Junior Designer

Kraken Exchange

Full time

USA Remote

Apr 13

About Kraken

Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world’s largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we are growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent.

In our first decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1600 today and we have no intention of slowing down.

About the Role

Kraken is expanding our Design team. The company is comprised of experienced and motivated veterans of the technology, design, and finance industries. We are building sophisticated crypto-trading products while having fun along the way. Come help us continue to define and lead this exciting industry.

We are looking for a creative and motivated self-starter with attention to detail and an eye for beautiful, clean user interfaces. A junior UX/UI designer who can support the design team across multiple projects. From fleshing out flow diagrams from existing wireframes, creating moodboards, polishing high fidelity mockups and static prototypes, and answering questions for development teams implementing designs into front-end code. 

You consider the user experience first and are excited to join design critiques where we are discussing Gestalt design principles and typography, guided by best practices and data from usability tests and site metrics. You'll collaborate closely with the very best engineers, designers, business leadership, partners and customers in the industry. You will take a supporting role exploring design implications of new app features while applying best practices throughout the product.(Amazing perks, remote teams, stock incentives, flexible hours and open PTO policy make Kraken a great place to work.)

Responsibilities

  • Follow creative direction to flesh out wireframes and create mood boards, visual design concepts, and mockups of intuitive user experiences
  • Collaborate closely with other designers to deliver end-to-end product experiences
  • Prototype and iterate designs to connect and optimize user flows 
  • Create desktop versions of existing mobile designs, or vice versa – create a mobile first version solution based on desktop designs
  • Accelerate workflows for other designers and developers using efficient tools and processes
  • Translate layouts using reusable components within a Figma design system
  • Communicate effectively to peers and cross-functional teams throughout the design process

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of product design experience or relevant undergrad degree in Design or HCI
  • Strong portfolio of latest relevant work
  • Understanding of Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges and formulate a variety of creative problem solving solutions
  • Sensitivity to composition, negative space, and typography
  • Understanding of user-centered design and UX principles
  • Creation of user interface across screen resolutions
  • Experience with component-based design systems (Figma, Sketch)
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism to improve the end result
  • Interest in designing for finance, charting, trading, or data dense applications
  • Understanding of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement
  • Desire to make the best trading platform in the world

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of. 


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