Director of Design, San Francisco
App Annie - San Francisco, CA

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The Role

We are have an exciting role for a talented and experienced design visionary to build, manage and lead the design team at one of the world's hottest analytics startups. The design team's scope will encompass everything from brand and marketing design to product and UX design, building a consistent design vision as the company scales through its innovative app analytics products.
  • Take full ownership, creative direction and vision for brand, marketing, product and UI / UX design across the company.
  • Ensure that App Annie's design vision meets the needs of the company's strategic goals, customer verticals and product roadmap.
  • Hire, recruit, manage and motivate the design team, including brand, graphic and UI / UX designers
  • Manage the relationship and budget with all design agency or freelance vendors.
  • Oversee the quality control of all design and production, ensuring that all marketing or product output meets the standard that you set.
  • Work closely with the marketing and product teams to make sure all design team output meets their business and strategic needs. Be responsible for the quality of that output.

We're looking for a design visionary who wants to re-apply their expertise to one of the hottest startups in the apps space. Your unrivalled design expertise is complemented by your passion for technology and your mature understanding of the business world, and how design can drive revenue even in a B2B environment. You are not a design diva, you're a genuine leader with a mature approach to the role of design in shaping a company's future. And you've spent the last decade of your career training, nurturing and developing designers around you. Not only are you brilliant at what you do, but you make designers around you fifty percent better by supporting and encouraging their ideas within a clear framework for success.
  • 10+ years' design experience, spanning across both brand / graphic design as well as UI / UX design. Even if you do not consider yourself to be an absolute expert in both, you can demonstrate wise judgment in either.
  • Can objectively and passionately design for different target audiences and brands. Your design prowess can make App Annie the analytics brand of choice amongst Silicon Valley hackers and Wall Street bankers.
  • Inspirational team leader - you get the best out of other designers and they respect you for that
  • Clarity of judgment - you make wise design judgments that are objective, imaginative and always by design
  • Great presenter and communicator - you are extremely articulate when it comes to talking about creative work and design logic. You can effortlessly communicate the business logic behind a design to management executives.
  • Solid knowledge of Adobe PS, AI, Acrobat and 3D.
  • Attention to detail - you are disciplined in your design and expect the same of designers you work with. No pixel has not been thought about and considered.
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Impressive portfolio of past work, including projects in the technology and B2B space.

About this company
At App Annie, we hold our product development team to a very high standard. As such, we as a company stand by the following principles:...