Brand Studio, Design Director

Dropbox - San Francisco, CA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year
We're looking for a strategic, supportive design director to oversee the designers, illustrators and creative directors on the brand studio. As a senior leader at Dropbox, you'll work with executives across the company to create conditions where expressive, opinionated design can keep happening. You'll also manage and mentor talent in the brand studio, making sure our designers, illustrators and creative directors have the support they need to do extraordinary work.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Inspire and lead our design team
  • Set team goals and vision
  • Maintain a high bar for quality design work
  • Be a thought leader and a strategic partner to executives at the company
  • Create a strategy for attracting and growing top-tier creative talent
  • Help lead and creative direct external agencies

We're looking for someone whose approach is:
  • Solution-oriented: You can handle conflict with maturity and calm, bring diplomacy and empathy to tough discussions, and set the bar for what effective and positive collaboration looks like across disciplines
  • Inspiring and supportive: You can nurture a strong sense of community and purpose on the team, rally the troops, and inspire passion and great work
  • Persuasive: You can be an articulate, thoughtful advocate for brand at our company, and an ambassador for Dropbox in the larger creative community
  • Wise and reasonable: You're recognized for your sound judgment, and you're able to give valuable feedback to senior and junior staff

We're looking for someone with 10+ years of experience as a creative leader at top-tier, design-driven companies, and a track record of:

  • Successful brand visual identity system design
  • Managing, mentoring, and growing top-tier design talent
  • Driving change in large organizations
  • Working with cross-functional teams, external agencies and executive leadership
  • Experience spanning design disciplines like illustration, animation, web design, events is a plus
Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)