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Brand and Digital Designer at Prodigy Finance
Cape Town, ZA

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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