Brand Designer

Ellevest, NYC

Redefining Investing for Women

About This Position

Brand Designers at Ellevest are responsible for creating a consistent brand experience across all social, marketing, advertising and visual communication touch-points. Through a combination of design expertise and an understanding of user behavior, Brand Designers create testable concepts that successfully communicate and resonate with our target audience. Reporting to the Chief Design Officer, Brand Designers collaborate closely with the Growth, Content, Product Management and Engineering teams.

About you:

You’re a natural storyteller and strong conceptual thinker with great design chops. You’re inspired by the experiences of our clients & community, with an ear for the cultural movements that matter to them. You’re curious to test your ideas and interested in expanding your experience with data and user research as a design inspiration in order to deliver brand experiences that inspire love and engagement. You have a good sense for when to apply established patterns and styles as well as the ability to expand and improve our brand when needed. You’re able to move seamlessly from execution-oriented, iterative work to big-picture, strategic thinking.


  • Design infographics, social media content, online ad campaigns, email campaigns, responsive marketing products as well as physical swag
  • Work closely with Growth & Content to build social, advertising & content design assets
  • Participate in strategic thinking on the impact and efficacy of our communication, brand and design for top-of-funnel initiatives
  • Identify and articulate user needs, design iterations to test through user research & quantitative tests
  • Refine solutions using quantitative and qualitative data
  • Give and receive design feedback
  • Participate in user research, talking to users and designing for their needs
  • Balance business objectives and customer needs
  • Articulate your thinking to colleagues
  • Work iteratively in a highly Agile and Scrum environment
  • Be an evangelist for best practices and design excellence
  • Dig into the details, tweaking messaging, collateral and concepts to better engage our target audience


  • 3+ years of design experience
  • A portfolio of (shipped) creative digital marketing (and/or product) design that showcases exceptional communication & brand design
  • Experience creating successful B2C digital marketing campaigns (for example: drip emails, swag, promotions, and social media collateral)
  • A passion for design and continual improvement
  • Openness to receive feedback and have your opinions be challenged
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills — you can tell compelling stories about your designs and present your work confidently to any audience (engineers, PMs, executives, other designers, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize projects, communicate progress, and deliver on time
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment
  • Experience building responsive websites a plus
  • Experience working for a startup a plus
  • Passion for our women-oriented mission
  • Degree in design or related field

About Ellevest

Ellevest is a transformative technology company created to help women achieve their financial potential. Ellevest helps women take control of their financial futures through investing, with a beautifully designed digital platform backed by an incredibly smart algorithm. Ellevest was co-founded by Wall Street veteran Sallie Krawcheck, chair of the Ellevate Network, previously CEO of Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, formerly CFO of Citi, and author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.” Ellevest has raised over $44MM from investors like Rethink Impact, Khosla Ventures, Morningstar, and Venus Williams.

Ellevest has flipped the traditional approach to investing with a real-life, goal-based approach. Clients select personal financial goals such as buying a home, starting a business, raising a family, and retiring well, among others. Ellevest is unique in taking into account a woman’s longer lifespan and different salary curve, combined with her current financial picture, to construct highly customized investment portfolios for each of her goals. Ellevest’s unique algorithms are designed to get the client to her goal number or better in 70% of market scenarios, higher than traditional financial advisors.

Working at Ellevest

Ellevest is a leading tech company in New York City, with a thriving team across our engineering, product, marketing, client experience, investments, and operations organizations. We place a major emphasis on building a team and working environment where individuals can succeed professionally and personally. As a team member at Ellevest, you can expect to make a difference through your work, to have a direct impact on the achievement of a very meaningful mission, to significantly advance your career trajectory, and to have room for fun and fulfillment in your daily life. We know that achieving a mission as critical as ours requires incredible talent and teamwork, and team is the most important thing to us.

In 2017, CNBC listed Ellevest as one of their Top 25 Most Promising Startups on a path to becoming tomorrow’s household names. We were also named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Ideas. We are working every day to make becoming a household name a reality, and create a brand and a service that fosters female financial independence.

Some Benefits of Working at Ellevest

Flexible Schedule

Unlimited Vacation

Beautiful Office in Flatiron

Health, vision, and dental insurance

Parental leave policy

Retirement savings plan (401k)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


About Ellevest

Dream Big. Invest Smart.

We’re redefining investing for women, and you’re so invited. 

Want to learn more about Ellevest? Visit https://www.ellevest.com/