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Visual Designer

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We are a security startup working to protect the critical systems of organisations ranging from global corporations to NGOs. Our clients are in the crosshairs of some of the most sophisticated adversaries in the world ­organised criminals, foreign intelligence agencies & terrorists. Our job is to build systems that can identify and prevent their attacks and we’ve been successful enough that our presence on networks has been enough to scare off attackers and we recently raised $100 million from Google Capital to take our platform global.

We’re looking for a senior designer who can lead defining a beautiful and distinctive aesthetic for our interfaces and tools.

You obsess over details and have a passion for crafting icons, layout, color, typography, copy, and illustrations, for beautiful, functional, and surprisingly simple design solutions. You delight users with subtle and invisible interfaces while providing high affordances for usable workflows through iterative user testing.

Your role is to own the consistent visual treatment of components, optimising visual usability and maintaining product brand. Create visual hierarchies, enforce gestalt principles and define the product’s visual language. Work on detailed icon, layout, color, typography, copy, and illustration design. You'll be working closely with UI engineers on expanding and improving our living style guide & defining animations to help bring complex data to life. Sketch & mockup information hierarchies to communicate user models and workflows You'll be working as part of a team and assist Product Managers and UX Designers with UX workflows, prototype building and user testing.

Responsibilities

● Sweat the small details that communicate quality and craftsmanship
● Produce high­ quality visual designs from concept to execution iteratively
● Craft and curate a product’s visual design language and communicate it using written, graphical, and a coded style guide.
● Collaborate with the Marketing team to define and maintain the brand’s look and feel and ensure all creative broadcast across all channels lives up to the highest quality of the company’s visual standards
● Work with UI Engineers to produce illustrations, icons, diagrams, templates, and style guide edits

Requirements

● Strong portfolio demonstrating user experience knowledge and clean visual design sense
● Solid visual design expertise in: Typography, layout, color, and brand systems.
● Demonstrated mastery in the formal elements of design, including typography, layout, balance, proportion, emphasis, and unity
● BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or commensurate experience
● Enthusiasm for an iterative design process, driven by group critique
● Deep understanding of information design, gestalt principles, and the human visual­ cognitive system
● Technical understanding of interface design in an Agile development environment
● Experience in Sketch, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop.

Bonus

● Icon design and illustration
● Craft micro­interactions to delight users
● Working knowledge of HTML/CSS and can contribute to a living style guide
● Prototype in Pixate, Framer.js, AfterEffects, or other prototyping tools
● Comfortable with Git version control workflows

This role is a 3 months contract that could get extended should the Talent fit with our needs and is qualified for our business. Pay will be based on salary history and experience, when applying please provide that information.
THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED. All applicants that apply should be available for start and interview ASAP.

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