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Wave is hiring a

Brand Designer

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....

How you'll help us achieve it

We are looking for a brand designer to support digital and motion design at Wave. Projects will range from print-based, layout, production, and visual design work.

While the work will be based on our brand identity and guidelines, you will have a hand in forming visuals and creating assets for the Product Brand. This is a highly collaborative role that will report to the Design Lead and work closely with other Designers and Product Marketing Managers of different countries to make extraordinary brand design work.

As a Brand Designer, you’ll:

  • Help distinguish and evolve the visual brand at Wave, with a strong focus on motion design
  • Create a variety of materials including social media graphics, blog graphics, recruiting materials, newsletters graphics, print assets, and more using our current visual language
  • Adhere to project requirements and concepts while taking direction from the Design Lead
  • Deliver creative and engaging visual assets and motion design
  • Create print assets for BTL marketing, events, and activations
  • Collaborate closely with peers across leadership, distribution, design and brand
  • Manage medium to large-scale projects independently
  • Manage ambiguity effectively and influence the direction of your projects by identifying new opportunities and methods
  • Communicate strategic thinking and design decisions to a variety of partners
  • Contribute to quality of design in the creative team by offering insightful feedback during team pairing sessions
  • Balance multiple deadlines simultaneously

Key details

  • Remote position and can work remotely from anywhere (between UTC -5 and +4) with reliable Internet access
  • Our team meets in a market country every two months for retreats, which are one week in length. Wave covers all costs associated with travel to and from the market country.
  • Our salaries are competitive and are calculated using a transparent formula
  • Subsidized health insurance for you and your dependents and retirement contributions (both vary from country-to-country)
  • 6 months fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
  • Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
  • $10,000 annual charitable donation matching

Requirements

  • Fluent in English
  • 4 - 6 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong visual and communications design skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Interest in creating polished, conversion-focused marketing campaigns
  • Experience with motion design, animation, and video editing
  • Excellent typography, vector, and illustration skills
  • Experience in designing for a variety of print applications
  • Strong communication and organization skills - this role is cross-functional
  • Are comfortable working with existing brand guidelines
  • Have a growth mindset and are eager to learn new things
  • Please submit a portfolio when applying to this role

You might be a good fit if you

  • Fluency in French will be a nice to have
  • Are detail-oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do
  • Are a self-starter and proactive about achieving ambitious targets
  • Are able to work quickly and take initiative for projects
  • Embrace collaboration in the creative process and cross-functional communication
  • Have experience giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Love owning projects - you're autonomous yet know when to escalate problems
  • Are intellectually curious, creative in the way you go about tackling problems, and embrace failure as a means to spark innovation and growth
  • Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication when it comes to coordination. Priorities can change quickly and making sure everyone is on the same page is important
  • Are a strategic thinker and able to see an idea through conception to execution
  • Have a background working in fintech in Africa or mobile money

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Sequoia, Stripe, Founders Fund, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.