Digital Designer at Supernova Technology

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Founded in 2014 and having grown to 90 global team members, Supernova offers the industry’s first and only cloud-based, fully customizable, end-to-end software solution to automate securities-based lending (SBL) from origination through the life of the loan. By combining thought leadership in suitability and risk management with industry-leading education and the latest technology, Supernova enables advisors to deliver holistic, goals-based advice and to help their clients achieve financial wellness. We partner with the industry’s largest banks, most prominent insurance companies and leading online brokerages to democratize access to securities-based lending and better the entire financial ecosystem.

We are looking for a Digital Designer to be the central hub of all things design-oriented in the company. Our Digital Designer must work well in a fast-paced, startup environment and hold themselves accountable to a higher level of creative standards. You will be working on a wide variety of projects including user interfaces, interactive prototypes, landing pages, html emails, banner ads, presentations, brand style guides and videos, etc.

You will report to our Senior Digital Designer and will work closely with business owners, product managers, developers and marketers, etc. It will be your job to take feedback from across departments and teams and apply it accordingly.


  • Design and evaluate human work systems, using human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to optimize usability, quality, and performance.
  • Collect data through direct observation of work activities and witnessing the conduct of tests
  • Assess the user-interface and usability characteristics of Supernova’s products and applications.
  • Perform functional and task analysis using tools such as checklists and surveys of business partners.
  • Advocate for end users in collaboration with other professionals, including engineers, managers and customers.
  • Develop and implement research methodologies or statistical analysis plans to test and evaluate developmental prototypes used in new products or processes.
  • Analyze complex systems to determine potential for further development, production, compatibility, or usefulness in a particular area.
  • Write, review, or comment on documents, such as proposals, test plans, or procedures.
  • Provide human factors technical expertise on topics such as advanced user-interface technology development.
  • Design cognitive aids, such as procedural storyboards for all user experience projects company-wide.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline
  • 1-3 years of designing experience with a strong emphasis on visual design detail
  • A solid understanding of digital design and UX design – site architecture, functionality, interaction patterns and navigation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with a variety of software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, XD or similar), Sketch, Visual Studio Code, iMovie, etc.
  • Experience with prototyping tools, including Marvel App, Invision App, Axure, etc.
  • Knowledge of web/digital technologies (HTML and CSS)
  • Knowledge of print design production and video production
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; meet deadlines and be flexible to changing priorities; ability to manage time
  • Passion and curiosity for all things design, desire to stay current in the field; empathy to put themselves in the shoes of the user; meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to thoughtfully present and rationalize creative work

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Do you like fine art, modern furniture, poké crunch wraps and beer arcades? Then you'll love our office space near the corner of Chicago and Franklin.

An Insider's view of Supernova Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our vibe is really fun and energetic! It is an open spaced loft in River North. Nobody has an office and even the CEO and CTO sit in rows of desks with all of the other employees. People are always working together. We have a fridge and pantry stocked with snacks, a pool table and casual dress.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Supernova enables wealth management firms to offer securities-based loans, an attractive liquidity solution, to their clients. Historically, setting up SBLs was very cumbersome. Our solution not only supports competitive borrowing rates, but is also easy to use and includes robust collateral management and risk monitoring capabilities.


Sr. Vice President of Business Development

What makes someone successful on your team?

One quality that comes to mind is a positive attitude. When one brings a positive energy into their workspace their teammates draw from it and everyone is more productive as a whole. Successful people are open to advice — different perspectives shed light on problems and provide insight that one may not discover on their own.


Security/Dev Ops Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

When we started Supernova, we wanted to create a culture of open communication and collaboration to share ideas and best practices. No one has an office. I sit with the rest of the team and purposely keep my calendar as clear as possible so I can participate and be involved in organic discussions that are often my favorite part of the day.


Head of Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about being able to calculate the probability of call in our collateral management system; which combines advanced statistical analysis and financial knowledge to predict the performance of all the holdings in the collateral accounts. We want to provide the most accurate and configurable financial data to our clients.


Quantitative Risk Analyst Intern

What are Supernova Technology Perks + Benefits

Supernova Technology Benefits Overview

Exceptional benefits package Equity-linked compensation. A vacation policy designed to achieve work-life balance. Frequent team lunches to help keep us all connected. Office pool table complete with regular tournaments. Matching 401(k) program.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Supernova has a Party-Planning Committee that plans all kinds of fun events for our team.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Supernova hosts several company outings each year
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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