Brand Director



939 West Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607






MINIMAL exists to challenge convention, disrupt industries, and deliver game-changing products and experiences that allow our clientele to enjoy impressive return on investment. Leveraging our award-winning, multidisciplinary design expertise, MINIMAL moves at a rapid pace to achieve outstanding results within the concept-to-launch product journey. From established brands to emerging startups, we partner with a diverse cross-section of industry leaders, incubate our own brands, and enjoy forming new entities and partnerships that broaden our skill set and in-house offerings.

We seek an experienced Brand Director to fill a newly created role at our Chicago West Loop headquarters. This position will partner with our Founder & CEO, Scott Wilson, our VP of Design, and other key team members to oversee and manage all aspects of client projects.

As Brand Director, you will:

  • Work closely across our multidisciplinary teams to create compelling brands that address our clients’ needs and elevate their mission

  • Collaborate with project management, industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and external vendors to bring brands to life across web, print, packaging, motion, and 3D experiences

  • Grow client relationships and support the design team in presentations to internal and external clients

  • Offer mentorship and provide constructive feedback on projects to junior designers and oversee the evolution of the work

  • Contribute to the improvement of MINIMAL’s own brand development and strategy


  • Innovate and design assets for brand design, packaging design, print ads, and campaigns 

  • Maintain quality and consistency while partnering with cross-functional teams on understanding costs for the most impactful design within a client’s budget

  • Support in conceptualizing brand strategy 

  • Pitch creative concepts to internal and external clients

  • Participate in client calls and meetings


  • 6+ years of design experience with undergraduate degree in design-related field

  • Highly collaborative with an excellent work ethic to produce deliverables with speed and excellence in a fast-paced environment

  • Extreme attention to detail, including top-notch organizing and multitasking skills to meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects and prioritize accordingly

  • Experience in concept ideation, brand design and design strategy

  • Well versed in design concepts, process, theories, and trends

  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud applications—Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required

  • Strong communication skills, self-motivated, and an entrepreneural work ethic

  • Love a fast-paced, start-up type environment

Nice to Haves

  • Experienced in drawing, illustration, and photography

  • Experienced with designing motion graphics in AfterEffects or similar software

  • Have worked on UX/UI for the web or mobile applications

  • Love to create engaging presentations in Keynote or similar software

  • Strong leadership, negotiation, and consensus-building skills

  • Passion for beautiful, well designed products and technology

  • Experience working with Webflow, Shopify, Squarespace, and e-commerce platforms

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Company life insurance plan

  • Short term disability insurance

  • Simple IRA savings plan with company match

  • Paid time off