Sr Art Director

Marketing & Communications San Francisco, California


Description

About Us:

Our mission is to elevate leading brands through unforgettable digital connections with their customers. Sitecore delivers a composable digital experience platform that empowers the world’s smartest and largest brands to build lifelong relationships with their customers. A highly decorated industry leader, Sitecore is the leading company bringing together content, commerce, and data into one connected platform that delivers millions of digital experiences every day. Thousands of blue-chip companies including American Express, Porsche, Starbucks, L’Oréal, and Volvo Cars rely on Sitecore to provide more engaging, personalized experiences for their customers. Learn more at Sitecore.com.

Sitecore’s foundation is our diverse group of passionate, smart, innovative, and collaborative individuals located across four continents and over 25 countries. Having a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and skills is what makes us the company we are today. The Sitecore values are what drive and unite us across the globe. 

About the Role/ The Opportunity:

Sitecore is seeking a Senior Art Director to join a highly-engaged, high-performing marketing team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Design Studio, this role will help drive the evolution of our brand on our path to become a $1B company by up-leveling the brand experience across the end-to-end customer journey. We are looking for a seasoned multi-disciplined designer that’s obsessed with form and function. You have the experience and vision to help build an impactful global brand for our customers, partners, and our internal culture. You have experience in both print and digital design for B2B brands in a corporate environment and are energized about pushing the needle to digital. You must have a passion that drives you to learn and grow in the world of design. You are comfortable working alone but collaborating and sharing your work with others to make each other better. You appreciate brand guidelines, can help strengthen them, but also create unique design solutions when the need arises. You want to make bold, amazing, inspired work that drives great results for the organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Take ownership of concepts, designing and presenting visual elements of creative work for new campaigns and initiatives, based on business strategy.
  • Create strong, collaborative partnerships with internal stakeholders and agency partners
  • Design and apply expert art direction to the digital and printed visual elements of creative projects, aligned to brand language.
  • Review work of internal/external designers and provide direction and feedback
  • Ensure a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns throughout the execution
  • Uncover new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into initiatives, partnering with the digital experience team to ensure a connected customer journey

What You Need to Succeed

  • Typically 10+ years relevant experience in the visual design of brand/print/web at an agency or in-house
  • Demonstrated track record showcasing your ability to generate a reliable supply of original ideas and visual concepts with the flexibility and willingness to adapt your ideas to the needs of internal clients
  • Strong knowledge of visual design, interactive design, brand development, and experience design
  • Content and/or brand strategy knowledge
  • Excellent communication, written, presentation, and organizational skills. Demonstrated confidence to explain and support your thinking, both internally and externally
  • Ability to lead and motivate internal and external teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, global environment while staying calm under pressure
  • An outstanding portfolio with details on your specific role and contribution
  • Proven understanding of social and paid media design and how to achieve results
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and other coding languages
  • Advanced expertise with typography, layout, and color choice, and a demonstrated ability to coach and develop others to resolve challenging design problems
  • Experience in photo art direction, video and motion design, illustration and animation
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and ability to evaluate future tools for team productivity 

Additional Skills That Could Set You Apart:

  • Extensive experience working in or leading internal creative/design teams
  • Strong understanding of designing and delivering digital-first brand experiences 

Why you should click ‘Apply’:

  • You matter, Marketing is key to our success! We are tapping into an exciting $30B market opportunity that is still very much in its infancy and feel It’s never been a better time to join Sitecore as we look to grow by 30% YoY. Growth for us means growth for you and your career.
  • Great team and company culture! You can find out more about our company culture, a typical day in the Marketing team, and our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, on our YouTube Channel. Thanks to the work of every employee globally, Sitecore has been recognized for award-winning Culture by Comparably.

After an offer is made and accepted, E-verify will be utilized to establish your identity and employment eligibility as required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Sitecore is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity without unlawful regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other local legally protected characteristic.

How we hire

At Sitecore, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high-impact teams. Our recruitment process centers around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.