in jumping from campaigns to working on internal projects.
  • Collaborative: You have experience partnering cross-functionally from kick-off to delivery in order to create best in class creative executions.


Your Experience
  • 6+ years of applied design experience, management experience nice to have but not required.
  • An expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma with Photography and Illustration chops.
  • Excellent graphic design skills (layout, typography, color).
  • Working knowledge of Motion Graphics and Interaction Design as well as past program management in JIRA is a plus.


What We Offer
  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • $500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner, and kitchens stocked full of snacks
  • Onsite coffee bar with baristas
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings
  • Generous, flexible vacation

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.