Senior Design Manager

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time


The Yelp Creative Team is a group of designers and writers with big ideas. Impromptu brainstorm sessions, animated gifs, and afternoon breaks to the MOMA get our ideas flowing. We collaborate daily to make work that stands out, but something’s missing from our team — and we’re hoping you’re the final piece to our puzzle. 

The right Design Manager will be passionate about coaching and developing designers and enabling them to bring the Yelp brand to life through outstanding creative concepts. This person will enjoy motivating the team to deliver high quality work while meeting deadlines and having fun along the way. We’re looking for someone who plays well with others and can develop strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders. 

The ideal candidate should be someone with strong experience in design who is able to evaluate design effectiveness and provide helpful feedback to create compelling work. In collaboration with requesters from across the organization, this person will help strengthen everything from emails and banner ads to posters for our cleverly themed Elite parties. The Design Manager will partner with Product Design to help elevate Yelp’s design across channels while ensuring our brand remains cohesive and embodies Yelp’s mission and values.

Job details

  • Manage and develop a team of 10 designers, with 7 direct reports
  • Oversee visual design across all consumer and business marketing channels
  • Partner closely with copywriting to strengthen creative concepts and achieve cohesion across design and copy
  • Partner closely with project management to ensure successful creative processes are developed and followed
  • Ensure marketing communications across channels and departments remain consistent and align with strategic marketing goals
  • Lead cross-functional development and maintenance of visual brand guidelines


  • 7-10 years experience in graphic design working within a branding or advertising agency or an in-house marketing environment
  • 2+ years successfully managing a team of designers
  • Strong portfolio of conceptual work that demonstrates expertise across online and offline channels
  • A degree in Design, Visual Studies, or other design-related field is preferred
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills throughout the organizational structure
  • A profound love for Yelp and local communities
  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio of work, and a link to your glorious Yelp profile

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