Job Description

As a Senior Brand Designer, you will be the steward of Synthego’s visual identity in all public communication. You will be working closely with the founders, marketing, and copy teams to craft and best support the consumer-facing and academic-facing narratives of Synthego’s mission.

- Define, maintain, and evolve Synthego’s visual identity in all public communication
- Shape the visual identity of Synthego across multiple mediums with illustration, photography, icon design, presentations, application design, web design, cinematography, and print design
- Work closely with marketing to design product landing pages, assets for online and offline marketing (including emails, display banners, social media, print, conferences and tradeshows, out of home), business collateral, video assets, illustrations, and photography assets for content marketing
- Work with designers, copywriters, engineers, marketers, and others at Synthego to execute first-class work
- Work closely with outside creative agencies to evolve our brand
- Solve end-to-end visual problems with a creative eye

- 6+ years of digital and print design experience
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience building big, bold, and iconic brands with a strong emphasis on design
- Ability to recruit and manage a growing brand and communications design team
- Strong portfolio showing a range of projects you’ve designed including branding and identity design systems, responsive websites, and marketing collateral
- Solid understanding of website design as well as composition, color, imagery, and photography
- Expert knowledge of relevant design software (Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote)
- Attention to detail – meticulous when it comes to typography, grids, balance, and white space
- Can communicate design decisions clearly and effectively
- Ability to design quickly and share progress openly and frequently
- Strong opinions, loosely held. Willing to fight for an idea, but willing to compromise too.
- Comfortable art directing photographers, videographers, illustrators, and other designers


Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan. Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering. These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life. We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, and WI Harper.