Visual Design at Tessian

We’re not a typical cybersecurity company, and we need a designer who can communicate this through impactful visual design.

Tessian is looking for a creative individual to help influence and build the Tessian brand. You will work closely with our multidisicplinary Design team to produce a wide variety of assets for use across the company.

Last year, we went through a full visual rebrand and name change orchestrated by Koto Studio, the design team behind Airbnb, Deliveroo and BlaBlaCar. Now we need your help to truly develop that identity and narrative.

As a designer at Tessian, you get the opportunity to truly impact every area of the business: Marketing, Sales, Product, and Operations. Each have their own unique needs and deliverables, ranging from web content, infographics, advertising campaigns, case studies, events collateral, white papers and more.

As a Visual Designer you will:

-Help develop the Tessian Design System
-Create visual assets that communicate and define our technology and products for use across the business
-Work with the Marketing team to craft graphics for social and blog posts
-Work with the Commercial team to create visual content to drive sales
-Figure out how to visually illustrate intricate concepts
-Design marketing collateral, for both print and digital
-Create branded merchandise/swag, like t-shirts and socks, for industry events

We’d love to meet someone who:

-Is a creative and critical thinker who can distill complex ideas into digestible content
-Is highly proficient with design tools, like the Adobe Suite, Figma and other design tools
-HTML5, CSS, and Visual coding skills are a big plus
-Self-starter with excellent time management skills
-Can quickly iterate different designs
-Highly collaborative and comfortable working with people from different disciplines
-Is comfortable working on multiple projects and tasks at any one time
-Is dedicated and has a strong eye for detail
-Has a beautiful portfolio
-Can craft amazing and precise visual graphics
-Can find the balance between innovative, original concepts and practical, deliverable solutions
-Has a strong multidisciplinary understanding of print and digital design
-Ideally has experience in one or more of the following: Icon design, brand ecosystem design, Layout design, Animation and light visual coding.

Why we think you’ll love it here:

-You’ll work alongside amazing, high-performing colleagues
-We offer a competitive salary and equity options with every role, with annual salary reviews.
-Everyone gets 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)
-Company contributions are made towards your pension
-You’ll get a high quality MacOS tech kit to work on
-One week of remote working from abroad per year
-We have regular communal company lunches, and regular team socials and activities
-Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of office snacks including fruit, nuts, bread, cereals, and amazing coffee
-We offer a cycle to work scheme, eye-care vouchers and childcare vouchers
-Parents and carers are guaranteed one day per week of work-from-home, and we’ll give you an extra day of annual leave to take your child to their first day of nursery and primary school
-Generous enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave
-If you’re coming from abroad, we’ll provide relocation assistance. Over 25% of the company is international and we’re always as supportive as we can be in helping people make the move


Tessian is a VC backed SaaS technology company. Our mission is to keep the world’s most sensitive data and systems private and secure, so we’re building the world’s first Human Layer Security (HLS) platform.

We’re a team of mathematicians, data scientists & engineers building breakthrough machine learning and natural language technology to analyse, understand & protect enterprise email networks.

We’ve recently raised $42m in Series B funding led by Sequoia. Sequoia partner Matt Miller is joining the board. In 2018 our venture backed business grew 400% and our team expanded from 13 to 120 people; we have ambitious growth plans for the next year, spanning all areas including our product offerings and our sales & marketing divisions. We’re excited about where this next phase of our growth will take us – we hope you are too, so we encourage you to apply today to be part of the next leg of the Tessian journey.

We’re backed by world-leading venture capital funds, including Sequoia, Accel, & Balderton Capital, who’ve invested in companies like Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, Improbable & Transferwise & we’ve been named on the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list, crowned the “Best Security Startup” by WIRED magazine, and awarded “Best Innovation in Data Protection & Privacy” by CogX.

Our team

You can check out some photos of our team on our Instagram, or take a look at our company page. You can also find us on Glassdoor.

Equality & diversity

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we’re securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we’re also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM, our CFO is the Chair of the WISE Campaign’s Young Professionals’ Board, & we’re a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

How to apply

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