Seed: Senior Designer at AVRA Talent Partners

AVRA Talent Partners

Seed: Senior Designer

Full-Time in Venice, CA

Location: Venice, CA

Comp: 95K--105K

Benefits: Full benefits

Seed’s Mission: Seed is an ecosystem of scientists, doctors, innovators, thinkers, and storytellers pioneering the inquiry and application of microbiome science to improve human and planetary health.

Why this role exists: Reporting to the Creative Director, you will have a meaningful impact working across and unifying many different aspects of our design from packaging, motion, digital/web, art direction, branding, and other mediums like augmented reality.

What’s in it for me?

The opportunity to change the way science is communicated and health is defined. Seed’s products have the ability to positively impact millions of people’s lives on a myriad of levels and the brand has the opportunity to educate and translate science in a way that is both accessible and actionable. Learn from and engage with an experienced team of marketing and startup veterans (and scientists) with abundant opportunity for growth and challenge.

Required Experience

  • 6+ years of professional design experience preferably with print and brand development

Objective Outcomes:

  • You will help lead the visual growth of the brand across various mediums, including print collateral, digital, and content
  • You will maintain brand standards and help evolve visual systems as we expand into new markets, mediums, distribution channels and partnerships
  • You will work on larger campaigns and initiatives by creating content (photo, video) that can be used across paid and social channels
  • You will communicate and manage relationships with external vendors and parties
  • You will tell Seed’s story through the marriage of words (spoken and written) and extraordinary design that resonates on an emotional level

Core Competencies:

  • Multi-disciplinary, multi-medium designer
  • Extraordinary storyteller who knows how to inspire a team through references and concept
  • Design thinker
  • High attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Able to take the lead (which includes managing the workflow and internal/external communications) on given projects ranging from secondary brand/campaigns and collateral pieces to digital content
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and support the team however they need help (e.g. you don’t just do the fun stuff, realizing the pressure it puts on the team by not coming through on some of the more "boring" tasks like using Asana, handling production of print assets, tidying files, etc)

Hard Skills:

  • Strong project management skills; someone who is capable of balancing the need to meet deadlines while also pushing the limits with design/art direction
  • Expert-level Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Sketch skills
  • Bonus: After Effects, 3D software, or some program we don't even know exists, photography + retouching
  • Motion graphics a plus

Personal + Professional Attributes:

  • Comfortable working autonomously
  • Collaborative and open to taking direction
  • Innovative design styles, methodology, and purpose
  • Positive, optimistic, excited about microbiome, life, can-do attitude
  • A love of learning, science or tinkering
  • Flexible and quick to pick up new skills or projects
  • Eager to take on new challenges, introduce and implement new approaches and ideas, grow, test and learn outside your comfort zone
  • Clever, passionate and optimistic
  • In tune with pop culture and relevant design trends (and historical references)
  • Fantastic brainstormer
  • Scrappy, fast,- great rolodex of talent to collaborate with

Other Responsibilities:

  • You’ll work closely and collaborate with our Junior Designer