Design Director or VP

Design
San José, Costa Rica

About the Job

As Design Director, you’ll be responsible for being the creative force behind LTV’s multi-brand portfolio. This is a rare chance to mold the future direction of large-scale consumer web brands, working with and growing our rockstar design department. You will be instrumental in helping our designers reach their max potential, working cross-functionally on web products, marketing, and sales acquisition funnels. You will have a chance to influence brand strategy (including any future brands), marketing creatives across multiple channels, and product development.

Our ideal candidate has managed design for some aspect of a consumer product, has experience working with a 6+ person department, and can come up with a plan for evolving, scaling, and coaching them to a world-class level. We’re looking for that rare unicorn who has a killer design eye, natural instinct for management, and an ability to inspire creativity in others.

What You Will Get to Do

  • Oversee design across the entire spectrum of customer touchpoints
  • Lead, inspire, and motivate the design department to provide innovative solutions that work
  • Help to level up LTV’s design department through recruiting, hiring, and training
  • Work with senior product and operational leadership to allocate design resources in an efficient way
  • Champion each of our brand’s unique identities, while organizing brand guidelines and assets to maintain consistency
  • Improve design department camaraderie and happiness by leading design meetings, social gatherings, and other team-building activities
  • Collaborate with product and analytics leaders to understand the business impact of design. We have a strong A/B testing culture and want someone who buys into the importance of data-driven decision making
  • Manage both Sr. and Jr. designers and help them refine their work, prioritize their time, improve their skills, and make sure their designs are “on-brief”

What You Bring to the Table

  • A portfolio of beautiful and functional web products and creatives
  • An understanding of what customers want and the ability to balance it with company goals
  • A willingness to help out on any design project, regardless of medium, whether its mobile apps, print, television advertising, or email
  • Great communication skills: confidence speaking, sketching, posting, and ideating with your team
  • Experience working with cross-functional stakeholders and senior management
  • Endless curiosity and a passion for sharing the latest design trends and tools
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to create and maintain pixel-perfect consistency across channels and platforms
  • At least 5 years of related design and management experience
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and an ability to impart those skills to other designers
  • A strong understanding of UX, UI, and branding
  • User research experience

Nice to Have

  • Animation skills
  • CSS and HTML
  • UX or other design certification
  • An ability to craft new logos or a history creating a new brand from scratch

Languages:

  • English - Proficient level

Your Reward for Greatness

  • Working from home
  • Flexible schedule
  • Bonuses
  • Weekly meal delivery through UberEats
  • Wellness & fitness benefits
  • English classes paid by the company
  • Private Insurance through Pan American Life
  • Password Management with 1Password
  • Online trainings paid by the company
  • One extra vacation week at the end of the year
  • Great environment

Why LTV Co.?

If you have ambitions to be a part of a high-growth, results-driven, industry-leading organization, LTV is the place to be. LTV builds exciting data products and then we market them with passion. We’re a fast-growing company in New York City that balances the culture of a startup with the stability of being an established, profitable company. We want to work with people that strive to be in the top .01% of their field. We understand that getting to the top takes hard work, constant improvement, and by making data-driven decisions. It’s a thrilling time to join the team, as we’re expanding our product offerings in exciting new ways, driving innovation through data, marketing, and web & app development.

We believe in diversity and hiring people from all backgrounds and walks of life. You must be energetic, inventive, a team player, and looking to help build and grow the company each and every day. You must have an inner desire to win and the idea of losing is a non-starter. If you are looking for a position that allows you to work with a group of smart and dedicated people who will support you but still provide the autonomy you need to execute your strategy, then you should probably apply as soon as you’re done reading this!

About Us

LTV was founded in New York by Josh Levy and Ross Cohen in 2007. At the time their mission was to provide easy and affordable access to public records. Something that in 2007, was only really accessible to corporations. Since then their mission has expanded to developing products and services that grant access to information and data across a number of verticals. In service of this mission, LTV has 7 consumer brands including BeenVerified, NumberGuru, PeopleLooker, NeighborWho, Ownerly, PeopleSmart, and Bumper.

Our mission is to develop a diverse portfolio of technologies, products, and services, that gives all people equal access to unbiased data and information. We believe that through this access people can empower and protect themselves in today’s ever-changing world, filled with fake news, deception, and a lack of transparency.