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Graphic Designer


San Francisco, CA

Apr 25
Job Description

We have an immediate opening for a mid-level designer to join our studio full-time.

As a designer focused on branding, you will work directly alongside the senior creative team, project managers, and creative directors, to help develop and deliver creative solutions for a wide range of clients and brands. Applicants should have the ability to craft logos and design systems, brand guidelines, website & UI design systems. (Print and packaging experience is a bonus).

This is a fulltime role, working 4 days a week from our SF studio, and 1 day remote.


— Helping lead design on projects, from conception to completion, through every stage of the process.

— Pursuing and maintaining an exceptional level of craft with the highest design standards and attention to detail across typographic design, layout, print and digital projects.

— Establish visual tonality through photo, illustration, and motion art direction.

— Codify design systems into comprehensive guidelines and finalize template and asset files for final delivery.

— Presenting work thoughtfully and confidently with clients.

— Collaborating with external creative and production partners.

Ideal Qualities:

— Willing to pitch in and work on anything.
— Highly flexible and adaptable to challenges.
— Can balance the micro and the macro.
— Multi-disciplined.
— Driven and ambitious, always learning.
— Open to experimentation, new viewpoints, and ways of working.
— Collaborative and a team player.
— Good time management and organization.
— Comfortable being yourself. (We don't try to 'shape' designers to 'fit' our studio).

Manual is a studio that values a healthy work/life balance. We strive to build a happy and thriving studio culture where friendships are formed. No late nights & weekends. No competitiveness. No burnout.

We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and prioritize projects that positively affect people and the planet.


Manual is a close-knit team of curious designers, communicators, and thinkers brought together by a belief that bold creativity has the power to positively influence society and culture.

Working from our studios in San Francisco and Amsterdam, and collaborating with specialists around the globe, we work with clients big and small who question the status quo.

We develop strategies and craft experiences that propel businesses and organizations forward.