Art Director

AirKit

Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/04/2021
  • Website: airkit.com
  • Company Address: 200 California Ave, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California 94306, US

About AirKit

Our mission is to help companies build experiences people love.

After founding RelateIQ and successfully selling to Salesforce in 2014, our team has taken our learnings to start Airkit. We are revolutionizing how companies connect with their customers. In the age of big data, AI, cloud-computing, and connected products, we are making customer interactions personalized, proactive and effortless.

Job Description

Airkit began in 2018 when co-founders Adam Evans and Stephen Ehikian wanted to enable leading brands to connect with their customers in a new, digital way.  As consumers of many products, they couldn’t understand why, in the age of big data, AI, cloud computing, and connected products, their interactions with companies were so impersonal, reactive, and time-consuming.   

The Airkit team previously founded and built RelateIQ (sold to Salesforce in 2014). We witnessed first hand how every aspect of the relationship between companies and their customers was changing. Everyone and everything is now connected, and customer expectations are rapidly increasing. 

Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, the company launched publicly in October 2020.  Since then, we have seen the rapid adoption & expansion of our product within leading Fortune 500 brands and hyper-growth businesses, world-wide.    

Position Summary

At Airkit, the Art Director will help strategically evolve and steer our visual presence. You will develop engaging campaigns by designing cohesive, brand-specific initiatives that appeal to our audience. Paired with our marketing and design teams, you will ensure that all of the visuals produced are speaking with one aesthetic voice.

Core Responsibilities

  • Design compelling, original pieces, including marketing materials and digital experiences.
  • Develop and maintain brand systems to ensure consistency throughout all our marketing projects.
  • Generate ideas to portray concepts and advertise products / services
  • Direct and oversee design projects from conception to delivery including directing production vendors.
  • Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure our brand is communicated consistently and deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate and enlist freelance creatives to ensure flawless execution on behalf of our marketing team.
  • Proactively research, elicit feedback, and improve existing systems.
  • Help build design culture at Airkit by helping to implement process improvements, strengthen cross-functional alliances, and plan educational opportunities (like leading a chit chat).

Minimum Qualifications

  • A passionate hands-on visual designer, brand designer and/or art director with 5-8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledgeable of the standards and limitations associated with designing brand systems.
  • An expert across Adobe CS who is comfortable working with art direction that spans many formats, including but not limited to typography, illustration, animation, 3D, photography, and video.
  • Knowledgeable in many printing and production methods.
  • A methodical, strategic thinker who is research driven, data informed, and solution oriented with an eagle eye for detail.
  • Demonstrated track record of communicating complex concepts.
  • An effective storyteller who understands how to bridge the gap between copywriting and design.
  • A strong communicator who is comfortable discussing and receiving feedback on their work and enjoys working both collaboratively and autonomously on a wide range of assignments.
  • You have an online portfolio, or PDF that you can share with us.

Beneficial Experiences

  • Background in SaaS or Enterprise Software
  • Animation or motion graphics
  • Illustration
  • Familiarity with Figma, Canva, Powerpoint

Benefits & Perks

At Airkit, we want our teammates to feel cared for, wherever they are in life. Our benefits package includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Flexible Spending Stipend for productivity, health & wellness
  • Monthly Team Events & quarterly Hackdays

Not everyone will match the above qualifications 100%. If your experiences don’t perfectly align, but you think you’d be a great addition to our team, we’d still love to hear from you.

Airkit is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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, or veteran status.

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