Director of Design & Innovation

San Francisco, CA


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Who we are

Twitter #Studio is a center of excellence for Twitter Marketing. We are a collection of best in class innovators, thinkers, designers, writers, filmmakers, animators, producers, creative technologists, and more. As the internal creative agency we explore, design, build, and champion marketing experiences that bring Twitter to life.

About the job

Twitter is hiring a world class Design Director to help bring the brand to life. As the Design Director, you will explore conceptual design options and solutions that continuously surprise and delight both our internal and consumer facing audience. You will develop a deep understanding of the Twitter brand and work closely and collaboratively with our Brand Managers, Product Partners and larger Creative team to develop innovative and beautiful approaches to complex design challenges across advertising, experiential, digital and user experiences. You will also work with and provide oversight to partner agencies and have the opportunity to create amazing work of your own. You will supervise and mentor other designers and passionately lead creative thinking with our team and our partners.

The Design Director will be an integral member of the Twitter #Studio team and will report directly to the Executive Creative Director.


  • Develop and deliver visual systems and beautiful design solutions that cut across campaigns, product, experiential and advertising.
  • Explore ideas through rigorous design iterations and implementation. Streamline complex problems into elegant solutions.
  • Oversee creative and maintain design consistency for the Twitter brand across many functions. Think strategically and connect design thinking back to specific business use cases.
  • Generate creative design proposals (visions, scenarios, concepts) in order to visualize the desired output and share it with internal and external team members.
  • Inspire and lead the team, be an advocate for the brand and be an ambassador for creative.
  • Stakeholder Management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15 years of experience developing branding and design across integrated creative
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • A portfolio demonstrating your work
  • Knowledge of the Twitter platform
  • Possess a track record of achieving excellence through relentless collaboration, communication, patience and a sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience bringing an idea to fruition and ability to empower your team or agency to do the same
  • Expertise in leading, directing and managing a group of strong cross-disciplinary teams
  • Award-winning portfolio
  • Experience in building brands
  • Solid understanding of digital media as well as the marketing industry at large. Ability and desire to adapt to the changing landscape of technology
  • Ability to lead by example and consistently inspire creative colleagues to create differentiating, pioneering ideas that conceptualize world-class solutions
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate and positively engage staff and management cross functionally in ways that build trust and enthusiasm
  • A hands-on, “roll up your sleeves,” action-oriented approach
  • Ability to think independently, creatively and strategically. You are a storyteller at heart
  • Responsive to feedback, capable of both receiving and giving all types of feedback
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while juggling multiple projects at once and comfortable with tight deadlines

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San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.


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