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Senior Visual Designer

CoW Protocol is on a mission to create the fairest and most efficient venue for exchanging assets on all EVM-compatible chains. Since launching a year ago, we have passed $12bn (yes, billion) in trade volume, and become the 4th most popular DEX Aggregator on the market -- now we're aiming for #1. If you are a high-performing team player who wants to work on some of the most important problems in Ethereum (MEV protection, batch auctions, and more), we want to talk to you!

Location: We are a fully remote team and although we hire globally, there is a preference for this role to be based in Europe or remote +/- 3 hours CEST time. 

Position: Full-time contractor


About the role

CoW Protocol is looking for a world-class designer that will build, maintain, and continually execute an iconic visual identity for its consumer-facing brands, CoW Swap & CoW Protocol. 

The successful candidate will join a fast-paced, dynamic startup with significant traction and a growth trajectory. They will report to the Head of Marketing, and work hand-in-hand with our Principal UI Designer. 

What you’ll do 

  • Build an iconic visual identity for CoW Swap and CoW Protocol, in collaboration with our Principal UI Designer 

  • Set up and continually maintain a comprehensive design system in Figma 

  • Partner with a copywriter (future hire) to develop breakthrough campaign ideas and executions that promote various aspects of CoW Swap

  • Design the majority of our consumer-facing visuals (yourself), including graphics, charts, video edits, and animations for our social channels, website, docs, forum, etc. 

  • Create digital ads (with and without motion) for social media, display, and other channels 

  • Create physical swag, sticker packs, banners, posters, OOH ads, and other collateral for a number of conferences and industry events where CoW Swap has a presence

  • Assist the frontend team by rapidly designing and implementing new UX/UI elements that push the boundaries of decentralized interface design, with an eye toward performance, accessibility, and fun

  • Help make our landing pages easily understandable and enjoyable to interact with

  • Build design into a competitive advantage for CoW Swap

Who you are

  • 4+ years working on visual design for iconic brands

  • Demonstrated interest in DeFi and/or blockchain/crypto/web3

  • Technically excellent in all aspects of graphic design 

  • Skilled in motion design, animation, and video editing

  • Understands core UX/UI design principles 

  • Highly creative; capable of big, conceptual thinking

  • Appetite to create best-in-class work on small scales (i.e. social posts, infographics, interaction design) as well as large

  • Understands how brands work, and how brands grow

  • Understands the creative process

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Understands how people behave online, how memes work, etc.

  • Able to identify opportunities for impact and work independently

  • Skilled in the English language – able to suggest copy improvements, catch grammar mistakes, etc.

Bonus points:

  • Relevant crypto and DeFi experience

  • Experience building for the Ethereum blockchain and ecosystem, general finance and/or game theory and mechanism design.

  • If you can write HTML/CSS and understand React.js/Typescript

What we can offer you 

  • Flexible work environment: join one of our hubs in Berlin or Lisbon or work remotely with the option of joining a local coworking space

  • Regular trips to reunite with the rest of the team

  • High level of autonomy, independency and ownership 

  • Conference budget to keep up to date with the developments of the ecosystem

  • Learning budget to support your higher ambitions

  • Work alongside the biggest projects and names of the space

  • Impact: you are joining a startup where you can make a huge difference. Your work matters!

  • But most importantly - grow with us! We're growing rapidly, the industry is expanding fast, and we have a lot to do. 

How to Apply

If you're someone who loves taking initiative and getting things done, we are excited to receive your CV and portfolio in English.