Design Director
Wikia - San Francisco, CA

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You are a Design Director who is known for translating high-level sales and marketing objectives into custom executions. We’re one of the largest websites in the world and we want to you to manage and develop our brand design.

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month.

Translating sales and marketing objectives into projects from inception to completion will be at the center of this role. Leading and inspiring a skilled group of designers by providing key concepts, strategies and branding will help us reach our sales goals. You will partner with the marketing and sales groups and provide design ideas that influence, increase and enhance our brand to all of our global audiences. The creative team will look to you for direction on branding, promotional programs, marketing collateral and sales efforts.

Creative sophistication, a thorough understanding of effects and interrelationships in design, and an in-depth understanding and knowledge in the product sphere is what makes you the best at what you do. You’ve demonstrated your innate gift for team leadership over at least 3 years of management experience and have been focused on brand design for over 5 years. And of course your knowledge of design processes is comprehensive. Advanced proficiency and speed with the tools of your trade (Adobe suite) are the bones upon which your success is built.

Your impact will extend far beyond your own team to encompass our revenue stream, products, and even technology. But unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive salary, stock options, and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

We’re a company in its heyday and our team has doubled its sales goal since last year. You can help us continue to tap our potential while teaching and learning from some of the brightest minds in social and digital media. Job Location(s) San Francisco, CA, US