*We are recognized as one of the top 5000 on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies and one of the winners of USPAACC’s “Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards.”*
Since 2003, we have dedicated ourselves to growing the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses by putting people before profits. Within 10 years, we emerged as one of the fastest-growing payments processing companies in the U.S.
Universal Processing has launched an in-house digital ad agency called UPanda that provides marketing services to our 10,000 plus merchants across the USA. We are writing our next chapter and looking for an incredible talent to join us to help write it, together. A chapter where we remain creatively driven, where we increase our focus on the impact we can have on people, our clients’ business and the world, and where every part of our culture and company is centered on the humans around us.
As a Junior Graphic Designer, you are a talented and motivated creative professional with design strategy and innovative solutions at your core. You’ll consult with clients to cultivate and maintain strong relationships. You’ll collaborate with content writers, cross-disciplinary teams, stakeholders and clients to develop and execute compelling design solutions and engaging ideas rooted in strategy that moves business forward.
As a strong communicator and conceptual thinker, you’ll leverage your proven ability to articulate ideas and implement advanced creative solutions for multifaceted design projects. You’ll exhibit business acumen, create innovative design solutions and keep abreast of industry trends. You’ll be instrumental in contributing to a high-performing team environment and passionate about mentoring peers and delivering outstanding client experiences.
You can expect to conduct design consultations while navigating conversations with knowledge and insight toward business solutions. You’ll develop and co-develop creative briefs, storyboards and layouts to effectively communicate design ideas that are persuasive and inclusive. You’ll conceptualize and execute design solutions that align with business objectives while offering elevated client and team experiences. You’ll design clear and visually compelling campaigns, pitches and presentations. You’ll mentor creative project team members in developing conceptual skills and provide constructive feedback to implement the project vision.
As a Junior Graphic Designer at Universal Processing you’ll support the team that is responsible for fulfilling all graphic design needs for our company. You’ll have a shared responsibility for brainstorming, strategizing, producing, and editing for multiple mediums.
The Impact you will make:
Design Materials across a number of mediums including but not limited to: social media graphics, gifs, print layouts, emails, SMS, presentations, and web.Collaborate within our marketing department teamChallenge the status quo with new ideas, tactics, and concepts. Want to 3d print an idea? Ready to explore a document in the metaverse? Bring it on.Contribute to our craft by maintaining high standards of process and technique #neverbesatisfiedCollaborate with other departments and our external partners.Become a fluent advocate for Universal Processing brand and help us evolve it.WHO YOU ARE
Creative: Putting together two things to create a third thing no one’s ever seen beforeProductive: Acting on ideas to make things happen and get stuff doneCollaborative: Focused on the greater good versus personal gainAdaptable: Ready and able to embrace changeWHAT YOU WILL NEED
Associates, BA degree or MA in Graphic Design (preferred but not required)Excel at social media video editingAdvanced knowledge of WordPressWowza portfolio: You have astute aesthetics. Portfolio should demonstrate a working knowledge across the adobe suite and Canva. Applications submitted without a portfolio link, or attachment will be disqualified.Growth-Mindset: You find opportunity in challenges. Universal Processing is a fast-paced, growing business across the globe, which means constantly re-evaluating how we operate. We’re seeking a partner thrilled to contribute to that growth.Skill-Fluency: You have an ability to pivot between techniques and toe the line between design and art.Creative-Enabler: you know how to foster creativity within a project, and collaborate with stakeholders of all levels for best results.Avid Listener: You make internal and external clients feel heard, inspired, and transcended in your conversations, offering best practices and sound counsel.Links: Send along any links that best showcase your experience, i.e. your portfolio, LinkedIn, blog posts, other writing samples, etc.
At Universal Processing we believe that being diverse, equitable and inclusive means will be a company where ideas reflect, connect to, and impact culture because we are a place where everyone can fully participate in the work of making our ideas creative, famous and therefore effective in the world. Where every person is valued for distinctive skills, experiences and perspectives. It is supported by committed leadership, studio values, behaviors, policies and procedures that promote a culture where everyone’s difference is valued.
Universal Processing is a place where who you are – your race, ethnicity, nationality, age, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, religious beliefs, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, family status – will not cause disparity in your experience, but instead energizes your creativity and becomes an important and beneficial part of the work you do.
In New York City, the base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $40,000 – $50,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility, and qualifications.