Brand Designer

| Chicago

The brand design team at Sprout Social is comprised of multidisciplinary designers, illustrators, animators and video producers who are passionate about defining brand standards, visualizing compelling stories, and creating delightful experiences for our customers, prospects and internal team. We’re a tight knit group with teams in Chicago and Seattle who proudly do 100% of our work in-house. As a Brand Designer at Sprout, you’ll work closely with our Marketing, Product Marketing, Sales, Events and People teams to deliver solutions for a wide range of projects.

Our design team will be growing over time and we are looking to find the best possible team members as opportunities emerge. If you want to be on our radar as we have new openings, please share your resume for our team to review. Applicants to this posting will only be contacted by a recruiter if we identify a position where there is a potential fit. Although not required, submitting a cover letter is a great way to tell us more about yourself and the opportunity you’re interested in.

Within 1 month you will…

  • Attend 2 weeks of Sprout Social training to learn the ins and outs of the product and better understand the value that Sprout delivers to our customers.
  • Get to know everyone on the Design team (Brand and Product), Marketing Development team and key influencers within Marketing.
  • Start to familiarize yourself with Sprout’s brand (including our family of products).
  • Attend daily stand-ups, kick-off meetings, and design presentations with our partners in an agile, sprint-based work environment.
  • Soak up knowledge from every team you interact with and ask a lot of questions!

Within 3 months you will…

  • Have a good understanding of the Sprout customer and their needs..
  • Learn from the Brand Creative team and become familiar working within Sprout’s brand guidelines.
  • Begin to take ownership and manage timelines on a spectrum of design projects including sales campaigns, data reports, user guides and sell sheets.
  • Execute on a wide range of illustration work including scene, spot and iconography.

Within 6 months you will…

  • See projects from inception to conclusion with limited supervision.
  • Maintain brand integrity while advancing creativity within the context of project execution.
  • Solve problems by expressing ideas and design concepts through sketches, mood boards and wireframes to clearly articulate a thorough plan.
  • Work and iterate through design process with creative check-ins, integrating feedback and creative direction throughout.
  • Be comfortable and proactive about working with the rest of the Brand Creative team to push the creativity of our designs and overall brand.
  • Successfully run meetings and presentations with our partners by discussing a project’s key objectives, creative direction and design process.

Within 12 months you will...

  • Maintain brand integrity while advancing creativity within the context of project execution.
  • Be completely at home as a critical member of the Brand Creative team as well as the company as a whole, with a deep understanding of the team’s needs.
  • Surprise us! Use your unique ideas and abilities to change Sprout in beneficial ways that we haven’t even considered yet. 

Note: An online portfolio showcasing your work is required for consideration

Of course what is outlined above is the ideal timeline, but things may shift based on business needs and other projects and tasks could be added at the discretion of your manager. 

About Sprout Social
Sprout Social powers open communication between individuals, brands and communities through elegant, sophisticated software. We are relentless about solving hard problems for our customers and committed to both customer and team success.

Team Sprout is a group of very talented, smart and passionate people with broad interests and backgrounds. We’re proud to regularly be recognized for software, product and company culture achievements. Our team’s shared belief in Sprout’s mission promotes a culture of openness, empowerment and fun. We have built a benefits program to match the strength of our team. This program includes:

  • Insurance and benefit options that are built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions
  • Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships
  • High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best
  • Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop
  • Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance
  • Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team
  • Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine
  • Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members

Sprout Social is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Additionally, Sprout Social participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. We value the things that make us different and want to see how you can make our team better!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

131 S Dearborn, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

What are Sprout Social Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Progressive benefit programs, like our parental leave program and free Divvy bike memberships. High-quality and well-maintained equipment - your computer will never prevent you from doing your best. Beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art offices in Chicago’s Loop. Solid programs in some of the staples: transportation, disability and life insurance. Wellness initiatives to ensure both health and financial well-being of our team. Breakfast and lunch options onsite, and more healthy snack options and beverages than you can imagine. Growing corporate social responsibility program that is driven by the involvement and passion of our team members.

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