Skillz Inc. is hiring a

Visual Designer

San Francisco, United States

About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $9 billion in annual revenue by 2017.

As the eSports provider for over 1,600 game studios, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcasted on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. Skillz accounts for more than 20% of eSports prizes, and we’ve already hosted more than 70 million tournaments for players in over 180 countries.

We’ve raised over $28 million in funding from well-known venture capital firms as well as major sports team owners from the NFL, NBA and MLB. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Starcraft to Cranium over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding, building and selling successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.

Who we're looking for:

You love games and software, have side projects that you can't wait to show off and are looking for a place where your contributions matter. You take pride in making beautiful and thoughtful pixel perfect designs that are user-focused. You take pride in doing things the “right” way and you’re excited to play a big role on a small team. A successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and collaboratively with teams across the company, meaning communication and attitude are key to success.
We are seeking a talented Visual Designer to assist in producing engaging materials for advertising, email, and social marketing, across our game developer and consumer teams. This is an excellent opportunity if you command the fundamentals of graphic design (typography, layout, color, and composition), a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Get on the rocket ship with us and explore a brand new industry!
 What You'll Do:
  • Assist in asset creation across a variety of styles under the guidelines established by team leads.
  • Help define and maintain our company message and brand.
  • Collaborate with campaign marketing managers to create marketing materials that drive advertising campaign goals such retention, CPI, and user acquisition. 
  • Contribute ideas and concepts based on a solid understanding of eSports industry trends as seen in advertising, and various competition platforms.
  • Design for several exciting initiatives at the same time, while being able to prioritize your work towards current company goals.
  • Play mobile games every day ( a hard request, we know ) and research what makes for a great user experience.
Your Skillz:
  • A passion for excellence: You're only satisfied with the very best.
  • You have a polished portfolio ready to share.
  • Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to write engaging and meticulous copy to promote our many exciting products.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and drive design iterations.
  • Passionate about gaming and the eSports community.
  • Degree from a 4 year design program. 
Nice to haves:
  • Secondary strength in videography, animation, and illustration
  • Experience with web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
  • Experience in the eSports and gaming market