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Lead Illustrator

About Brilliant

Effective learning is active, not passive. Brilliant helps people around the world master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Over 7 million members have learned from our community wiki and subscription courses. To understand more about our approach, read our principles and testimonials.



The Role

As our Lead Illustrator, you will direct the future of Brilliant's illustrated brand. You'll define an illustration style that balances delight with precision and facilitates a fun learning experience. This is a cross-functional role, that involves close work with our product, content, and marketing teams, and managing an existing creative team of 5 people.

Your illustrations will feature prominently in our web and mobile products, and in our social media and marketing campaigns, to drive interactive learning at a massive scale.

Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Illustration vision and strategy, including exploring new art directions and overseeing a holistic refresh
  • Character design and development of core assets, striving for a look that is simple, yet original
  • Visual guidelines that articulate how to create "Brilliant" imagery
  • Coordination of an existing 5-person illustration and animation team
  • Maintaining an extensive and growing asset library of content illustrations, including reviewing new assets and bringing them in line with visual guidelines



Who are you?

Our requirements for this position:

  • Extensive illustration portfolio that demonstrates the ability to execute clean and bold illustrations, with simple strokes and harmonious colors
  • At least 3 years experience executing illustrations under brand constraints
  • Strong ability to build overarching concepts in illustration systems
  • Mastery of software tools including the following (or similar): Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Constantly searching for opportunities to delight and tell amazing stories
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Intellectual curiosity



Why join Brilliant?

Brilliant has a mission you can get behind. We’re a company that’s helping to bring thinkers from all over the world together and create a platform on which they can excel, learn, and contribute.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits – we pay 100% of the premiums
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Free lunch
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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