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Graphic Design Lead

About Upstart

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ~80% of U.S. borrowers pay back their loans, yet only ~45% of these people have access to prime credit. Our engineering team uses non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly to solve this problem. Upstart was founded by three diverse leaders that bring their individual approach to Upstart creating a culture where “we get to the truth, move fast, and bring everyone in.”  Based in San Carlos, CA, Upstart is backed by Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban.

About the role 

Upstart is looking for a Graphic Design Lead to boldly challenge the status quo of marketing and product design in Fintech. We're looking for someone who can push the boundaries of two-dimensional advertising strategies to design a deeply immersive experience. As an early member to our internal creative team, you will have a significant impact on Upstart’s brand and visual identity.

Responsibilities

  • Build entire visual campaigns from start to finish and implement across all acquisition channels (impacting millions of people each month across digital and physical platforms)
  • Develop longer-term creative strategy for Upstart’s marketing communications
  • Build an extensive repertoire of creative assets for Facebook, Instagram, Email, etc
  • Push the boundaries of advertising and what it means for a company to express itself visually
  • Help shape the internal design process
  • Incorporate UI/UX best practices in website design and layout, and adapt designs for mobile formats and responsive design
  • Work cross-functionally with developers, designers, and the Growth team

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience (in-house or agency)
  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Experience with Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Contemporary aesthetic
  • Ability to present and critique designs clearly
  • Strong time management, communication, and interpersonal skills 
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Product Marketing Manager

About Upstart

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price consumer credit and automate the borrowing process. Upstart has unparalleled credit performance and has originated more than $1BN in its lifetime. Upstart also offers a lending-as-a-service platform, called Powered By Upstart (PBU), which whitelabels its advanced underwriting technology to banks and credit unions.

About the role

As the product marketing manager, you will work closely with Upstart’s Growth and Business Development teams to own and execute a strategy for bringing new banks and credit unions on to the PBU platform. You will oversee a wide range of marketing activities, from managing events with banking executives to building sales collateral and optimizing lead generation campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with CEO, CFO, Head of Growth, Head of Business Development, and Upstart co-founders to set and implement Upstart’s bank partner acquisition strategy
  • Set annual, quarterly, and monthly targets and project roadmaps
  • Manage all client acquisition activities for our platform business
  • Build out lead generation campaigns including direct customer outreach and advertising
  • Help refine our product positioning and messaging
  • Develop our conference approach and manage conference sponsorships
  • Develop customer events and briefings to help close prospects

Requirements

  • 5+ years in technology marketing
  • Experience selling into executives at regional and community banks
  • Proficiency with analytical tools like Excel, R, SQL
  • Track record of developing and managing multi-channel marketing campaigns
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills
  • Success in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, high growth environment
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