Senior Brand Designer (3 month Contract)

| Santa Monica
About the Senior Brand Designer (3 month Contract) at Headspace:
We are looking for a talented and passionate designer and leader to help us scale our Headspace for Work and Headspace Health businesses as we scale our brand beyond meditation and improve the health and happiness.
This is an exciting career opportunity at a dynamic growth stage startup with a talented and diverse team on one of the world’s most loved apps. We’re at an exhilarating time in our history — we’re essentially bringing Headspace to people where it’s often needed the most, the workplace and within the healthcare ecosystem. 
About Brand Design at Headspace:
We’re a team of brand designers within Headspace Design that are incredibly passionate and ambitious about improving the health and happiness of the world, and with more than 42 million users in over 190 countries, we’re well on our way. Creative excellence is core to Headspace, and we believe in the power of design to positively influence the way people interact with themselves and the world around them. You’ll have the chance to solve complex design and product problems working on cross-functional teams with other designers, researchers, content producers, product managers, engineers, customer experience specialists, and more. At Headspace, designers don’t work in solitude.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace:

  • Advance our existing Brand and Visual Design Systems 
  • Work collaboratively with different stakeholders and teams to craft strategic brand experiences
  • Simplify abstract concepts and complex ideas into visually stunning and playful designs
  • Execute design ideas while mentoring a team of brand junior designers.
  • Provide strong and thoughtful design leadership for B2B and Health, partnering closely with Product, Content and Engineering teams, as well as freelance creatives and agencies.
  • You have equally strong conceptual and production skills, with a keen eye for effective typography, iconography, color, layout, texture, and transitions that work within the context of the Headspace brand and an ability to translate those into intuitive, accessible, and visually-compelling designs.
  • You will be able to work with the strategic planners in both Marketing, Headspace for Work, Health, Production, and Product to define and bring to life creative direction across various channels and briefs.
  • You understand and instinctively know how to a) understand business objectives for creative work and b) ensure that the output generates the right results.
  • You will inspire those around you to think bigger and to always push creative boundaries.
  • You will bring strong conceptual ideas that are strategically correct and on brief (or you challenge the brief).
  • You love feedback and encourage all creative work to be reviewed and discussed both during and after delivery. You are always looking for opportunities to fine tune the work to deliver on objectives.
  • You’ll know your print specs from your digital specs and you’ll be able to design anything from digital banners to a full-scale integrated campaign

What you’ve accomplished:

  • You have 10+ years of experience working for a wide range of clients and brands including creative direction.
  • You are an accomplished, creative designer, in addition to being a thoughtful leader and people manager.
  • You are a master of all the usual Creative Cloud packages
  • You have a strong portfolio of creative work.
  • You have a proven ability to collaborate with colleagues across all creative disciplines.
  • You are an excellent communicator, and you’re able to present concepts and deliver constructive feedback.
  • You are self-motivated, hard-working, and work well against deadlines.
  • And last but by no means least you possess a positive outlook and natural charm and you love making awesome things!

Send a note to introduce yourself to our team, and be sure to include links to your portfolio and work.
How to get started:
If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace, please apply with your CV and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • MicroservicesLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Headspace is located in the heart of Santa Monica on Michigan and Cloverfield. Bergamont train station is right behind our office.

What are Headspace Perks + Benefits

Headspace Benefits Overview

Unlimited Time Off
Lifetime Headspace Subscription
$500/year learning and development budget
$75 gym stipend
Daily catered lunch and fully stocked fridge
Parking
Full Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage
Voluntary Coverage
Basic Life AD&D
Flexible Spending Account
401k
Commuter Benefit

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
$75 gym stipend each month
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Paid Time Off Poilicy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$500 Conference budget
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Hackathons. Optional group meditations daily. Competitive salaries. Unlimited PTO. Daily catered lunch.

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