Sending money abroad is intensely personal, and the relationship a sender has with their money transfer provider should be, too. In 2014, we set about building real relationships with our users. When we were only serving the Kenyan diaspora, it was easy for users to feel that Sendwave had been built just for them. The personal touch and small scale was nice, but our mission has always been to make sending money anywhere in the world as easy and affordable as sending a text. In this role, you will help us retain the sense of personal connections we’ve cultivated with our users as we scale globally and from 500,000 monthly users to 5 million and beyond.
The Creative sub team at Sendwave applies its craft with assiduity and heart, no matter how large or small the project is. We actively design creative ideas and deliver with efficiency and speed. We are looking for our next ambitious visual designer to help us in our mission. The majority of the projects will be video-based, however, there will also be layout and visual design-related projects in print and digital.
Reporting to the Art Director, in your first few months, you'll:
Create a variety of engaging design that makes complicated ideas simple across multiple channels, including CRM, social media, in-app, print, etc
Develop resources, guidelines and templates that empower the Growth Marketing team to create beautiful and thoughtful brand expressions
Bring fresh ideas and approaches by combining cultural awareness with an inquiring mind
Ensure quality is high in all aspects of execution
Present creative ideas and work to peers and creative lead
Use research to develop creative solutions for our customers
Research and keep a pulse on design/visual trends and topics
Location: Our company is 100% remote— you can be based anywhere in the the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Senegal. Contractors outside these countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Full time contract
Worldwide: Level 2: $72,400 | Level 3: $85,609
USA: Level 2: $90,400 | Level 3: $107,000
2+ years experience as a designer or art director for an advertising agency or in-house for a global brand
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects and Premier)
Excellent video editing and motion graphics skills
Portfolio that demonstrates strong conceptual thinking, design and video skills
Fluent in English
You might be a good fit if you
Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
Have experience prioritizing and managing workload to meet critical project deadlines
Are able to complete hands-on work while aligning closely with a strategic vision
Have experience working with business and marketing stakeholders, and using their feedback to adapt your work
Approach designing with a testing mindset
Quickly absorb new cultural settings and understand how they impact Sendwave's brand and design strategy
Bonus Points if you...
Are familiar with the diaspora communities we serve
Are fluent in written French, Spanish, Italian, Wolof or Swahili
Have experience working in C2C environments
Have experience with Agile/Kanban methodology