Lead Visual Designer

Earnest·San Francisco, CA

Matias Honorato

Matias Honorato Hiring

Marketing ·Earnest ·

Want to revolutionize finance?

Earnest is a financial technology company changing consumer lending. We are a team of math nerds, designers, computer geeks and innovators going after a huge market by creating a company built on flawless design, powerful software, advanced data science and an incredible client experience. We believe that if we fundamentally re-engineered the experience of borrowing money, it would look and feel completely different to how it does today.

As our Visual Designer, reporting to the Head of Design, you will define and create the way the Earnest brand presents itself to people at multiple touchpoints. Specifically:

Marketing Design — Work with our marketing team to concept and create assets that engage and compel users. This includes current digital marketing (like landing pages, infographics, and emails) as well as concepting new directions as we grow. Visual Product Design — Partner with Product Designers to create visual moments in the product. This ranges from designing emotional parts of the user experience to charts to defining our iconography alphabet. Brand Evolution — Move the Earnest aesthetic forward as a leader in its field and a brand people want to engage and identify with. You’ll lead thinking on overall brand feel to imagery style to color choices. Thinking about finance can be difficult, scary, and bewildering to people, but also empowering and, quite literally, life-changing. In this role, you will embrace that complexity to create work that is approachable and emotionally compelling.

The ideal candidate will have:

5+ years of professional visual design experience for digital surfaces.

Practiced excellence in design fundamentals and user understanding.

Adept illustration skills. Animation skills are a plus.

The ability to understand business needs and work cross-functionally with other departments.

Proven experience to generate clear ideas, articulate concepts, and bring them to life.

Experience developing brand style guides that are not only clear but inspiring.

The ability to develop creative, engaging work that you are proud of within the guidelines of a brand and restrictions of a medium.

A natural interest in staying up to date on design standards, trends, and points of inspiration.

Experience working collaboratively with other designers to create great work that is consistent across the brand.

Expert proficiency in Sketch, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Earnest Perks & Benefits:

Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans Employee Stock Purchase Plan 401(k) plan to allow you to save for retirement plus a company match Tuition reimbursement program $1,000 flight on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world and a self-serve vacation plan Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.


Full Time

Earnest is a technology enabled lender that rewards financially responsible people with better rates than traditional lenders.