Junior Visual Designer

 Carrot
 April 7, 2021
 San Diego United States

YOU: A creative designer with a passion for creating & maintaining the visual language that constitutes the Carrot Brand!

US: Rural. Remote. Bootstrapped. SaaS. Profitable. 3x Inc. 5000 list. Carrot.com.

Carrot is a fast-growing SaaS company that helps small businesses, in particular, real estate investors and high-performing real estate agents, cut through the clutter online to grow leads and revenue with our lead gen and content marketing tools. That’s what we do… that’s what we challenge ourselves to be the best in the world at. But our “why” is what truly excites us every single day we show up to work.

OUR WHY:
To Add Humanity To Business and Help People Regain Time In Their Lives For The Things That Matter.”

6 years, 3 Inc. 5000 awards, 38 full-time team members, ZERO funding, and 8,000+ customers and counting… we discovered that the simple idea AND “small niche market” were both bigger than we thought and we’re eyeing our next challenge ahead to impact tens of thousands more small businesses in real estate and beyond.

That’s where you come in. We want to be a feather in your cap. We want to help YOU have a huge win under your belt for this next phase of your career and to always say, “I’m a part of building something special”.

Learn more about what we do @ Carrot.com →

This is our most recent team photo from our company-wide virtual retreat in January 2021!

More About The Role

As a Junior Visual Designer at Carrot, you will spend 50% on marketing design and 50% on UX Design. Marketing Design work will include graphics creation for social media campaigns, email campaigns, event and webinar graphics and other marketing collateral. UX Design work will include participating in user research, prototyping, assisting with high fidelity comps and working hands-on with the Product Team to assist with Design System maintenance, product illustration and other UX-related design and research tasks.

Requirements

  • 2+ years of Visual, Graphic, or UI/UX design
  • Strong portfolio of updated and relevant work
  • Strong knowledge of Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges and formulate creative 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)
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Comfortable with online collaboration tools such as Slack and G Suite.
  • Must be able to work effectively with others in a remote team environment but also work independently with limited supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Some experience with WordPress is preferred.

Goals & Responsibilities

  • Assist with maintaining and adding to the Carrot Brand Standards Guide.
  • Create marketing collateral such as banners, ads, social media artwork, and web page mocks that are consistent with current Brand specifications.
  • Create Product illustrations and iconography that are consistent with the current Brand.
  • Assist with feature iterations using sketches, wireframes, prototypes, or high-fidelity mock-ups.
  • Assist with UX Research including compiling user data, reviewing interview and survey results, and assisting with report creation.
  • Assist in maintaining an overall product design vision.
  • Be open to innovating and learning new and better approaches to the creative process.
  • Empathize with users and be attuned to the voice of the customer.
  • Video editing and SVG animation experience a plus!

Working At Carrot

Our Members Come First

We love helping our members generate leads and close deals. Making an impact on their lives fires us up! We share customer success stories daily.

We Love Innovation

We love being on the cutting edge of technology and performance. If it helps our members generate leads we want to test & deploy it.

Leave A Legacy ❤️

We take our brand VERY SERIOUSLY. You will see orange everything when you join Carrot. We are passionate about positively affecting our communities & we aim to empower our team to make an impact.

We Love To Have Fun

Our culture is laid back and fun. We are a group of like-minded individuals all trying to achieve a common goal. Carrot isn’t all serious work and making our members achieve their dreams. We’ve gotten really good at remote life because we’ve been doing it since before it got cool. Carrot has a tradition twice per year of flying everyone from all corners of everywhere to meet each other, work on some ideas, and just be human together. And the rest of the time we’re always inventing new ways to enjoy our time online, whether it’s virtual recess, happy hours, company hangs, or trivia contests. It may sound cliché but Carrot is one of those places that actually has a great company culture.

Fully Remote & Flexible

We have Carrot team members all across the USA and offer a fully remote work environment that’s focused on a healthy work-life balance.

But don’t take our word for it… Here’s what our team members are saying about life at Carrot:

“Carrot is constantly trying to improve its culture, product, and communication. I love being a part of an organization that is always looking for better ways to serve our team and customers.”

“Carrot isn’t the norm when it comes to business. Carrot practices what it preaches and genuinely cares about people, both internal and external.”

“Awesome team and coworkers, and a company that cares about its employees. Range of opportunities and challenges to tackle. Big enough to provide room for growth and being part of something significant, and small enough to feel like a family.”

“It’s a place where you can express your ideas and use your talents to help improve the company and the product. The leaders genuinely care. And what’s really awesome is flexible schedules. That’ll keep a person for sure.”

Benefits

This position will pay a very competitive salary along with other attractive benefits:

  • Paid vacation time.
  • Paid holidays.
  • $500 per year to contribute toward a charity you’re passionate about.
  • Growth Perks:
    • Free Books: Want to read a book that’ll help you grow personally or professionally? Awesome, we’ll buy it for you!
    • Courses & Seminars: If you find resources that will help you improve your skills in life/business, we’ll cover all or part of the cost.
    • Gym/Home Workout Equipment Stipend: Physical & mental health is a big deal, so we’ll pick up the tab of your monthly gym membership or help you set up your home gym (up to $60/month).
  • Performance Bonuses: From time to time when the team crushes it, we all get rewarded. These aren’t scheduled bonuses, but we find that our team members are pleasantly surprised by these!
  • Medical, dental, vision, & life insurance: 75% paid for.
  • 401k Plan with 3% match for US residents
  • The chance to learn things in a way you’d never be able to learn in a large organization!