Job Description

Media/Thumbnail Designer


About Us is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 700+ fully remote people in 60+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 150M+ chess players worldwide with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You love design, YouTube, and content. You are an excellent designer, able to delight audiences with fun, clickable thumbnails. You have a strong sense of storytelling and are able to take a video, title, and brief, and create a compelling thumbnail that captures the content and why viewers both inside and outside of the chess community will love to watch the piece. You are able to implement a unique style and develop a brand identity for’s thumbnails that is consistent with the company voice and brand. You love the analytics and are able to assess performance on the fly and modify designs when content isn’t performing well. You are a strong team member and enjoy collaborating remotely.

What You’ll Do

  • Design thumbnails for, starting with original content on YouTube, and possibly extending to other publications.
  • Optimize thumbnails for’s best-performing archival content.
  • Develop a distinct brand for’s thumbnails.
  • Assess media performance and refine designs and strategies to optimize for evolving algorithms and public tastes.
  • Collaborate with’s creative team on said media.
  • Stay engaged with the latest trends in thumbnails and identify new opportunities.
  • Creatively incorporate product and brand designs into thumbnails.

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of design experience
  • Experience designing successful thumbnails for YouTube
  • Excellence in Photoshop
  • You get chess
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Lifelong learner
  • Experience with tools like AE, Blender, or AI images (optional)