Graphic Designer

Blue Bottle Coffee - Oakland, CA (30+ days ago)3.5

Part of a small and collaborative creative team, the Graphic Designer creates beautiful design work to help evolve our visual narrative through multiple mediums. While we have an established aesthetic, our ethos (whether about the cafe experience, the coffee itself, or how we engage with our guests) is about never being satisfied with the status quo, always improving, always evolving. The right partner in this endeavor champions thoughtful and elegant design to create delightful experiences for our guests.

This is a salaried position based out of Oakland reporting directly to the Guest Experience Director, and working closely with the creative team of designers and writers.

To be considered for employment, please be sure to submit a link to your portfolio, a cover letter and a resume that includes three professional references.

You will:
Create visual assets for a wide range of design projects, using creativity, ingenuity, passion and restraint to bring beautiful and impactful design to life across various mediums (print, packaging, digital)
Collaborate with fellow designers, writers, producers, and internal stakeholders to deliver timely, high quality assets (be it a new menu for our cafe, an online asset, or packaging for new products and coffees)
Take on projects of all sizes, including small, day-to-day design updates to support our cafes
Create work in a fast-paced setting that ranges from content updates in already-established designs, to supporting the Senior Designer and Art Director in creating work from concept to final touches
Execute sustainable, on-budget designs

You are:
Excited to work with typography
Deeply empathetic, always taking the viewpoint of our guests and how to delight them while honoring brand standards
A professional: you are serious about your work without taking yourself too seriously
A passionate advocate for simplicity, restraint, and elegance as a design aesthetic
Invigorated by feedback: you seek it out, receive it gracefully and incorporate it into your process to create ever-more beautiful design work
Inspired by collaboration, you work best in a participatory team environment
Delightful to work with, always bringing a sense of humor and infectious ‘can-do’ attitude
Comfortable with ambiguity and comfortable pivoting on direction and priorities for projects
Comfortable managing multiple projects of varying levels of complexity and scope at once

You have:
2+ years working as a graphic designer either in-house or agency level
Bachelor’s and/or graduate degree in a design discipline (i.e., graphic, UI/UX) or related field
Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and other design software
An expert eye for color and typography
Last but not least, a deep love for great coffee, food, and exceptional guest experiences

A few benefits we offer:
Medical, dental, and vision coverage for all full time employees and their dependents starting on their first day of work
401(k) plan
Paid time off and parental leave
Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
Discounts on Blue Bottle food, merchandise, and other items such as additional bags of beans
Blue Bottle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace.

We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

We may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create conflicts of interest.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We participate in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. We will only use E-Verify once an employee has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.