Rift Finance Head of Design

Rift Finance
Company Location:
New York
Job Location:
New York
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Posted on:
April 7, 2022
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Job Description

Rift is an ecosystem of decentralized products servicing DAOs. Blockchains have given us new mechanisms to coordinate people and capital at a global scale. Rift is building the infrastructure to support the experimentation and growth of these new communities. Our first product enables a novel form of protocol owned liquidity for DAOs, establishing a sustainable financial foundation on which they can build and grow. We ran a private beta in the fall of 2021 with leading DAOs including Terra, Fantom, and Injective, capped at $50 million in deposits, that demonstrated the power and utility of our first product.

Rift is backed by leading investors including Pantera, Two Sigma Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Spartan Group, DeFiance Capital, Jump Capital, Hashed, and ecosystem funds like Blizzard by Avalanche, Terra, Fantom, and Injective. Angel investors include Stani Kulechov of Aave, Do Kwon of Terra, Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon, and more.

Join us at Rift. We’re building a future that re-centers the individual in the internet, creating a disintermediated global economy. If you want to work with an aggressively ambitious team, create tools that will control billions of dollars, and participate in the asymmetric financial upside of creating foundational internet infrastructure, come help us build the future of finance.


  • Define the visual identity of the Rift brand
  • Lead efforts across UI/UX design, graphic design, 3D design. This will entail both working on each of these categories yourself, in addition to building out a team who will support you. As Rift scales, your responsibilities will grow to include building out your full time team.
  • Product focused design – intimately understanding the user experience and user flows, and designing an intuitive interface accordingly
  • Design our webapp(s) and landing page
  • Push the UX standards of the industry forward
  • Help design A/B tests for the data science team to answer UI/UX questions that we have
  • In the short term, work with contractors to create brand assets for Rift


  • Leadership – as the Head of Design, you will be building out a team that reports to you. It will be your responsibility to provide vision on the visual identity for Rift, and be a strong leader and manager
  • Ambition — we are a team of extremely motivated, hard working individuals and we are looking for any new team member to match our drive.
  • History of working professionally with engineers to design UI/UX systems
  • Proven knowledge and interest in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and DeFi space.
  • Self-starter with a creative, strategic, and enthusiastic drive.

This role is offered by Recursive Labs, an open source R&D company building protocols, tools, and services for the future internet. The team is contributing to the Rift Finance ecosystem.

Recursive Lab’s benefits include competitive compensation, unlimited PTO, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a setup at our NYC headquarters, working with high caliber team members, and more!

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