Famous Industries, Inc.

San Francisco
11 - 25 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series B

At Famous we are passionate about pushing the limits of interfaces, experiences, and design. Our design software, called Famous Studio, offers powerful creation tools for Instant Apps, Instant Ads, Instant Videos, Instant Articles, and Instant Presentations that reduce creation time from months to minutes. Famous Studio enables creators of all types to turn their designs into functional web experiences in an intuitive and familiar environment.

Founded in 2011 by Steve Newcomb and Mark Lu, Famous is based in San Francisco and has partnered with brands such as McDonald's, Adidas, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target to deploy engaging web experiences. The free version of Famous Studio is currently accessible at design.famous.co

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Design driven — We care a lot about beauty and design. From the moment you walk into our office, you'll see that we spend a great deal of care in everything we do. Our office was designed by us, down to every pencil and sticky note.

  • Committed to building a team that values and helps one another — We take great pride in being collaborative, in teaching each other, and in having empathy and respect for every position in the company.

  • Great time to join — We're taking a new product to market, which means there are a lot of opportunities to take on exciting responsibilities as a new team member. In our first few months of launching Famous Studio we already gained over 100,000 users, and plan to grow fast in this next year.


Engineering at Famous Industries, Inc.
Engineering team and processes

We have a rapidly growing engineering team that values autonomy, flow, craft, ownership, beautiful design, and low-overhead. We prefer peer mentorship over hierarchical control. By sharing a common value system, and by making sure business priorities are clear, we minimize rigid process while still doing a good job of having each engineer make like-minded decisions about what to do next and how to do it.

Technical Challenges

We strive to implement highly performant, and customizable 3d animations. We also take on complex state management challenges, like the live preview of web experiences as you edit them inside the authoring tool.

Projects you might work on
  • We've shared, on our Dribbble page, a bunch of the work done with Studio.

    https://dribbble.com/famous

  • Adding new and exciting ways to enhance designs, such as image treatments, complex tweens and other interactions like 3d morphing.

Tech stack
JavaScript
React
HTML
CSS
Node.js
Express
PostgreSQL
Redis
AWS

Working at Famous Industries, Inc.

Everything we do starts from a perspective of beauty. From the moment you walk into our office you'll see that we put a great deal of care in everything we do. We take great pride in being collaborative, in teaching each other, and in having empathy and respect for every position in the company.

Free Food
Beautiful Office
Team Activities
Health Insurance
Workshops/Conferences
Pet Friendly

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