Director, Brand Design

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

We’re Checkout.com 

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it’s not just what we build that makes us different. It’s how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor’s list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

About the Design team

The whole design team works across most things at Checkout.com From brand identity, events and performance marketing to physical brand experiences, to holistic product experiences on web and mobile, with great technical documentation.

We’re a fully complementary team of researchers, writers, designers and operations, where some are embedded into small project teams and others work across multiple projects.

About the Brand Design team

The Brand Design team sits within the design team, and is an integral stakeholder, driving creative direction and safeguarding our brand visual identity for Checkout.com. We explore, create and design best-in-class brand experiences that help promote our products and services, along with elevating design-thinking across the business.

We work from the beginning to the end of the creative process, we deliver customer focussed designed experiences that drive brand awareness, engagement and excitement with our audiences – whoever they may be.

We’re a community of creatives spanning across motion animation, events and physical experiences, presentation specialists and much much more.

Brand Designers at Checkout

Brand designers at Checkout constantly push for better, not just different. We create, test and develop systems and processes that enable us to create work of the highest quality, constantly evolving and pushing our brand. Our designers excel at succinctly describing design choices that are precise, obvious and elegant, making our brand as iconic as possible.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Inspiring everyone around you to create a culture of excellence and thrive on teaching, coaching, and mentoring designers
  • Overseeing the work of external and internal partners to ensure everything meets our standards and is of course on brand
  • Master level in understanding, translating and articulating brand strategy, turning it into world leading brand communications and experiences
  • Master in writing, questioning and managing briefs, working in collaboration with stakeholders and the team to fully understand the needs and requirements of the brief and how they impact the business.
  • High ability to focus on understanding and disseminating the intricacies of entire businesses or systems. Deeply knowledgeable of both highly complex user requirements and highly technical solutions.
  • You’re able to quickly and creatively visualise intangible and abstract business processes, turning these into compelling creative solutions
  • A master of your craft and are hands on, constantly pushing your work until all details are resolved elegantly
  • A true guardian of our brand, with a great understanding of brand and branding and how we utilise these across various channels and communications – with an expert understanding in how customers interact with our brand, how brands our brand needs to flex and how to develop and constantly challenge our brand.
  • A master in presenting your work, the process, and decisions to cross-functional stakeholders and you’re proactive in getting constructive feedback to help you produce your best work
  • Amazing track record of creating iconic creative work, yet you don’t rest on your laurels and feel your best work is still to come
  • You’re passionate about Checkout’s vision and purpose
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    About you:

     

  • You care deeply. You believe you have a civic responsibility to your fellow human being that everything is made in the pursuit of perfection. You welcome criticism.
  • You’re not an island. You can show and tell us how you’ve helped the people around you get better.
  • You think in creative systems and approaches. You can anticipate the ripple effects small and large changes will have on the brand experience.
  • You highly prize being accountable. You take ownership for every action, confess faults and failures, strive for better, and build trust.
  • You place quality over speed, but you iterate and improve as swiftly as possible.
  • You’re self motivated and can work independently. Because you can work from anywhere, we trust you to take the initiative making sure everyone has everything they need.
  • You love learning. You might not have experience for everything this role requires, but you’re excited to grow and learn – sometimes ‘wearing many hats’ in a team.
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    You might be working on:

     

  • Leading and enabling end to end go creative across the business, specifically intended to precisely communicate what we have to offer and how it meets audiences needs. Learning and understanding each audience and their needs.
  • Collaborating with the full Design team on our visual alignment and systems, ensuring we build libraries, develop new solutions and maintain our standards across brand and design.
  • Overseeing and identifying opportunities across Brand Design and beyond, creating amazing experiences that are highly personalised for our strategic needs, and providing creative solutions that set new benchmarks for our brand.
  • Leading and supporting on defining a new visual era for our brand and visual identity system, working cross functionally to enhance, educate and empower the visual expression of our brand. Ensuring it remains consistent across all channels.
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    What we stand for
    At Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.
     
    #Aspire
    We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.
     
    #Excel
    We don’t stop at ‘good’ here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.
     
    #Unite
    We’re proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.
     
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    More about Checkout.com
    Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices.
     
    We believe in equal opportunities
    We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 
    Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.
    When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 
    We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.
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