Creative Director - Health Moonshot

Barcelona
Health Moonshot – Product & Services
Full-time
Alpha
Alpha is an innovation start-up based in Barcelona, established by Telefonica in early 2016.  Alpha’s mission is to create Moonshots: audacious projects that use radical ideas and breakthrough technology to address some of the biggest challenges in society.  Moonshots are designed to affect 100 Million people or more, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into impactful businesses.
We are building a team to work on ground-breaking and life-changing projects in the health and energy sector.  More Moonshots are to come in a range of exciting domains.
 
Alpha Health Moonshot
Worldwide, healthcare costs have been increasing faster than GDP for 50 years, whilst key indicators such as life expectancy have plateaued in many countries.  The root cause is a change in disease burden; across the world, today’s biggest diseases and biggest killers are chronic diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, and mental health disorders.  In fact, for every life saved from infections since 2000, we’ve lost two lives to chronic disease.
It’s now well-established that the main cause of chronic diseases is everyday behaviours such as poor diet, lack of exercise, using tobacco, excessive alcohol, or lack of sleep.  Yet healthcare systems are not geared-up to manage such behaviours at their source.  To make the challenge even harder, pioneers in neuroscience and behavioural economics have begun to reveal that people are not even really in conscious control of much of their everyday behaviour.
At Alpha, we believe that advances in neuroscience, mobile computing, and machine learning now mean we can help people to take control of their own behaviour, optimise their life, and limit the effects of unhealthy behaviour on their bodies and their minds.
To support our work, we are partnering with the best academics, developers, companies, and professionals around the world.
 
Alpha Health Moonshot: Product Department
Alpha Health Product investigates and creates new products and service that people love. The Product team exists of Product Managers, User Researchers, Service Designers and Strategists, a Creative Director, UX Designers, Visual Designers, Content Strategists, Creative Technologists and Growth Hackers.  We also have a set of creative partnerships with leading companies and design schools.
Our team believes that the best way to get to good products is a combination of a clear vision, a deep understanding of the problem, the best people, and continuous prototyping and testing of hypothesis, concepts and products.
All of this to get to products which are simple, beautiful and effective to solve the problem we are here for: make people healthier and happier.
Currently we are looking for a Creative Director to add to out team.
 
Requirements
·       Experience in leading varied design teams (Incl. UX, interaction and visual design)
·       15+ years of design experience
·       5+ years managerial experience
·       A deep understanding and experience in cross channel branding
·       Experience in designing for innovation in across disciplinary teams
·       Experience in designing products and services (from scratch is a bonus)
·       Experience in bringing product to market
·       Willing to move to Barcelona is needed
·       Being able to speak Spanish is a bonus

Responsibilities
·       Lead designers across various products groups to create consistent experiences and visual styles
·       Lead the definition and creation of brand strategy, architecture and execution
·       Lead the UX, interaction and visual design of our products
·       Work with our innovation lead and product managers on the creation of new products
·       Lead on the creation of visual and interaction guides
·       Lead on the design of marketing material
·       Define resource allocation across teams
·       Work with the team on continuously gathering design inspiration for the teams
·       Provide clear and objective critiques of creative work
·       Guide the professional development of the design team members
·       Attract, retain, develop, coach and mentor staff

Alpha Perks
We provide all the necessary help and perks to make your life at work and outside of work fun and comfortable all year round, like:
-       Benefits package (health, pension, life)
-       Casual dress code and open culture
-       Flexible work schedule
-       High social impact with world-wide reach
-       Free daily catering for lunch and large stocked kitchen
-       Weekly ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions with guests talking about the most varied world topics
-       Work and learn with some of the very best minds in innovation and ideation
-       A friendly and open environment
-       A democratic team culture that encourages everybody to contribute ideas and acquire new skills
-       Based in Barcelona, right by the beach!

Final Note
Join us on this exciting journey if you’re motivated by making the world a better place, for real, by making a positive impact on society and by improving people’s lives.  This is about solving really hard problems – not (just) about making cool things.  You could personally have an effect on millions of people’s lives.  Are you up for the challenge?