Creative Director at Albert

| Greater LA Area
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Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and we’ll not only offer guidance; we’ll help you make it happen.
 
We’re an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors, with over 2 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We’re on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people with a beautifully-designed, simple product, and we’re looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.
 
About the role
From design and copywriting to clear user experiences, each detail comes together to create a great, trustworthy brand. Over the next year, Albert will launch multiple new services and products, and we are looking for a creative director to join our growing product team. The creative director will be responsible for maintaining Albert’s brand consistency across the app, marketing, and any other externally facing medium through collaboration with our creative teams.

Our design values

  • Simplicity: there is a massive, tangled web of financial products. We’re working tirelessly to make Albert simple and easy to use. In large part, this is done with great design.
  • Clarity: our goal is to create a transparent and straightforward experience for our users. We believe design should always elevate and enhance content, not distract from it.
  • Friendly: understanding personal finances isn’t just about the numbers. Building a healthier relationship with money impacts all areas of your life. That extra layer of empathy is crucial to our brand.

Things you're good at

  • Ownership. Take creative ownership and breathe life into experiences that meet and exceed the expectations of a nationwide brand.
  • Strategy: understand Albert’s strategic needs and deliver innovative creative to align with these needs.
  • Flexibility. You are attuned to the sensitivities of how to manage a brand across different applications. For example, introducing users to new products in the app versus in an ad requires different approaches.
  • Detail. You have an expert eye for typography, color, layout, and copywriting.
  • User experience. Ability to think holistically, in a user-centric fashion, with a sharp eye for detail and consistency.
  • Organization. Work across multiple layers of our organization, including design, product, writing, marketing, engineering, financial services and senior management.
  • Communication. Keep lines of communication open, seek and give out feedback on a regular basis.
  • Teamwork. We care about our customers’ financial wellness, we care about the health of our business, and we treat each other with kindness and respect.

Responsibilities

  • Understand Albert’s creative and strategic position to deliver innovative products that align with these strategies
  • Collaborate with creative teams across all stages of development across the product design and marketing teams
  • Manage a team while also diving in as an individual contributor
  • Ensure consistency in creative and copy with the company’s brand and design direction
  • Follow and improve frameworks and documentation to improve our creative process and standards
  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, marketing, and legal to create quality product
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, from concepts to deliverables

Requirements

  • A portfolio showcasing your creative direction, process and your proficiency in delivering compelling creative
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and other relevant design tools
  • 2–3 years of work experience as a creative director or design lead, in-house preferred
  • Bachelor’s in graphic design, or similar field

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance 
  • Free lunch

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Location

Our office is located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As we add more features to our app (The Post & Instant most recently), we are starting to see exciting scalability and organizational challenges. As we're experimenting with different architecture and coding patterns, we are working towards reducing our build times and unifying coding patterns across the team.

Ergin

Mobile Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

At Albert, we believe that everyone, regardless of income or net worth, should have access to financial wellness. Simplicity, empathy, and wellness are the core values that not only guide our mission, but the way we care for our team.

We make sure our employees and their families are taken care of with virtually free, premium quality health, dental, and vision insurance. We promote a solid work-life balance by offering generous PTO, paid holidays, and monthly company events. Since we take long-term financial wellness seriously, employees at Albert are able to sign up for our 401(k) plan, with company matching, on their very first day.

Aside from our basic suite of benefits, we believe in providing a great work place for our employees. Our office is situated in Culver City's well-known Hayden Tract, within walking distance of the Expo line, retail and many restaurants. Other perks include a pet-friendly office, free lunch, a fully stocked kitchen complete with snacks and a rotating selection of beer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Albert's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Albert's team fitness initiatives include In-office and/or Remote yoga, mediation, and fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $20 stipend for each day you work to be used at your discretion.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Albert's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Albert offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite & Remote training courses.
Cross functional training encouraged
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