Design Lead

What we do at Codat

Our mission is to make life easier for small and medium sized businesses, the backbone of our global economy. 

We do that by working with fintech companies and financial institutions to help them connect into the systems their small business customers use. With this connectivity, our clients are building next generation products to take the friction out of running a small business, from business management software to alternative lending and corporate cards.

Codat is a Series C-funded company, backed by some of the leading investors and most successful tech companies in the world, including J.P. Morgan, Shopify, Plaid, PayPal Ventures, Amex Ventures, Index Ventures and Tiger Global. We have offices in London, New York, Sydney.

We live by our values of being united as a single team, building a product that is useful to our clients and their customers alike, and bringing a focus and urgency to our work that makes us unstoppable.

What you will be doing

We are looking for an experienced Design Lead who can help bring creative output & branding to the next level. You will be responsible for translating our brand positioning and marketing objectives into clear creative strategies across our online & offline channels.

You are a passionate and confident team player and leader who wants to lead creatively and strategically across all creative touch points of the business. You have a hands-on approach, with meticulous attention to details, able to deliver on-brand and original creative ideas


  • Own the strategy and development of creative deliverables across multichannel campaigns
  • Provide design direction, while also being hands on with the execution of design work
  • Lead a small team of designers, responsible for the creation of all marketing and digital design collateral
  • Take ownership of key data points such as ROI and CTR to constantly improve the quality of content produced for our campaigns
  • Help us make every interaction with our brand memorable and compelling, and work with others to increase our brand awareness
  • Help craft, evolve and maintain our brand system enabling us to work efficiently at the highest quality
  • Develop creative direction informed by user research, market insights, and product understanding

Our values

No matter what we’re doing – whether we’re speaking to customers, partners or to each other – we live by our values.

We believe in delivering useful technology that solves real problems for real businesses.  We have a real want to do the stuff that isn't always “cool” but makes a difference.

We believe that the people in the best teams push and enable each other to excel.  We’re united and we have each other’s backs – when something goes wrong, we don’t blame, we work together to fix it. Transparency in our interactions is critical to drive towards our goals as a team. We openly share all information with all colleagues by default, unless we have a very good reason not to. We embrace differences of opinion to end up with better outcomes.  We don’t let our egos win.

We believe that an unstoppable drive towards a single, clearly stated goal is the best way to build great things.  We are biased towards action – we make informed decisions and then we act. We inspect and question the status quo with curiosity, unafraid to ask the hard questions. There is no such thing as an impossible problem, just a great challenge to sink our teeth into.

What excites us

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in established advertising agencies, graphic studios, branding agencies, or in-house SaaS / Fintech roles
  • Solid project management skills and the ability to function as a detail-oriented project leader as well as an individual contributor
  • An incredible and diverse portfolio of work
  • A clear communicator – ability to express complex ideas clearly and succinctly, while collaborating closely with teams outside of the Creative group
  • A strong understanding of Brand systems, and the ability to provide flexibility where needed, while still adhering to Brand guidelines
  • Experience working with and evolving content standards, style guides, voice and tone guidelines
  • Managing a team of awesome designers


If you are excited about applying for this role but aren't certain you meet 100% of the criteria, we'd still love to hear from you