Creative Director, Brand Design

| Greater Boston Area
Our team:
We are a distributed team across Boston and Rotterdam, with many disciplines. From product design, UX, brand, illustration, web and more, the Mendix design team is filled with passionate creatives focused on elevating design across our industry. The team is also passionate outside of design, always exploring new ways to be creative and tinkering in new technologies or techniques. We believe that collaboration is the key to our success and look forward to opportunities to collaborate across teammates and teams, delivering on high-quality craftsmanship.
Our values:
While we live on different continents and work on different things, we are one team with a shared mission and set of values. We are passionate and strive for new heights, professionally and personally. We value collaboration, initiative and hands-on creativity. Above all else, we believe in a culture of growth, respect, and fun.
The Position: 
Are you dreaming about being the next Massimo Vignelli or Paula Scher? You believe that brands are at their best when they intersect with design, marketing, and technology. You thrive on shaping a connected brand that defines and leads an entire industry, setting new storytelling standards. You shape creative teams to execute on branded designs and stories that are authentic, beautiful, and surprising. You’ll bring your excellent taste for design and copy to elevate thinking across teams and deliver industry first creative solutions.
We are looking for a CD to lead, shape, and deliver branding and marketing initiatives. As the CD, you are the regional lead also charged with evolving the design and creative practice within the brand design team. You’re an expert at wielding ambiguity and understand the complexity of managing stakeholders. 
You will bring the Mendix brand vision to life with such clarity that it feels attainable, maybe even inevitable, across a myriad of customer and prospect touch points. 
We are looking for someone who is rooted in the skills and traditions of graphic design —who is able to discuss both the nuances of typography as well as the potential of low code platforms or other innovative technologies like blockchain or AR. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Brand Design Team in Boston
  • Assist in development and management of Brand Design budget
  • Lead development of career paths, training, networking, and coaching for the team
  • Establish design best practices and internal brand guidelines for a systemic design approach
  • Master storyteller who can bring together user needs, concepts, design principles and brand image into something cohesive
  • Advance storytelling and visual communication as a discipline and a practice
  • Maintain On brand consistency across Mendix, ensure our work communicates clearly, is on brand, and delights people
  • Explain, discuss, and justify design decisions eloquently and with objectivity. Expert at delivering and providing creative direction to other team members
  • Collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams (engineering, product design, sales & community) to conceive, validate and produce new marketing strategies and content
  • Partner with colleagues in other disciplines to ensure that project expectations, deadlines, and process are mutually understood and met, and that the solution meets creative and strategic objectives

Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience crafting powerful stories 
  • 5+ years of people management and proven design leadership excellence in mentoring, coaching, hiring, motivating and growing team
  • Demonstrated track record of leading design teams that have shipped quality campaigns
  • Exceptional interdisciplinary organizational and communication skills
  • A trained eye for detail and craft
  • Superb ability to see the big picture and motivate teams around an idea
  • Exceptional typographic skills
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to tell stories visually across multiple media
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in design or a related field
  • Background in screen-based interface design or software development a plus
  • Understanding of product design, UX, and testing capabilities a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • MendixLanguages
    • SAPLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • BootstrapFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We are located in Fort Point area where you are walking distance to lots of new restaurants, coffee shops, bars and a brewery nearby!

An Insider's view of Mendix

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Mendix office has a true “buzz” – lots of collaboration between teams, an excited energy of everyone working towards the collective mission, and a lot of fun and laughter, which helps us get the best out of the team. Everyone brings their whole self to work.

Kristen Roffi

Director, Business Development Group

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As the first US employee of Mendix back in 2008, I started our Boston office with Derek Roos and have held every sales role since then. After we signed our first US client in 2008, I became a commercial account executive, and then led our Global Inside sales team until 2015. For the past 2 years I have focused on our most Strategic accounts.

Vincent De La Mar

Strategic Accounts Director

What is your vision for the company?

We founded Mendix with a mission to create a whole new way for organizations to bridge the gap between Business and IT. We pioneered the Low Code Application Development space and aim to be the long-term market- and innovation leader in a strategic, multi-billion-dollar software category.

Derek Roos

CEO and Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

My team is a good mix of technical aptitude, sales acumen, and drive to move the company forward. The people on my team that are most successful are those that have a nonstop desire to learn more, build strong relationships with our customers, and want to share in the growth and successes of the broader team! One team, one dream!

Marshall Worster

Sr. Director Solution Architecture

What are Mendix Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Mendix, we are passionate about technology and the emerging Platform as a Service space. We live and breathe fun, teamwork and innovation and are striving to make a game changing impact to the industry. Our downtown location is in the booming seaport innovation district. Our open space office environment is full of light, "family style" office lunches each Wednesday and Friday and our weekly "VrijMiBo" or happy hour where our awesome CEO Derek often joins in a friendly game of office hoops. We give stock options to all employees. Come see what we're about and join the PaaS revolution!

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