Senior Marketing Designer / Creative Director at Proven (W18)
PROVEN is using AI, data and personalization to disrupt skincare and wellness
3+ years
About Proven

At PROVEN, we have built the most comprehensive database the beauty industry has ever seen, having analyzed over 8 million skin care reviews, on more than 100,000 products, 20,000 ingredients, and 4000 academic peer reviewed papers. This database is nicknamed the Beauty Genome Project. We then use the data and machine learning to tailor-make beauty products that actually work, because they are formulated specifically for you own individual skin.

Customers fill out an online quiz (questions cover age, ethnicity, lifestyle, and geographic location) to receive a unique skin profile and set of skincare products based on findings from the Beauty Genome Project.

We are changing not just the way that consumers discover and buy beauty products, but also how CPG companies are operated, with less wasteful, more targeted marketing, more efficient inventory turnover, and longer customer life time value using data and personalization.

PROVEN was selected to be in the Oscars gift basket to this year's nominees, and has been featured in New Beauty, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Verge, and the Huffington Post.

PROVEN had just graduated from Y Combinator. We were also selected to be in this Sephora's Beauty Innovation accelerator, and had just won MIT's AI Startup Idol award of the year.

About the role
Skills: Adobe Premiere, Figma


PROVEN is a technology-first consumer company named the ‘Tesla of Skincare’ by Forbes, and the ‘Future of Beauty’ by LA Weekly. Disrupting the $225B skincare market followed by the $2Trillion wellness market through machine learning, and data, PROVEN is the first of its kind to bring forth AI, data, and personalization into the personal care industry.

At PROVEN, we believe that the future of wellness is personalized. We’ve built innovative software solutions to enable unique e-commerce experiences and leverage vast amounts of data to make decisions throughout the company. The result is continuous explosive growth, growing 2400% one year after launch, and having built a world-class team of technologists, marketers, and operators from the fastest growing consumer startups to the largest CPG conglomerates. We are looking for disrupters to join the team and aggressively grow with us.

About the Job:

We’re enabling a new type of CPG model where shopping and product experience is highly personalized. As a Senior Designer/Creative Director, you’ll join a fully remote team of product leaders, engineers, brand builders and cross functional partners including product, growth, marketing, and operations. You’ll be participating in different touch-points throughout our rebranding process and solve design problems, optimize user experience, drive growth, build brand, and bring forth personalization in a very stale CPG world. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, obsessed and passionate about digital experiences, comfortable with ambiguity, and has the ability to work in a dynamic environment. This is a highly visible role that has the opportunity to make a big impact on the business.

What You’ll Do:

  • Craft smart, compelling, on-brand, creative solutions across touchpoints.
  • Manage the creative process from concept to completion for the production of all marketing collateral, ensuring a consistent, powerful brand voice across channels and executions.
  • Act as creative project manager and work closely with other team members, including other designers, copywriter, - - Growth Marketing, Brand Marketing, and executive leadership to steward projects forward
  • Lead design and execution of email and SMS campaigns with CRM team.
  • Collaborate with agencies and marketing team on creating performance ads (e.g. Facebook/Instagram).
  • Lead 2D skincare package design & unboxing experience including bottle labels and secondary packaging such as cartons and bags to enhance the consumer experience of our products.
  • Lead design for print marketing materials including educational/informational collateral to address new product innovation and direct mail.
  • Partner with the CRM and marketing team to A/B test & identify opportunities to improve the conversion based on data-driven strategies.
  • Provide support, leadership, training and internal mentorship in design and tooling best practices to direct report(s).

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience as a marketing designer or creative director for startups, ecommerce, DTC brands, beauty brands, subscription models, gaming startups and similar. (8+ for Creative Director)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills: highly collaborative and inspiring, with ability to build solid working partnerships across functional groups.
  • Master of Adobe Suite and Figma.
  • Have marketing and advertising knowledge in addition to a design background.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly evolving hyper-growth environment.
  • Can deal with ambiguity and is self-driven.
  • Able to think strategically and solve design problems creatively.
  • Consumer centric and insight driven.
  • Familiarity with video editing and UI/UX is a plus;
  • Must have a portfolio that reflects sophistication in marketing campaigns (social and print), graphic design, packaging, email marketing, etc.

Working at PROVEN:

A couple of years ago, we didn’t exist. Now we’re a small, yet mighty, team of 30. We work hard; we have fun; and we think big. We’re as diverse as we are interesting; amongst us we have lived in over 15 countries; we’re data geeks, operators, beauty aficionados, brand builders, AI experts, high-heel collecting individuals who come together to shake up the status quo:

  • Work flexibly - we are fully distributed with employees in CA, NY, IL, FL, & DC, and you can work from the convenience of your own home
  • Unlimited paid time off (covering vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave) - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family
  • Exclusive employee subscription discounts and SWAG - to ensure you experience the magic of PROVEN’s products (and give us valuable feedback!)
  • Comprehensive health support - insurance for health, vision, dental, FSA, and dependent care - your health comes first, and we’ve got you covered
  • Industry-leading 401k match - we invest in your future
  • Company-wide events & outings - those who play together, stay together!

PROVEN is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Data: Python + Scala + C/C++; Many ML libraries; Backend: Python + Node.js; Elasticsearch; AWS Lambda; Frontend: React.js

Other jobs at Proven

fulltimeSan Francisco / RemoteFull Stack3+ years
fulltimeRemoteBrand/Graphic Design3+ years
fulltimeRemoteFull Cycle3+ years

Hundreds of YC startups are hiring on Work at a Startup.

Sign up to see more ›