Design Director

| Greater NYC Area
 
About Us
 
Candid is a rapidly growing healthcare startup dedicated to making high quality orthodontic treatment accessible to all. By simplifying the process and reducing costs, we can help more people feel healthier and more confident every single day. Straighter teeth are just the start. 
 
Since we launched in 2017, Candid has treated tens of thousands of patients, brought on 300+ employees, and raised ~$90M in funding. Our team includes startup veterans with experience across healthcare, tech, retail, and finance at companies such as Lyft, Squarespace, WeWork, Uber, and Airbnb.
 
Role
 
Candid is looking for a Design/Art Director rooted in visual design but also experienced in brand, motion and interactive design. You will be responsible for leading design work independently, developing brand concepts, and mentoring other designers. In this role, you’ll work closely with our writers, brand designers, CRM, and marketing teams. Additionally, you’ll need to direct and interact with photographers, illustrators, video producers, and coders across a range of projects including, but not limited to, brand design, package design, interface design, and environmental design. In each instance, you’ll lead the conceptualization and execution of the creative solutions, working closely with the team to develop ideas and creative storytelling. This position will report into the Executive Creative Director.
 
 
What You’ll Do
  • Guide internal teams, agencies and partners on large scale strategic projects
  • Ensure flawless execution, garnering high design standards from the team, on-time delivery of work
  • Move freely between creative ideation, production, and mentorship while giving your team room to grow and learn from you
  • Aire on the side of speed, think analytically, know how to spot the best ideas and invest in them with a high degree of efficacy
  • Be a strong leader and ambassador for design within Candid and in the design industry at large, be someone people trust, look up to and are confident in bringing out the best in the team
 
What You’ll Need
  • 8+ years minimum experience with 4+ years experience in leadership capacity
  • Evidence of pushing impeccable work into market
  • Experience working on both client facing and internal projects
  • Curiosity of current design trends across various industries and ability to tie to various business lines.
  • A strong, multidisciplinary portfolio that showcases a finely tuned and nuanced aesthetic—with expertise in identity and design systems, typography, visual storytelling and art direction (packaging a plus)
  • Passion for managing various levels of designers - providing positive and constructive feedback
  • Ability to clearly communicate and sell design concepts/vision to teams and stakeholders
 
Pay & Perks
  • Competitive compensation and equity in the business
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Easy access to work - across the street from 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W trains, and around the block from the F and M
  • Commuter benefits
  • Significant discount on our customized treatment plans and aligners
  • You will grow a lot here. You’ll be surrounded by employees with deep experience in their field, who have a strong passion for doing great work and constantly learning


We continuously strive to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, this organization participates in E-Verify.
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Location

We are located in Union Square with easy access to work - across the street from Union Square Station, and around the block from the F and M.

An Insider's view of Candid™

What are some social events your company does?

We enjoy fun and diverse cultural programming involving food, activities, and wellness events. We often have bagel breakfasts and pizza parties, host office game nights and competitive field days, and start the morning with an in-office yoga or meditation. I love the autonomy everyone has on influencing & improving the culture!

Lauren

Lead Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We see so many people express interest in straightening their teeth, but a high percentage of those don’t end up going through with treatment. One of the goals of our team is to help foster and maintain that initial excitement about having a new smile, to give our customers the confidence and motivation to take that final step and do it!

Graham

Marketing Associate

How does the company support your career growth?

Candid supports my career by recognizing that my education and the company's growth have a positive relationship - an opportunity to learn something new presents itself every week.

At this company, I've learned that a business can thrive when it recognizes that business interests are human interests.

Aileen

Project Management Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Candid, outcomes are everything. We aren't precious about our ideas and as such, the idea that proves the most value to the business is the one that wins - regardless of whether that comes from the CEO or an intern in their first week on the job! It can sound cliche, but for us that model really does result in everyone having strategic input.

Lilla

Co-Founder / Head of Product

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I hold 1-1s biweekly with my direct reports, and bimonthly skip levels with indirects as well as generally keeping an open door policy to build relationships across the entire business.

Nick

Founder / CEO

What are Candid™ Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Candid is proud to partner with Smile Train, the international children's charity, to help provide safe, 100% free cleft lip and palate treatment to children around the globe.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We have frequent happy hours - both impromptu weekly events and planned out culture committee "fun times!"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Customized development tracks
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