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Art Director



Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024


Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in K-12 schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part K-12. The leading provider of K-12 computer science solutions in the largest school districts in the United States, Code.org also created the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world!


The Art Director partners with the Copywriter to own the conceptual storytelling of our brand across a wide variety of channels. This is an opportunity to work hands-on with our leadership to define how we tell our brand and product story across integrated campaigns of varying scales.

Most of your time will be spent concepting and bringing your ideas to life with a copywriter partner. With ideas in hand, you’ll also then be responsible for going on production to deliver TV/video, digital and social content, out of home, experiential and more. Your work will not always be a blank canvas. We have existing brands and campaigns so finding fresh ways to express those identities is a critical part of this position.


  • Develop top-tier creative across various marketing communication touchpoints.
  • Function as a brand steward to ensure standards are maintained with our cross-functional partners and external partners.
  • Innovate and execute on-brand with forward thinking ideas across all business areas.
  • Efficiently manage and deliver multiple projects on schedule.
  • Present persuasively to gain alignment with key organization stakeholders.
  • Oversee work from concept to final delivery.
  • Take a strategic approach to address challenges and create solutions.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather feedback on our work and our processes to ensure the project aligns with expectations.
  • Translate core branding equities and strategies to cross functional teams and partners
  • Analyze brand challenges and provide expert advice on solutions, strategies, or processes to improve the outcome of our work.
  • Attend and contribute to pre- and post-productions, as necessary


We seek candidates who have:

  • 8+ years minimum in Art Direction, Graphic Design, or similar field
  • Design Firm/Agency Experience as Art Director strongly preferred
  • Branding, graphic design, and integrated campaign development experience a must
  • Versed and on-top of current trends (design, art, pop culture, design & typography, advertising, automotive, social media, digital, entertainment, etc.)

We prefer candidates who also have:

  • We are ideally looking to bring on an established team who has experience concepting together.
  • Take personal accountability and collaborate positively with team members including cross functional business partners.
  • Maintain a self-motivated approach with a consistently positive attitude.
  • Engage as a creative thinker, always seeking solutions.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Pass a pre-employment background check
  • Be willing to travel a minimum of two times per year for team events


Step 1: Informational Interview - learn more about the role and share your experience (30 minutes)
Step 2: Homework (~3 hours)
Step 3: Interviews with several members of the Code.org team (~ 3 hours)
Step 4: Final Interview (1 hour)
Step 5: Reference Checks

All interviews are currently being conducted virtually via Zoom


The priority application date for this role is March 8th and preference will be given to applications submitted by this date. Our team will review all applications and if we believe your qualifications would make a great fit, we'll contact you to schedule an informational interview.


The expected salary range for this position is $75,000-$100,000. The actual offer will be at the company’s sole discretion and determined by relevant business considerations, including the final candidate’s qualifications, years of experience, and skillset.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging, and remote working environment
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement plan
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

A unifying approach in a divided world

Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging view points, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.