Freelance Art Director, Product at LearnVest

Our Mission at LearnVest

LearnVest is redefining the American approach to personal finance. Our planners leverage financial technology to create simple, affordable, realistic plans for anyone who wants to feel confident about their money and optimistic about the future.

Since launching in 2010, LearnVest has been one of the premier financial technology companies in the country, helping thousands of people make progress on their financial goals. LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual in 2015 and is now scaling its technology and personal finance approach to help millions of people across both the LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual brands.


The Art Director is the driving force moving the brand and visual experiences that will define LearnVest’s future. This person is a thought leader who is also deep in the trenches of the craft and doing. An equal obsession with simplicity and elegance in their own work and the designers they are leading on projects spells success.


  • Codify the brand architecture and voice of LearnVest as the right hand of the Creative Director and working closely with the Copy Director and Experience director
  • Drive the future of the products and ensure projects are running smoothly
  • Work cross-functionally between departments and independently when need be


  • 6 years of experience in a creative role (digital agency experience is a plus)
  • Experience working closely with all levels of visual designers, playing well with UX, Copy, Engineering, and Research
  • A proven history of mentoring junior designers while ensuring every pixel is perfect and the work is strategically on point, clean and delightful
  • Significant knowledge of the fundamentals: interaction design, user-centered design, brand development, and how products are put together
  • Ability to provide clear creative direction as well as timely and prescriptive feedback on work as well as how to improve the design process for the company as a whole
  • A passion for being on top of new platforms and technologies

 Link to work or an online portfolio is a must

Things that we value

  • Curious mindset and an appetite for learning
  • A strong point of view with a healthy dose of humility
  • A collaborative mindset, thick skin and a great sense of humor
  • A belief in our vision and mission to provide financial wellness to the millennial market

Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered.

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