Brand Studio Director

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

Brand Studio is passionate about building the Elastic brand. By combining user insights, critical thinking, beautiful design and storytelling, our team crafts a wide range of work that brings to life Elastic’s purpose to help everyone find what they’re looking for. Our work helps build advocacy for and trust in the brand. To achieve that, we're a multidisciplinary team of creatives, strategists, insights specialists, and producers who work together to build outstanding brand marketing.

As Brand Studio Director, you will assemble cross-functional teams of visual and motion designers, strategists, and producers to deliver compelling brand experiences across community and customer touchpoints. You will also help build agency relationships into true collaborations. In this role, you will set the bar for craft, quality, and innovative creativeness across a dynamic range of projects. You will collaborate closely with our head of creative, head of video, and head of brand strategy, as well as external agencies to ensure the team's work is creatively brilliant, strategically excellent, and true to our brand standards.

You will work closely with partners across Elastic in every function to define requirements, craft creative briefs, and deliver work that moves our business forward while deepening relationships with our Developer Community and building awareness and new relationships with IT and Business Decision Makers through compelling Elastic brand experiences.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Provide direction to the Brand Studio overall while taking direct responsibility for high-profile brand project
  • Drive projects from start to finish, working closely with Creative, Video, and Strategy Leads
  • Lead partner reviews, incorporate feedback, and adjust results based on project needs
  • Build aesthetically excellent work that embodies our brand spirit
  • Develop a set of trusted agency partners who can work with teams across Elastic to deliver on brand content with minimal supervision from the Brand Studio
  • Balance multiple workstreams in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, and deliver strategically sound, conceptually based, iconic experiences
What You Will Bring:
  • 15 years of experience in brand strategy and design at a brand/creative agency or in-house team
  • Experience leading collaborations with in house teams of brand strategists, visual and motion designers, and analysts and working to deliver world-class brand experiences
  • Experience working with agency partners to augment in house teams and to fully outsource projects while maintaining and amplifying brand
  • An ability to navigate ambiguity, and manage projects with little supervision
Bonus:
  • Experience at an in-house creative team in a large company
  • Experience with a brand or design agency working with B2B and B2C brands
  • Knowledge of brand and design trends, as well as an understanding of how to interpret research and analytics and apply these to brand projects
  • Ability in the areas of narrative, conceptual (e.g., crafting stories and building brands), and graphic design (e.g., typography, layout, and how it extends across digital)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and partner leadership skills
Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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