Free Association

Digital product design & brand systems.

Founded 2003
16-50 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Digital Communication
  • Research, Management, & Consulting
  • Headquarters address
    20 Jay Street #516, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    At Free Association we design more enjoyable and efficient ways of doing things, and serve as expert teams for partners that share our values. We take on work we find meaningful, and collaborate with those who inspire us. Our client partners include a range of organizations, from startups to large tech companies (Facebook, Google, PayPal, and ebay to name a few). Free Association is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York and Oakland, California, but we embrace remote collaboration and a flexible work-life. We have a tight knit team and strive to maintain a culture that is friendly, fun, ambitious, and designful.

    Tech stack

    Figma, InDesign, Sketch


    Compensation and retirement

    Free Association matches 401k contributions, up to 3% of your salary. If you choose not to contribute, we will still contribute 3% of your salary. You are eligible to enroll immediately and are 100% vested. We also offer pre-tax commuter benefits via Wage Works
    Performance bonus
    401k matching
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Free Association offers a variety of health insurance plans via the Aetna network with competitive contributions toward premiums. Dental and vision insurance are offered via Aetna and Metlife. You are eligible within 1 month of start date. We offer ClassPass contributions and One Medical access.
    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    15 vacation days are accrued in first year and 20 vacation days are accrued annually after year one. We have 10 company holidays and the week between Christmas & New Year's. Additionally, we offer 2 free time days, paid sick days (based on state law), 1 Volunteer day, and work from home Fridays.
    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    All employee have a $500 annual learning stipend to use towards classes or conferences. We host Open studios sessions twice per month in which employees are able to learn from each other.
    Conferences reimbursement

    Values and quality of life

    At Free Association, we host weekly team lunches. We also keep a stocked fridge with snacks and goodies. Our office is dog friendly. We have a flexible schedule/work from home. We have quarterly team excursions and happy hours.
    Accessible via public transportation
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
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