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Art Director

| Santa Monica

Swell is an impact investing platform that helps people invest in high-growth companies solving global challenges. We are a passionate team of 27 (and counting) building a new and more human approach to personal investing.

We’re looking for a hands on Art Director. Someone who gets just as excited about concepting as taking an idea to production.

Once here, you will:

  • play a role in building marketing and advertising initiatives that humanize Swell, build credibility and engage our community of investors

  • create design solutions across multiple media including video, social, email, blog, digital paid advertising and print

  • participate in rapid prototyping, testing designs with users and iterating on new and existing designs

  • participate in user research sessions

  • explore and iterate on concepts until they meet the intersection of user desirability, technical feasibility, and business viability

  • collaborate with a cross functional team of designers, writers, marketers and strategists to create a holistic product experience

  • be flexible and open to participating in design efforts wherever they may be needed across our marketing, design and product teams


The ideal candidate:


  • 3 - 5 years of agency experience

  • degree in art direction, graphic design or equivalent

  • strong portfolio and elevated sense of design, color and typography

  • experience in concept ideation and design strategy

  • enthusiasm for applying analytical data to creative choices

  • experience collaborating with photographers, videographers and other creative freelancers

  • passionate about bringing projects from concept to completion

  • understand the value of design and brand within a business context

  • able to self project manage and deliver excellent design solutions

  • champions the users’ point of view

  • thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, blending creativity, community building and consumer empathy

  • enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration (copy writers, designers, product managers, marketers, strategists)

  • leads with empathy, integrity, and openness to learn – a person who welcomes candid feedback, and can constructively give it as well. We are building an amazing product and culture, so your attitude is just as important as your resume

  • financial fluency and a curiosity for social impact investing a plus

  • Interest in data and analytics

  • enthusiasm for a range of design tools like Sketch, Flinto, Invision, Creative Suite and good old fashioned pen and paper

Please include resume, cover letter, portfolio PDF or link in your application materials.

Tags: art direction, advertising, design, visual design, user-centered design, Sketch, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • Google CloudAnalytics
    • Segment.ioAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WebflowCMS
    • AutopilotCRM


Swell is located in the heart of Santa Monica with views of the Pacific ocean, the promenade and we share the street with the weekly farmers market.

An Insider's view of Swell Investing

What are some social events your company does?

Swell's "Purpose Meets Profit" events are all about bringing together local, socially conscious entrepreneurs to talk about how they do business at the intersection of success and intention. Swell was built by people who genuinely care about the impact our dollars have on the world, and it shows.

Nicole White

Copywriting & Content Strategy

What are some things you learned at the company?

I was in awe when I first arrived at Swell at the collaborative environment. I had previously worked at start ups that touted their team collaboration but often fell short. At Swell I've learned that collaboration, when done right can lead to a really authentic product, mission, and workforce.

Pam Velazquez

Content & Community Marketing Manager

What are Swell Investing Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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