Senior Art Director, Brand - Creative Studio

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. 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

Square is seeking an experienced, inquisitive, and passionate Senior Art Director to join our award-winning creative team. You will lead a team of designers, and collaborate with our various product, marketing, and creative groups to craft smart marketing that drives both our brand and our business forward. 

This is a hands-on leadership role. You will be at the heart of co-creating on-strategy ideas and bringing them to life. You’ll be asked to connect dots, organize thoughts and develop plans to match teams’ expectations. This position requires team and project leadership from concept through execution, QA, and iteration. We work across the latest emerging platforms, covering web and mobile experiences, visual design, experiential installations, photography, video, and animation.

You’re highly conceptual, can confidently share and sell your ideas, and are able to encourage others to share theirs. Experience in and passion for people management is a must.

You will:

  • Collaborate with design and creative leadership to develop fully-integrated marketing efforts, and define team processes and standards as well
  • Help set creative strategy when appropriate
  • Oversee and participate in the design of graphic concepts, assets, and visual treatments across a wide variety of mediums and marketing channels
  • Leverage customer and data insights to inspire creative concepts
  • Champion brand standards and design systems
  • Motivate and encourage your team to make sure the work is the best it can be, maintaining a high level of creative execution while meeting the needs of our stakeholders
  • Collaborate across the Square organization to ensure a consistent, integrated brand experience


  • 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong collaboration and written/verbal communication skills
  • A portfolio that demonstrates experience launching complex integrated campaigns
  • Ability to push a brand forward with fresh, evolving, creative ideas
  • A demonstrated ability to define, build, and differentiate brands
  • Advanced design skills that cover a wide range of creative executions
  • Strong typography skills
  • Understanding of performance-based marketing strategies and tactics
  • Familiarity with new and traditional brand channels and mediums
  • Ability to work independently, and/or partner with copywriters and teams of designers 
  • A positive attitude with an open mindset and desire to continually improve
  • Interest in technology and the future evolution of content creation and distribution

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with 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) 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, Meal reimbursements, Wellness perks, Paid parental leave, Flexible time off, Learning and Development resources