Sr. Graphic Designer

  • Acorns
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full time Design

Job Description

At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. 

Acorns is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to develop world-class creative for campaigns, emails, advertising, website, product and live experiences. The ideal person will be a collaborative, problem solver able to marry strategic thinking, inventive ideas, and thoughtful design. 

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Assess current content strategy and articulate direction for informative and inspiring video content across myriad channels including email, ads, web, product, and customer service.
  • Assume creative leadership on all video production, shooting and editing.
  • Establish relationships at all business levels as you begin to engage/lead/collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Commit to continuous improvement with a demonstrated drive to respond to feedback through an iterative review process.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Work with the marketing, growth, brand and product teams to create on-brand design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements.
  • Develop original educational and entertaining video treatments and storyboards for video ideas to both serve our users and attract prospective investors – including, motion graphics/visual effects and animation.
  • Translate and communicate brand’s vision through compelling video content.
  • Assign, monitor, and direct workflow by setting daily, weekly and long-term project goals.
  • Organize and manage multiple streams of source material and stakeholder feedback.
  • Work with the growth team to multi-variate test different creatives across our paid advertising channels.
  • Support the growth team in building out a creative library across all of our acquisition channels.

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Design for new initiatives and products with a fresh, innovative perspective.
  • Become a driving creative force on multi-disciplinary project teams, participate in design execution from concept to the completion of visual designs.

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • BA/BFA in Post-Production, Video, Design, and/or a related field
  • A minimum 3-5 years design and interactive work experience
  • Deep understanding of information architecture, layout, typography, color, and iconography
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition)
  • Video editing skills and experience using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere
  • Basic knowledge of camera, lighting, and sound gear
  • Technology acumen related to digital media and digital content delivery
  • Ability to work with highly technical teams and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to influence, negotiate, and collaborate with key business partners
  • Proven self-starter and ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Curious mind- Continually learn, keep on top of new trends, techniques, and tools to produce engaging visual content and never stop growing

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Corporate gym access
  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers.
  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.

About Acorns:

Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Acorns provides the simplest entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.


With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.


  1. Lead with heart
  2. Make bold decisions
  3. Always build trust
  4. Never stop growing
  5. Advance our society