Visual Designer (Graphic / Motion)

Job description

A better internet is possible, one that empowers people to choose how their personal information is used. This might seem daunting, or even impossible, but at Proton, building this better internet is what we do every day.


ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Our first product, ProtonMail ,is now the world’s largest encrypted email service. Subsequent Proton products, such as ProtonVPN, Proton Calendar and Proton Drive use end-to-end encryption that gives our users full control over how and with whom their data is shared.


Today, Proton is making privacy universally accessible to more than 50 million registered users, including journalists, some of the world’s largest organizations, and people in more than 180 countries. Our diverse and dynamic team is made up of more than 400 members representing over 30 different nationalities. While we are based in Geneva, Switzerland, we have offices in Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, Taipei, and many more employees working remotely around the world. 


New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations and millions of ordinary citizens use our products so they can choose who, if anyone, sees their information.Join us at one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies to help us solve challenging problems and build new products that will reach hundreds of millions of people. We want to create more than just one of the world’s most impactful tech companies, we want to create a new internet that serves the interests of all people. We need you, your voice, your ideas, and your ambition to make it happen.

Purpose of the role

As a member of our Brand Team, you will help transform ideas and stories into functional and appealing visual content that educates, informs, and inspires people to take steps toward securing their digital lives, engage with our products, and join us in building an internet where privacy is the default.

  • Transform briefs and stories from across the company into visually appealing digital or print content
  • Design assets for different digital or print media, such as app store listings, in product assets, OOH, campaigns, landing pages, video platforms, website, social media, and more.
  • Identify opportunities and propose ideas in line with our brand’s personality and industry to inform and delight our users but also attract new ones.
  • Create visual content that stands out and helps build our reputation as a leader in the privacy space, as well as to generate leads and increase conversion on our touchpoints.
  • Support different departments with visual design, work for all our portfolio products.
  • Provide and accept constructive feedback within your team and collaborate to create high quality work.
  • Contribute to maintaining a unified brand image and help foster a sense of premium quality through your work.
  • Propose creative concepts for acquisition and retention campaigns or bring to life other team member’s ideas

Job requirements


  • 5+ years hands-on experience in graphic design/ motion design
  • Expert knowledge of exporting for the right platform, color modes, file types, image editing, resolutions, printing, and/or encoding (if applicable)
  • Strong understanding of typography, color theory, white space and layouting, motion design principles (if applicable).
  • Experience creating high quality visual designs for a large company, including product launches, content marketing, emails, advertisements, youtube channels, social media content, and other marketing assets
  • Experience with designing ads and assets for marketing campaigns
  • Strong understanding of the importance of brand guidelines and the ability to follow them to perfection
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Strong organizational and media management skills. Sharing workfiles with your team is imperative for the success of your work.
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A minimum understanding of the technology industry
  • Independent, self-motivated, and proactive. You don’t require constant input, and you have meticulous attention to detail
  • A true team player who brings passion to the table and is innately interested in Proton
  • Good written and spoken English

Why you should join Proton

  • Be part of a movement - Proton is not just a product or service but a community-driven movement united by a shared vision of online freedom. Our services are open source, audited, and supported by community contributions. We give back to our community by maintaining core encryption libraries and by supporting other organizations furthering the same goals as us.
  • Work with smart and dedicated people - Our team is diverse, collaborative, and tight-knit with people coming from all walks of life, including many of the world’s top academic institutions and organizations, such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, and ETH.
  • Join a strong brand - Our encrypted email service - ProtonMail -has grown to be a staple of online security and privacy. Proton has been featured in multiple popular television and film productions, such as Mr. Robot, Knives Out, Sounds of Metal, and more.
  • Grow with us - We’re one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, doubling in size every year. Our growth gives you limitless career and educational opportunities as well as the opportunity to work side-by-side with many world-leading experts in their fields.
  • Have your voice heard - We value your opinion and encourage you to speak up and share your ideas and thoughts. At Proton, no problem is someone else’s problem. We collectively strive to do the right thing and be the undisputed best in the world at everything we do.
Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for a more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.