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Graphic Designer - Web/Full-Stack

Soramitsu

12 days ago

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Graphic Designer - Web/Full-Stack

SORAMITSU is a Japanese technology company delivering blockchain-based solutions for enterprises, universities, and governments.

From the creation of domestic and cross-border payment systems, to the development of our own decentralized autonomous economy, our projects and use case studies represent the next-generation of fintech. The company was established in 2016 and currently employs more than 90 people across the globe.

In 2020, Soramitsu was recognized by Central Banking as the "Central Bank Digital Currency Partner of the Year". We have many widely recognized projects in both enterprise/institutional and crypto, including Bakong, Hyperledger Iroha, Polkaswap, Fearless Wallet, KAGOME, FUHON, and of course, SORA. You can familiarize yourself with our various activities by visiting our homepage at soramitsu.co.jp.

This is a remote position, though we do maintain physical offices in Japan, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Switzerland — which you would be welcome to stop by if you're in one of those regions. There is also the possibility of relocation to Thailand and help with the settlement process, however it doesn’t mean that office hours are required, you can still work remotely of course just as before.

We are looking for a Graphic Designer that has strong experience with web design on a full-stack level, meaning excellent skills for front-end and static website creation / prototyping, as well as strong aesthetics for visual identity and brand design implementation throughout our core brands and products visual presence on web and other digital channels. This position is part of the Creative Team and reports directly to the Head of Design and Brand.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help create, develop, and manage web presence for SORAMITSU’s core brands and products
  • Execute on all phases of the web design process — from wireframing and designing highly professional visuals to completing static websites, prototyping front-end solutions and coordinating with back-end engineers if and when required for full project completion
  • Maintain aesthetic coherence across web experience working to find meaningful expressions within brand guidelines and visual identity
  • Develop deep relationships within the organization to understand the needs and establish strong web design solutions throughout the business
  • Collaborate with the creative, advisory, marketing, operations, and UX teams, to build concepts, graphics and layouts for web and other digital projects
  • Transform marketing insights into informed design decisions
  • Create smart and visually striking infographics for web, fitting the brand aesthetics and (whenever possible, exceeding) industry standards
  • Provide quality assurance of all deliverables
  • Follow a development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the creative team
  • Assist in the daily design duties of the creative team and marketing department
  • Organize and maintain all project assets used for web materials and catalog and reference art for future projects
  • Make various formats of supplied artwork ready for web and digital use and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production
  • Provide image retouching, clipping paths and additional image manipulation
  • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
  • Stay up to date with new production techniques and development trends through research and education
  • Implement feedback from leadership and partners to refine and revise work
  • Manage creative responsibilities with little supervision
  • Receive creative direction
  • Maintain a positive attitude while giving and receiving constructive criticism to make improvements and take appropriate corrective actions with a high level of empathy and understanding for various people, positions, and cultures
  • Resumes will not be considered without an accompanying portfolio

Experience

  • Experience with industry standard design software, including the full Adobe Suite (in particular Photoshop and Illustrator), experience with After Effects and/or Animate a big plus
  • Proven experience in a professional role delivering responsive high quality websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Able to write frontend HTML/CSS code from scratch, as well as basic JavaScript; ability to create engaging animated web content using JavaScript plugins and libraries a big plus
  • Familiarity with bootstrap website/template builders
  • Familiarity with static site generators and website building frameworks
  • Familiarity with frontend javascript frameworks
  • Familiarity with CMS systems and able to quickly learn and adapt with new solutions
  • Familiarity with GitHub
  • Basic knowledge of SEO optimization and best practices
  • Knowledge of creating professional assets for social media
  • Knows how to balance creative and tactical priorities
  • Understanding of the systems development life cycle
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and incomplete information
  • Deadline-oriented time management and multitasking abilities
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience producing a wide variety of assets for web and digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience identifying and creating campaigns for target audiences
  • Understanding of marketing strategy and how to effortlessly utilize concepts throughout various forms of outreach
  • Proven success working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources
  • Committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Must possess a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in macOS and Google Suite is a big plus
  • Working knowledge of Notion is very big plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual arts, media arts or equivalent required IF less than 5 years of professional working experience OR provable equivalent of real world / self-taught education
  • Experience in blockchain-related projects will be highly appreciated
  • Knowledge and basic/broad understanding of enterprise blockchain solutions, including payments and identity systems is a plus

Skills

  • Strong graphic design skills for web and digital
  • Front-end web development knowledge with emphasis on pixel perfection on both desktop and mobile
  • Likes taking ownership, has self-starter character, and enjoys driving projects from beginning to end
  • Photo editing skills
  • Solution focused
  • Creative thinker
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Highly efficient and organized
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Very strong creative, artistic, and aesthetic skills
  • Again, very strong aesthetic skills and attention to detail :)
  • Basic level of animation skills and/or understanding of basic animation principles a big plus
  • Understanding of social media marketing and strategies in the crypto and fintech space
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of meme magic
  • Experienced in communicating clearly and confidently with fellow team members and executives
  • Must be proficient in Telegram for most work communication (or a very fast learner)
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to quickly create trust-based relationships
  • Develop presentations (Keynote, Slides, PowerPoint)
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Basic proofreading and editing competence in English
  • Willing and eager to learn
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Adaptability and a desire to wear multiple hats at times

Working Conditions

  • Flexible 40-hour work week
  • European/Asian time-zone would most likely fit best
  • Possibility of relocation to Thailand and help with settlement process
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • International team of professionals
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Quarter bonuses based on productivity
  • Possibility to work from offices around the globe
  • Possibility to visit global meetups and conferences for education and/or for giving a speech

Seniority Level

Intermediate/Mid-Senior (at least 5-7 years professional graphic/web design and front-end development experience)

Employment Type

Full-Time (Remote)

Job Function

Design, Art/Creative, Web/Digital, Front-End, Full-Stack

Industry

Fintech, Blockchain, Information Technology

Compensation

Salary and other benefits are TBD based on experience and fit

SORAMITSU is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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