Art Director at Xero

| San Francisco
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Our Purpose

Small business makes the world go 'round – it's the heart of the global economy. At Xero we want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable, and more enjoyable too.

How you'll make an impact

The Art Director will work with the creative team within Xero and will be responsible for contributing to the development of conceptual campaigns and experiences that focus on Xero's customer solutions, while simultaneously meeting the marketing goals.
Under the guidance of a Creative Director, the Art Director will be responsible for key campaign concepts, contribute art direction where applicable, and execute across print, video and digital deliverables.
The Art Director must have a deep understanding of brand, visual design, user experience and digital marketing to design beautiful and intuitive experiences. As an innovative problem solver, a collaborative team player, and a highly skilled and talented visual designer, the Art Director will handle cross-disciplinary work which displays a strong foundation in typography, layout and an unwavering eye to detail.

What you'll do

  • Art direct and design conceptual brand expressions across all mediums, including mobile, film, interactive, OOH, print, events, experiential etc.
  • Develop a range of creative ideas and executions for each project and be able to effectively collaborate with a copywriter.
  • Visually lead storytelling across platforms on 360 campaigns.
  • Maintain consistently high graphic standards and remain aware of new techniques and trends in graphic arts and digital design.

What you'll bring with you

  • 2 to 5 years' experience at agency/in-house concepting and art directing ideas for brand.
  • Experience with Sketch and the Adobe suite, After Effects. (Knowledge of HTML 5 is a huge plus)
  • Strong art directing skills and articulating design decisions
  • Excellent communicator, team player and problem solver who can take a logical, analytical approach while being user focused
  • Passionate about technology
  • Artistically driven. Must keep aware of current trends in design, video and advertising
  • Strong desire to constantly create beautiful work


What we offer

The opportunity to be part of a growing global success story; a fun, fast-paced work environment and a relaxed, supportive team which encourages personal growth; competitive salary, shares in the company; generous 4-weeks of PTO, 5 wellness days, standard holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year's; flexible work arrangements and a convenient office in downtown San Francisco.

If you are ready to take on a new challenge in a fast-paced organization where the sky's the limit we want to hear from you.


This description is intended merely as a guideline of the responsibilities involved in the position. The employee is expected to perform any other duties as reasonably required by their Manager.

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM


Our office is easily accessible by BART, located in Union Square near plenty of shopping, restaurants and coffee shops!

What are Xero Perks + Benefits

Xero Benefits Overview

Xero offers a variety of benefits aimed at helping our employees maintain their physical, financial and mental wellbeing, allowing them to bring their best selves to work each day.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Tuesday. Employees get free lunch on Thursday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Fitness Subsidies
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