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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
Design, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects & gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. Almost a decade later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 100+ headquartered in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year & helps them lead better lives, join us!

We are seeking a Brand Designer with a multidisciplinary style & a passion for storytelling. This role collaborates with the Marketing team by creating impactful visual communications & content across all marketing channels, from digital ads & emails to infographics & social media. This role presents a great opportunity to bring expressiveness to our brand & to collaborate with marketers, writers, & designers to build creative ways to bring the Codecademy story to life. Your work will empower millions of people worldwide to learn how to code & create something. Together, we can redesign education & create the best online learning experience. 

What youll do

  • Evolve the Codecademy brand across multiple channels & mediums, including digital ads, emails, social media, video, animation, & more
  • Set design strategy & direction for brand campaigns, product launches, & educational materials
  • Collaborate with other designers, writers, marketers, & others to guide our brand forward
  • Work closely with marketing channel leads to create visual content that helps nurture learners through the user journey
  • Work among a talented team of designers, providing one another feedback & perspective, driving for a cohesive experience across all touch points
  • Work with agency partners to help visually communicate our brand positioning across the web & through video

What youll need

  • 3+ years experience in a brand-specific, design-related field at a design agency or in-house team
  • Portfolio that demonstrates exceptional visual storytelling, meticulous execution, & an ability to tell complex stories with simplicity
  • Strong portfolio that highlights a broad range of work across email, paid advertising, social media, & in-product channels
  • Excellent communication, presentation, & collaboration skills
  • Willingness to embrace an iterative design process & receptive to feedback
  • Fluency in a variety of design tools including Figma, & the Adobe Suite
  • Ability to independently drive multiple projects at a time, meet tight deadlines, & push projects further than expected
  • Strong attention to detail

What will make you stand out

  • A passion for communication & storytelling
  • A portfolio with outstanding video work
  • Experience designing with code (e.g. HTML email templates, CSS, etc.)
  • Comfortable using animation for both marketing & product assets 
  • Experience using shared design systems (e.g. Abstract) in your workflow

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of users with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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