Brand Studio - Design Director

Company Description
Dropbox is the world's first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, we're on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

Team Description
Our Research & Design team crafts delightful experiences that make people's lives easier. We're a close-knit, collaborative group, guided by a highly iterative user-centered design process. Combining research, data, and thoughtful critique, we're discovering needs and solving fundamental problems that impact work and life for millions of people around the world.

Role Description

We're looking for a strategic, supportive Design Director to oversee the Designers, Illustrators and Creative Directors on the Brand Studio team. As a senior leader at Dropbox, you'll work with executives across the company to create conditions where expressive, opinionated design can keep happening. You'll also manage and mentor talent in the team, making sure our Designers, Illustrators and Creative Directors have the support they need to do extraordinary work.


  • Inspire and lead our design team
  • Set team goals and vision
  • Maintain a high bar for quality design work
  • Be a leader with vision and a strategic partner to executives at the company
  • Create a strategy for attracting and growing top-tier creative talent
  • Help lead and creative direct external agencies

We're looking for someone whose approach is:

  • Results-oriented: You can handle conflict with maturity and calm, bring diplomacy and empathy to tough discussions, and set the bar for what effective and positive collaboration looks like across disciplines
  • Inspiring and supportive: You can nurture a strong sense of community and purpose on the team, rally the troops, and inspire passion and great work
  • Persuasive: You can be an articulate, thoughtful advocate for brand at our company, and an ambassador for Dropbox in the larger creative community
  • Wise and reasonable: You're recognized for your sound judgment, and you're able to give valuable feedback to senior and junior staff

We're looking for someone with 10+ years of experience as a creative leader at top-tier, design focused companies, and a track record of:

  • Successful brand visual identity system design
  • Managing, mentoring, and growing top-tier design talent
  • Leading change in large organizations
  • Working with cross-functional teams, external agencies and executive leadership
  • Experience spanning design disciplines like illustration, animation, web design, events is a plus
Benefits and Perks
  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Company sponsored tech talks(technology and other relevant professional topics)
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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