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Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll)
Senior Art Director

Gusto is looking for an experienced Senior Art Director to join Brand Studio, a cross-disciplinary group of designers, illustrators, writers, and developers. The mission of our team is to build a category-defining brand and have a meaningful impact on Gusto’s business by shipping effective 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 the rest of the Brand Studio team to ship effective marketing 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
  • Mentor and guide brand designers 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:

  • 6+ years of hands-on design/art direction experience, with at least 2 years managing creative teams
  • Appetite for problem solving and a love for fast-paced environments
  • Experience leading medium to large-sized projects with multiple stakeholders and collaborating closely with marketing organizations
  • Experience designing for web, email, offline media, and video
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about Gusto’s mission and the impact we can have on the world

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.

Job Location(s):
San Francisco, CA, US
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