Associate Creative Director (ACD) – Art Direction/Advertising

  • SoFi
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 24, 2018
Full time Design Marketing

Job Description

Description

 

About The Role

COMMAS, the in-house agency at SoFi, is looking for a talented Associate Creative Director, Art Direction, to join our team and help lead the overall storytelling of our rapidly growing brand. In this role you will be partnering closely with other ACDs and working directly with our Executive Creative Director to ensure that SoFi’s brand is brought to life in a cohesive and authentic way in variety of brand and direct campaigns. You will be also responsible for creating and evolving visual guidelines to ensure consistent representation of the SoFi brand across all our marketing assets across the funnel. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are craft oriented and thrive on being brand custodians, with extensive experience in video/TV production and leading large campaigns & pitches.

About SoFi

At SoFi, you’ll become part of a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be at the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge of a new generation through a modern approach to lending and personal finance. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products and soon to be launched SoFi money a modern take on a checking or savings account. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools. SoFi has achieved significant growth, with ambitious plans ahead, but to continue this growth we need great talent.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a core creative team (Art director and Copywriter) and communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Work with a fast-paced marketing team to deliver on time and meet objectives.
  • Ability to jump from adobe CC to PowerPoint as the situation requires.
  • Ability to creatively direct third party vendors on everything from video projects to large scale fabrications.
  • You will partner with writers creatives and a cross-functional team of strategists, visual designers, product designers, technologists, business leaders—to bring ideas to life and products to market.
  • Support the ECD and partner with ACD in leading and mentoring a multidisciplinary creative team of 5+ to do exceptional brand and product work
  • Projects include: Multitouch brand & product campaigns, ‘concepting’ experiential marketing (activations, pop-ups etc), social and DR campaigns, and all marketing communications.

 

Qualifications, Skills, Experience

  • 10+ years of art direction and design experience working in a multitude of creative mediums
  • Proven experience leading TV/video productions
  • 3+ years of creative management
  • Education in design or prior hands on experience as a designer/art director
  • A proven digital and print background with a wide range of experience is a plus
  • Experience with print and online design
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other Adobe CC software
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS, A strong interest in typography, concept and design trends.
  • Familiarity of leading media and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with many types of personalities
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Self-motivated and able to stay on top of project deadlines as well as the teams
  • Ability to be nimble and humble when new input/criteria affect a project or the team
  • Coach, counsel, mentor, and inspire
  • Agency and in-house experience is a huge plus
  • Knowledge of financial services / personal finance a plus

Benefits

  • Free lunches, stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.
  • Competitive salary packages, bonuses and equity.
  • A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.
  • 100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFi for employees and their dependents.
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning.
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.
  • Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.