Marketing Designer
Prodigy Finance Limited
Cape Town
7h ago

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Prodigy Finance - who we are

Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.

This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-

degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has extended over US$600 million through the platform to fund over 12,000 students from over 150 countries.

Our team of over 180 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London with much of the team being based in beautiful Cape Town.

We also have an office in New York plus team members based across Europe and Asia.

We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions in the world including Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, AlphaCode, Goldman Sachs, M&G, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

Why this is an amazing opportunity

This role is perfect for an experienced Brand and Digital Designer who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-

hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast growing company.

The sense of impact and reward will be huge. You will help to build a product which makes a very real difference in the world.

Be a part of delivering socially responsible financial services to the masses; make it possible for students from more than 150 countries to obtain the finance to fulfil their dream of studying at the world’s top universities and schools.

We are a small non-hierarchical team; this means that you are going to get exposure to all aspects of our business immediately.

You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have a huge influence on scaling the company.

Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with the broader business on a regular basis. The position will be based in Cape Town.

One of our goals is to build one of the top FinTech teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring we only hire people with exceptional potential and creating the best working environment possible.

If you want to work somewhere where you're learning from some of the best brains in FinTech, this would be a good fit.

Why join Prodigy Finance

  • Be a part of a pioneering global growth company
  • Experience the excitement and learn from being part of an incredibly fast-growing young company. No kidding exponential growth. Happening right now
  • Be pivotal in scaling the business by identifying smart solutions and partners with tech at the heart of it
  • Enjoy the agility and flexibility offered by a startup culture. A sociable, relaxed and friendly work environment (with a serious coffee culture where you can wear shorts to work)
  • We will help you make your mark. Make a real impact on the business and experience a steep learning curve with huge opportunities to grow and develop
  • Gain an inside perspective on the functioning of a venture-backed FinTech startup, backed by top VCs, learn day-to-day management and build functional expertise
  • Build a platform that helps to make a very real difference in the world
  • What you will do in the role

    As a business, we aspire to enhance our visual identity, so we’re looking for an experienced and ambitious candidate to fill the role of Marketing Designer.

    Sitting within our global Marketing Team and reporting into our Head of Marketing, you will lead the design of all Marketing collateral.

    Specific responsibilities are to :

  • Design collateral for a range of mediums including our digital ads, social media graphics, infographics, print collateral, event graphics, iconography, presentations, brochures and pop up stands.
  • Help define and develop our brand narrative, style, and positioning by maintaining a consistent brand image and identity across all company materials and on all projects.
  • Lead the creative design process for campaigns and projects from start to finish, collaborating closely with copywriters and the Marketing team.
  • Manage incoming design briefs, determine design requirements and liaise with relevant stakeholders across the business to ensure their objectives and needs are met.
  • Work closely with UX researchers and designers to evolve our website visual identity and design landing pages according to wireframes.
  • Find and manage external freelancers as needed to supplement any video, animation and photography needs.
  • What you will be measured on

  • Delivery of requested design work across different channels at superior quality.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Consistent application of brand guidelines, tone of voice and style guide and ability to play a key role in feeding this vision into the wider team.
  • What you need to be great at

  • Your portfolio will show conceptual design thinking for web, digital, print, and advertising.
  • You’ll have an eye for detail and brand consistency, with sophisticated layout and typography skills.You’re a clear, pragmatic communicator who gives and take feedback constructively.
  • Who we are looking for; track record must haves

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent with minimum 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience across print and digital - desktop, mobile, and tablet. Your portfolio will be bursting with high quality examples, wireframes and designs that showcase both your creative and technical ability
  • Sophisticated layout and typography skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint, Sketch
  • Keen interest in best practices in UI, UX and latest trends in web and app design
  • Good at receiving constructive feedback
  • Able to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively
  • Able to present and explain design solutions
  • Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)

  • Experience across UI with a good understanding of UX
  • Basic coding knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Knowledge of digital design programs such as InVision, DSM and prototyping tool
  • The Prodigy Finance fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy

    To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess in spades - the following attributes :

    Innovative + Smart

    Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.

    International + Accountable

    Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable.

    Encourage and celebrate each other.

    Energetic + Fun

    Sense of humour survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.

    Do you want to be our next Brand and Digital Designer? Here’s what to do now :

    If this sounds exciting, leave a link to your portfolio or attach it below and tell us why you want to work at Prodigy Finance.

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