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Freelance Integrated Brand Designer

full-time Starling Bank London

Starling is a bank – but not as you know it. We’re building a bank that is changing banking, and it’s our mission to give customers the opportunity to feel more in control of their everyday money and financial health, so they can enjoy the things that matter most. In 2016 we announced our latest funding round of US$70m and were approved as a bank by the regulator – and one year later we became the first mobile-only current account in the UK.

To support our growth, we’re looking for a passionate integrated brand designer to join Starling Studio, our in-house creative team. We create custom content and campaigns from concept to delivery across social, digital and print.

The role

Within Starling Studio and reporting to our art director you will bring an innovative and fresh craftsmanship to the team, delivering a consistent and exciting visual language to Starling, whilst also working closely with the paid acquisition team and alongside the product design team.

What you’ll do

  • You will be responsible for delivering best in class designs to help maintain and develop the visual aesthetic of Starling
  • Brainstorm and develop creative concepts
  • Take ownership of brand and marketing projects
  • Drive projects from start to finish, working collaboratively across teams on ideation, creation and delivery
  • Update the website with new product launches and announcements
  • Be an active member of the studio, sharing your knowledge and contributing to the design culture within the wider company

What you’ll bring along

  • 3+ years professional experience
  • A portfolio of exciting and groundbreaking creative work
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe CC suite, including, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator as well as Sketch
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary in-house or agency environment, working across multiple channels
  • A curious, passionate and self motivated attitude, open to new ways of working and learning
  • A thirst for knowledge; keeping up to date with social/content trends and techniques
  • A strong eye for composition, colour, typography, movement and depth
  • Good timekeeping skills. We’re a startup so it’s a fast paced, and you’ll need to meet deadlines and demonstrate a level of flexibility to ensure work is completed on time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Collaborative team player and able to take feedback on board
  • Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions
  • Excitement for Starling – you signed up and used the product before

Bonus points

  • Self initiated projects
  • A solid understanding of the fintech space
  • Your insatiable affinity for the latest trends in technology and great design
  • Your own ideas of the future of banking
  • Experience working with a mobile first product
  • HTML5 banner ad design
published: Aug. 31, 2018

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