Senior Designer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Creative Department

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We’re looking for a senior designer to work with our creative + design team on a variety of projects for one of our major global tech clients. Projects will be tailored to a designer who has the ability to think creatively within brand guidelines for both digital and print applications. Some example outputs are marketing collateral, infographics, HTML email templates, tradeshow graphics, presentations, and demo/tutorial videos.

When designing for a strong global brand, an understanding of the brand and its guidelines will be key to creating designs to complement the existing family. The team will also be looking to you to bring fresh design ideas to the existing brand system to provide a new consistent look across all materials.

Building mockups efficiently with grid-aligned precision for rounds of iteration with our clients is another key skill for this position. Your attention to detail for both design and content will help our creative team achieve its best work.

This role will be on site at our client’s office in Sunnyvale, CA.


  • Take direction from the design director and other team members
  • Work quickly as needed and switch gears nimbly
  • Iterate with the design director and/or copywriter on concept sketching
  • Produce rough mockups quickly for internal review
  • Be articulate in explaining the rationale behind your design decisions
  • Produce polished mockups for client reviews
  • Produce pixel perfect production files for electronic distribution
  • Produce print ready production files for hand off to commercial print vendors
  • Be nimble in working with collaborative prototyping apps
  • Switch between Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and Invision apps as needed during a project
  • Attend team meetings, take detailed notes, and collaborate with the client on deliverables


  • A strong portfolio focused on visual design with relevant work examples
  • 4+ years professional experience as a digital designer
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Mastery with Sketch, Invision App, Google Slides and Keynote
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude, and excellent organization tendencies
  • Heavy inclusion of photography in their portfolio

Ready State is a marketing agency in North Beach, San Francisco. We’re a team of experts who work across a wide range of clients, including Google, Airbnb, Intel and HP. It’s a happy, relaxed atmosphere, devoid of ego, and with a strict adherence to exceptional work. We offer complex challenges to keep you extremely not-bored, as much autonomy as you can handle and a wide range of assignments for you to think about and write.

We describe the Ready State approach as “Investigative Marketing,” where the experiences we create and stories we tell come from real things that our clients have tried, accomplished, or believe in. Where our work has been most successful, we have been able to dig deep into the company culture to find stories within the brand that feel credible and true to their audiences, and that leave an impression even after the paid media is turned off.


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