Palo Alto, California
Associate Creative Director, Brand Design
Next Insurance is a fast-growing 290+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $380 million from top tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $1 billion.
Next is well-positioned to become the leader in the $140 billion small business insurance market because we offer a 100% online experience that is tailored to unique business needs and we get customers insured in minutes - something no one else does. Despite the size of the market, the experience of buying small business insurance has not caught up with best practices instituted in other industries like banking, lending, and even personal lines insurance. There is still a lot of paper involved, purchasing a policy can take days or even weeks, and the coverage is so complex that it’s hard for entrepreneurs to understand what they are buying. We're here to change that. Our goal is to make insurance simple, affordable, and transparent for small businesses so they can stop worrying about insurance and focus on running their businesses.
About This Role
Fast-growing Silicon Valley insurtech company with a thirst for award-winning creative seeks a design leader committed to craft, brand building and leading a team of designers. If you love systems, typography, layouts, colors, marks, secondary marks then we’d love to hear from you. If you love people, fostering, mentoring and leading by example then we’d love to hear from you.
Next Insurance has proved a successful business model for high growth but now needs to prove it’s ability as one of the most creative brands in the industry. Already valued at $1 billion, a unicorn in under 4 years, the desire to build industry-defining creative is strong, we just need strong industry-defining creative talent.
Full brand refresh
Logo Revision / secondary mark
Lockups and location of use on various formats
Propose illustration and photography directions
Oversee the design system’s implementation across the company’s advertising assets
Oversee the design of high-quality emails for our nurture campaigns for driving conversion
Work with product to support their needs across the website
Work with Partnerships to develop agent collateral
Desired Skills and Experience:
9+ years related experience
Ability to hire, foster and lead designers
Broad portfolio of polished work across web, digital, and social demonstrating excellence in design execution
Ambitious design vision
Strong typography, layout and color sensibilities
Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and Slides
Strong collaborator who partners to drive the best results for the company
Attention to detail with a high bar, balanced with an ability to achieve speed to market