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