Head of Design at Medean

| Chicago
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Medean is a fast-growing fintech company focused on improving financial literacy and engagement. We are on a mission to simplify personal finance with a next-gen credit score that encourages positive financial decisions and provides guidance to improve financial wellness.

We are a startup in our third year and were recently named a top 50 startup to watch by Built In Chicago, with our user base growing over 20% week over week in 2019. Our office is located in River North and we offer flexible hours and a competitive compensation package. This position is open to remote applicants with exceptional backgrounds as well.

We value transparency, accountability, and community, and have a strong belief that anyone can change and improve their financial situation. Medean is a welcoming employer and would love to have you as part of the team! We look to bring on responsible and compassionate individuals who strive to always improve themselves and the greater community.

About the Position

We are looking for a senior-level designer to take a lead role in our company. You will be responsible for all things related to design, user experience, and branding.

To thrive in this role, you should be:

  • Ambitious self-starter with a passion for all things design; user testing, user experience (UX), graphic design, mobile UI, wireframing, print, etc.

  • Thrive in fast-paced, energetic environments; you can control the conversation(s)

  • High aspirations to lead a design team all the way from Series A to IPO.

  • Challenge and adapt; craft a vision and fight for it, but be ready to handle whatever comes your way.

Key Activities

  • Lead role in the design of our consumer-facing products (Wireframing, UX and UI)

  • Work closely with developers to assist in handing off designs for developers to implement

  • Test live product and prototypes with users to get feedback on the design and functionality.

  • Utilize research and feedback to modify existing and/or create new UI/UX wireframes, user flows, and designs.

  • Create content and designs for email, newsletters, social media, blogs, website and other components of Medean’s products.

  • Build and maintain style guides and templates

  • Plan, develop, and execute strategies to improve our product retention and growth 

  • Oversee all things related to new product development (ideation, design, testing, implementation)

  • Stay on top of what’s happening in design and Fintech


  • At least five years of professional experience with design and user experienceProficient with leading design tools (Figma or Sketch preferred)

  • Focused and clear communicator who values collaboration, transparency, and accountability

  • BS degree in relevant field

Desired, but not required:

  • Financial services and startup experience

  • Experience managing and hiring interns and entry-level employees

  • Experience with tools including Figma, Zeplin, Sketch, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads, Slack, Notion, Google docs, Adobe Suite.


  • Competitive salary and equity offer with an individual and company based bonus plan

  • Health insurance reimbursement

  • Education opportunities and monthly learning budget

  • Weekly team lunches on Friday

  • Incentives for individual personal finance growth

  • Flexible vacation policy

Medean is unable to provide H1-B sponsorship. Remote candidates will be considered with an exceptional background.


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