Senior Visual Designer

Technology – Product Design /
Full-time /
About Upstox

Upstox is a leading fintech company that empowers traders and investors through its innovative mobile and web app. We offer a comprehensive suite of asset classes, including Stocks and IPOs, Futures and Options, Commodities, Mutual Funds, Sovereign Gold Bonds, and more upcoming, making us a frontrunner in revolutionising the trading and investing experience.

Driven by a mission to simplify trading and investing, Upstox aims to make it accessible and affordable for everyone. Through our state-of-the-art, commission-free platform, we empower individuals, from novice investors to seasoned traders, to make informed investment decisions across multiple categories. Our unwavering focus on customer needs and our commitment to providing personalised, powerful tools have fueled our remarkable growth. We've witnessed a surge of 800% in our customer base, from 25,000 in 2017 to 200,000 in 2019, and continued to grow at an exponential rate in 2020, with over 3 million customers entrusting us with their investment decisions. This growth trajectory has propelled us to become an industry leader in India.

The Team
We are a team of highly skilled product, design, technology, and finance professionals, and we are constantly seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our high-energy team. As we expand our Product Design teams across all verticals (UX, UI, Research), we are looking for passionate individuals who thrive on transforming complex technical and financial problems into simple, customer-friendly solutions. If you share our passion for innovation and customer delight, you will find a fulfilling and rewarding career at Upstox.

Role Overview
Upstox is seeking a highly experienced and creative Senior Visual Designer to join our Product Design team. This is a new role within the Product Design department. Hence, as the first representative of this function, your expertise in visual design and illustration will be instrumental in shaping the visual identity and enhancing the user experience of our mobile and web products. Collaborating closely with UI Designers, UX Designers, UX Motion Designers, and UX Writers, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our users enjoy a visually appealing, delightful, and intuitive experience.

Please note: As part of the Product Design department, you will contribute primarily to the products’ user experience, with Brand or Marketing design requirements rarely coming your way.

What you’ll do
- As the first representative of this function within the Product Design department, you will take ownership of the use and application of visual design and illustrations across the product ecosystem.
- You will conceptualize and create high-quality, visually appealing creatives that enhance the user experience across Upstox's suite of products.
- You will uphold and contribute to the visual design language and guidelines, ensuring consistency and a unified brand experience across all touchpoints.
- You will collaborate effectively with UI Designers, UX Designers, UX Motion Designers, and UX Writers to ensure your creatives support a seamless user experience, present a compelling visual story, and inject delight across all product interfaces.
- You will actively participate in design reviews and critiques, incorporating feedback and iterating on designs to achieve the best possible outcomes.
- You will stay abreast of emerging design trends, tools, and technologies to bring innovative and cutting-edge visual solutions to the team.

Who you are

- You have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Design, Fine Arts, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
- You have at least 5+ years of experience in an agency or product environment.
- You have a strong portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct design contributions.
- You have experience with contributing creatives to the interfaces of mobile and web applications is preferred, but not a prerequisite.
- You have proven experience creating and implementing visual design systems.
- Experience with the same across platforms in an iterative software development environment is preferred, but not a prerequisite.
- You have in-depth knowledge of illustration techniques, ability to work with diverse visual and illustration styles, and a keen eye for detail.
- You are proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), as well as allied tools, such as Figma or Sketch.
- You demonstrate problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical possibilities and constraints as they apply to designing for platforms such as responsive web and mobile.
- You have experience working in a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams.
- You have excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to articulate conceptual ideas and design rationale within a user-centred design process.
- You understand UX and UI principles and the ability to translate them into visually appealing designs.

Bonus points
Experience with creating 3D illustrations.