« Back to Marketing positions

Senior Art Director


San Mateo

Apply Now

About SurveyMonkey

Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, California, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading platform for turning people’s voices and opinions into actionable data — People Powered Data. Whether it’s with customers, employees, or a target market, SurveyMonkey helps curious individuals and companies — including 99% of the Fortune 500 — have conversations at scale with the people who matter most. It’s People Powered Data that allows them to understand not only “what” is happening, but “why.” SurveyMonkey’s 700+ employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious.

The Role

We’re looking for a Senior Art Director to lead a team that drives design strategy for SurveyMonkey’s digital experience. You bring customer centricity and a mastery of design and interaction to what you do. You are self-directed and able to work in a fast paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment. You bring passion, positive energy and enthusiasm to work every day.



As a designer:

  • First and foremost, you’re a talented visual designer. You show a mastery of design principles and a passion for your craft.
  • You embrace the SurveyMonkey visual identity, but know that every great brand must evolve. You lead the team to use our design elements in new and innovative ways.
  • You design for the customer, not for the sake of trends. You understand when to use a bold and provocative approach and when a more simple, understated design is more effective.

As a manager

  • You’re an inspiring leader and coach to your small, but mighty, team of visual and UX designers. You’re able to harness individual strengths and nurture the team to grow professionally and personally.
  • You lead by example, showing your design skills in hands-on work and using these as teaching moments to help each member develop their skills.

As a leader

  • You partner with the design director to create a dynamic design culture and fulfill the team’s vision and strategy
  • You’re passionate in other areas of design and contribute to developing our brand in video, motion and product design
  • You stay up-to-speed on emerging platforms and technologies and share your learnings with the team

As a partner

  • You understand business strategies and are able to present your ideas with solid rationales
  • You work collaboratively and effectively with other teams - content strategy, product marketing, user research, growth, and product design
  • You have enough technical knowledge to establish strong and successful partnerships with engineering teams


  • 7+ years experience in web and brand design in an agency or in-house design team
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates exceptional creative and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in responsive web design, including mobile-first thinking
  • Deep knowledge of design principles, best practices, and trends
  • Interpret, translate and extend the SurveyMonkey brand to develop new experiences
  • Expert level in design tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Invision)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to present concepts eloquently
  • Understand data-informed design
  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design or related field

At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, 401k, paid holidays, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Apply Now

« Back to Marketing positions