Helix is hiring a

Principal Communication Designer or Art Director

San Carlos, United States

Everyone can benefit from a better understanding of the most fundamental aspect of what makes them unique: their own DNA. Inside all those A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s lie insights into every person—you just have to know what you’re looking for. 

With the backing from the market leader in DNA sequencing Illumina, Helix is creating the world’s first platform for consumers to get sequenced and gain these insights in their DNA through an ecosystem of high quality partners. From personalized medicine to advanced cancer screenings to custom diet and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming accessible and more valuable than ever. And as our partners grow, so will the opportunity for discovery.

We believe that design is a critical enabler of this mission. This is a unique opportunity where you will get in on the ground floor to help launch our platform to the world and pioneer the brand and user experience for a new consumer category. So come join our team to design meaningful products that every.single.person in the world can benefit from (and not just another ad network).

What’s important to us:

  • Curiosity - we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility - we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility - flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Experience - we’re building a team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

We're looking for a Principal Communication Designer / Art Director who can:

  • Help build one of the first consumer science brands.
  • Shape Helix's visual and brand identity across Helix: product, packaging, education, marketing, communications, etc.
  • Deliver strategically sound, final designs through graphic design, photography, video, illustration, etc.
  • Work with product designers to create great digital product experiences.
  • Lead streams of work with other designers and team members.
  • Lead and guide Helix partners in building their own consumer brands and products in this space.
  • Geek out on graphic design and genetics.
  • Do general startup things :)

At a minimum, you have:

  • 7+ years of graphic, brand, or communications design experience in the consumer space.
  • Built or refreshed a brand from the beginning.
  • Led a project from start to finish with other designers.
  • A portfolio of work ranging from graphical elements to visual identity systems.
  • A highly collaborative attitude and workstyle.

If you're a creative thinker and have a passion for both our mission and designing beautiful, unique and thoughtful work, we would love to hear from you! Our headquarters is located in San Carlos (SF Bay Area) with the clinical genetics laboratory based in San Diego.