UX/UI Designer

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Who is Purpose Investments:

Purpose Investments is a client-first, independent asset management firm with ~$7B in AUM. 

We were founded in 2013 on a simple principle:  Given access to a better set of investment solutions, Canadians will be more successful.   

For our growing cadre of institutional clients, our solutions range from bespoke investment pools to separately managed accounts to more traditional investment funds. 

We work actively with our clients, bringing together our proven expertise across asset classes (e.g., liquid alternatives, active fixed income and private markets) and our entrepreneurial nature.   Our clients often approach us to help them address needs for which solutions do not exist in market.

We are primarily employee owned with minority investments from OMERS and Torquest.

Job Description

At Purpose Investments, we’re trying to change our industry, and are looking for a talented UX/UI Designer who can bring their passion for building digital products to our team. Do you know all the financial and investment collateral that you’re so used to seeing? The bland, boring, and uninspiring work, that is the furthest thing from good design. Well, we want ours to be the opposite of that. We want our digital touchpoints to be as user friendly, seamless and customer centric, as we’d want for ourselves. We’re trying to raise the bar higher.

Much higher.

We want you to be proud of the work you do each day. There’s a lot of work to be done, and we’re looking for someone to work alongside our VP Customer Experience and Marketing, channeling our CEO’s vision, and bringing our story to life in a creative way. The opportunity is there. It’s your job to seize it.

As a UX/UI Designer you’ll be:

  • Influencing and designing the visual direction of Purpose’s brand for all our digital products.
  • A part of a fully engaged multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, marketers and business intelligence professionals, moving Purpose forward.
  • Participating in brainstorm sessions and working on projects from concept to completion.
  • Questioning everything, while pushing for strong design in each execution.
  • Collaborating with and supporting internal teams and departments with their needs.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience as a UX designer with tier-one brand experience. This could be in an agency, design firm, in house or freelance. The work should be of high caliber, and be focused on designing responsive web or mobile software and sites.
  • Thoroughly know Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch.
  • A portfolio that shows the quality of work you’ve shipped, that has a strong level of UI polish and informed UX decisions.
  • Experience designing engaging interactions and motion.
  • Great understanding of UX and Human-Centered design concepts, including user flows, journey maps, site maps, and usability tests.
  • Working with CSS, HTML and/or JavaScript, is considered a plus.
  • Presenting your work with conviction using an empathetic lens to the end user, while keeping an open mind to the feedback you’ll receive from various key stakeholders.

Some more stuff about us:

  • The first thing you should know is, we just moved into a gorgeous, brand new space in the heart of the financial district, with tons of windows and great views of the city.
  • Second, the office is casual, so you won’t be stuck around a bunch of suits.
  • You get to pick your hardware preference, Mac or PC, whatever works best for you.
  • We work in an open concept space with stand up-sit down desks, but also have quiet rooms for thinking, concentration and private meetings/calls.
  • The kitchen is stocked with snacks, has a slick coffee/espresso machine and a SodaStream.
  • With our move we’ve introduced team Friday lunches, to build comradery among the team, since at times we can get pretty focused on trying to move our business forward.

If this is an opportunity that sounds interesting to you (more like you than not) and you’re intrigued to learn more, we would love to hear from you!

Additional Information

Purpose Financial LP is an equal employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and barrier-free work environment for all employees and candidates. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and if accommodation is required during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact any member of the Talent team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.