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Junior UI/UX Designer

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Avant is looking for a Junior UI/UX Designer to help improve the white-labelled online lending experience that we provide to our financial partners. This role will require the designer to work with clients to define business requirements and provide mockups and experiences in the partner’s brand. The designer will also work with the business development team to create conceptual prototypes and materials to share with future partners.
In additional to assisting with partnership-related projects, this person will help the design team provide UI/UX services across the company. These projects could include things like working on the Avant mobile app, application and financial dashboard experiences, the marketing website, coding emails, and conducting user research.

What you do at Avant

  • Provide designs for partner bank experiences
  • Create conceptual prototypes for business development
  • Define user flows for customer experiences
  • Provide wireframes and mockups for the Avant loan and credit card experiences
  • Help design mobile app experiences for both iOS and Android
  • Conduct user research such as usability testing and user interviews

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • You have 0 - 3 years of experience in design
  • Your goal is to become a full-stack designer with both UX and UI skills
  • You work quickly and are always looking for ways to speed up your design workflow
  • Your visual designs show a fundamental understanding of layout, composition, and hierarchy
  • You have some experience creating user flows, wireframes, and other UX deliverables
  • You’re interested in conducting user research to inform design decisions
  • You have some understanding of HTML and CSS
  • You’re able to quickly work independently after being given some direction
  • You’re comfortable adapting to new products and processes
  • You’re excited about being an advocate for design and design thinking
  • You’re willing to use and improve Sketch, Illustrator, and Photoshop skillset

Why Avant is a fit for you

  • Ability to grow in your role and improve at all aspects of the design process
  • We have fun and make cool stuff (check out our Dribbble page) https://dribbble.com/avantdesign
  • Work with some of the most interesting and driven people in Chicago
  • Work directly with business stakeholders to guide the design of high impact projects
  • Be part of a growing company in an exciting part of the fintech industry
  • Data-driven design isn’t just a buzzword, it’s what we do
  • Awesome office space
  • Generous health and vision benefits, 401(k) match, daily lunch stipend, flexible PTO, and on-site gym access

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd we keep it fun! We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.
222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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