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Gust - Senior Visual Designer

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THE STORY OF GUST

Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs are driven to start companies fueled by bright ideas they dream will take flight. Trouble is, starting-up a successful high growth company is hard work and confusing. Entrepreneurs are hungry for guidance and direction as they travel the path of initiating, running, and funding their venture. They form the basis of an ecosystem of companies, angel groups, and advisors that drive the small business economy in the U.S and internationally.

We at Gust are at the center of this ecosystem, quietly generating online tools and services that support the intrepid entrepreneur on the path to funding.

 

THE POSITION

We are looking for a full-time Senior Visual Designer to join the Gust team. The ideal individual has a passion for creating beautifully simple experiences for our growing suite of tools and services for the startup ecosystem.

The ideal candidate has a strong UI design background and portfolio which demonstrates experience transforming complex web-based products into something simple and engaging. This candidate is responsible for introducing beauty across our products, from the general design framework to the svg animations which thoughtfully provide visual cues and bring the experience to life.

Although your specialty is UI design, you have a strong understanding of UX principles and best practices, or better yet; you consider yourself a hybrid UX/UI designer. You never take a wireframe at face value with static page by page designs. Rather you bring a fluidity of the journey into your designs, able to take in the big picture as well as the details, working collaboratively with UX designers on the overall experience and design system. You are a strong conceptual thinker that enjoys being a part of the initial creative process and working collaboratively to elevate the experience.

Qualifications

Ability to create and own the UI design style with a keen eye for aesthetics A proactive desire to “raise the bar” of design across products Solid knowledge of responsive and adaptive design principles with demonstrated experience Understanding of UX principles and best practices Ability to customize and create icons and illustrations, leveraging our vector icon library Proficiency in design programs like Sketch or Photoshop The ability to both work independently as well as part of a team Strong communication and teamwork skills—ability to collaborate and communicate effectively to both designers and developers A self-starter—able to take initiative and ownership whenever the need arises Excellent presentation and communication skills Bonus Points Knowledge of SVG creation and animation Prototyping experience Knowledge of HTML/CSS and development skills BENEFITS Things you’ll like a lot! Competitive salary, Health Benefits, 401k, FSA, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, access to C-Suite executives at new and exciting companies, support for learning on the job and personal projects, lunches, massages, discounted gym memberships, ping pong table, and super secret company outings. Things you’ll love! Amazing co-workers with diverse past expertise, Great location in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, Unlimited vacation, Invitations to industry events, Transparent and approachable executives. INTERESTED? Tell us about you! Please include a link to your online portfolio or URLs with your resume.
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