Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!
About the role
Kraken is expanding our Design team. The company is comprised of experienced and motivated veterans of the technology, design, and finance industries. We are building sophisticated crypto-trading products while having fun along the way. Come help us continue to define and lead this exciting industry.
We are looking for a creative and motivated self-starter with attention to detail and an eye for fun, engaging experiences. A motion designer who can add animations and microinteractions to our products, bringing additional clarity and delight to our apps while fulfilling product and user goals. From storyboarding, to creating custom illustrations, designing animation concepts to high fidelity prototypes, the ideal candidate would create inspirational work and provide clear direction for development teams to implement transitions and animations.
You consider the user experience first and support design decisions with understanding of Gestalt design principles, sensitivity to movement, timing, and composition guided by best practices and data from usability tests and site metrics. You'll be a key member of the design team, collaborating closely with the very best engineers, designers, business leadership, partners and customers in the industry. You will take a leading role defining the global animation styles and libraries for key app features on both Cryptowatch and Kraken.
(Amazing perks, remote teams, stock incentives, flexible hours and open PTO policy make Kraken a great place to work.)
Collaborate closely with designers, product managers, engineers and stakeholders to deliver the finishing polishes of our products and marketing campaigns using motion designCreate specialized deliverables for cross-functional projects on Kraken, Cryptowatch, and other company initiativesApply business objectives into concepts creating mockups of movement in user experiences, and storyboarding animations or videoBring dense data visualizations to life in our product pages and interactive research reportsIncorporate visual pattern-based solutions across platforms, from widescreens to mobileDefine, create, and improve the motion animation tools and processes that accelerate design deliverablesTranslate products into living designs using LottieFiles, mpegs, and other rich media formatsPrototype design interactions to connect and optimize user flowsDemonstrate proficiency communicating throughout the design process while formulating high-level strategy, expressing nuanced visual opinions, and establishing a rich product presence.
At least 4 years of motion design experienceStrong portfolio of latest relevant workUnderstanding of Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges, and formulate a variety of creative problem solving solutionsSensitivity to movement, timing, composition, and negative spaceSolid understanding of user-centered design and UX principlesExpert-level creation of user interaction across screen resolutionsExperience with component-based design tools such as Sketch or FigmaCreative idea generator with a problem solving mindsetAbility to receive constructive criticism to ultimately improve the end resultWilling to take initiative and ownership of tasks and deliverablesUnderstanding of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movementProficiency designing for finance, charting, trading, or data dense applicationsDesire to make the best trading platforms in the world