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Brand Design Lead



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Pixar, Mitsubishi, Figma, Plaid, Match Group, and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

Notion is an in person company, and currently requires its employees to come to the office for two Anchor Days (Mondays & Thursdays) and requests that employees spend the majority of their week in the office (including a third day).

About The Role:

Notion’s Creative Studio is a small team of designers, illustrators, and filmmakers serving creative needs across the company. We're looking for a seasoned, creatively-excellent, operationally-savvy, empathetic Brand Design Lead to scale our talented Brand Design team. You’ll be responsible for leading the Brand Design team and will be reporting to Notion’s Head of Creative. You’ll be responsible for the overall design output, holding the highest bar on quality, high-level creative direction, managing projects end-to-end, measuring success, and evangelizing the team’s work internally and externally.

What you’ll achieve:

As a leader, you will substantially craft the vision and the next chapter of our brand design system while leading and growing an inclusive, rigorous design culture, supporting a small interdisciplinary team and collaborating with partners across the business to scale our efforts while maintaining the highest standards of quality. Projects will span advertising and marketing collateral across the company, talent brand, external and internal comms, and more, working cross-functionally with teams across Notion.

Skills You’ll Need to Bring:

  • Proven leader who inspires teams to do their best work
  • Highest bar for quality of design
  • 10+ years experience with 2+ years managing a team
  • Excels at working with creative talent and all kinds of creative formats, from design to film, including contractors, agencies, and other specialists
  • Pacesetter who motivates others with mentorship, commitment, and optimism
  • Lead and grow a team to execute on cross-team and/or multi-phase projects from design through implementation
  • Empathetic and collaborative cross-functional partner
  • Highly organized and thrives making ambiguity more tractable, actionable, and desirable

We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent the wide diversity of our customers. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every bullet point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. If you’re a builder at heart, share our company values, and enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want to hear from you.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

Notion is committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation, equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will be based on multiple factors such as location, the role’s scope and complexity, and the candidate’s experience and expertise, and may vary from the range provided below. For roles based in New York and San Francisco, the estimated base salary range for this role is $185,000 - $220,000 per year.