Junior Brand Designer - Typographer

Remote

Full Time Entry-level / Junior
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About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the role
As the Junior Designer, you will be working closely with a passionate Marketing team responsible for strategizing, ideating and producing a variety of modern marketing assets to engage our Kraken clients, reach new clients as well as educating the community all about crypto.
Perhaps you've had one or two design jobs, (or an amazing portfolio), and you feel ready to join a world-class team of design talent, you will use your previous experience working with brands to bolster our visual branding and push our design across many mediums including; websites, video, events, advertising and much more. In this role, you will be a mover and shaker with a positive energy, pragmatically working to help the business, engage and attract clients, while keeping an eagle eye on everything that passes through vision.

What you'll do in your first 30 days:

  • Get to know the Kraken team, the brand, and the competitive space
  • Rapidly get up to speed and deliver production ready assets
  • Wrap your mind around the current workflows, project management and existing branding
  • Begin to design elements to supercharge team projects

In your first 60 days:

  • Begin to take on projects and grow your skillset from design to communications
  • Lead and own design projects with minimal oversight
  • Push the Kraken brand assets to be more engaging, delightful and usable
  • Partner with both Marketing and other Kraken teams to help where you can, and make the best possible design happen.

In your first 90 days:

  • Take on more projects, present to key stakeholders, and develop your skillset
  • Build your internal brand to be a valued member of the organization
  • Push for projects you think will have an impact, and have a plan to enact them

Requirements

  • 2-3 years of experience in startups or advertising, working with a variety of teams on a multitude of projects
  • Graphic design academic background, or two or more years of typography experience
  • Ability to take an asset and produce a variety of deliverables in pixel perfect form
  • A strong online portfolio showcasing pixel perfect design work, balanced with the thinking explained and process work shown
  • Epic skills with Adobe CC, and a passion for learning new softwares like Sketch / Figma
  • You see typefaces as forms with figure/ground, and are excited about details like apertures and finials
  • You see typography as an integral and expressive part of visual communication, and understands its inherent power in conveying elegance and sophistication
  • Understanding of the development process and experience working with developers
  • Design passion in all aspects of modern design, from Powerpoint to working within design systems
  • Excellent communication skills and "can-do" attitude
  • Passion for new/world changing technologies
  • Desire to thrive within a fast-paced, emerging industry with a variety of design challenges.

Nice to haves

  • Experience in Crypto or an avid fan of the industry
  • Remote working experience
  • The ideal Junior Designer candidate has an eagle eye for detail, follows an efficient process, is technically adept and has an innovative mindset with a proven track record of achievement
  • Oh and a deep passion for crypto!
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We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  
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