Lead Creative Designer

Remote; Based anywhere in the U.S.

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Department

Marketing

Location

Remote; Based anywhere in the U.S.

Position type

Full Time

Work Type

Full Remote

Position Description

The entire company is growing and so is the marketing team!  These are exciting times at Deque with customer momentum and a ton of technical innovation  Generative AI is transforming this space; first within the SDLC lifecycle increasing efficiency of developers, designers, testers and accessibility leaders and,  second, enabling creators to deliver experiences that are natively accessible from day one.

We are looking for a Lead Creative Graphic Designer who will embrace our mission and get stuff done. The team structure is flat, agile and collaborative, you will report to the VP of Marketing but work closely with our product marketing, product management, UI/UX counterparts, domain and sales experts and the demand generation team.

About Marketing at Deque

This is your chance to work in an industry that means something. Join the Deque marketing team as we work to help make the web a more accessible and inclusive place for all, including people with disabilities.

We perform incredibly efficiently, operate with extreme transparency, and have achieved incredible results. We experiment a lot. We break new records every month, like launching the axe-con digital accessibility conference. And we’re respected and supported across the organization. Join us on our journey.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Pioneer and re-invent!: Evolve Deque’s visual brand artifacts and establish a unique, fresh and modern visual identity that will resonate with various personas (accessibility leaders, SDLC users and brand managers).
  • Listen and partner: There will be various internal and external stakeholders with opinions 🙂 Partner with external branding advisors, product marketing, executive leadership, product management, internal domain experts and the product UX team to translate abstract concepts and product value propositions into compelling visuals.
  • Develop: Reimagine and introduce the new identity across all external facing assets – collateral, events, webinars,  campaigns, slides and sales assets.
  • Scale: This role could likely grow into a department lead role, Show us that you excel at project management and can be proactive & collaborative. We envision this function to be an internal services function that will work across marketing, sales and services.

 

Requirements

  • Creative design experience – either in-house or freelance.
  • Familiarity with tech companies is a must, as the role involves a keen ability to understand abstract and complex technical concepts. In addition, the  ability to incorporate empathy and learn the unique aspects of rendering design for digital accessibility audiences is key.
  • An outstanding portfolio of work demonstrating mastery in creating consistent yet memorable visual assets of multiple types.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Digital Advertising, or comparable degree program, or commensurate experience.
  • Proficiency in the core graphic design applications of Adobe Creative Cloud like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Ability to quickly produce and deliver web-ready graphics for the corporate site (good familiarity with Figma) and campaign assets, such as newsletters and landing pages in HubSpot.
  • Basic experience in communication and collaboration with web developers and UX/UI professionals.
  • Very good design knowledge of printed materials.
  • Ability to deliver excellence at speed. This role could likely grow into a department lead role, hence project management and the ability to be proactive & collaborative; acting as an internal services function is critical.
  • Be able to work consistent hours that overlap with USA east coast business hours.* Creative design experience – either in-house or freelance.

Additional Skills Desired

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere (or equivalents) will be very highly appreciated.
  • Social media platforms management (Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Medium, etc) is a plus.
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About Deque

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. With 875,000+ extensions installed and 6,000+ audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard. Join our growing family as we work to make the web a better place for everyone.

Deque employees smiling with their hands raised in the air at a big group event outdoors Screenshot of many Deque employees smiling in a Zoom together A Deque employee getting axe throwing lessons

Career Fulfillment

People come to work for Deque because of what we do: enable businesses and organizations to make their sites and apps accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The personal fulfillment employees feel here is unparalleled. In addition to the altruistic nature of our jobs, the organizational structure is extremely flat and welcoming. Women-owned and operated, Deque CEO Preety Kumar is internationally revered for her down-to-earth personality and work ethic.

Deque’s core values are central to our culture of customer satisfaction. Do you share them?

Innovation with results that matter
Deliver what you promise
Can-do attitude
Open, direct & respectful communications
We care deeply
We practice humility

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining our exciting company! Submit your application anytime.

If you’re looking to stand out, include a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Deque and how you align with our Core Values. We also recommend including any key attributes that differentiate you as a candidate.

Deque is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities. Reference and background checks will be required.

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Let’s broaden your customer base and make practicing accessibility easy at the same time.”

Preety Kumar CEO, Deque Systems