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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Senior Visual Designer

Department: Marketing
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with well over an exabyte of data from customers in more than 175 countries. We exited 2020 growing rapidly, and we've done it all with just $3M in total funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 99% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. Backblaze is looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join our marketing team, and help elevate our current rebranding efforts to new heights across all digital properties. 

You have a creative range that produces everything from simple, elegant design to powerfully visual voice. You’re a master at composition and type, and have a passion for illustration. You also have the unique ability to bring your designs further to life through simple animation.  

Backblaze is in full-scale mode and it’s an exciting time to help define and celebrate our success. You will be a design leader with a heavy hand in brand identity systems, web page design/landing pages, digital ads, social media, online and offline collateral, and much more.  

You excel in a cross-discipline collaboration, have the ability to confidently share/sell ideas, and have the know-how to execute strategies into astonishing brand experiences.

Responsibilities  

  • Create and develop brand marketing campaigns, along w/ marketing components, e.g. webpages,  ads, social, field, collateral, OOH, etc. 
  • Collaborate with teammates in marketing, product, growth, success  
  • Inspire and direct a small team of designers 
  • Lead creative direction for photoshoots and manage outside vendors such as photo/videographers, event coordinators, printers, etc to see your projects through
  • Evolve the brand identity & guidance system
  • Create engaging layouts for web, landing pages, event graphics, custom illustration and some animation
  • Present design concepts and ideas to internal/external teams and stakeholders
  • Build upon brand illustration style   

  Qualifications

  • 6+ years of agency or inhouse experience, designing and illustrating ideas across media
  • Strong visual design portfolio showcasing visual design across media, brand frameworks, illustration
  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator and Figma; Nice to have :  InDesign 
  • Experience with multiple styles of design and illustration
  • Experience in photo/video art direction, some animation
  • Mastery and experimentation of design fundamentals (color, typography, composition, and layout)
  • Knowledge of best practices in usability and UX
  • Understand the opportunities and limitations of the modern web
  • CSS/Javascript animation graphics knowledge 

Nice to Have 

  • Animation/motion graphics knowledge in software such as After Effects

Backblaze Perks

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Fully stocked micro kitchens and strong coffee
  • Catered breakfast and lunches twice a week
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

Backblaze is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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