We believe in taking care of each other and our clients. We believe our work makes a meaningful difference but should also be fun. We are inspired by collaborating with gifted people. We look forward to meeting you.

OPEN POSITIONS

Please include a thoughtful cover letter with your resume and/or portfolio.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email [email protected] with a brief cover letter describing why you think that this is a fit for you. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

WHO WE ARE

Established in 1992, Elixir Design is an award-winning branding design company based in San Francisco. We work in both print and digital with for-profit and non-profit clients. We are a small, collaborative, and friendly team focused on helping people who are on a mission connect with their audiences. We are known for ingenuity, thoughtfulness, and beautiful design.

THE JOB OPPORTUNITY

We are currently looking for a Design Project Manager ideally with a technical background and knowledge of content management systems and SEO practices. A good candidate for this role is tech-savvy, skilled at anticipating needs and following through with your team, partners, and clients. Experience with print production/materials is a plus. You are a detail-oriented, collaborative team player, and know-how to execute on a wide variety of design/branding projects.

A few types of projects you might work on as a project manager:

  • Website design and development
  • Brand Identity
  • Events Identity and Collateral
  • Content strategy + SEO/SEM

WHAT YOU HAVE

  • 5 years of Project Management at an agency or experience in a similar role.
  • Practical experience with content management systems, Google Analytics, project management software, and understanding of CMS (WordPress and Shopify/Ecommerce) and SEO best practices.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, projects, and flexibility to keep up with shifting priorities.
  • Excellent management, communication, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills.
  • Ability to identify risks and problems and manage them with a positive and calm attitude.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and curiosity in new industry standards so we can deliver the most up-to-date and modern products and services.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Appreciation of great design
  • An empathetic mindset that assumes the best of people and diplomatic negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint/Google Slide
  • Agency/client background.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Take ownership of facilitating projects through completion.

  • Analyze project requirements and prepare proposals, estimates, and budgets.
  • Establish the project plan, process, schedules, milestones, and roles
  • Manage project scope and budget
  • Keep project documents (feedback, notes, files) organized and files easy to find
  • Organize and lead project meetings
  • Proactively get in front of problems with solutions
  • Provide regular project status reports
  • Monitor project expenses for invoicing and expenses
  • Manage team workload and morale

Establish a clear and honest communication approach

  • Maintain healthy client communication.
  • Liaise with relevant in-house teams and vendors for the duration of the project.
  • Assure project process is clear to everyone involved
  • Set client expectations
  • Keeps clients informed of project health (budget) via regular updates

Aid and serve the company’s business development goals

  • Establishing good relationships with clients and other professionals.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Implement SEO best practices and Google Analytics.
  • Be able to navigate multiple projects at various stages of development.
  • Refine processes as needed to be more efficient, or offer a better experience for the team and/or clients
  • Assist with and or write proposals as needed.
  • Consider yourself part of a small team that relies on contributions and good ideas from everyone on how to keep business flowing.

You will be happiest if you value good design.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive rate
  • Health Benefits
  • Hybrid
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • “Weather Emergency” Days – We close the office if need be for those perfect weather days that demand to be enjoyed outdoors.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email [email protected] with a brief cover letter describing why you think that this is a fit for you. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Employment Type

Full-time

We are looking for a dynamic, part-time, Administrative Assistant. We focus on innovative quality work and service to our clients and this role facilitates the core organization and administrative support of the group. We are looking for someone to work 25 – 30 hours a week in a hybrid environment.

This new hire is a nimble and collaborative team player who is self-motivated and executes with conviction. Potential candidates must be self-starters with excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to run with and sometimes fill in only partial instructions and execute a wide variety of tasks with follow-through and strong attention to detail. You are skilled at anticipating needs, pay attention to details, and have an aptitude for tech.

 

OUTCOMES + RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate will:
  • Possess a friendly and positive attitude and ensure contact with Elixir is warm and efficient and leaves people with a positive impression of the organization.
  • Create order and establish processes by spearheading scheduling, organizing, and updating of documents and best practice processes.
  • Monitor changing needs and communicate with staff to keep schedules and projects running smoothly
  • Update contacts, and databases.
  • Strong organization, planning, and follow-through skills.
  • Support the Owner/Creative Director in being her most effective by acting as an engaged and thoughtful partner by anticipating needs and keeping on top of tasks and schedules.
  • Monitor an active inbox whereby a system is created and implemented to help manage her flow of daily emails, responding on her behalf in some circumstances.
  • Aid and serve the company’s business operation goals by managing back of office needs.
  • Assist in accounting matters (bank deposits, expenses, liaison with offsite accounting team, etc.)
  • Assist in HR duties (benefit distribution, Employee Handbook, onboard and offboard, liaison with offsite benefits team etc.)
  • Assist in proposal and contract creation (proofreading)
  • Harmonize the flow of the office by facilitating the nitty-gritty of general office maintenance and upkeep.
  • Manage technology needs (including server maintenance and archiving), as well as manage and troubleshoot digital subscriptions and accounts such as Zoom, Trello, Slack, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Apps.
  • Resolve building issues, and manage maintenance services (housekeepers, plumbers, etc.),
  • Order office supplies, maintain shipping accounts (FedEx, messenger service, post office)

HOW TO APPLY

Please email  with a brief cover letter describing why you feel you are a fit.

We seek a motivated and organized individual who cares about exceptional interactive design. Our ideal candidate is a gifted visual designer who is passionate about best practices and creating digital experiences that are as intuitive to navigate as they are fresh.

As we are an intentionally small team, your personality is just as important as your skillset. The culture here responds best to humble, kind-hearted, talented people who are mindful of protecting a positive atmosphere and who like collaborating with clients and one another.

Our work encompasses brand development, web design, and development, UX design, and digital product design. Our clients span across diverse verticals — nonprofits, tech, arts, education, consumer products, and retail.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain studio’s high design standard in the digital realm by creating information architecture, user experience, and user interface design in a wide range of end products, from single page sites, mobile apps, to full e-commerce solutions.
  • Deliver on project scope by translating goals and ideals into effective visual communication by developing visual language, sketches, presentation decks, storyboards, style guides, animation, etc.
  • Elevate studio’s digital process and execution of best practices by consistently researching new tools, technologies, innovations, and trends.
  • Provide superior client service by carrying out thorough quality assurance (QA) testing and documentation for each project, finishing each project strong.
  • Contribute to the collaborative nature of the studio by working directly with our Creative Directors, Designers, Developers and Producer.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Portfolio of relevant work.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Well-organized and professional.
  • Ability to manage to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as the role requires communicating with and managing and setting client expectations.
  • Proficient in Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficient in prototyping and animation tools like After Effects.
  • Familiar with Keynote, Powerpoint and Word Press.
  • Working understanding of how HTML/CSS works in implementing web and digital product designs.
  • Willingness to collaborate, as well as provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • Willingness to create content for studio social media accounts.

BENEFITS

  • Creative autonomy and project ownership
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) match with immediate vest

HOW TO APPLY

Please email [email protected] with a cover letter describing why you feel you are a fit and portfolio and/or relevant work samples and social links. No phone calls, please.