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
We are looking for a visual Designer with a portfolio of work in both digital and print, to join our global Marketing team. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and collaborating with our UX team, you will have a chance to work on a broad cross section of design projects, ranging from marketing communications to UI/UX.
Specific responsibilities are to:
Design assets for marketing campaigns across emails and newsletters, digital and print promotional collateral
Develop ideas and design content for social media
In collaboration with UX, design new and refresh existing pages for our website, platform and mobile apps, applying principles from our Digital Corporate Identity
Create persuasive and engaging client facing presentations for various teams in the company, evolving our presentation template as needed
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
You live and breathe design and genuinely enjoy making anything and everything look beautiful
Thrives on tackling any type of creative challenge thrown at them
An all-rounder who can conceptualise, design, has an understanding of code
Who we are looking for; track record must haves
Bachelor Degree or equivalent with 3-5 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
Experts 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 tools
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 and you'd like to have an informal chat, get in touch below and tell us why you want to work at Prodigy Finance.
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