VALR Company Information

VALR has built South Africa’s leading cryptocurrency platform serving over 230,000 customers. We are proud to offer a suite of products that are helping build crypto adoption and increase economic freedom.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at VALR, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance. Second, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

VALR aims to build a financial system that recognises the oneness of humankind. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone, which we’re working to achieve with our suite of products that serve South African and eventually customers globally.

Senior UI & Visual Designer

VALR is looking for an innovative creative designer to join our Product & Marketing Team to help us create a strong brand presence with our product and marketing initiatives.

You will be part of a highly talented team, working to elevate the brand through creative excellence.

What would you be doing?

  • As part of the Product & Marketing team, develop and produce artwork and advertising, which reflect the brand identity of VALR
  • Design product experiences that are simple and intuitive while working with the Product designers and UX specialists
  • Daily collaboration with the Product, Marketing & UX team.
  • Ensure brand coherency and consistency across all creative output
  • Lead cross functional design conversations to advocate for the importance of creative quality and consistency; be the creative and brand ambassador to other teams
  • Proactively identify emerging design trends, and contribute to robust internal creative conversations
  • Ideation of Brand-led campaigns & new product ideas


What we look for in you

  • An incredible portfolio
  • A clear communicator with ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, while collaborating closely with teams outside of the Creative group
  • Being open to corrections and alternative opinions
  • Ability to single handedly execute creative work: independently, remotely and on time
  • Adapting and rolling out approved concepts to various media
  • Ability to operate independently in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Strong sense of ownership and ability to work on multiple briefs at the same time
  • Driven by passion, enthusiasm and to learn constantly
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in design
  • 5-7 years of professional experience

Skills required

  • Proficiency using Figma & Adobe Suite of products
  • Excellence in UI/UX work and design systems
  • Familiarity with digital advertising campaigns for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google
  • Experience in designing marketing emails
  • Print design and production a nice to have: ability to create print and merchandising collateral, with attention to production requirements and liaison with suppliers to ensure quality output


Nice to haves

  • Illustrations and iconography
  • Animation and motion design
  • Experience working in crypto companies and designing alternative financial systems
  • Experience working remotely in an early stage startup environment
  • Extensive technical knowledge of branding and design systems
  • Experience in 3D


What you can expect from VALR

  • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry
  • Leave: Flexible leave policy with 3 weeks minimum
  • Remote work: Work from wherever you like
  • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years
  • Learning fund: R10,000 per employee per year for anything that helps you upskill for work, in addition to scheduled VALR training
  • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with lucrative bonuses
  • Preferential Arbitrage Rates: Employees & immediate families get preferential rates when they use VALR Arbitrage valued at up to R35,000 per year per person
  • 3 months maternity and 1-month paternity paid leave
  • Regular get-togethers outside of work (COVID permitting)
  • Annual company retreats (COVID permitting)