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Visual/UI Designer

Chicago, IL, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.

Job Description

Avant is looking for a Visual/UI Designer to help re-imagine our web presence, lead the design of marketing assets, and improve the user experience of our products. We are looking for a designer that has strong visual and UI design skills, experience visually communicating a brand's story, and is excited about working on all types of design projects. While this designer will initially focus on helping to define the company’s content strategy and re-imagine Avant’s web presence, we are a small team, and this person will eventually be involved in all areas of the design process, including user research and UX design. 

 

Why you are a fit for Avant:

    • Storytelling skills. You are able to compellingly communicate Avant’s story visually to clients and customers.
    • Branding and marketing experience. You have worked across multiple platforms and brands to sell and deliver services and products.
    • Visual design chops. You are an Adobe aficionado (and are ok with learning/using Sketch!) that is able to produce beautiful and effective visual assets.
    • Writing and content strategy experience. You are able to communicate through words and content as well as visuals.
    • Experience with motion graphics, animation, and visual/audio production is a plus.
    • Interested in adding value through design wherever possible. You are excited about working on UI, UX, and even user research projects, as necessary. 
    • Comfortable adapting to new products and processes. Because of the size of the team relative to the size of the company, no two days are the same.

What you do at Avant:

    • Helping to keep brand consistency across all channels and products
    • Assisting in guiding the brand voice for new products
    • Designing content and marketing pages
    • Developing email and paper mail creative
    • Creating digital marketing displays
    • Designing financial dashboards
    • Improving the online application experience for loans and credit cards
    • Designing portions of the iOS and Android application
    • Practice carrying out user research
    • Conducting usability testing on both concept designs and existing products

The perks of working on our team:

    • We have fun and make cool stuff (check out our Dribbble page)
    • Work with some of the most interestingdriven people in Chicago
    • Ability to grow in your role and improve at all aspects of the design process
    • Work directly with business stakeholders to guide the design of high impact projects
    • Be part of a growing company in an exciting part of the fintech industry
    • Data-driven design isn’t just a buzzword, it’s what we do
    • Awesome office space
    • Generous health and vision benefits, 401(k) match, daily lunch stipend, flexible PTO, and on-site gym access
Why Avant is a fit for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And we keep it fun!

We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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