05.09.2019 – Open position

Designer (marketing)

full-time, Helsinki

Hi there! Do you feel that the financial industry is stiff and complicated?

Selma aspires to be different: open, clear and more human.

With your help!

Join our growing Swiss-Finnish startup Selma Finance as a full-time marketing designer.

Let’s make finance sparkle, together! 😊

You’ll be at home with Selma if you

  • want to shape the way how a friendly financial brand expresses itself 

  • think clients should have an impact on product development

  • enjoy learning new things, working closely with others and experimenting with ballsy ideas


Skills we’re after

  • Seasoned, proven experience of bringing ideas to life

  • At ease with common Adobe CC apps: Illustrator, Photoshop, basic video editing

  • Understanding of online design trends and conventions

  • Attentiveness to business and customer needs

  • Curios and self-driven “get stuff done, well” -attitude

  • Strong English; (Swiss) German is a bonus but not required

A plus

  • Motion graphics (e.g. web and vector animations)

  • Experience with web design (CSS, HTML; online platforms like SquareSpace or Wix) 

  • Experience with Sketch, Figma, XD and/or other web design apps

  • Curiosity for UX research and design

Don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes. As a small company, we're able to tailor the role to your strengths.

As a core member of our Helsinki-based crew, you’ll work side-by-side with the lead designer and the growth team.

Among other things, you will 

  • Work closely with the design lead in developing a consistent brand identity

  • Ideate and conceptualise creative campaigns as part of  the growth team

  • Use SquareSpace and our tools to assemble custom landing pages 

  • Create visuals for ads, blogs, emails and SoMe posts (stills, GIFs, SVG animations etc.)

  • Edit videos for ads and social media posts

  • Ideate, create and produce OOH ads, company swag and other print products 

  • Build reusable templates and image assets for marketing

  • Creatively think how to pair top-notch copywriting with visuals that stand out

Your perks & benefits

  • Competitive salary with a sizeable options component

  • The tools and the freedom to do your thing, and all the support to do it well

  • Trust to manage your schedule

  • Ability to work remotely

  • Annual trips with the team (this year we were in Poland!)

  • Welcoming bunch of jolly teammates

Think we might make a match?

Lovely! 😊Please share your portfolio in any preferred form (Behance, PDF, homepage), CV or LinkedIn page and a few words why you’d like to join us with the design lead, Valeria Gasik hello@selma.io.


What happens then?

If your application seems to match what we are looking for, we'll invite you for a talk.

1. An introductory chat
Let's get to know each other first. This will be a great opportunity for both of us to get to know each other!

2. A work exercise
Let's try working together – we will pick a real-life work task and try to solve it together. This will allow us to see how well we get along and you will get a real, unpolished look at the landscape in which you would be working.

3. A final talk
Let's bring our CEO to the table and have the final talk about you starting at Selma!

If we end up using your designs in our business without hiring you, we’ll compensate for your time, of course! The job starts as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

Selma as your workplace

Selma is a growing startup with 7 gals and guys from Finland, Switzerland, Austria and Ukraine. Although most of us choose to work from the office in the central Helsinki, remote work is part of our backbone. That means we arrange every meeting remote-first, and share everything from emails and plans to meeting notes and design drafts in the company chat. It also means that you can work remotely when it fits the schedule.

With Selma, you’d join a team that appreciates skills over hierarchy, ideas over egos and experiments over guesses. We build things with clients and follow customer-centred business philosophy. This means co-design workshops, open roadmap, a visible stream of #feedback and much more!

Oh, and an important side note: collectively our team loves sports, drinks, drawing, cooking and dad jokes. 🤔



Mikael, Jarkko, Niklas, Carina, Kevin, Valeria & (horizontally) Patrik.