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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!


Visual Designer (Contract)

Department: Marketing
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze


Backblaze is a public company that makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.


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. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% 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 Visual Designer (Contract ) to join our marketing team, and help elevate our brand to new heights across all digital properties. 


You are an amazing designer who has the ability to work both within a brand style guide and evolve it with exciting new ideas that will give it a lift. You can work on projects as simple as a blog post header to large-scale event experiences. You’re a master at composition and type, and have a passion for illustration. You may also have the added ability to bring your designs further to life through simple animation.

What You'll Do:

  • Create engaging, on-brand marketing campaigns and tactics e.g. webpages, ads, social, events, collateral, OOH, custom illustration, and more.
  • Deliver on/ahead of time, w/ clear communication
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teammates in marketing, product, growth, success 
  • Evolve the brand identity & guidance system
  • Present design concepts and ideas to internal/external teams and stakeholders
  • Build upon brand illustration style  

The Right Fit:

  • 5+ 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, Webflow, AfterEfffects
  • 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 a bonus
  • Animation/motion graphics knowledge in software such as After Effects a bonus

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below.

 The pay range for this contractor position is $40 to $50 per hour, working 24hrs/wk through 2023.

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socio-economic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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