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UncommonGoods Senior Art Director, Design in Brooklyn, New York

Senior Art Director, Designat UncommonGoods(View all jobs)

140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Senior Art Director—reporting to the Creative Director— you will manage a team of designers, collaborate with our fellow creative team members of photographers, videographers and copywriters, and work with Product Management, UX, Tech, Merchandising and Marketing teams to make design delightful. You will focus on designing on-brand communications across our customer-facing website and in our printed catalog, as well as help shape and build internal processes and tools. You will contribute strategic thinking to our Brand conversation, as well as map out and oversee execution.

ABOUT YOU

You have experience managing an agile design team. You are as comfortable collaborating with others—from the copywriters and marketing, to our product and tech teams—as you are working on your own. You don’t consider a design complete until the kerning or QA is just right, and love a detailed style guide. You know when to be flexible, but always maintain high standards for original concepts and detailed executions. You love visual storytelling, branding, and adding handmade touches to digital design. You have a strong desire to push the UncommonGoods visual brand forward.

ABOUT US

UncommonGoods offers remarkable designs by independent makers, and we do it with a positive impact on people and our planet. Learn more about our products, B Corp certification, Better to Give program, and amazing team members you might be working with.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a growing team of Designers

  • Research inspiration and keep abreast of relevant trends and the competitive landscape

  • Collaborate with other Creative team members to unite the visual brand guidelines and create consistency across platforms and assets, including packaging

  • Work closely with cross-functional partners in Product Management, Merchandising and Marketing teams to define and understand seasonal messaging strategy and campaigns in order to develop concepts, designs and art direction to support the strategy

  • Manage, produce and share multiple design and art solutions to a creative brief or project and provide strong recommendations based upon trends, data and best practices

  • Work with Product Management, UX, and Tech to provide strategic design solutions, QA and launch clean on brand designs for our website and internal tools.

  • Be a proactive problem solver and thought leader by seeking out opportunities to better our visual communication and design.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Graphic Design—preferred, but not necessary if experience and portfolio warrant

  • 10+ years of visual design experience—background in e-commerce is a plus

  • 4+ years of managing / mentoring designers

  • Ability to give and receive honest and thoughtful feedback

  • Be immersed and knowledgeable in design culture, current and past

  • Have a strong balance of identity, typography, layout, and illustration design skills

  • Have an understanding of the ecommerce landscape, with enough web-savvy and basic coding skills to collaborate with our technology team

  • Be well-versed in Sketch, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, handle multiple projects, contribute to a team effort and deliver on individual responsibilities

  • Have a solutions-oriented mentality, and an open, positive and collaborative communication style

  • Strong desire to push the UncommonGoods visual brand forward

COMPANY PERKS

  • Robust benefits package with generous PTO, 401(k) with company match, and paid family leave

  • Stock options

  • Casual work atmosphere, company snacks, lunches, and team events

  • 40% discount on our products

To apply, please submit the following to Peanut M&M:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Portfolio or link to portfolio

  • Favorite typeface and Pantone #


UncommonGoods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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