Stripe is hiring a

Brand Design Manager

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

We believe there are too many barriers to doing business on the internet, and that opportunities are not equally distributed throughout the world. We also think building and growing a business online is a problem rooted in code, language, and design—not finance. 

Stripe’s mission is to increase the GDP of the internet and expand economic access globally. We’re designing tools and infrastructure to help our users start, run, and scale an online business from anywhere in the world. That’s where you come in: we’re looking for a diverse set of designers of many disciplines, skills, backgrounds, and specialties to join our small (but growing!) Design team. 

About the team

The Design team works across most projects at Stripe—from our brand standards to campaigns, events, digital products, and even printed publications. And since Stripe’s main audience is other people who build products, we agonize over and take pride in crafting user-friendly and user-focused experiences.

The Brand Design team lays the foundations that help Stripe accelerate. We do this by creating, evolving, and maintaining Stripe’s high-quality, versatile, and forward-looking visual identity design system. We sweat the details. We make it seem effortless.

Our team—and our design efforts—are multipliers for Stripe and Stripes. Our focus on principles, systems, and standards makes it easier for all Stripes to get work done—at a high quality bar, while still creating space for evolution and innovation. Collaborating with other teams at Stripe, as well as select external partners, we raise the quality and consistency of interactions with the Stripe brand.

Brand Design leaders at Stripe demonstrate passion for great design and for expanding, evolving, defining, and documenting flexible design systems that achieve bar-raising quality and consistency for the brand at scale. They are user focused, have a strong understanding of the business, and are empathetic and inspiring team leaders. The ideal candidate excels across a variety of styles, crisply articulates design decisions, iterates quickly, and collaborates seamlessly with marketers, product managers, leaders, other designers, and agency partners.

You will:

  • Lead a team of designers across both the Stripe and Link brand.
  • Evolve, expand, and maintain both Stripe’s and Link’s visual identity systems.
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of design guidelines and tools to enable cohesive assets company-wide.
  • Help create a consistent brand journey across all of Stripe surfaces. 
  • Collaborate with design leadership, designers, marketers and other cross-functional partners to serve a global audience
  • Oversee the work of external teams in creative strategy, execution and production
  • Help shape the strategic vision and goals for the team and for what brand design means at Stripe
  • Inspire, create and sustain a culture of excellence by mentoring designers and partners in best practices, design process, and ideation.
  • Help set the bar for design quality across the brand.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Have a strong strategic acumen for building leading teams and brands in a fast paced, global facing environment
  • Are a systems-thinker and excel at extrapolating and extending shared patterns and behaviors
  • Proven excellence in effective art direction, and building and extending design systems
  • Have the ability to express and communicate a brand through distinct graphics, patterns, motion, interaction, and creative code
  • Are a hands-on maker, with the skills to effectively communicate concepts, direction and decisions with the team and with external partners
  • Strong track record delivering work independently and through others, as well as influencing the work of other internal teams and partners
  • Find a meaningful balance between optimizing for speed, quality, and doing risky, interesting, pixel-perfect work
  • Are persuasive and humble in explaining your work, process, and decisions and crave feedback to help you design at your best
  • Love working with other designers to help them learn and grow—and have them help you learn and grow
  • Have excellent organization and presentation skills, and excel in written and verbal communication
  • Highly detail-oriented, with a drive for perfection down to the last pixel
  • Are passionate about Stripe’s mission, are dedicated to a user-first mindset, and have experience working with data & insights
  • Have 8+ years of relevant design and art direction experience for technical and product-driven companies, and 3+ years of experience managing teams in high growth environments

You should include these in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Your CV or LinkedIn profile
  • A few words about why Stripe is interesting to you
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