Art Director / Graphic Designer to Alva Labs
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Job hunting can be rough, especially if you have a gap in your CV, if you have a foreign name, or simply if you want to change careers. Did you know that women have to send in 30% more applications than men, and people of colour have to send in 50% more applications than white people to get a job interview - because of bias? There is an unfair and inefficient job market out there.
At Alva, we are trying to build a world where everyone gets the same fair chance to show their capability. Where the market efficiently can match individuals with opportunities. We are striving to create a fair and efficient job market. Nothing less.
And now we need you to come to help us do that!
Alva Labs offers a SaaS (Software-as-a-service) solution that is helping global companies grow their team in a fair, efficient and science-backed way. By combining leading psychology, data science, and an obsession with candidate experience, our platform helps teams hire in a new way.
We are currently in a very exciting phase where we are growing our revenue super fast (2-3x per year) and launching in new markets. We are building cool stuff, making a real impact for our customers and candidates, and we have fun together while doing it.
We are looking for a designer that can take lead on everything graphic and design-y. You will produce a wide variety of digital assets, from blog graphics, ads, and slides to videos and animations. Perhaps even pulling out a camera for some photos every now and then. We don’t expect you to be an expert guru wizard in every single discipline of graphic design (that’s impossible), but we believe you have a solid track record in multiple areas of graphic design. You will of course have support and collaboration with the rest of the marketing team, and for more demanding productions it’s up to you to secure the necessary external resources (freelancers/agencies) to get us where we need to be. Here’s a glimpse of what you would spend your days on:
- Design and produce performance marketing assets for paid media channels, primarily LinkedIn and Facebook ads.
- Produce assets for a variety of online and offline formats - and research new ones.
- Work proactively together with the team to learn & iterate on what type of content works, taking a strategic perspective on our visual identity & digital assets.
- Understand and design for campaigns throughout the marketing funnel, from awareness to acquisition to conversion to retargeting.
- Produce additional designs and content for other marketing team needs, such as the website, blog, infographics, illustrations, videos, etc.
- Own your production pipeline by managing your projects and priorities and maintaining appropriate communication with all stakeholders.
We are still early days, so you will definitely be able to put your mark on our brand and how we work, but there is also a lot already in place that you can use. If you are curious about how the Alva brand looks and feels, take a look at our visual identity (https://alvalabs.github.io/brand/) and perhaps this case video with SEB (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y56oMupAiI).
Perhaps you have worked in-house or at an agency before, that’s not super important. As long as you are passionate about aesthetics and design, with a “doer” attitude, you will fit right in. We believe you already have a strong & diverse portfolio of design work. We would be extra happy if you have an understanding and experience of digital marketing, as well as experience of video production. Our internal language is English, so there is no need to be able to speak Swedish. We do however care deeply about who YOU are. We believe that you:
- Are prestigeless
- Are a self-starter
- Are organized and always finds a way
- Can balance details and quality with shipping stuff fast
Your future colleagues
We are a team of 50 people, representing 16 different nationalities and a wide selection of professional backgrounds. And all of that is absolutely fantastic, but the true beauty is the trust and warmth you will experience. You will most likely never be as supported and have so many brilliant minds to learn from and ask for guidance. To quote our CEO during our last company trip, “It feels like hanging out with a bunch of old friends”.
What about the marketing team, you might wonder? We are currently 3 full-time employees, with an additional 3-5 freelancers and people from other Alva teams working with us part-time.
If you want to creep out on this (perhaps your future) team (https://www.notion.so/alvalabs/People-9b32574c8b3747759680da1dbda59b35), fire away!
Why join Alva?
The problem we are solving is not just engaging and interesting (the combination of psychological science and statistics, with a large chunk of candidate experience obsession, what’s not to love?!), but it is also something that has a tremendous impact on both people and businesses. You will have the opportunity to work with something that truly makes a difference.
With 250+ customers, strong YoY (Year over Year) growth, a CSAT of 85, and 150 000+ assessed candidates, there is a lot of greatness to build from. We are now entering an exciting phase of our company journey, where scaling our growth, together with internationalization, is our main focus. In the role of art director, you will play a key role in spreading our message across the world and building our brand.
You will get 7 weeks of vacation, an on-market salary, a generous preventive care benefit, and a few other neat perks. You can read all about our benefits here (https://www.notion.so/alvalabs/Benefits-1abeeb8de8004f6ab915f2fced70f057) and our company values here (https://www.notion.so/alvalabs/Alva-Values-630a69c6c72642f2b1caab5dab55b953).
The hiring process
Given that we claim to be experts in hiring, you probably wonder what we have in store for you.
- Apply by answering a few questions
- Take Alva’s assessment (and thereby skip the old-fashion CV and cover letter process)
- First round of interviews with in-house recruiter (targeting who you are as a person)
- Short survey about your previous work and a sneaky inside chat with a future close coworker
- Portfolio review and chat with hiring manager
- Seal the deal and pop the bubbly!...