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Executive Creative Director



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We're the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products, and are growing faster than ever.
Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.
Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.
About the Role
As our Executive Creative Director (ECD), you will define the vision for our Wealthsimple brand and lead a talented team of designers, writers, and producers to develop ambitious storytelling that takes our purpose to new heights. You will report directly to our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Rubina Singh, and be a part of the senior leadership team within the Marketing org and company-wide.

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Build a strong creative culture and centre of craft excellence
  • Partner with Marketing leadership to develop integrated campaigns focusing on different client segments
  • Lead the Creative team in the development and production of campaigns and assets across all communication channels and platforms
  • Provide guidance, direction, critical thinking, and actionable feedback on creative strategy, ideation process, and concepts
  • Ensure quality and consistency in the delivery of the team’s work
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the company strategy, product roadmap, as well as the client and consumer experiences
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as Product (and Product Design), Client Experience and Legal leadership, as well as external agencies
  • Coach and empower a strong team of Managers and Directors to bring your collective vision to life

About you:

  • You bring creative leadership experience with the ability to motivate a team through an ambitious brand vision
  • You have proven craft discipline in either Design or Writing
  • You have a strong business mindset with ability to connect creative vision and our business strategy and needs
  • You have a proven track record of personally delivering compelling work and innovative creative concepts
  • You have experience building and evolving consumer brands [a mix of in-house and agency preferred]
  • You have led in-house creative teams and scaled design systems across multiple platforms and products
  • You advocate for strong creative ideas across every platform and understand the long-term importance of building a strong brand
  • You’re a thought leader. You’re always advocating and experimenting on the latest best practices within industry to constantly improve design and performance results
  • The opportunity to evolve an established and well-liked brand excites you
  • You are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work culture that encourages collaboration, innovation and belonging, allowing everyone to contribute their best work
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.