Presentation Designer

San Francisco

Formation is seeking a Presentation Designer with a strong marketing and sales background to help articulate and share our product vision to the world. Our product is highly technical and touches many aspects of our customers’ business, including marketing, digital strategy, data science, commerce, etc. This role will focus on the development of our marketing communication strategy and will be responsible for designing, producing and updating presentations and materials for internal and external use.

In addition to design expertise, knowledge of marketing and business strategy is essential in this role, as is the ability to effectively organize information and convey data in an easily digestible way. He/She will partner with writers, designers, marketing managers and product specialists in the development of presentations that will be used across a broad range of outputs (on-screen, iPad, print). They are process focused, an excellent communicator and collaborator, and are able to translate business and technical requirements into thoughtful and clear presentations.

This candidate will report to the Strategic Design Lead and work closely across functions, including Design, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Customer Success, and Recruiting. The presentations and materials will be used across a broad range of outputs (slides, interactive, video, print, etc.).

We are willing to consider Contract to Hire opportunities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with our Leadership, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success teams to ensure that all branded presentations are created to a high standard
  • Develop, own and maintain a consistent and flexible company-wide communication system
  • Offer key executives consultancy-type service when developing meeting and business update presentations
  • Bring a high level of craft to the presentation material creation process
  • Understand how to communicate effectively with Fortune 500 C-Suite stakeholders
  • Translate complex technology concepts (machine learning, big data, etc.) into clear ideas
  • Work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Manage time effectively to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented individual who reviews his/her work carefully

SKILLS + EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years of experience as a visual/presentation designer and a refined eye for creating incredible presentations that tell the stories of the company, users, and community
  • A track record and affinity for working/coaching directly with leadership, PMs, and PR leads to synthesize messaging into inspired stories
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure while maintaining speed and high attention to detail given shifting timelines, updates, and last-minute slide changes
  • Expert knowledge of PowerPoint or equivalent software
  • Thorough working knowledge of Excel, Word, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 4+ years of applied presentation design experience
  • Proficiency with Adobe’s Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.) or equivalent software
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience with storyboarding and narrative storytelling
  • Strong portfolio showcasing high-end presentation design skills (i.e. animation, builds, dynamic charts and diagrams) and clean design aesthetic
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required

BONUS POINTS

  • Marketing and business acumen
  • Illustration and/or creative visualization skills
  • You're motivated, dependable, and continuously focused on excellence
  • You court perfection, but are grounded and practical

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.

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