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Creative Director

Delphia is building a new kind of asset management business that re-thinks the value data and how it can be used to gain an edge in the market. We believe that managing peoples’ data, alongside their money, can unlock new forms of wealth creation in peoples’ lives.
To accomplish this, Delphia allows anyone to improve its investment strategies by connecting the apps on their phone to their investment account, which in turn, unlocks access to trends in the data and proprietary investment strategies, including the Delphia 500 which aims to beat the popular S&P 500 index.
Whether we’re identifying trends or educating people on how their data can be used to make better investment decisions, the people at Delphia are socially-minded creatives at heart. Our teams are continually iterating, solving hard problems, and collaborating to generate new forms of value and economic returns. We want people to realize the true value of their data — and we’re just getting started.
Delphia is growing! Our multi-disciplinary team is 90 people strong and located around the world with offices in New York, Toronto and London, England. The company was founded in 2018 and is a graduate of Y Combinator and the Creative Destruction Lab. We’ve raised three rounds of funding and approximately $77 million to date.

 

You Are:

We are looking for a kind and empathetic design leader to join our team. You will co-create a design standard and apply it. We need consistency across branding and product experience across all our platforms. You will inspire others and influence design’s impact on our organization.

Your Top Priorities

    • Ensure everyone in the company answers the question “Who is Delphia for, and why does it deserve to exist?” through the lens of our data investors in the same way
    • Refine our brand strategy, then apply it everywhere
    • Win over a team of 10 creatives and align them to our company mission, vision, and strategy

 

Our Design Bet

    • We currently have three separate design organizations. One in Product, one in Marketing, and one in Asset Management. There isn’t a single person responsible for design as a whole. By creating this role, Design will have more influence across the company. As a result, our design will be more cohesive, leading to a more meaningful experience.
    • We also believe there is an urgency to the role. By 2023, we will have at least four entities that need to hang together inside a constellation. Every impression in the constellation needs to compound prior impressions. Today it isn’t clear what we want someone to do upon encountering an impression. It’s also unclear what emotional chord we want to hit or what key message we want to leave imprinted in their minds.

 

Your Success Criteria

    • Everyone in the company knows our target users, their needs, and how that connects to our mission
    • Our customer experience gets better
    • The design team has more satisfaction due to a greater sense of purpose and personal growth

 

Executive Role Responsibilities (33%)

    • Bring a design-and-user-experience-informed perspective to company challenges—planning and strategy, business success, etc.
    • Sell design throughout the company. Advocate for its potential and what it needs to be most effective

 

Creative Role Responsibilities (32%)

    • Inspire and hold the design team accountable for the delivery of high-quality work
    • Focus on systems and strategy
    • The primary output of cohesion is an end-to-end experience
    • Overseeing corporate, brand/marketing, and product design

 

People Role Responsibilities (20%)

    • Build a healthy, performant, and long-lasting team
    • Oversee recruiting and hiring processes
    • Career and professional development
    • Establish a compelling team culture
    • Day-to-day people management practices that are suitable for designers

 

Operational Role Responsibilities (15%)

    • Skill in operations, including people, processes, communication, coordination, planning, budgets, onboarding, partners, etc.

 

Fundamental Qualifications

    • You show curiosity by finding the root of the problem before proposing solutions
    • You understand what it takes to find product/market fit
    • You can deliver a delightful and cohesive user experience
    • You’ve got what it takes to be an inspiring leader to top talent
    • You make great design decisions, even if you don’t have a complete set of information to guide you
    • You focus on seeing things from the customer’s perspective

Must-Haves

    • You can build high-performing design teams
    • You can shape the perception of the company and product
    • You have experience as an organization-wide leader (not a “design leader”)
    • When you communicate, your message comes through with clarity and purpose

Nice-to-Haves

    • You have enough technical fluency to make decisions that have technical implications
    • You develop others (coaching, support, and recognition to enhance alignment, motivation, and performance)
    • You use visuals to discover ideas, develop them, and share them with others in a way they can understand

Unicorn

    • You’ve worked in FinTech before; know what KYC/AML means, and how to create an experience around it
    • You’ve worked in asset management before; know what AUM means and why everyone gets anxious around 4:00 p.m. EST
    • You’ve worked in Web3/Crypto before; have some cryptocurrencies and an NFT or two in your wallet
As a member of the Delphia team, you will enjoy a variety of perks and benefits such as:
Health Benefits
● Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision Benefits, plus a Health Spending Account
● Gym Allowance
Team Connectedness
● Annual Delphia Summit
● Quarterly Town Halls in person at different locations
● Quarterly Team Offsites in person at different locations
Flexibility
● Flexible work hours with the ability to work from home
● Work From Anywhere Policy
● Flexible Time-Off Policy
Investment Opportunities
● Employee Stock Options
● Access to our Hedge Fund
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Delphia is committed to working with applicants requesting accommodations.
As a company, we use 7 Leadership Principles to guide how we work:
1. Maximal Reciprocity: give more than you take; the problem is bigger than the sum of us
2. Reason from First Principles: don’t prescribe solutions without first exploring the root
3. Speak Truth to Power: there is no diversity of thought without the courage to speak
4. Deliver Often: consistency and cadence will compound over time
5. Direct Your Own Future: discover the upper bound of your potential
6. Do No Harm: a never-ending goal we should always be striving for
7. Mission Over Culture (Over Strategy): audacious goals require heterogeneous teams

LOCATION

Brooklyn or US Remote

EXPERIENCE

JOB TYPE

Full Time

DESIGN TEAM

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