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Senior Visual Designer, Design Systems

Design | Remote | Full Time

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: BST, CST, EST)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $90 - $110 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Long Term, 6-month project


  • Must have worked on Design Systems before


Braintrust ( is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and actually get to own the platform. We've been onboarding some big clients and specifically need a Senior UI Designer, Design Systems for our client.  


What you'll do:

  • Develop our new icon library, create new icons as needed.  
  • Rapidly explore use of new elements to evolve designs and design patterns.  
  • Create an intuitive visual language, that uses visual elements to convey a message to the user and reflects and amplifies our brand
  • Evaluate designs and perform heuristic analysis of user interfaces  to determine winning patterns to inform design directions.  
  • Define and document our new UI style guide with full range of user interface components; create and populate a style guide framework that is comprehensive and  scalable 
  • Create scalable components and patterns that work across multiple work surfaces and platforms and work with complex use-cases and requirements. 
  • Work with interaction designers, user researchers and developers to ensure designs meet  user expectations and are implemented correctly.  

What you bring to the table:

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience; at least 2-3 years working with Design Systems;  
  • Proven experience in creating visually elegant user interfaces employing graphics,  typography, photography, iconography, color, and brand elements.  
  • Proven experience contributing and expanding visual style guides, design languages, and design systems, incl. icons, typography, color, illustrations, etc
  • Expert focus on detailed aspects of visual design, including iconography, typography, composition, color palette, etc.
  • Experience working with design system components, thinking in terms of design systems, and making rational and logical design decisions
  • Expertise in responsive web and native mobile design, with strong understanding of market trends in user interface styles and patterns in responsive web  and native mobile.  
  • Ability to create fresh, new conceptual designs and create digital designs that people love to use.  
  • Solid understanding of brand design and architecture
  • Expert knowledge of Figma
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with other designers as well as cross-functional partners including engineers; and available for all key meetings throughout normal working hours
  • A strong online portfolio that showcases a variety of work to prove it all


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.