Designer & Illustrator

San Francisco or Austin View all jobs

We are seeking a Graphic Designer & Illustrator to define the graphic design language of an iconic San Francisco brand scaling across the globe — and produce graphics the company needs.

At Chariot, we provide our vehicles, employ our drivers and build our apps. As the only "full-stack" ridesharing service with customers riding in our Chariot vehicles, we have a unique ability to tell a visual story to our drivers, customers and future clients.

Our graphic designer & illustrator will work with our executive, marketing and product teams to create our design language. Additionally, they will create compelling, on-brand graphics in many different forms, from a new iteration of Chariot’s logo to billboard advertisements to illustrations that bookend a presentation to a big potential client.

We’re a fun and hard-working group looking for a creative mind to help build our brand voice at a fast-growing startup.


  • Rely on your creative vision to produce a new graphic design language for a fairly new company
  • Solicit and incorporate feedback on your work from your design mentor, other designers and cross-functional team members.
  • Define Chariot’s new look and feel, while maintaining consistent style and standards for the brand across the company.
  • Design a wide range of digital and print collateral including graphics, event materials, physical goods, ads, logos, swag (shirts, etc), postcards, presentations and other branding identity materials — from concept to production.
  • Contribute to our emerging brand both aesthetically and culturally.
  • Work collaboratively with various teams, such as marketing and sales, to help explore and define design opportunities

Experience and Qualifications

  • At least two years professional design experience with a degree in Graphic Design, Advertising or related major.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Top-notch attention to detail, even when on tight timelines.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing a foundation in visual design, visual storytelling, iconography, illustration, typography, layout, ads, email design, presentations and landing pages.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and/or Sketch
  • Experience designing for print and web (app, animation and video design are a plus)
  • An ability to translate complex ideas into simple illustrations.
  • An ability to collaborate with diverse teams in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Understanding of branding and marketing toolkits.
  • Willing to consider both full-time and freelance employment with all work being performed in our office. No remote at this time.  
Based in San Francisco, CA (or Austin, TX)

About Us

Founded in 2014 in San Francisco, Chariot is expanding quickly across the U.S., providing tens of thousands of rides per week. As a cornerstone of Ford's urban mobility strategy, Chariot is an independently-run company that has the resources to scale its concept worldwide.

Our Vision:

Everyone lives in a city of their own. Chariot helps you get there, your way.

We partner with cities, each one unique. Together, we work to ease the pain points and plug gaps in public transit. Because we want to cut congestion, create real jobs, and bring a little humanity to the mayhem.

We’re Chariot. We’re here to create smart transit personalized for everyone.

Our Culture:

Together, we’re working to change the way people experience their cities. We’re creating an entirely new way to ride—and we’ve gathered the most talented, diverse, and spirited people from all over the world to make it happen.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Perks & Benefits:

Chariot rides

Unlimited rides on Chariots (enough said!).

Snacks & drinks

Healthy (and a few not-so-healthy) snacks and drinks to keep you energized.

Ford discounts

Generous discounts on eligible Ford vehicles.

Growth opportunities

Major opportunities to grow at a fast-growing company.