Lead Visual Designer, Marketing at Gemini

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Help us Build the Future of Money

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian. We built the Gemini platform so customers can buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner.

Digital assets and blockchain technology have the power to transform the world for good. This truth, along with our core values, form the bedrock of our company and culture. At Gemini, no job is too small and no project too big as we endeavor to build the future of money. We are a mission-driven, team-based, inclusive, and determined community of thought leaders who invest in each other and the long game. Join us in our mission!

The Department: Design Tech

In Design Tech, we think comfort zones are the enemy of creativity.  A dynamic team of designers, engineers, researchers, our team blends beauty with tech to create a world-class product interface for our exchange. We are inspired by design, fueled by data, and obsessed with the user, both retail and institution.

The Role: Lead Visual Designer, Marketing

As Lead Visual Designer, you’ll form the cornerstone of content. You’ll join a dynamic team of innovative visual and experience designers as well as developers, working to bring our user experience to the next level. The Lead Visual Designer will liaise directly with our Marketing & Communications teams to create the most compelling and creative ad, social, and video content. Most importantly, you’ll be responsible for the defining how the world views Gemini, evangelizing and educating users about the innovative industry.

This designer will be focused on marketing and brand design while collaborating across the product design team. This individual will support business goals related to brand building, and brand recognition. They will also contribute to building the Gemini brand and have the ability to creatively express the brand across a variety of mediums. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Evolve, explore and apply our visual identity; become fully immersed in the Gemini brand and mission
  • Partner closely with marketing to build a compelling, strategic, and effective content roadmap
  • Lead and work on multiple digital projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Generate clear ideas, concepts and designs of creative assets from beginning to end
  • Execute and produce a mix of graphic, motion, and photographic content 
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team that includes marketing, engineers, and product managers in order to create compelling content for the user
  • Support multiple business lines with creation of digital assets
  • Work closely with the Art Director and marketing partners to formulate, communicate and transform a complex system into a simplistic message
  • Explore new directions and design patterns to meet the requirements while pushing the quality of design forward
  • Oversees the execution of assets, typography, logos, icons and interfaces for multiple platforms
  • Help with leading efforts to the develop ad campaigns and design styles for product launches, features updates, and ad campaigns
  • Support and explore styles for social channels and support comms with social assets
  • Work with marketing to design email and ad campaigns, and content (ex: whitepapers), and print collateral
  • Develop new designs as well as iterate on existing designs for the marketing website

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar role and or formal design training
  • Proficient in Sketch, Figma, Adobe CC, Google Suite
  • Experience designing for the web and mobile, and or familiar with web and mobile design standards and systems
  • Design fundamentalist knowing the rules, but knows how to bend and break them to create innovative solution
  • Clear understanding of visual hierarchy, balance, rhythm, typography and color
  • Ability to problem solve complex concepts with multiple simplistic concepts
  • Strong presentation skills telling a coherent story/POV, relating the work to the overall strategic priority of project and how the design decisions are made in support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience as a visual designer at a digital agency or in-house
  • Ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
  • Expert level skills in Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), the Google suite of apps, and a working knowledge of Sketch/Figma as well as emerging interactive design trends
  • Experience in design targeting users within the finance, technology, or fintech industries specifically 
  • Creative thinker who embraces challenges and new methods of thinking with a holistic and methodical approach

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive base salaries across all departments
  • Ownership in the company via profit sharing units
  • Amazing benefits, 401k match contribution, and flexible hours
  • Snacks, Perks, Wellness Outings & Events

Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

 


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An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Manager, Cash Management

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

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

Team meetings and 1:1s are necessary for communication and productivity, but the daily interactions are what really make you accessible. You need to show genuine interest in everyone professionally and personally. I make a connection with each person so they know they are welcome to stop by my desk or ask for my support outside of “scheduled” time.

Jeanine

Managing Director of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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