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Creative Designer (Hotwire - San Francisco)

United States - California - San Francisco


About Us:

Launched in 2000 in San Francisco, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena.  Just a few years later in 2003 we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.

Our roots are here in San Francisco, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available.  We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer centric approach to everything we do. 

Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique a core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model.  This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete.  By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers.  Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need. 

About You:

Do you want to make an impact? Would you like to see your work affect people's travel choices in real time? Are you passionate and dedicated to the mission?

Hotwire is seeking a Creative Designer (aka Communications or Visual Designer) to support the company’s creative branding and marketing efforts in our brand new internal design studio. On an average day you could work on anything from email, shopping or product design, digital ad layouts, icon and illustrations, documents design, event and brand collateral, and more!

The right candidate has a passion for how design, copy, type, and motion come together to deliver satisfying consumer experiences, telling a cohesive brand story and continuously improving business results in the exciting and dynamic industry of Travel. You thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments, delivering creative thinking and sophisticated design aesthetic while ensuring output that reflects our brand’s values, voice, & tone.


  • You lead and craft engaging and effective visual design and production projects that bring the Hotwire digital experience to life for Travel consumers.
  • You design a variety of assets including email, illustration, iconography, site graphics, digital ads, landing page designs, printed collateral, event graphics, and more.
  • You contribute to the evolution of our Global Design System, customer experience, and brand story.
  • You rapidly create sketches, wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to visualize your ideas and articulate user flows or experiences.
  • You apply and grow your skills in communicating and selling amazing design solutions to senior management and colleagues.
  • You inspire colleagues with your ability to deliver high quality work, while running multiple projects of varying complexities at once, meeting deadlines, working independently and well under tight timelines.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A BA or BFA in Graphic Design (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • 2-5 Years of graphic design experience on a creative or communication design team, either as part of an agency or an in-house product-focused team; e-commerce and merchandising experience helpful.
  • A portfolio representing uncommon graphic design proficiency in the formal elements of design, including typography, layout, balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity, demonstrated in deliverables such as UI design, graphic design, illustration and iconography.
  • An optimistic outlook, the drive to learn new things and intrinsic self-motivation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate ideas and be clearly understood by creative, management, and development staff, both in verbal and in written format.
  • Ability to deliver quality design at high volume in a tight timeframe.
  • Deep knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Sketch.
  • Bonus points for skills in motion and user experience design.


Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Job Category
Creative/Content Group

Job Function

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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