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Visual Designer - Illustrator

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June 10, 2021

Visual Designer - Illustrator

Visual Designer - Illustrator
Full Remote
50000 US Dollar - 100000 US Dollar
Bachelor or Master

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About Kraken

Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!

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 are 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.

In our first decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1800 today and we have no intention of slowing down.

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 a versatile hand for exciting, cheerful illustrations. A visual designer who can produce end-to-end intuitive interfaces that connect the design workflow with product goals, with specialty in custom illustrations and icons. From creating moodboards, designing visual concepts to high fidelity mockups and static prototypes, to providing clear guidelines for development teams implementing designs into front-end code. 

You consider the user experience first and support design decisions with understanding of Gestalt design principles, sensitivity to composition and color, with awareness of local and global cultural references – building scalable illustration systems and explainer graphics to help people use cryptocurrency. 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 expanding our 2D and 3D illustration styles within our entire product suite.

Amazing perks, remote teams, stock incentives, flexible hours and open PTO policy make Kraken a great place to work.
  • Create new illustrations and icons to expand and refine our visual product language, building up our internal illustration library
  • Evolve the Kraken and Cryptowatch illustration guidelines and icon systems while maintaining brand consistency and product line continuity
  • Collaborate closely with our marketing design team to translate the expression of our brand identity into product experiences, marketing materials, and explainer videos
  • Collaborate closely with designers, product managers, engineers and stakeholders to deliver end-to-end product experiences
  • Apply business objectives into concepts creating mood boards, visual design concepts, and mockups of intuitive user experiences
  • Prototype and iterate designs to connect and optimize user flows
  • Define, create, and improve the tools and processes that accelerate workflows for other designers, marketers, and developers
  • Demonstrate proficiency communicating throughout the design process from formulating high-level strategy to executing pixel-perfect mockups
  • At least 4 years of professional illustration experience, including experience in illustrating for web and mobile applications
  • Strong portfolio of latest relevant work
  • Understanding of Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges, and formulate a variety of creative problem solving solutions
  • Sensitivity to composition, negative space, and color theory
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design and UX principles
  • Expertise in illustration tools such as Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience with component-based design tools such as Sketch or Figma
  • Creative idea generator with a problem solving mindset
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism to ultimately improve the end result
  • Willingness to take initiative and ownership of tasks and deliverables
  • Understanding of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement
  • Proficiency designing for finance, charting, trading, or data dense applications
  • Desire to make the best trading platform in the world
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