Gusto is looking for an experienced Design Director to join Brand Studio, a cross-disciplinary team of designers, illustrators, writers, and producers.

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses build and  take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, our offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

About the Team

The mission of our team is to build a category-defining brand and have a meaningful impact on Gusto’s business by shipping creative that resonates with our customers. 

Your role will be to lead creative projects as well as inspire and manage a team of designers. This is a highly collaborative role that will require you to work closely with the creative director, marketing leaders, product teams, and your Brand Studio team to ship effective projects and campaigns. We’re looking for a creative problem solver who can think strategically but also loves getting into the details that take design from good to great.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Collaborate with our internal partners across marketing, product, and beyond to shape the strategy, ideation, and execution of world-class creative
  • Hire, mentor and guide creatives on day-to-day projects as well as career paths and goals
  • Lead the ideation, art direction, and design of projects from start to finish
  • Represent the Brand Studio team to internal stakeholders, and provide input that will shape planning and strategy
  • Deliver and solicit feedback to continually improve the Gusto brand and raise the quality and craftsmanship of our output
  • Clearly articulate design decisions to a vast set of partners and stakeholders
  • Provide feedback and art direction to external creative agencies and vendors
  • Get hands-on with projects when necessary to drive projects forward

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years design/art direction experience
  • 3+ years direct management experience
  • Experience art directing photography and video
  • Experience leading medium to large-sized projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience collaborating closely with marketing organizations
  • Appetite for problem solving and a love for fast-paced environments
  • Experience designing for web, email, offline media, and video
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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