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Palo Alto, California

Communication Designer/Illustrator extraordinaire


Next Insurance is reimagining and rebuilding insurance for small businesses. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive through simple, tailored, and affordable coverage -- giving business owners more time and energy to focus on what’s important: Their business. From taking the claims process completely in-house, to making it unbelievably fast to purchase a policy, to crafting new ways to connect with and help small businesses thrive — we're just getting started. Next Insurance is looking for a Communication Designer who can craft breakthrough work in a variety of mediums. We are looking for a person who can see the possibility in every opportunity - from large, big budget projects to the smaller scrappy ones. Someone who has experience with branding and product launches. Who is strategic yet hands-on, comfortable in a flat, fast-moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the Next product and business. We are looking for someone who can leverage experience in marketing communications, design and innovation to help build and grow the design function at Next. You must be resourceful, strategic, conceptual, organized, and collaborative. You embrace challenges and new methods of thinking. This position is full-time and based at Next Insurance HQ in beautiful Palo Alto, CA.

Responsibilities:

Leverage and build upon our illustration design system to help make complex narratives clearer for our customers

Design original marketing content for a variety of marketing touch-points

Design for anything and everything from internal communications to event signage to identities to IRL experiences

Work closely with the Product Design team to make sure the product touch-points are aligned with the brand

Prioritize projects accordingly

Work collaboratively within a cross-functional team environment

Communicate complicated technology topics in clear, concise ways to a non-technical audience

Craft original, breakthrough design for presentations, marketing collateral, film, mobile, web

Desired Skills and Experience:

2+ years experience as a designer at a creative agency or an in-house team

A link to an online portfolio showcasing your work (include link on your resume)

Portfolio features communication design across multiple mediums including web, advertising, events and conceptual brand expressions

Experience thinking strategically and redefining problems rather than executing on solutions

Experience in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

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