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Creative Studio Officer - CDI

Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Paris, France · Sterling, VA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024


Descartes was born out of the conviction that the ever-increasing complexity of risks faced by corporations, governments and vulnerable communities calls for a renewed approach in insurance. Our team brings together industry veterans from the most renowned institutions (AXA, SCOR, Swiss Re, Marsh, Aon, ...) and scientists on top of their field to bring underwriting excellence. After 5 years of existence, Descartes has secured a leading position in parametric insurance for weather and climate-related risks utilizing machine learning, real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, we launched Descartes Insurance, a 'full stack' insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French regulator ACPR. With a growing corporate client base (350+ and counting), our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 13 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Descartes is trusted by a panel of A-rated (re)insurers to carry out its activities.


Descartes Underwriting is seeking a Creative Studio Officer to manage our new creative studio into our Marketing & Communication team.

The applicant will be in close and effective cooperation with the Communication team and play a vital role in the production of attractive and engaging visual content such as videos, computer graphics, podcasts, photos and other types of interactive contents for our various communication media.

Your missions will be as follows:

  • Design and produce high-quality visual content for our communication media (video, computer graphics, podcasts, photos, etc);
  • Collaborate with the communications team to understand the needs and objectives of each project (e.g. create a new brand book, conceive the graphics for one of our booth, produce video interviews to share talent insights, make a corporate annual report, do infographics for our social networks, etc.);
  • Take part in the development of creative concepts and provide innovative ideas;
  • Ensure visual consistency and respect for brand identity in all creations;
  • Keep abreast of trends in design and interactive media to provide modern and effective solutions.

Your missions will evolve in the future as Descartes is growing fast and many exciting
projects are waiting for you. It's a unique opportunity to take a closer look inside a
fast-growing start-up with huge ambitions !



  • Graduated from a design or applied arts school or equivalent with a specialization in video, graphic design, photography or similar;
  • From 1 to 4 years of experience (including internships and apprenticeships) in art direction or in a similar position;
  • Proficiency in design and production tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc.);
  • Proficiency in photography and video editing.


  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines;
  • Outstanding creativity and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Passion for new technologies and digital trends;
  • Excellent communication in English and French (written and verbal) is required;


  • Eager to learn more about the insurance industry;
  • Results oriented, high energy, with the ability to work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent team player with an entrepreneurial mindset and value of diversity;
  • Strong desire to learn and commitment to the organization’s mission.


  • Opportunity to work and learn with teams from the most prestigious schools and research labs in the world, allowing you to progress towards technical excellence;
  • Commitment from Descartes to its staff of continued learning and development (think annual seminars, training etc.) ;
  • Work in a collaborative & professional environment ;
  • Be part of an international team, passionate about diversity ;
  • Join a company with a true purpose – help us help our clients be more resilient towards climate risks;
  • A competitive salary, bonus and benefits;
  • You can benefit from a punctual home office days.


  • Step 1: HR Interview with our Talent Recruiter
  • Step 2: In person technical interview
  • Step 3: Team interview

At Descartes Underwriting, we cherish value of diversity whatever it may be. We are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences.

With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.