Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance. As
both a direct-to-consumer destination and an infrastructure
provider, Bestow is on a mission to make life insurance accessible
to millions of underserved families.
We ideate fast, embrace change, and take risks. As a rapidly
growing tech startup, we look for the best talent out there and try
to stay out of their way. From scaling our business model to
expanding our offerings, the day-to-day at Bestow offers endless
professional growth opportunities. The people who succeed here look
for problems and solutions. They are both passionate about their
ideas and open to having their mind changed.
In the end, we value the same things our customers do: family.
So we strive for work-life balance and believe happy employees make
for better experiences and happier customers. It's a model that
helped us land the #2 spot on Forbes' Best Startup Employers 2021
You're a Creative Director looking for a change - for a job
that's closer to the beating heart of a business. A place without
six months of second-guessing on every project. A place where you
can see the results of your hard work and the impact they make on a
We're building a brand from the ground up and looking for
someone like you. We need intelligent, precise, experienced
creative direction. Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit,
exceptional copy or art direction skills, and the experience to see
every inch of a project through to perfection. A person perpetually
asking, "but what if?"
Bestow is selling life insurance in a way it's never been done
before. To win, we'll have to market insurance in a way it's never
been done. You are excited by this challenge.
You'll need to roll up your sleeves, learn the ins and outs of
insurance (sexier than it sounds), and dive into a variety of tasks
with curiosity and enthusiasm. We're a true start-up, which means
we're ideating, experimenting, and changing courses regularly.
Flexibility, bold thinking, and focus on results are crucial to
success in this role.
A Creative Director at Bestow will mentor individuals on
projects, push for more innovation and creativity, and roll up
her/his sleeves on occasion to write or art direct. Projects range
from maintaining a social presence to optimizing direct mail
campaigns to building our brand personality as we expand our
product and our marketing to well, whatever next big idea we (or
you) come up with.
You're creative, but you understand that work isn't good if it
You're ridiculously curious. You seek out people throughout the
company to better understand our shared goals. You subscribe to our
competitor's newsletters. You wonder daily, "is there a better,
smarter way to do this?" and then try to find one.
If you're looking to bring your voice and talent to a
mission-driven company in ways that help it to grow and expand its
reach, you're the candidate we're seeking.
We are looking for this person to be located or willing to
relocate to Austin, TX; however, we are open to Remote for the
A Little About You
- 10+ years at an advertising/design agency or brand-side.
- Graduate of a creative advertising or design school/program (or
have a portfolio that fools us).
- Online portfolio with recent work samples showcasing both your
work and the work you creative directed.
- Strong ability to communicate creative and strategic ideas
- Deep understanding of industry trends (advertising and
marketing, not insurance).
- Experience in all media. If your portfolio is all TV, please
send additional samples.
- Experience managing/mentoring other creatives.
- Ability to write/design/create for any audience.
- Experience in digital-first environments as well as traditional
- Mission-driven and motivated to make big things happen.
- Eager to leave your mark on our brand.
- Bonus points for experience in a highly-regulated
What We Offer You:
- Competitive salary, bonus plus stock options
- Generous PTO
- Flexible schedule and work/life balance
- 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance
- Office snacks and weekly team lunches
- Team building events and activities
We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or
maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by
applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and
comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and
authenticity in every member of our team.
Bestow does not sponsor applicants for work visas at this