Groupon's mission is to connect local commerce, increasing consumer buying power while driving more business to local merchants through price and discovery. We're redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain, and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively.

Visual Designer at Groupon
 The Visual Designer will focus on concepting and creating visually engaging, branded, and functional digital assets for Groupon’s marketing and merchandising businesses. A key aspect of this role is a thorough understanding of the right balance between serving our brand’s purpose, business goals, and customer needs. Visual Designers are expected to innovate and provide creative ideas for ongoing and seasonal tentpole campaigns that align to cross-functional business goals. The Visual Designer will report to the Art Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish the look, feel, and size for various brand, marketing, and merchandising asset campaigns across web, touch, and mobile
  • Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce the Groupon brand style and voice through its visual touchpoints
  • In addition to standard asset types, design logos, icons, illustrations, infographics, and data visualizations
  • Work with a global asset library and workflow system to source images and follow a production schedule
  • Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations
  • Brainstorm and develop clear ideas, concepts, and designs from inception through production
  • Work collaboratively with other designers and copywriters to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user experience
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, marketing managers, and merchandising business lines to create a simple, branded UX
  • Translate client business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging
  • Stay in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in visual design field

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2+ years relevant design experience
  • Design experience for websites and ecommerce digital advertising preferred A solid foundation in typography, layout, and design
  • Good eye for photography and be able to select photography for campaigns
  • Excellent visual, written, and verbal communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
  • A penchant for details and organization, including the ability to prioritize tasks, communicate progress, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; additional experience with Sketch and HTML preferred

Applying

When applying, please include your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. If we set up an interview, you’ll present a minimum of 3 relevant projects. You’ll provide insight into your design process and include any materials you have a deep passion for. We want to meet the whole person, not just your professional work.

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

Company Reviews

I enjoy working at Groupon because you're rewarded and acknowledged based on the hard work you put in, and not on arbitrary tasks. This helps me focus on things that will positively impact my career progression such as honing my sales skills, building my book of business, and investing time in the mentorship program.
Tyler Scott
Merchant Development Manager - Things To Do
at Groupon
I love working at Groupon because I can collaborate with brilliant team members to build strategic initiatives that will make a tangible impact on our business. I wake up every morning excited to solve some of our most complex challenges with a team of people who are innovative, smart, and inspiring.
Jackie Rodriguez
Sales Strategy Manager - Health, Beauty, and Wellness
at Groupon
I've been extremely fortunate to build my career at Groupon over the past 6+ years. Groupon has allowed me to create my own journey, and I've found great rewards in taking chances while staying focused on key priorities. The guidance from excellent mentors and access to senior leadership have also been critical to my Groupon career.
Alan Deitch
Director of Software Engineering
at Groupon
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Why work with us
We're builders and problem solvers who take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Ownership and opportunity are integral to the Groupon employee experience, and our teammates' work that positively impacts customers and merchants alike. Want to help us revolutionize local commerce? Join us!
Culture
Groupon's Chicago office—nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood—is an open environment with plenty of coffee and quirky, themed areas to keep our employees caffeinated and rejuvenated. We value openness and inclusivity and work to ensure all Groupon employees feel both connected to the mission and each other.
Perks & Benefits
Commuter benefit program
Fitness benefits
Free office shuttles
Paid parental and family leave
Comprehensive sales training program
Sense of joy
Onsite cafes
Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO)
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Life & AD&D insurance
401(k)
Disability coverage

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