Cisco Brand Creative Manager, Art Director -- CloudSecurity in San Francisco, California

Brand Creative Manager, Art Director -- CloudSecurity

  • Location: San Francisco, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management

  • Job Type Management

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center, Security

  • Job Id 1235000

What You'll Do:

The Cisco Cloud Security UX group wakes up every day with one thing in mind -- focus on ensuring that our products deliver real value, and that the value we deliver is fully exposed, and realized by those who buy it, sell it, or use it. The Brand Creative team exposes that value to buyers and sellers through perfectly executed creative for web, presentations, video and all sorts of digital and printed collateral materials.

As the Brand Creative Manager, you will report to the Director of UX and Design, and lead the creative team in the development of world-class creative solutions in support of product marketing, demand generation, internal projects, and other partner needs across the Cloud Security Team. You will provide art direction and final approval for creative team members on all projects. Adapt to and adopt any new visual ID system from the security business or corporate brand teams as requested. Mentor junior designers, provide guidance to agencies as needed, and promote the capabilities of the creative team to stakeholders across the internal Cloud Security Team.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with the design team to conceptualize and produce creative work

  • Review and critique creative work

  • Partner with and present work to stakeholders and project requestors

  • Facilitate kickoff meetings

  • Ensure high-level projects are developed with the help of a creative brief

  • Manage all designers and mentor junior designers

  • Ensure an optimal creative process is followed from inception to final file delivery

  • Develop goals for the team, and the practice, and report on the progress of those goals at defined periods

  • Ensure the development of emotionally engaging content that tells a story

Who You'll Work With

In addition to working closely with your creative team, you will collaborate and partner with stakeholders from product design, product management, product marketing, revenue marketing, and various executives within the Cloud Security Group. At times you will also work with Creative Directors from the Cisco brand team who define brand direction for all of Cisco.

Who You Are:

A highly collaborative and diplomatic leader who can manage in all directions up to leadership, across to stakeholders and down to your team. You are able to nurture growth and a strong culture that keeps the team happy and healthy. You have an eye for the smallest details when it comes to brand compliance and consistency, and can see if a single pixel is out of place, and you have a desire to constantly improve both yourself and also your team.


  • 5-7 years of experience in visual design (agency or in-house)

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

  • Exceptional capability with typography and layout

  • Experience in designing for web, mobile, print and products

  • Familiarity with video production process

  • Experience developing visuals within existing brand/visual ID systems

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

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