Graphic Designer

Remote - Chicago, IL

Hi, we’re Rheaply!

Over the past year, the world has cultivated a new sense of appreciation for everyday stuff. With global supply chains collapsing and operating budgets shrinking across the board, we have seen the demand for goods and services skyrocket. The obvious solution to being more resourceful and cost-conscious has been to increase the value of everything already around us. At Rheaply, we’re helping organizations do that by developing better inventory management and resource sharing tools. Although rewarding, this problem is not ours alone to solve, which is why we need extraordinary talented people like you to join our team. While we’re also excited to one day meet in person (and hopefully soon!), we are ready to conduct our entire interviewing and onboarding process remotely.

Founded in 2016, Rheaply, Inc. is a Chicago-based technology company focused on solutions for making organizations more efficient, sustainable, and connected. Rheaply has developed and launched the only exchange technology for users to share their ideas and surplus resources with colleagues to reduce time, costs, as well as environmental waste. On Rheaply’s Asset Exchange Manager (AxM), users from all departments can access resources and expertise from colleagues in the same organization or beyond. Recently, Rheaply has been featured in The New York Times, Nature, VERGE, and Greenbiz, chosen as a 10 Big Idea in Innovation by Chicago Magazine, a Circular Economy Solver by MIT SOLVE, and received the 2019 & 2020 Sustainable Procurement Leadership (SPLC) Award for Circular Economy Leadership among other notable awards and recognitions.

Opportunity

As we continue to expand our business, we are seeking a talented, story-driven Graphic Designer to work with our subject matter experts and our marketing, product, and revenue teams to create aesthetically stunning branded collateral and content, helping shift our design workflow into a well-oiled machine.

What You'll Do

  • Work hand-in-hand with our Director of Brand Strategy, Graphic/Visual Designer, and the Marketing Team

  • Create sales and marketing collateral utilizing the brand and design aesthetics established by our Graphic/Visual Designer and Director of Brand Strategy, as well as our UX Product Design Team

  • Continue to iterate, improve, and help define Rheaply’s brand strategy

  • Execute within, build upon, and push forward Rheaply’s visual aesthetic and brand in collaboration with the Graphic/Visual Designer

  • Create branded designs, layouts, and illustrations for collateral including single and multi-page documents, client collateral, feature and product launch materials, sales/product/investment collateral, and more

  • Help shape, establish, and iterate our collateral request workflows, including understanding of needs, project planning, and prioritization of work in design phase

  • Maintain version control, source files, and nomenclature for files and graphics in our Collateral Library

  • Assist in syncing design concepts across Rheaply.com, marketing & sales collateral, and the AxM platform

  • As a Rheaply Brand Ambassador, you know this brand inside and out; you’re able to read between the lines on new requests and ensure that as we scale and grow the spirit of our brand continues to evolve

What does this look like?

We like to think there’s a lot of fun to be had and space to be creative in this role. To get a glimpse into the day-today, here are a few recent project examples:

  1. Client launch collateral packages involving cross-platform designs in social media, digital displays, and printed collateral

  2. Marketing white papers and their associated promotional materials

  3. Graphics for email templates including newsletters and campaigns


What You'll Need

  • 1-3 years of design experience within an internal team or external agency

  • Thrive working independently in a fast-paced, changing and exciting startup environment 

  • Exceptional design skills including typography, color theory, and illustration

  • Comfortable with diving into new ideas and learning new skill sets on the fly

  • Self-motivated and organized with sharp project & time management skills

  • Displays critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Goal-oriented with a positive attitude and high energy

  • “Yes, and” mentality in design with the ability to understand requests and what is needed in addition to and beyond what is asked 

It helps if you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (graphic, visual, industrial, etc.), or a related field/equivalent experience

  • Experience with Google Business products (Drive, Sheets, Docs, etc.), AirTable, Adobe Creative Suite, [UX design platform], MacOS, Asana is plus

  • A demonstrated interest in sustainability or the circular economy (e.g., coursework, work or internship experience, involvement in student groups)

  • Portfolio of work 

You will be a cultural fit if you are:

  • You are a scrappy, motivated team player who understands the various needs of a growing company

  • Comfortable in the fast-paced, dynamic environment of Rheaply - hallmarks of a scaling startup

  • You believe in Rheaply’s Core Values and shall conduct your work in accordance with our values 

At Rheaply, we envision a world where all assets and resources are highly visible, searchable, and reusable. Oh, and we love what we do, like, really love what we do. So, join us today to help us achieve our mission! 


Rheaply’s Core Values 

At Rheaply, we thrive to provide the most seamless experience for our AxM users, enabling our client organizations to achieve full utilization of their assets, thereby reducing costs and waste by keeping valuable resources in circulation. As a team, we pledge to execute our work in accordance with our seven Core Values.

  1. We Listen To and Delight Our Users -- Our users are our most important stakeholders. We strive to provide the most seamless user experience and value to our users across client organizations. We do our best to have empathy for their problems and challenges. We listen to users’ feedback and provide timely responses to questions and needs.

  2. We Encourage Individual Team Member Growth, Innovation, And Happiness -- Our people are our most valuable assets. Rheaply’s success is dependent upon the collective drive, intelligence, curiosities and contributions of all of our team members. We care for the wellbeing of each team member and ensure that they have the support and mentorship they need to succeed at Rheaply and beyond.

  3. We Value Transparency, Humility, and Open Communication -- The key determinant to our successful market execution is our ability to communicate and share successes, learnings, insights, struggles, and solutions across our teams. At Rheaply, we strive to cultivate a culture of intelligence with humility. We care about hearing each member’s voice and understanding his or her unique perspective.

  4. We Care About Our Communities And The Environment -- Rheaply is driven by the mission to reduce our environmental footprint and accelerate our transition to a circular economy. We strive to live by our mission of promoting environmental awareness and waste reduction in our decisions and actions at Rheaply and beyond.

  5. We Promote A Collaborative Culture of Learning and Problem-Solving -- Rheaply is committed to finding straightforward solutions to complex problems. We are constantly learning from each other, from our clients, and from our competitors. We strive to understand problems at the microscopic level and become industry experts in building, deploying, and iterating sustainable, circular solutions.

  6. We Are Tenacious and We Own Our Work -- At Rheaply, we are dedicated to enabling the transition to a more circular world. We are relentless about our mission and vision. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions, both internally and in the market.

  7. We Strive To Be Helpful -- We view all the work we do at Rheaply as daily, non-stop efforts to help and support each other, our clients, our users, our partners, and our shared environment. 

Rheaply, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, interns, volunteers, subcontractors.