Senior Visual Designer

Wheelhouse, San Francisco

The smartest way to price your short-term rental

At Parallel we believe life should not be put on hold, while on the road. Travel should be an opportunity to feel more inspired, gain a fresh perspective, and connect with your destination. Our creative suites feature flexible spaces, purposeful design, and crafted experiences so that where you stay becomes a place for you to experience more. 
The Brand team is a passionate group of creative thinkers tasked with shaping the future of hospitality by deepening the love of our users, and changing the way we look at business travel around the world. As part of this team, you work with many kinds of creative thinkers all tasked with ensuring creative excellence and delivering delighting guest and partner experiences. By embracing user insights, strategic thinking, and beautiful design paired with provocative execution, you strive to create delightfully intuitive (and delightfully inventive!) experiences that will define the future of our brand. 
As a Senior Visual Designer, you will work with creative leadership and key cross-functional partners to deliver our product/brand story and services to the world through our guest suites, websites, apps, and events. You will collaborate daily with a diverse set of specialists from strategists, hospitality specialists, decorators, local in-market artists, marketers and PR specialists, project managers, writers and engineers to deliver delightful guest experiences. At the core of all of this is knowing our guest, and the entire experience begins and ends with that goal. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop creative using a proven ability in the areas of narrative, conceptual (crafting stories and building brands) and graphic design (typography, layout and how it extends across digital)
  • Execute against several work-streams in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment and deliver strategically sound, conceptually based, iconic experiences
  • Drive projects from start to finish, collaborating with Product, Engineering, Hospitality and Field Ops.
  • Help build and develop the visual and verbal framework for the Parallel Brand.
  • Contribute strategically to the development of brand/product identities and create aesthetically excellent work that is true to the Parallel brand spirit
  • Work with external agencies (design, local artists, production and manufacturing vendors etc.), managing creative work-streams, including providing constructive feedback, managing creative approvals, and insisting on visually stunning and on-0brand output
  • Lead the Design of assets and executions for brand, In-Room, and packaging needs.
  • Collaborate with other Designers and writers to develop programming/seasonal design assets for Logos/Lock Ups, Tags, Labels, Style Guides, Presentations, In-Room and Specialty Packaging, Environmental/Signage, promotional materials, PR lookbooks etc.
  • Lead the Design and oversee creation of key presentations, guidelines and frameworks.
  • Research creative trends in competitive markets and apply that knowledge to the development of guest experience projects.
  • Work with Head of Brand to lay out appropriate visual cropping recommendations in seasonal imagery, lifestyle photography
  • Maintain brand and typographic consistency across materials and brand channels.
  • Develop photo style guide, and help define, develop and direct lifestyle, and still life photography
  • Stay current on design/hospitality/competitor trends.
  • Anticipate and resolve creative challenges independently when needed.
  • Special projects as assigned.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a Visual Design-related field at a design/interactive/branding agency or in-house team.
  • A portfolio of brand-defining websites, apps and artifacts, identities, etc. Including illustration and visualizations for print, on-screen graphic design, and environmental experiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other design tools.
  • Previous experience with fashion, lifestyle or hospitality brands preferred.
  • Outstanding typographic and graphic design, brand identity and digital experience; experience with packaging design and familiarity with design turnover specifications.
  • Must be highly motivated and independent; an enthusiastic team player with a proven ability to provide fresh, "out-of-the-box" solutions.
  • Must have the communication skills necessary to function and collaborate productively in large interdisciplinary teams that include creative leads, merchandising, marketing, product design, graphic design and visual merchandising teams.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, work under pressure, manage time efficiently to meet all project deadlines.
  • See design as problem solving.
  • Immaculate attention to detail.
  • Mastery of appropriate tools & technology; expert or advanced skills with Adobe Suite/standard industry software
  • **Must submit link to portfolio or samples of work for consideration***

Your first 90 Days

  • Execute at least one market launch/install
  • Work with Design Studio (outside agency) to assess and develop design capabilities and materials in-house
  • Created a process for finding designers and giving feedback
  • Develop guide for our first product shoot / lifestyle shoot
  • Develop Photo standards for Properties
  • Develop Key In-room communications with the greater team

Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Guideline 401k
  • Education stipend
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pet Friendly Office! 

About Us:

We’re a real estate tech company reinventing accommodations the way ride-sharing reinvented personal transportation.
We design and operate locally inspired short term rental properties that offer a professional, reliable and delightful experience, far above what travelers get when they rent from an individual homeowner.
Our proprietary software and data platform sits at the core of our company. This technology drives our best-in-class margins through optimal site location and advanced revenue management. It also helps us deliver amazing guest experiences through thoughtful automation and personalization.

Why is this interesting?

The global accommodations industry is worth more than $1T/year, but it hasn’t kept up with the needs of today’s modern traveler. 
Hotels are great for small groups traveling for 1-2 nights at a time, but hotels don’t work as well for longer stays and larger groups. 
Our guests stay with us for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, or longer, in versatile properties designed to accommodate many traveler types and groups sizes.  We’re proud to earn review scores higher than nearly every luxury hotel from guests who seek our properties out in 8+ domestic markets.
In 2018, we have the foundation to economically and efficiently grow 10x, both domestically and internationally.

Our team

We are a fast growing team founded by veteran entrepreneurs and backed by a number of the largest and most respected VC’s in the world. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, we're hiring top talent across all business units! 

About Wheelhouse

About Wheelhouse Our Mission To turn hosts & homeowners into superheroes We live in the age of the empowered individual. Whether it’s a spare bedroom or a full-suite vacation home, anyone with a bold vision can launch the next amazing experience. These new one-of-a-kind spaces allow travelers to stay near friends, family, marathon starting lines, food festivals, and more. In total, they represent the next frontier of the accommodation space. You + Us We had these entreprenuers in mind when we set out to build Wheelhouse. Our goal—to build a set of tools that could enable any individual to run their business as effectively as a hotel. To accomplish this, we built a platform that gives actionable insights into your unique home, neighborhood, and town. You keep the control while combining our holistic view of the market with your on-hands experience.

Want to learn more about Wheelhouse? Visit Wheelhouse's website.