Brand and Design Lead (m/f)

Providing essential security and compliance infrastructure, Very Good Security (VGS) enables startups and enterprises to focus on their core business instead of compliance and regulatory overhead. With one single integration, VGS customers unlock the value of sensitive data without the cost and liability of securing it themselves, while also accelerating compliances like PCI, SOC 2, GDPR and more.

About the job

Very Good Security (“VGS”) was founded by highly successful repeat entrepreneurs and is backed by world-class investors like Goldman Sachs, Andreessen Horowitz, and Visa. Our company is building a modern approach to data security, compliance and privacy. VGS completely de-scopes clients from needing to hold sensitive data themselves, while still allowing them to get the full benefit of using & operating on any kind of sensitive data (payments, PII, access credentials, etc.). A major benefit to using our platform is that companies are able to offload liability while fast-tracking compliance certifications, including PCI, SOC2, and more.
This is a remote position that is available in any timezone of the country listed on our careers page.

Your Impact And Why VGS Needs You

We are seeking a strategic and experienced Brand and Design Lead to spearhead the evolution of Very Good Security’s (VGS) visual brand identity and lead the design and production functions. In this role, you will report to the Head of Growth Marketing, and will be responsible for building and executing against the evolving VGS brand. You will be the creative business partner to a variety of stakeholders across the company, tasked with bringing visual and design creativity to market in a way that advances our brand, demand and culture initiatives. You will be a cross-functional team leader with support from design colleagues and contractors. As a leader, you will deliver outstanding work, with an eye toward operational efficiency and outstanding communication.

You are a skilled conceptual storyteller with a knack for distilling the complex, thinking holistically, and leading through influence, mentorship, and enablement.

In This Role You Will

Lead and encourage a Brand Design team of hardworking contractor creatives, providing high quality, actionable feedback.
Serve as a strategic partner to internal partners and executive leadership, making brand and design thinking part of the strategic process.
Drive the strategy for evolving VGS’s visual identity and the accompanying visual systems that define our brand.
Set brand design vision and team goals.
Lead the creation of all global brand assets across a range of media including web, digital, print, and video.
Define and run creative workflows that result in high-quality, timely deliverables; prioritize and assign all design tasks.
Set and uphold the bar for high quality, insightful, and differentiating design work.
Select and manage key strategic brand partners who can help us grow and expand our brand visually and through creative execution. Help lead and creative direct our external agencies, keeping large-scale projects on track.
Partner with the Content and UX teams to build an authentic, consistent experience across all channels, for both developer, SMB, and enterprise audiences.
Drive internal enablement and positive awareness of design trends, brand standards and processes, through a design culture of open collaboration, accessibility, and knowledge sharing.

We Expect You To Have

Experience: 5+ years creative design experience with a portfolio demonstrating visual design and branding excellence, as well as proficiency in end-to-end, customer-focused design processes..
Brand expertise: Deep knowledge of all aspects of brand identity, including typography, iconography, illustration, and visual language.
Leadership: You negotiate conflict and difficult decisions with courage and grace, bring tact and compassion to tough discussions, and encourage effective, positive cross-functional collaboration. You are an operational problem solver who can translate company goals into an effective system for prioritization of design tasks.
Inspiration: You are a natural facilitator who enjoys bringing people together to achieve common goals, building an authentic sense of community and purpose, clearing pathways, highlighting your team's great work, and inspiring passion.
Influence: You are an articulate, thoughtful, and persuasive communicator, and a strong advocate for our brand, within and outside of VGS.

What You Get From Us

Competitive health benefits
Flexible time off
VGS stock options

What’s Unique About VGS

We’re a quickly scaling company with a startup mindset.
We love to empower our people to take ownership! You’ll find you are given the freedom and will own the responsibility to be successful here.
We’re creating a remote-first philosophy. You’ll have a strong impact on a new cultural shift within the company.

At Very Good Security, we have a remote first philosophy. We are actively hiring for fully remote positions, so you can work from the comfort of your own workspace! Learn more about how Very Good Security is embracing a remote work culture in our blog: Read here

Remote jobs are not available to Colorado-based candidates at this time.

At Very Good Security we value great talent. Striving to provide the best experience for our candidates VGS appreciates your candidacy. We consider applicants without regards to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes under all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled). Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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