- Detroit, MI
- Full Time
Working at Hello Innovation is more than just a job. It’s an invitation to reinvent the world as we know it, to go against the grain of what’s possible and to rewrite the rules along the way. Every day we get up and challenge ourselves to solve problems that matter, the problems that impact billions and bring radical change and improvement to humankind.
This may sound like a crazy, lofty goal, but we came from nothing (no investors or debt) and for nearly two decades our products have touched hundreds of millions of people. We’ve proved that industries change, problems are solved and lives are improved when design, technology, and the unexpected collide. And we’re just getting started.
A career at HI isn’t for everyone. We’re an eclectic team of dreamers, creators and doers who are on a mission to bring meaningful innovation to the world. If you’re looking to be inspired, challenged and leave work every day knowing you did the best work of your life, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you have what it takes to own the art direction of our game-changing solutions that are used by millions every month? Do you love challenging conventional wisdom and making a difference in the world? Then imagine what you can do working with a group of the brightest minds in our get-sh*t-done culture.
Our Art Directors are involved in all of our creative under-takings, from project concepting to design prototyping and execution. They must have a knack for creative storytelling and be able to merge compelling experiences with flawless usability. You’ll work on an array of exciting projects from websites, to proprietary products, to mobile and tablet applications and whatever else we invent.
The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who has a strong balance between the aesthetic and the functional. Must have experience creating and managing a variety of design projects. A job at Hello Innovation is one that requires a lot out of you, but it’s also one that rewards bright, original thinking and hard work. None of us here would have it any other way. So let’s make a difference – together.
- Develop and frame creative concepts.
- Brainstorm new ideas, nail down guidelines for artistic direction, and mock-up designs.
- Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences and create visual prototypes.
- Execute design directions, manage the design process, induce design genius, and sign off on final designs.
- Effectively inspire the team through ideas, designs, and quality mindset.
- Meet with CEO & other project-related teams to identify project needs and design finished product to support objectives and maintain the creative concept of the work.
- Manage, mentor and coach the design team.
- Provide creative input, strategy and support.
- Possess a blend of big picture design ideas with detail orientation and an obsession for creativity
- 5+ years experience defining and driving the design process and direction for large interactive projects for web and other media.
- Proven experience in generating creative ideas and concepts.
- Strong design portfolio packed with expertise in all things digital.
- Driven to lead the design team and propel the company forward.
- Excellent knowledge of information architecture, user interface essentials, interaction design, style guide creation. Knowledge in motion design is a plus.
- Expert skills with design software used in the design process, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
- Experience working with Figma is a plus.
BENEFITS & PERKS
- Meaningful work. This is not just a job. You can find a job anywhere. This is a place for the bold to get paid to give a sh*t and make a real impact on people’s lives when they need it most.
- Be a part of something (really) big. Our products touch over 45 million people every month, and we are chasing problems that billions suffer from. Not just any problem, the ones that are filled with purpose and meaning. This is your chance to be more than a number and make history.
- No red tape. Say goodbye to pointless meetings or political hoops to jump through. We’re scrappy, believe in autonomy and empower our teams to do whatever it takes to do the unthinkable.
- Learning animal environment. Learn more here than any other place on earth. We make sure you never stop growing and offer an allowance for continued learning.
- We ignite the best in you. We exist not only to deliver meaningful innovation, but to ignite and inspire the creative problem solver in you.
- A creative, come-as-you-are environment. Our team never stops pushing you to be the best that you can be and still makes time to have some fun.
- Top of market pay. Along with a full benefits package including health, dental and 401k.
- Plus many more. Additional perks include daily catered lunches, team activities, paid holidays, bonuses and much more.
We are willing to sponsor a US Work Visa for the right candidate.
Diversity isn’t just a checkbox. At Hello Innovation, our eclectic team from all walks of life is our secret sauce to meaningful innovation. Needless to say, we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.