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5 May 2014

YNAB is hiring another designer. Is it you?

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by Jesse Mecham


About Us:

We’re a profitable, bootstrapped, growing company. Our marketing, message, and manifesto is centered around our friendly approach to teaching our Four Rule Method. We sell beautiful personal finance software to help people implement the Method. We’re called “You Need a Budget”, but everyone just calls us “YNAB” (pronounced “why-nab” …because everyone’s so busy). For years now, lots of people have been buying YNAB and then telling their friends how awesome it is. (Google us and you’ll see.) We’ve got a desktop app, an iPhone app, and an Android app. (We’re working on the iPad app). We’re making peoples’ lives better and are having fun doing it.

You’ll fit right in at YNAB if you like our cultural manifesto:

We think it’s important to be helpful and teach one another. You know, lend a helping hand, and look to ease a friend’s burden. When you’re friendly,I guess it means that you take an interest in others, and tend to listen more than you talk. If you (gasp!) change your mind, we think that’s cool, because…well, there’s nothing wrong with changing your mind. When speaking of others be kind. Is what you’re about to say true, kind, and necessary? We love confidently humble people who are proud of their craft, and stay humble so they don’t stop learning. You know what makes life great? You assume good intentions, and give others the benefit of the doubt. Even then, you may still disagree—a healthy problem to have between two people that listen, and then listen more. And my heavens, if you have a sense of humo(u)r, we want you around (because you’re hilarious).

But now our sole designer needs your help.

Adam is our sole designer and Chief Product Officer. He’s helped us craft and execute on the brand we have today, designed every single screen you see on all three of our clients, designed (and built, and maintained) our website, designed and consulted on our slide decks used in our live classes, designed our cool YNAB swag, provided design direction and assets for our YouTube content, and podcast, designed a phenomenal print workbook to accompany our software, and crafted dozens of advertising banners.

With all of that being said, I know I’ve forgotten half of what he’s done these past three years. Just writing that made me pretty tired.

And that’s where you come in!

You’re an experienced designer who would like to work with us on a full time (40 hours/week) basis. If you’re international, your status would be as an independent contractor. If you’re stateside, you can be a W2, or independent contractor as well. It’d be your call.

You would be helping Adam wherever your skills and enthusiasm align. If your skills are more product-centric, you’d help with prototyping and visual design of our apps. If your skills are more marketing-centric, you’d be helping design website pages, ads, slide decks and more. Either way, you’d have a lot of opportunity to shape your own role, and the future of YNAB.

You’re the one we’re looking for if you:

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You already use and love YNAB.

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