Senior Web Designer

Vaadin

Vaadin is a growing commercial open source company. We are on a mission to help developers build business web apps that end users love. We are passionate about web technologies and great UX. We believe every business user is entitled to the simplicity, beauty and productivity of great UX. Our products help developers to deliver it.

Hello Designer,

Vaadin’s design team is looking for an awesome new team member to shine in the role of a Senior Web Designer.

As a Senior Web Designer, you would collaborate closely with our marketing teams in Finland and in the US, and support them in various developer-led marketing efforts. To give you some examples, in this role you would:

  • Lead design-related discovery, planning and ideation with different marketing teams,
  • Work with the marketing teams, design team and website team to bring your designs to life
  • Typically work on new page designs/implementations, newsletters, digital assets for campaigns and social media, occasional presentations, icons, etc.,
  • Maintain and develop our marketing communications' design system
  • Endure the humour of your designer colleagues on a weekly basis

What you absolutely, positively need to show

  • Great skills at visual design & designing for conversion: Your work is consistently awesome, always on brand, utilizes efficiently the pieces and patterns of the design system and so on… Most importantly, your work is positively impactful, not just great looking.
  • Serious Figma mastery : Our whole team, our work, assets and libraries are all in there. Adobe XD shall thou not use. Photoshop is right out.
  • Top-notch CSS/HTML skills with perhaps a touch of JS to bring your designs to life (note: we’re not looking for a web developer, but a designer who’s able to implement the stuff they create)
  • HubSpot CMS skills and experience in publishing your work and building templates/modules in our content management system of choice.
  • Team skills , obviously. Great overall communication skills in English, remote collaboration skills, experience from working with a team over Slack, ClickUp, Discord, Google Meet etc.

Bonus points for

  • Design Systems experience: using, creating, and maintaining systems of any size. We have our own DS for our web content.
  • Brand building , in broader and more holistic sense than just monogram logos and stationery. We love building our brand in-house.

Location

For reasons, our HQ is mostly online these days. Although, on a more pragmatic note, our design and marketing teams are strongly concentrated in Turku, southwest Finland. In a perfect world, you would be already located here, or curious enough to relocate.

However! This can also be a remote position, e.g. for contract / freelance work. Your timezone should be within UTC-5 … UTC+2 to ensure some shared business hours with our teams. This would place you on the map somewhere between e.g. Canada and Finland – ideally in the middle (a special shout-out to all marketing-oriented designers in Brazil and Greenland!).

What we can offer

For everyone (contractor, freelancer, full-timer) we offer:

  • A global remote-first team experience
  • Friendly, supportive, open-minded designer colleagues
  • Competitive salary and flexible working hours

For a full-timer we also offer:

  • A comprehensive relocation package should you need one
  • A nice package of other benefits and perks
  • Free choice of work equipment

If you’re the person we’re looking for…

Preferably follow the link and send us your up-to-date CV + portfolio (online or pdf), or just email Hannu Salonen, Head of Design at [first name beginning with H]@vaadin.com.