Senior UI Designer - Design Systems

Carta (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; New York, NY; Seattle, WA,

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Interview Process

1. Chat with recruiter 2. Chat with one of our engineering leaders 3. Take home assignment that is not timed ( thinking about code production quality in arriving to a solution) 4. Virtual onsite (5 sessions: take home follow up discussion, architecture and design white boarding, chat with a product manager, chat about teamwork, and another meeting with hiring manager ~ about 4 hours) 5. Team matching (non-evaluative)


$144,500 - $170,000

The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. 

Carta is trusted by more than 30,000 companies and over half a million employees in nearly 150 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports over 5,000 funds representing over $100B in assets under administration with their venture capital solutions. Carta’s liquidity solutions have returned $13B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today Carta’s platform manages over two trillion dollars in equity for nearly two million people globally. Companies and funds like Canva, Tribe, and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. 

The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit

The Problems You’ll Solve

Carta is looking for an experienced UI/Visual Designer who is passionate about Design Systems, enjoys solving complex challenges, and can work alongside an exceptional design team creating and shipping innovative digital product experiences across the company. You will help imagine the future look and feel of Carta products. You will obsess about pixels, typography, layout and grids as you co-develop a strategy for evolving our existing Design System. Our ideal candidate is a simplifier, who can spot the beauty in great design that scales, enjoys working cross-functionally, and can effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

As a Senior UI Designer, you will help define and set standards for a modular design language, as part of the Design System, to achieve consistency for the Carta products at scale. 

Additionally, you will:

  • Co-develop and define the creative vision for the evolution of Carta’s Design System, ink 
  • Update, maintain, and evolve visual design guidelines for ink
  • Solve for data visualization and product functionality through design, typography, color, and icons
  • Use your strong storytelling skills to share your vision and strategy and receive feedback from stakeholders across product, design, engineering, and design technology
  • Define design principles for the new design language to share across the design org
  • Embrace constraints to find elegant solutions that solve across a complex set of products
  • Obsessively refine form and table UI, interaction, and patterns, crucial for a financial platform
  • Work with product design and design technologists to identify which components and patterns are most in need and prioritize them accordingly
  • Help other product designers identify when elements of their work should become a new, reusable component of our larger system or remain local and specific to their use cases
  • Partner with design technologists and engineers to develop, test, and deliver new components and patterns
  • Pair with product design team members to review proposed components and patterns, receive feedback, and iterate

About You

  • 4+ years experience as a UI / Visual Designer, including experience building and evolving an effective design system
  • Strong visual design fundamentals with enterprise software experience
  • Exceptional interaction and visual design skills, with expert command of visual hierarchy, layout, typography, color theory, and brand systems
  • Skilled in explaining your work, process and design decisions, while also being relentless about asking for feedback 
  • Strong communication skills and experience collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment.
  • Highly detail-oriented, down to the very last pixel
  • Systems thinker
  • Versed in working with a highly technical team
  • You’re comfortable working autonomously and proactively, while also knowing when to involve others in to move things forward quickly
  • An online portfolio showcasing previous work that demonstrates expert understanding of the formal elements of design, which include typography, layout, proportion, and balance

Nice to haves:  

  • Motion design experience
  • Experience with data visualizations, infographics, graphic design 
  • Familiarity with finance


Carta’s compensation package includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our minimum cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:

  •  $144,500 - $170,000 in New York, New York
  •  $144,500 - $170,000 in San Francisco, California
  •  $130,050 - $153,000 in Seattle, Washington

Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other factors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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