Design Director at Gusto

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

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.

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 design team to internal stakeholders, and provide input that will help 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

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years design/art direction experience
  • 2-3 years 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
 About Gusto

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto. 

Gusto’s mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life. By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 60,000 companies nationwide. Gusto has offices in San Francisco and Denver and the company’s investors include Google Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as well as the founders of Instagram, Stripe, Nest, PayPal, Yelp, Dropbox, and Eventbrite, among others.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

The Dogpatch is a neighborhood filled with a strong sense of community and an abundance of bustling bars, restaurants, and businesses.

What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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