Senior Brand Designer

Job Description

About GitHub

As the global home for all developers, GitHub is the complete AI-powered developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Over 100 million people, including developers from 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, use GitHub to build amazing things together across 330+ million repositories. With all the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.


In this role you can work from Remote, United States


GitHub’s brand, content and corporate marketing teams are responsible for the stewardship of GitHub’s world renowned brand - executing global campaigns, producing our marquee events, and cultivating some of our most engaged platforms and channels.

We are looking for a Senior Brand Designer to guide the ideation, creation, and direction of impactful graphic design across multiple digital, event, and OOH platforms. The ideal candidate will work intimately with our Brand and Marketing Design team to create (and/or oversee) visual assets and campaigns for GitHub’s developer, enterprise, and internal (“Hubber”) audiences - to ensure consistent, on-brand, and uniquely “GitHub” executions.

Collaboration and asynchronous collaboration is the key to success in GitHub’s globally distributed, remote-friendly environment, so excellent verbal and written communication is a must. Besides the close alignment with our Brand and Marketing Design team, you’ll partner closely with our content team and product marketing, film, and marketing stakeholders to produce impactful design solutions.

What we value:

Senior Designers at GitHub are expert individual contributors; they are given a lot of autonomy and trust to work on our most impactful projects. For this specific role, we're looking for someone who values the following:

  • Systems thinking: Our team has to apply decisions holistically, making sure to look at new patterns in context to the larger system of the brand and design system.
  • Inclusive design: GitHub is a home for ALL developers and our design systems should reflect that. This means designing for inclusivity, including input and consideration for people with a range of perspectives and abilities.
  • Progress and impact: We are solutions-oriented and prioritize progress over correctness when it's the right call.
  • Candidness: We encourage candidness and recognize its role in building trust. It can take time and effort to get there, but it's worth it. Making decisions for projects, design patterns, and processes will yield better results when we can get to the “real talk”.
  • Wit and Whimsy: We take our work, our customers, and our product very seriously - we focus on attention to detail and excellence in execution - but we love an inside joke and a wink… we don’t take ourselves too seriously.


  • Work closely with the VP of corporate marketing and other design, marketing, and business leaders to execute a cohesive vision for the future of GitHub’s brand, campaign, events, social, and visual strategy.
  • Create design assets for GitHub campaigns, programs, events, blog, social media channels, branded merchandise, and/or internal “Hubber” communications that reinforce GitHub’s value and brand, while driving business KPIs.
  • Partner intimately with the Brand and Marketing Design team to use, contribute to, and evolve GitHub's design system and brand guidelines to ensure consistency across all platforms.
  • Develop graphic assets that leverage patterns, illustrations, iconography, and motion guidelines in lock-step with our overall design standards.
  • Guide and art-direct third-party contractors and agencies to produce inspiring, on-brand, world-class work.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand the business need and translate goals into effective design work.


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years relevant experience in marketing, communications, branding, design, or other related fields
  • Ability to guide contractors and/or agencies to create high-quality, impactful and on-brand work.
  • Proficiency working within established design and brand systems and the ability to oversee large, complex design projects while simultaneously executing tactical assets.
  • Proven competency in data-driven design, testing and optimization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates masterful understanding and application of layout, color, and typography in both digital and (at least one of the following) experiential, print and/or OOH.
  • A strong body of brand and/or marketing design work that tells a compelling and consistent story about a product, business, or initiative.
  • Experience with GitHub or similar software platforms
  • Experience in fast-paced environments and an ability to estimate, balance, and adhere to complex (and occasionally competing) timelines and work on multiple projects at once.

Compensation Range

USD $71,300.00 - USD $189,300.00 /Yr.

In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

GitHub Leadership Principles

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Who We Are

GitHub is the world’s leading AI-powered developer platform with 100 million developers and counting. We’re also home to the biggest open-source community on earth (and 99% of the world’s software has open-source code in its DNA). Many of the apps and programs you use every day are built on GitHub.

Our teams are dreamers, doers, and pioneers, leading the way in AI, driving humanitarian efforts around the globe, and even sending open source to Mars (and beyond!). At GitHub, our goal is to create the space you need to do your best work. We’re remote-first and offer competitive pay, generous learning and growth opportunities, and excellent benefits to support you, wherever you are—because we know that people flourish when they can work on their own terms.

Join us, and let’s change the world, together.

EEO Statement

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

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Brand Designer
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July 4, 2024
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