west

Studio Designer

Designer

We are seeking a highly talented creative thinker with a passion for pixels and a knack for crafting compelling physical and digital creative expressions to join our team as a Designer. This is an exceptional opportunity to be a core member of our Design Studio responsible for crafting and delivering a holistic, integrated design approach for west and our clients.  

Designers are the creative force of west’s partner engagements. Your biggest impact is in working on a variety of projects across our portfolio that integrate designs and experiences into brands, services, products, spaces, and new business opportunities.

A day in the life might include…       

  • Developing visual design, typography, concepts, logos, icons, wireframes, marketing materials 

  • Assisting on proposals, user research, concept development, prototyping  

  • Participating and influencing all stages of a project with a focus on visual and storytelling  

  • Working within a multidisciplinary team to push our visual comms further in unique ways 

  • Presenting visual approaches internally and externally in an effort to elevate perceptions  

  • Tracking the latest trends, experts and thinking about the future of creative and design

About You

We’re looking for people whose interests, experiences, and ambitions don’t easily fit a typical job description. Your work history might include some combination of helping develop new markets, finding new customers and profit pools, and launching products and services that have never existed before. Among your many skills is a propensity for synthesizing all kinds of left- and right-brain inputs to see gaps and white spaces and develop creative approaches to category leadership. Today you may be a graphic or visual designer, a digital designer, a studio artist, an experience or product designer, a UI/UX designer, or a freelance creative doing your own thing. You are a fearless experimenter. An empathizer. A champion of what could be. More than anything else, you are driven by the opportunity to learn at a pace you never imagined and contribute to work that really matters.

Some stuff you’re good at, and the extraordinary 

  • 3-5 years interaction/graphic design experience across a variety of digital media platforms  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, New Media or an equivalent degree 

  • Experience in concept ideation, design strategy, digital prototyping, and graphic design      

  • Experience collaborating with designers from different backgrounds and mediums  

  • Passion for visual design and a point of view about your work 

  • Desire to learn new methods of designing digital experiences  

  • Extensive experience with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote, and other design tools  

  • Bonus points for experience designing apps, in motion design, or front-end coding  

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Culture

We are located in San Francisco’s beautiful Presidio and are a proud member of this bourgeoning ecosystem that includes an eclectic mix of brewers and bakers, non-profits and venture firms, movie studios and start-ups. Futurists to the core, we are makers and doers who share a fundamental belief that ongoing advances in science and technology are essential to improving life on the planet. We come from many different places and points of view, but are united by one simple question….what if?

Perks

  • Work with hugely ambitious companies and teams that are changing the way we live

  • Visionary, smart, and collaborative coworkers in a fun office environment

  • Competitive compensation and benefits, with equity opportunities

  • Beautiful office setting in historic building with stunning bay views

  • Office kitchen with daily lunches provided

  • Visionary, smart, and collaborative coworkers in a fun office environment

Benefits

  • Full medical/dental/vision package

  • 401 (k) plan, phone reimbursement, paid company holidays

  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it

 

If inventing the future and fast-tracking human ingenuity are your thing, we’d love to hear from you.

It is west’s policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. west does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. west also makes all reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.