Visual Brand Designer

| Seattle

Interviewing is a universal experience, but it is no one’s job

Interviews are the gateway between people and jobs--they are a critical connection point. And yet, while the interview is a universal experience, it has never been recognized as its own discipline. In fact, the vast majority of people conducting interviews receive no formal training in how to do so.

Karat is the market leader in Interview Engineering

At Karat, our mission is to make every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable. To do so, we created and established the category of Interview Engineering.

Karat conducts technical interviews on behalf of organizations hiring software engineers. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing infrastructure, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices. The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest, most robust dataset of structured-interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics.

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle. Key clients include Pinterest, PayPal, Citrix, Intuit, and InVision.

Design at Karat

We are looking for a Visual Brand Designer who loves crafting engaging experiences through visual communication. A great candidate has a sharp eye for detail, finds joy in creating awesome work, and knows how to work together effectively within cross-discipline teams. As our first designer focused solely on our visual brand, you’ll have the opportunity to work tightly with our Product Design Lead and Director of Marketing to define and develop Karat’s marketing, communication, and visual voice.

Core Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Marketing to refine, expand, and steward our visual brand identity
  • Build and maintain our Karat’s visual style guide
  • Be deeply involved at each stage of the design process from strategy to implementation
  • Provide design help and input to other team members so they can communicate their desired messages as effectively as possible
  • Work on a wide range of projects from our marketing website and social media content to pitch decks, live event collateral, and more

About You

  • Strong visual aesthetic (i.e. great taste)
  • You can apply core design principles (typography, layout, graphic design, art direction, etc.) to make effective and great-looking work
  • Expertise in the design toolset of your choice (Adobe suite, Sketch, Figma, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of web design principles
  • Ability to translate business needs and creative briefs into design deliverables
  • Ability to identify, empathize with, and understand target audience
  • Portfolio of at least 3 distinct past works that demonstrates the skills listed above
  • 1+ years professional experience (can include internships) in an agency, in-house, or freelance capacity

Bonus Experience

  • A love for at least one of: html/css, illustration, photography, videography, or motion graphics
  • Formal training in classical design principles. Ideally a BFA in Graphic Design or Illustration, but we are very much open to non-traditional education (e.g. bootcamps, online courses, YouTube, etc.) as well
  • Experience working on cross-discipline teams
  • Experience at a startup
  • Passion for creative side projects (e.g. music, stationery design, writing, etc.)

Statement of Non-Discrimination:
In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

With thanks to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


The University District is a relaxed area with casual hangouts and a youthful feel. Plus, the office is easy to get to by bus and link light rail.

What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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