Marketing Designer

San Francisco

Formation is seeking a Marketing Designer with a strong understanding of brand systems, visual design, and business strategy to help us concept and create compelling visual materials for use across channels and touchpoints. This person should know how to capture and keep attention and communicate brand and product values in a compelling, visually stunning fashion.

The Marketing Designer will have ownership of a wide range of projects—from simple email headers to complex videos, from light-hearted gifs to hard-hitting presentations. As such, this person should have mastery of various design tools and experience working in a wide range of formats and mediums. The Marketing Designer will also be responsible for managing freelance designers and presentation specialists. S/he will need to partner with senior leaders in Design, Marketing, Product, and Sales to come up with visual solutions that move the needle.

We move fast, so the Marketing Designer will need exceptional organizational and time management skills, as well as flexibility and a can-do attitude. We think big, so the Marketing Designer will need to be able to think outside the box and be ready to take the road less traveled. We love analysis, so the Marketing Designer will need to be able to be thoughtful and results-oriented in their decision-making and must always keep their eye on the prize.


  • Work closely with Design, Marketing, Product, and Sales to create eye-catching branded materials, including emails, printed collateral, and digital experiences
  • Ensure that all marketing communications meet the highest visual standards, comport with all brand guidelines, and adhere to our strategic narrative
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders from across the Company to develop and maintain strategic design assets like the Company website
  • Translate complex technology concepts (machine learning, big data, etc.) into clear visual communications
  • Manage a team of freelance designers, ensuring consistent, timely, and high quality production of sales presentations and mockups
  • Track and manage design projects and ensure the design process and pipeline is has maximum transparency


  • 4 – 5 years of design experience, creating and executing complex design concepts across a wide variety of marketing materials and touchpoints
  • A great eye for design and detail
  • Expertise in Adobe’s Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects), Google Slides, Powerpoint, Keynote, Sketch, etc.
  • Experience working with marketing automation software like Hubspot, Splash, etc.
  • Experience and interest in information design and data visualization
  • An ability to understand—and communicate effectively with—Fortune 500 C-Suite stakeholders
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • High attention to detail, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize and work under pressure,
  • Strong portfolio showcasing high-end design skills (e.g., static, advertising, video, animation, presentations, etc.) and clean design aesthetic
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required


  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Illustration skills
  • Experience working at a top tier creative agency, branding agency, design studio, or design-driven publication
  • Added plus: experience in house-at a company that went from growth-to-mature

About Formation

Formation distills complex customer data into uniquely tailored experiences; we orchestrate physical and digital exchanges into one seamless journey. Our business is building lasting, trusted relationships between people and brands—and making it look easy.

We're already reaching millions of people a day, and we're just getting started. Our founding leadership is equal parts business, design, and engineering—because we believe differing perspectives + passionate discourse achieve the greatest outcomes. We are collectively talented, but also humble. We give our whole selves. We love learning new things.

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and strive to make hiring decisions that reflect that. If you're up for the challenge of a lifetime, we're looking for outstanding talent to join our team.