Full Time, Remote
San Francisco, CA
Posted 4 months ago


Discord is looking for an experienced Creative Director to lead our creative team (Art School) composed of graphic designers, illustrators, motion designers, and copywriters. We’re looking for someone who loves to inspire others, and find inspiration in the wonderfully diverse communities we welcome on Discord.

You’ll be the guiding figure for our creative strategy and direction, ensuring our brand values ​​come to life across a variety of mediums. As the Creative Director you’ll oversee the delivery of all essential creative projects from ideation through execution while keeping the creatives of Art School engaged and inspired. Hint: a strong meme game helps.

At Discord no interest is too niche, and no community is too full. We welcome those who reach toward the edges to find inspiration, shared experiences, and new friends. We are a fun, sometimes silly, and always collaborative team. We focus on creating the highest quality experiences that create belonging above all else.

What you’ll be doing
  • Complement our existing art direction and brand identity with your strategic creative vision
  • Motivate and inspire our creative team members to make a difference without micromanaging
  • Create a culture of feedback that is healthy, supportive, and open
  • Function as team advocate to provide a cohesive vision of Discord’s identity in all audience facing respects
  • Recruit and foster the career growth of designers, product illustrators, animators, and copywriters
  • Work with the Product/Engineering and Marketing teams to ensure our creative pursuits reflect their goals and supporting their specific needs
  • You’ll help define our employer brand and highlight what makes Discord a perfect place to do great design work
You’ll Thrive In This Role If…
  • 5+ years of leading a creative team at an agency or in-house
  • 10+ years experience in design or art direction
  • Excellent ability to explain your creative vision and inspire others, but also solicit and listen to feedback
  • You lead with passion and vision, and inspire others to deliver their best work while keeping them engaged and happy
  • Portfolio that shows your creativity
  • You are genuinely interested in furthering the careers of the members of your teams
  • Ability and desire to adapt to the changing landscape of technology
  • Experience with events/conferences, digital media, apparel, and advertising
  • Expertise in leading and managing a group of cross-disciplinary teams
  • Experience motivating and positively engaging staff and management cross functionally in ways that build trust and enthusiasm
  • Experience hiring and scaling a team of varied skills for growth that’s appropriate to the forecasted needs of the company
Bonus Points
  • Familiar with 3D and 2D illustrators and the tools they use
  • Familiar with Animators/Motion Designers and the tools they use
  • Knowledge with reviewing and managing any outside agencies or freelancers
Benefits and Perks
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days 
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A various slate of Employee Resource Groups 
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees
About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!Tham 

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