Creative Director | Brilliant | $175k-$225k | Remote (North America)

Creative Director | Brilliant | $175k-$225k | Remote (North America)

175,000 - 225,000 / year
Application ends: August 20, 2024
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Job Description

About Brilliant

Brilliant is making a world of great problem solvers. We focus on adults learning quantitative skills – especially in math, data, and CS/AI – and deliver a best-in-class interactive learning experience across web and apps. Our courses teach you what you need to know, while skipping the stuff you don’t – so expect more about solving equations, statistical analysis, logical deduction, neural networks, and generative AI, and less about abstract theorems and integrating complicated trig functions. 

We serve hundreds of thousands of paid subscribers, and we’re hoping you might be the right person to contribute to accelerating our footprint to millions of customers (and changed lives). In addition to what’s below, you can see all open roles and learn more about our team culture on our careers page.

We have always prioritized building a healthy business as the backbone of achieving our mission. We are default alive (will be profitable before needing to raise), have never had layoffs, are growing new customers at an exciting pace (high double-digits year-over-year). Our investors are top-tier + mission aligned, and we’ve kept our valuations tethered to reality – we aren’t playing “catch up” like many others.

In our day-to-day, we value adventure, excellence, generosity, and candor. We are optimists in the face of uncertainty, we take pride in our work, we go the extra mile for each other, and we tell it like it is (the good and the bad). We’re all here to do the best work of our lives together, and have a lot of fun along the way. 

We believe that real-time collaboration and human connection are necessary ingredients in building a high-velocity, creatively-oriented consumer product. We maintain core hours (10am – 3pm Pacific) where everyone is online, regardless of timezone. Over half of us are located near our hubs in SF and NYC, and folks outside of those cities travel to attend team offsites once-per-quarter.

About the role

We’re seeking a Creative Director with an extensive background in illustration, visual design, and motion who will lead the Brilliant brand expression forward across our marketing and product. This is a hands-on role for a doer and maker who will develop creative concepts and strategies, taste-make, and ship magic that resonates with our audience. This role will collaborate with our creative team of illustrators, motion designers, writers, marketers, and product teams, creating engaging, delightful, and high-quality marketing messages and in-product moments. The ideal candidate has a strong graphic design sensibility and experience working with a character-driven brand.

Specifically, you’ll:

  • Set art direction and motion design standards for our in-house team of artists and animators
  • Work from the creative concept stage, through design development, to polished deliverables for specific marketing channels and in-product needs
  • Work independently as well as collaborate closely with creative teams to ensure a coherent and convincing brand expression across product and marketing
  • Clearly articulate strategic thinking and creative decisions to a variety of cross-functional partners through well-crafted visual and motion artifacts
  • Work on projects at a high level of execution and craft, keeping project timelines on track and demonstrating progress along the way
  • Contribute to a culture of excellence with a focus on craft and quality on the work
  • Uphold the quality of the Brilliant brand across every touchpoint with our audience
  • Recruit and hire additional artists and animators as the team grows


  • Have 8+ years of relevant art direction, motion, and illustration experience, in an agency or in-house capacity
  • Have experience advancing and evolving a character-driven brand
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma
  • Have a strong interest in Brilliant’s content areas and how people learn
  • Have a great sense of humor and play

Please include in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Your resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • A cover letter telling us why you’re interested in Brilliant

$175,000 – $225,000 a year

Compensation and Benefits

We use a systematic compensation framework: salary scales are set each year for each job vertical, managers level folks on their team, and those levels are mapped directly to our compensation scales. A location-based adjustment is applied outside of SF and NYC (typically 5-10%) – feel free to ask us about your location!

Given the systematic approach, we always make First and Best offers – there is no negotiation (for new hires nor our existing teammates). This ensures people are paid based on their expected contribution, not their negotiation skills.

We offer top-notch health care plans, with 100% of the premiums covered for medical, dental, and vision for employees. About 1/3 of our team are parents, and we provide generous parental leave + up to $1900/mo in dependent healthcare coverage.

We offer flexible PTO, with a norm of taking off about 6 weeks per year (including federal holidays). We also provide home office equipment, a professional development stipend, and free food at our offices.

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