Freelance UX Lead, 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 User Experience Lead is a user-centered, innovative designer who is responsible for pushing the boundaries of design and implementing best creative practices at LearnVest. A UX Lead at LearnVest works within our Product Design Team. The team works as an agency within the organization and services 3 brands at LearnVest. The three brands include LearnVest, LearnVest at Work, and Northwestern Mutual. You will work on multiple products/projects, have the ability to work on consumer facing/B2B products, and revolutionize the personalization of the User Experience within finance.


  • Think through complex features and flows, balance user needs and business needs, and make the complex feel simple to users.
  • This is a hands-on role and the Lead is expected to create design work as well as inspire and guide junior designers
  • Help define and drive the future of the LearnVest product experience from signup to long-term engagement, and for both customers and financial planners


  • 4+ years experience designing interfaces for large-scale digital experiences and applications
  • An extreme passion for understanding the user, and a strong communicator of the user’s perspective throughout the design process
  • A belief that UX is more than just UI, and includes all user-centered design activities from conception-to-completion by utilizing research, flows, sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes, annotations, and more
  • Extensive knowledge of best in class interaction design patterns across a variety of platforms
  • The drive to push beyond existing design patterns, and to consistently create visionary work
  • A track record of working collaboratively with other designers, researchers, engineers, and product owners
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Invision and anything else needed to get the job done
  • A strong online portfolio available for viewing

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



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