WELCOME TO HARTBEAT. WE ARE COMEDY. WE ARE CULTURE.
Founded by Kevin Hart with a mission to keep the world laughing together, HARTBEAT is the global, multi-platform media brand creating the boldest and most influential entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture. Innovative. Inspiring. Inclusive. Infectious. Indelible (if you know that word, chances are there’s a college on your resume). Point is, we go IN. We believe engaging content and comedy have the power to shift the culture and change the world. Our feeling-first content, immersive platforms and experiences, matchless storytellers, and creativity look audiences dead in their face and dare ’em not to smile, laugh out loud, think, act, care, share, and grow more connected to the world and to each other. We win every time.

OUR DIVISIONS
Now, get out your pencils and pads. Hartbeat has three divisions: HARTBEAT STUDIOS, which finances, develops, and produces innovative content; HARTBEAT MEDIA, which connects with consumers globally through events and the company's expansive distribution network; and PULSE, the full-service branded content and creative studio that also serves as creative and cultural consultancy to the Hartbeat brand. Plus, Hartbeat's flagship consumer brand, LOL! NETWORK, reaches audiences across its owned and operated social media, audio, and OTT partners. ’kay, pencils down.

THE ROLE
Hartbeat is seeking a DESIGNER for PULSE, the company’s full-service branded content and creative studio. With “excellence chambers” for Strategy, Insights & Measurement, Creative Development & Design, Social & Platform Innovation, Talent, Influencer & Creator Engagement, and PDA (Production Development & Activation), Pulse collaborates with Hartbeat’s Partnerships & Advertising team, clients, and their agencies to integrate advertiser brands into cultural conversations via custom content, breakthrough storytelling, premium integrations, and other creative marketing solutions across Hartbeat touchpoints, platforms, and experiences. Pulse also serves as the internal creative and social media agency for Hartbeat owned and operated brands.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute the creative vision of the Hartbeat brand, and create and maintain a consistent visual voice for brand assets across platforms
  • Develop unique, compelling, and innovative campaigns that move the Hartbeat brand forward
  • Direct the concept, and lead day to day design, of all marketing assets, including digital and print assets and campaign concepts
  • Manage projects including promos, graphics, and show packaging and creation of additional content for digital, online, social media and VOD platforms from concept to completion
  • Provide constructive feedback to graphic designers, editors, third-party agencies, and social team to ensure delivery of the highest quality—and brand relevant—work
  • Support leadership through the design and development of new business initiatives, collateral and presentations
  • Work with production, studios, and other division leads to create any needed graphics for Hartbeat original content including, but not limited to, one-sheets, logos, style guides, mood boards, infographics, illustrations, treatments, etc.
  • Create memorable key art and designs for our series, podcasts, audiobooks, and other brand initiatives
  • Manage project budgets and resourcing, always seeking to derive value and excellence from finite resourcing
  • Work within the Pulse team, and collaborate with the Partnerships & Advertising team, to create the look and feel of pitch decks and other sales collateral for RFP responses, proactive pitches, and inbound requests
  • Develop work that is consistent with a brand's personality and differentiates Hartbeat from the competition
  • Work fast, work hard, and have the ability to steer projects from ideas to activation, effectively completing projects of high quality within timeframe and budget
  • Deliver fresh thinking, innovative creative solutions, and impactful visual storytelling
  • Other design requirements as necessary

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years' experience in the Graphic Design field
  • An excellent design portfolio with examples of branding and identity is mandatory
  • Strong written, visual, and oral communication skills; able to prepare collateral and deliverables for senior management team
  • Strong working knowledge of the full Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere. After Effects is a plus!
  • Superior organizational skills, time management, and the ability to multi-manage and work under quick deadlines
  • Mastery of design principles and skills in animation and typography, color theory and balance typography, imagery, and composition
  • Experience designing for a variety of platforms
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail and a great eye for design
  • Proficient Mac user
  • Degree in graphic arts, visual arts, or a related creative field
  • Approachable, collaborative, results-oriented, problem-solver who can work with minimal direction, evaluating best practices and offering effective solutions
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal – not afraid to have difficult discussions
  • Multicultural marketing and/or content experience, strongly preferred
  • Ability to quickly pitch and execute innovative, next level concepts
  • Some overtime and weekends required
  • Great sense of humor, can-do attitude, and flexible with demands of a fast-paced environment
  • Finds the laughter in everyday life and wants to keep the world laughing together!

NOTE
Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV and creative samples to be considered. In addition, please provide any links/reel to your work.

BENEFITS
We got you! Hartbeat provides eligible employees competitive benefits, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holiday pay and generous family leave policies. We also offer 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending account and an unlimited supply of laughs on company time (aftershock giggles may spill into personal time) and more!

THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU.
We each have our own story and we strive to embrace what makes each one of us unique. We believe that celebrating and embracing this philosophy makes for a better world! Whether looking at our current staff or future team members, we believe that everyone has something to offer, and our employment practices reflect that. Whether by mandate or not, we never have and never will make our employment decision based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

WORK HARD, LAUGH HARDER
Look, it’s called work for a reason. We show up for our teammates, our partners, and our audience. We’re a high-energy culture, where EVERYONE IS A HEADLINER, expected to give their best performance. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, meaningful, and inspiring. Because if you’re not having fun at work, you’re missing a good time!

So, if you hate fun, never like to laugh, and hardly ever smile, we have the job for you – somewhere else. But if you believe in a culture of creativity, entrepreneurialism, inclusion, hustle, and heart – while prioritizing fun and funny – you belong here.