Visual Designer

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Our team is focused on one thing: making our employees feel proud to work here, through creative editorial content, programs, and experiences. We are looking for a Visual Designer to support our team’s work and support the work of people-focused teams (incl. Inclusion & Diversity, Office Experience, and more) for Block, Inc.’s quickly-growing global population of 12,000+ employees. This is a new role on our team. We are seeking someone who is motivated to create visual designs that effectively engage, connect, and inspire an employee and talent audience. 

Block is looking for a visual designer to join the Internal Brand & Employee Experience team. Reporting to the team lead, you will work with multiple teams daily to bring to life compelling narratives, programs, and experiences. As our team’s first visual designer, you’ll own the discipline on our team, working with other creatives and engineers to create an engaging digital visual experience for employees and prospective talent. Block is an art-forward brand and you will work with multiple teams to create visuals that reinforce our purpose, tell compelling narratives, and express our identity as an employer. No idea is too out there.


***For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio***

Qualifications

You will:  

  • Demonstrate an expertise in typography, composition, layout, design thinking, and content strategy in the design solutions you create
  • Work through complex problems to create beautiful and thoughtful designs
  • Work on projects from ideation and design through implementation
  • Design graphic concepts, assets, and visual treatments for various channels
  • Work with partners across Block to guarantee an integrated internal brand experience
  • Iterate quickly and communicate ideas across several levels of fidelity, with the ability to receive feedback constructively and provide feedback to other's work
  • Juggle a mix of large and small projects, often with overlapping priority and urgency.

You have:

  • 5 years of industry or freelance experience 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Proficiency with Figma
  • A solid portfolio of visual design projects
  • Experience designing for the web
  • Experience working cross-functionally to launch integrated campaigns
  • Familiarity with both new and traditional brand channels and media
  • Familiarity with parts of the production pipeline 

Even better:

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with website building on a CMS (e.g. Contentful)
  • Experience with creating visuals in 3D and animation (e.g. Lottie & Procreate)
  • Production design skills

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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