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Creative Director (NYC)

| Greater NYC Area

Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

About the Role

We're looking for a Senior Creative Designer to join our growing marketing team. You will report to the Chief Marketing Officer and oversee the branding and design for Cockroach Labs. You are a leader who inspires those around you to create and execute strategic, impactful and memorable work. You will be responsible for helping to build our in-house and agency creative team and will be the keeper of the brand. You are incredibly tech-savvy and tech-curious and are a leader who can roll up their sleeves.

You Will

  • Be responsible for driving the creative direction of the brand - from conceptual development and leadership to delivery of visual design.
  • Oversee agencies and freelancers and ensure that they are reflecting the company vision and brand.
  • Oversee the entire creative process from conception to production for all marketing collateral, including pitch decks, investor decks, website, and more.
  • Design printed and digital materials such as website, presentation decks and collateral, infographics, illustrations/graphics for blog posts and emails, email templates, display ads and landing pages.
  • Manage expectations, set deadlines and follow up on projects.
  • Effectively manage a constant pipeline of external and internal design and marketing requests.

The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will assess Cockroach Labs' brand status and partner with the Head of Marketing to chart a course for improvements and consistency across all collateral. You will also be introduced to your creative resources understanding their strengths and opportunities so you can support adequately.

The next 60 days will be full engagement going from assessment mode to implementation mode. Developing and executing new design assignments, producing the brand guidelines, and pushing the creative design to not only reflect the brand but also to become more impactful based on its channel of distribution.

After 3 months, you'll be fully integrated into the team. While you will continue to deepen your understanding of CockroachDB, you will be setting and implementing priorities in coordination with the CMO and the marketing team.

You Have

  • A diverse design experience in brand, web, and print, etc.
  • A passion for branding, design, copy, and raising the creative bar.
  • Strong project management and organizational skillsable to communicate with external teams and clients alike.
  • Experience articulating thoughts clearly and concisely in all verbal and written communications.
  • The foresight to see upcoming challenges and proactively plans to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • A love for problem-solving and working on a team.
  • 5+ years experience in one or more of the following areas: user experience, information architecture, or creative design.
  • A degree in Design or equivalent.

The Team

Reporting to Kurt Heinemann - Chief Marketing Officer

In the past, Kurt has worked with technologies that are further down the tech stack (AI and machine learning, security), but Cockroach allows him to market and work with a foundational element of a company’s modern business. The challenge for Kurt as CMO is to simplify the message of our dynamic, complex technology while also communicating the powerful capabilities we’ve built. Outside the office he hangs out with his family, pretending to be a gentleman farmer and trying to paint.

Our Benefits

  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected]

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement


53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Free Fridays: One day a week, focus on what drives and motivates you outside of your core work responsibilities. Dedicate time to a community project. Spend a day at home with the kids. Work on the next super feature. We’re convinced that providing adults with time to be creative outside of their day-to-day work yields better results.

Food for All: We provide food throughout the Cockroach Labs work week (Mon-Thu) and grab dinner twice a month as a team at one of NYC’s outstanding restaurants.

 and Outings: Once a quarter we enjoy some downtime as a team, whether it’s catching the latest blockbuster, picnicking in Central Park, or strolling through a museum for inspiration.

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $1500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; 401(k).

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
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