We build intelligent brands

We build them. We cultivate them. And after they’ve found root, we help our clients preserve the integrity of their brand experiences across all touch points as they grow. Since 2005 we’ve helped visionary companies thrive through the power of branding and design. Because of our uniquely non-agency-like structure, our work is consistently excellent, cost effective, and timely. And our clients have far fewer headaches.

We collaborate with visionary companies

All kinds of companies. From disruptive start ups to industry titans. Since 2005 we’ve helped some of the world’s most influential brands stand up, stand out and establish their voice. Here are just a few.

San Diego Tourism Authority
Microsoft
Salk Institute
Advanced Cell Diagnostics
Facebook
CISCO
Qualcomm
23andMe
SBP
Expedia
Sony
ThermoFisher Scientific
Hewlett-Packard
UC San Diego
Life Technologies

Our special sauce

What makes us different? Our people. We believe we have one of the most talented groups of senior-level creative professionals on the planet. They bring unparalleled levels of experience, passion and loyalty to every project and every client. We also believe that relationships supersede all else. And it’s because of that perspective that we’ve forged such long-term relationships with some of the world’s leading brands.

David Traina

David Traina
President

Mark Gallo

Mark Gallo
Creative Director

Matt Bachmann

Matt Bachmann
Director of Brand Strategy

Kristi Jones

Kristi Jones
Director of Account Services

Joe Ross

Joe Ross
Associate Creative Director

Brandy Maciejewski

Brandy Maciejewski
Controller

Ed Garcia

Ed Garcia
Design Director

Kat Hyde

Kat Hyde
Account Manager

Janice Arroyo

Janice Arroyo
Senior Designer

John Laird

John Laird
Senior Designer

Jes Lawrence

Jes Lawrence
Account Manager

Joseph Gunnon

Joseph Gunnon
Designer, Lead Developer

Kerri Benecke

Kerri Benecke
Account Manager

Luke Armitage

Luke Armitage
Junior Designer

We’re always on the lookout for good people who are passionate about great design.

Join our team

Open Positions

Senior Graphic Designer

We’re seeking a Senior Graphic Designer to join the crew. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for great design, a great attitude, relevant experience, and a wide-ranging skill set. Your primary responsibility will be to do inspired, amazing work. From logos to websites, and from packaging to environments, you’ll have an opportunity to express your creative vision across a variety of formats while benefiting from the guidance of our creative leadership team. Please send resumes and digital portfolios to: careers@trainadesign.com

About you:

  • you create solid logos and visual identities
  • you obsess over details
  • you’re passionate about design, day and night
  • you think deeply about projects and are able to defend your decisions
  • you take pride in your work, but are open to critique and to growth
  • you work hard and play hard

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience at a design firm or ad agency
  • A solid portfolio
  • Ability to collaborate with others

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • Award-winning work
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement

Front End Web Developer

We’re seeking a Front End Web Developer to join the crew. The ideal candidate brings top-notch programming skills, and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript. Your primarily responsibility will be to bring to life extraordinary digital experiences that are obsessively efficient, smartly responsive, and impossible to look away from. Here you’ll have an opportunity to code across a variety of formats while benefiting from the guidance of our creative leadership team. Please send resumes and digital portfolios to: careers@trainadesign.com

About you:

  • you have an eye for great design and take pride in your craft
  • you have a solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies
  • you’re familiar with web apps, including security, session management, and best dev practices
  • you’re able to integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • you have a basic knowledge of SEO strategies and tactics
  • you’re plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends
  • you can speak code clearly and effectively to teammates and clients
  • you work hard and play hard

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience
  • A solid portfolio
  • Ability to collaborate with others

Benefits:

  • Great pay
  • Award-winning work
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Full medical benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • An amazing team
  • Opportunities for advancement

* Please note: due to the high volume of application that we receive, we’re unable to respond individually to each and every one.