UX / Creative Director
Toronto, ON
Flexitive Design Cloud (https://flexitive.com/) is the world's leading visual communications platform. Flexitive is used by global brands, agencies and publishers to improve the quality of their visual communications and streamline workflow production. Check out this 4 min demo (https://youtu.be/o9XDEiDdfE0) video showing how to build a fully responsive design in Flexitive.

The Creative / UX Director has a rare opportunity to drive the future of design technology and visual communication capabilities. You will not only work to improve the Flexitive Design Cloud user interface and experience, but also lead company wide branding (collateral, marketing creative, website etc.). Reporting directly to the CEO, the Creative / UX Director is responsible for leading the design team to evolve and maintain a strong brand identity, improve cross-functional team processes, and manage timelines. You'll support the designers on your team to grow professionally and creatively. Together, you'll take the company's objectives and translate them into clear creative strategies that amplify our marketing, communications, and product experiences.

Maintain and evolve brand and creative guidelines for efficiency and consistency
Leverage user testing to drive and inform design decisions
Establish best practice and process for cross-team collaboration, and ensure quality is monitored
Lead and build a team to develop engaging creative content across all channels
Document project successes and create team visibility to the wider business
Build design culture within the company by celebrating the team's work online, in design-focused events, blog posts, and becoming an industry thought leader
Translate business strategies into design opportunities
Develop concepts and communicate ideas effectively
Exceptional use of design principles: layout, typography, color theory, etc.
Experience with photography or videography content creation
Advocate for the importance of quality and consistency - nothing slips past you
Interact directly with clients, partner agencies and vendors to foster external and internal team relationships
Cross-collaborate and guide the creative and UX strategy for Flexitive, working with engineering, product and customer services team
You want to be at the forefront of what is next in visual and interactive design - you aspire to inspire!

What You Need to Succeed:
Previous management experience, as well as the desire to lead and advocate for others - you will foster a great creative culture
A minimum of 4 years experience creating exceptional digital brand experiences at either an agency or startup/tech company in an Art Director role or similar
Experience working collaboratively with UX, Designers and Copywriters to build great user and brand experience
Experience managing client projects and an ability to build relationships across various stakeholders
Sense of humor and egoless ownership of projects
Passion for simplicity and design culture
Strong portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and creative problem solving
Experience managing multiple projects and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines
Expert in B2B design and brand strategy
Strong verbal and writing skills
Clear, thoughtful communicator who is skilled at building consensus
Ability to articulate and receive written and verbal feedback
Solid working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch etc.

Why Flexitive?

You want to be part of a fast growing, passionate team. We offer all employees competitive compensation (including salary, bonus and stock options in the company) and invest in your personal growth and success.

Employee stock option plan
Medical and dental benefits
Our Toronto office is located right downtown next to College subway!
3 weeks vacation and 4 weeks after 2 years of employment
Relaxed dress code & environment
Monthly game nights and quarterly team building events
Jax, our golden retriever loves hugs
Unlimited snacks
We are looking for the best in the business - tell us why you are the one!