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Creative Director - Brand Experience

Berlin, Germany · Design

Our global team of 90+ designers have deep expertise in User Experience Research, Product Design, Brand and Marketing Design. We are currently building additional capabilities in areas including industrial design, motion design, data visualisation, UX writing and design operations.  

We pride ourselves on our close collaboration, transparency, and placing our merchant base of over 3 million business owners globally at the heart of each decision we make. User research and continuous knowledge building are the foundation for these decisions.

As Creative Director - Brand Experience you will lead a team of up to 6 designers. You’ll drive the brand experience across all product applications, sub-brands, internal and external communication, down to the tiniest brand component. Acting as Sumup’s brand design ambassador, you’ll ensure brand guidelines are implemented and executed on a component level as well as across all marketing and communication collateral. 

What you'll do

  • With a hands-on mindset, you’ll lead and mentor a team of brand designers to develop and execute outstanding concepts and solutions 

  • Drive innovation, maintain and evangelize the brand design guidelines to internal & external stakeholders

  • Guide & create holistic design solutions within our co-branded and partnership environments as well as with our multiple sub-brands 

  • Collaborate and foster strong relationships across multiple brand & product teams throughout the company (Product, Marketing, Global Design, Internal Comms & Employee Branding) to ensure a cohesive brand experience across each touchpoint 

  • Acquire deep market & user insights on current behavioural and design trends, making these knowledge accessible for everyone in the company 

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have a BA or MA in Design, Communication Design, Marketing Design or related fields

  • You have 8+ years of experience of working as a Brand Designer or a similar role

  • You have 3+ years of experience leading, inspiring and mentoring an in-house design team 

  • You’re familiar with modern design tools and services

  • You have strong written and verbal English communication and presentation skills. Other languages are a plus

  • You are able to share your portfolio with us that ideally showcases examples of digital brand designs, photography and product design

Good to have skills

  • Strong visual storytelling

  • Ability to translate a brand identity into a diverse array of digital materials

Why you should join SumUp

  • Be part of a welcoming and international community of 3000+ people from over 50+ nationalities across 12 global offices. We get together regularly for breakfast, brunches, cocktail nights and office parties

  • Visa and relocation support for a smooth transition to living and working in Berlin

  • Budget for attending conferences and advancing your career. We encourage you to speak at conferences and give talks!

  • Yoga classes, subsidized Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits

  • Football, Bouldering & Running teams

  • SumUp Corporate Pension Scheme and 28 days’ paid leave

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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