Director of Creative Design

| Greater Boston Area
If you’re a seasoned creative looking to lead, inspire, energize and grow a team of creatives to produce world-class design, keep reading.
We’re growing our hybrid marketing team to support the venture and help to delight our customers during this exciting phase of growth.
This position is ideal for you have at least 8 years’ of experience, of which 3 to 5 years have been in a leadership role directing complex commercial design projects at an agency or within an internal design function at a strong brand.

Responsibilities:

  • To generate a consistently high level of creative work across the full spectrum of marketing and media channels. Including ATL, BTL, digital and social media
  • Drive innovation and best practice when it comes to all aspects of design
  • Work closely with the marketing managers to understand company’s vision. Stay informed on trends and developments within the SME and payments ecosystems, as well as the creative performance of our competitors
  • Steer our brand and add value through each project and long term strategic planning
  • Oversee creative team, including designers, writers, social media and copy
  • To work through and oversee the creative process from brief to execution. This will include assessing timings, budgets, key strategic and creative deliverables and ensuring high-quality, error-free work
  • To work across all internal functions to deliver stand out work that doesn’t just get results, but changes behavior and creates culture. These functions include: Strategy, social media, multimedia, events, digital development and programming, creative and content teams (concept, art direction, design, copy), customer engagement, insights and the greater team
  • To review work generated by the creative team to ensure a consistently high standard of output
  • To mentor creatives in the team to ensure that they grow in their areas of expertise and ability to deliver outstanding work
  • To oversee and approve all print, substrates and production projects
  • Do your own ground-breaking, earth-shattering, award-winning work

Requirements:

  • Excellent leadership skills. Exceptional listening skills. Outstanding communication skills
  • Understanding of what appeals to different audiences/target markets
  • Comfortable interacting with various internal teams and external service providers
  • An intimate understanding of design, copy, multimedia, and web best practices/guidelines
  • A strong understanding of brand development and multichannel marketing concepts with the ability to balance brand, communication and business objectives and priorities
  • Knowledge of each step of an ad campaign's process to give the creative team direction, work on schedule and meet our advertising expectations
  • Experience with full Adobe Creative suite

Personal Attributes:

  • As a leader you will combine first-class design expertise, creativity, thought leadership, commercial acumen with leadership excellence to work with and direct, inspire, lead, all levels of design and creative talent
  • You should have at least 8 years’ experience, of which 3 to 5 years have been in a leadership role directing complex commercial design projects at an agency or within internal design function at a strong brand

Benefits
• Your choice of comprehensive benefits for you and your family’s health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
• Frequent catered lunch and live product demos
• 401(k) retirement plan options
• Ongoing professional development and cross-training
• 20 days vacation time, 5 days sick time, 2 floating holidays and 11 company holidays (yes, Patriot’s Day is a holiday)
• 2 "Be Gentle" personal days
• Company paid parental leave upon hire
• Competitive pay, stock options, and annual bonus eligibility
• Casual dress and fun office atmosphere
• Pre-tax commuter benefits
• Stocked groceries in the kitchen
• Office location in the heart of Boston with convenience to the MBTA lines
Equal Opportunity Employer
Cogito is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair hiring practices and to creating a welcoming environment for all team members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, familial status or veteran status.
Authorization to Work
Applicants for employment in the US must be authorized to work in the US.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Located in the heart of the financial district above High Street place in a building with great amenities including a roofdeck.

An Insider's view of Cogito

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We provide 20 days of PTO, 5 sick days, 2 floating holidays, and 2 personal days in addition to 11 paid holidays. We truly want our employees to strike a work/life balance. We also provide flexible schedules and different work from home options.

Derek

Talent Manager

What does your typical day look like?

I begin the day with some team meetings. In the middle of the day, I spend as much time as I can at my desk coding and discussing technical stuff (that’s the technical term) with colleagues or video chat meetings. Later in the day, I might present at or attend architectural meetings to more broadly discuss concepts related to the work I’m doing.

Jimmy

Sr. Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I enjoy a lot of things including that I am always learning, there are so many intelligent people here from different backgrounds that are fascinating to me. There is a deep sense of collaboration across different functional areas. I work with engineers, product, and behavioral science connect the dots to which brings Cogito to life.

Daniella

Program Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

By driving growth for Cogito – In marketing we are doing that in a number of different ways. We make the Cogito brand recognizable and synonymous with technology. We publicly celebrate the success of our customers, and generate demand through campaigns and programs. Additionally, we enable sales with tools and content that drive interest.

Steve

VP of Marketing

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative, in the sense that it is an open space, you can stand up and talk to the person in front of you, you can look to your lef or right and talk to your team members. When you are working on projects you have to at least work with one or two people from another department and so you just get another perspective on things.

Jasmine

Customer Support Associate

What are Cogito Perks + Benefits

Cogito Benefits Overview

We provide generous PTO in additional to a collaborative office environment. We have weekly happy hours, monthly town halls and an accessible leadership team.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged

Additional Perks + Benefits

We build software around emotional intelligence and are doing the same with our culture. We provide flexible schedules and work from home policies to accommodate our employees.

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