Interactive Art Director

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: San Francisco, United States

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Art Director to join our award-winning creative team. You will work with partners across design, engineering, copywriting, production and product marketing to drive our business, brand and company mission forward. 

This is a hands-on creative leadership role with tremendous opportunity to influence one of our most important products, Appointments. You will be at the heart of creating on-strategy ideas and bringing them to life. You’ll be asked to connect dots, organize thoughts and develop plans to match the teams’ expectations. You will lead from concept through execution, QA, and iteration. We work across the latest platforms, covering web and mobile experiences, visual design, photography, video, animation and at times, experiential installations.

Responsibilities

  • Propose creative concepts based on product communication needs, and deliver on those ideas through hands-on detailed design and execution
  • Craft graphic elements, mood boards, and visual treatments
  • Lead the creative marketing and art direction for an entire product vertical 
  • Create video and motion graphics, interface design, visualization, presentation design, information graphics, branding and print graphics
  • Foster partnerships with program management and a cross-discipline team of designers, engineers, writers, product marketers, and strategists
  • Champion brand standards and design systems
  • Motivate and encourage the team to ensure the work is the best it can be, maintaining a high level of creative execution while meeting the needs of our partners
  • Work with partners across Square to guarantee an integrated brand experience
  • Translate brand strategy into powerful and purposeful creative concepts 
  • Use customer and industry data to inspire creative concepts and work with strategists to test and validate
  • Potentially co-direct photo shoots and design physical installations

Requirements

  • 6+ years of industry experience, 2+ in leadership role
  • Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Figma
  • Animation/motion graphics knowledge in software (After Effects, Cinema 4D)
  • Familiar with prototyping tools (Framer, Flinto, Origami)
  • Experience with multiple styles of design and illustration
  • Typographic skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in usability and UX
  • Understand the opportunities and limitations of the modern web

Additional Qualifications

  • Desire to work on a team where iteration and learning is encouraged
  • Lead with kindness and a clear point of view
  • Passion for booking experiences

For consideration, please submit a link to your portfolio.

Learn more about Design at Square.

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible time off
  • Learning and Development resources