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Brand Designer, Communications



Posted 1 week ago

Join Strava's dynamic team as a Brand Designer and craft compelling visuals that inspire an active global community


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£90000 - £110000

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San Francisco, CA

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Strava, the premier digital platform for athletes worldwide, champions an active lifestyle with over 120 million members across 190+ countries. At Strava, belonging means engaging in an active life, whether you're an avid sportsperson or enjoy tracking your daily activities. The company is dedicated to connecting athletes to their motivations, celebrating each personal best, and fostering a diverse, inclusive environment that mirrors its global community. Strava's mission to be the record of the world's athletic activities is supported by leading investors, making it an exhilarating place to work.

  • Role Summary:
    • Design a range of internal/external communication visuals aligned with Strava's brand.
    • Collaborate with various teams to create and maintain brand documents and templates.
    • Develop engaging content for internal communications to boost employee engagement.
    • Support HR and internal events with creative design solutions.
    • Collect feedback to refine communication strategies and designs.
    • Uphold Strava's design system and standards for consistent brand excellence.
  • Role Requirements:
    • 3+ years in brand/visual/product/communications design.
    • Expertise in creating design standards and systems.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and mastery of craft.
    • Proficiency in Figma, Photoshop, Google Slides, Keynote, and Illustrator.
    • Self-motivated with strong project management skills.
    • Passion for Strava's mission and an empathetic approach to team collaboration.

About This Role

Strava is the leading digital community for active people with more than 120 million athletes, in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a holistic view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life.

We are seeking a well-adapted, multi-disciplinary Brand Designer for a full-time position. The ideal candidate has strong visual design skills, is highly collaborative, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining meticulous attention to detail. A curious mind ready to push boundaries coupled with a proactive drive will go a long way at Strava.

This is a pivotal role on the Brand Design team. You will spend a majority of your time designing consistent visual elements that reflect Strava’s brand and are used across all internal/external communication platforms. A highly organized individual with structured files is essential to the workflow.

One focus area for this role will be to partner with our brand designers and various business units and craft important documents using our brand templates and documentation of our design standards. This role is suited for someone who has a passion for design craft and understands the importance of creating consistency and ensuring accessibility. This is how you will elevate the Strava athlete experience and enable people to reach their goals and achieve their person best.

This is a role based in San Francisco as a hybrid//in-office position. Salary Range: $90,000-110,000 For more information on compensation and benefits, please clickhere.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Work collaboratively with internal team members to develop crucial Brand documents that service the organization
  • You will spend a lot of your time designing Decks, Word Templates, using creative direction from the Global Brand team
  • Internal Communications: Design consistent visual elements that reflect Strava’s brand and are used across all internal communication platforms
  • Create Engaging Content: Design visually appealing and engaging content for internal announcements, updates, and presentations to ensure high levels of employee engagement and information retention.
  • Support HR and Internal Events: Design materials for HR for recruitment, onboarding, training programs, and internal events. This includes creating visual aids for employee development workshops, company-wide meetings, or annual gatherings.
  • Monitor and Gather Feedback: Regularly collect and analyze employee feedback on the effectiveness of the communication designs and strategies, using surveys or feedback tools embedded in the internal platforms.
  • Maintain Strava’s design system and standards across product and marketing to ensure visual brand excellence.

You will be successful here by:

  • Experience in presentation design, decks, and or portfolios
  • Flexible, dependable, and highly organized, with exceptional communication and decision-making skills.
  • Passionate about Strava's mission and purpose, with empathy for both the customer and individuals on the creative team.
  • Love to design

We’re excited about you because:

  • You have 3+ years of brand/visual/product/communications design experience.
  • You love developing standards and design systems that create huge impact through simple solutions.
  • You have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Craft, typography, composition, imagery, iconography and color is your language.
  • You have enthusiasm for taking on new opportunities.
  • You have the ability to be self directed, project manage their own work flow.
  • You have experience working quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience using Figma, photoshop, Google slides, and keynote.
  • You are proficient with Photoshop, and Illustrator - animation tools a bonus.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, TCV, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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