Visual Designer (Brand)

| Chicago
Amount delivers the technology that financial institutions need to create and enhance their digital credit offerings. Built by lending industry veterans, Amount helps partners go digital in months—not years—with a suite of proven product modules for credit decisioning, fraud prevention, account verifications, servicing engines and CRM solutions. Amount partners can optimize performance across product categories by tapping into various service offerings including customer acquisition, funnel and performance assessments, and risk consulting & analytics. Amount clients include financial institutions collectively managing close to $1T in US assets and servicing more than 25 million US customers. Visit www.amount.com for more information.
Amount is looking for a Visual Designer (Brand) to join our rapidly growing design team. The Visual Designer’s primary goals will be to craft high-quality sales enablement tools including visualizations, slide decks, print layouts, illustrations, and more. The designer will also help own the design of the marketing website, provide art direction to agencies (as needed), and create materials for event marketing. This role will require the designer to work with both clients and internal stakeholders to uncover business requirements and provide designs that meet a high-level of craft. 
Amount Design
The Amount Design and Content team is a group of designers and copywriters that work together as a shared service across the organization. Our team of 5 currently includes 2 product designers, 1 visual designer, 1 copywriter, and a Head of Design. The team is divided into 2 collaborative focus areas, Brand Design and Product Design. This role would be within the Brand Design group. 

Responsibilities

  • Create visualizations and slide decks with the business development team
  • Own the Amount website site map and design
  • Design layouts for white papers, sell sheets, and other print collateral
  • Provide art direction for videos, animations, and photo shoots
  • Come up with the visual identity for new products and teams
  • Create swag designs that people love

Qualifications

  • You have 4+ years of experience as a visual designer
  • Storytelling skills. You are able to compellingly communicate a brand’s story and products to clients.
  • Branding and marketing experience. You have worked across multiple platforms and brands to sell and deliver services and products.
  • Visual design chops. You are an Adobe wizard (and Sketch, preferably) able to produce beautiful and effective visual assets.
  • Experience with motion graphics, animation, and visual/audio production is a plus.
  • Interested in adding value through design wherever possible. You are excited about working on UI, UX, and even user research projects, as necessary. 
  • Comfortable adapting to new products and processes. Because of the size of the team relative to the size of the company, no two days are the same.

As part of the Brand Design group you will have the opportunity to lead high-impact design projects and grow within your role. In addition, enjoy various other perks like:
- Exposure to working in both an in-house and agency environment
- Work with an experienced team in a start-up environment that has grown businesses to profitability and successes
- Be a part of a fast growing design team that impacts every part of the organization
- Have fun and make cool stuff (check out our Dribbble page)
- Awesome office space
- Generous daily lunch stipend, health and vision benefits, 401(k) match, flexible PTO, and on-site gym access
Why Amount is a fit for you:
At Amount, we believe our values make a difference:
We value, support, and help each other grow
We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
We succeed when our customers succeed
We get sh!t done… responsibly
And 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
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as access to a 401(k) plan, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like daily free lunch, a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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