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Visual Designer

The Visual Designer will lead the entire process of defining requirements, visualizing and creating graphics, illustrations, logos, infographics, layouts and photos. You’ll be the one to shape the visual identity / execution of all visual mediums such as: digital/web, ebooks, advertising, tradeshow displays, employer branding, apparel/swag, etc.

Why Paro? 

Vision: We are creating an alternative employment model for the future of finance work. By capitalizing on the rise of the freelance/gig economy, we are disrupting the $150bn antiquated accounting industry. 

Through technology, we bring work directly to the highest quality finance and accounting professionals and provide them with the tools they need to manage and grow their own books of business. At the end of our day, our purpose is simple: Empower people to do what they love.

Culture: Collaboration is key to the Paro Home Team. Together, we curate an open environment and encourage constant feedback to create great experiences for our freelancers and guarantee success for our clients. We live and breathe our values and have a whole lot of fun along the way. 

 

What We Do

We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances. Paro matches businesses with the highest vetted bookkeepers, accountants, financial analysts, and CFOs who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We only accept 2% of applicants into our highly curated network of experts, so clients know they’re working with the best of the best. 

 

Who You Are: 

  • You know your work will capture the attention of those who see it and communicate the right message
  • You want your work to stand out from the crowd
  • You want to work on thoughtful and meaningful projects in any medium
  • You know how to attract, inspire, motivate and impress a target audience

What You’ll Do:

  • Create and study design briefs and determine requirements
  • Schedule projects, define turnaround times and make reasonable deadlines
  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand
  • Use the appropriate colors and layouts for each graphic
  • Work with copywriters and take direction to produce final design
  • Test graphics across various media
  • Amend designs after feedback
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand
  • Implement design intake process and project management
  • Own printing and design delivery

Skills You’ll Need:

  • Proven design experience with a strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics
  • Mastery of design software and technologies specifically Adobe Creative Suite
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • Degree in Design, Fine Arts or a related field is a plus

Nice to Haves:

  • Video production and motion graphics
  • Web development experience

 

Our Values

At Paro, we pride ourselves on our strong value-oriented culture—which we created together as a team—and look to bring on new team members who also embody these values. 

 

Enjoy the journey  

We bring energy to an antiquated and stale industry  

We embrace fun  

We don’t take ourselves too seriously  

 

Have each other’s backs  

We are a team; we win together and lose together  

We can handle anything  

We feel confident to take risks because we serve as each other’s safety net  

We are a community, not just a workplace  

 

Do the right thing  

We don’t cut corners; we take a long-term view of success  

We deposit in the Karma bank  

We are loyal to clients and freelancers  

We are transparent and don’t hold ulterior motives  

 

Take Smart Risks  

We believe that trying and failing is better than not trying at all  

We think creatively about obstacles  

We challenge assumptions  We are nimble  

 

Never settle  

We invent new ways to do what we do  

We want to be comfortably uncomfortable and encourage each other to take on new and more challenging projects  

We are each accountable for every team member being their best and push each other and give others permission to push us 

 

Be yourself  

We bring our whole selves to work; we're cool with who you are, professional and otherwise!  

We recognize that everyone brings something important to the table and that conflict helps us grow

We are sensitive to our differences; we value being yourself while making space for others to be themselves  We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion as we grow  

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