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Rent the Runway Designer / Art Director in New York, New York

Designer / Art Directorat Rent the Runway(View all jobs)

New York, NY (Rent the Runway HQ)

About Rent the Runway:

At Rent the Runway, our mission is to make women feel empowered and self-confident every single day by combining best in class technology, logistics, and customer service. Since our launch in 2009, we’ve developed proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion designers - and we are passionate about continuing to innovate our customer experience. We have pioneered the closet in the cloud and believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. We are proud to be both a profitable and fast-growing business, with 11 million members of our community who believe that rental is the future.

Position Overview:

Rent the Runway is seeking a Designer / Art Director to join our growing Creative team. As Designer / Art Director, you willbe responsible for developing concepts, presenting ideas, and executing on approved art direction, in support of predetermined business goals and marketing campaigns.Additionally, you will work on the creation and delivery of cross-platform assets for web, native app, email, social and paid experiences. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of styling, brand design, a passion for storytelling and close attention to detail.


  • Work closely with cross-functional partners in Content Marketing and Fashion to define and understand seasonal messaging strategy, in order to develop concepts and art direction to support the strategy

  • Provide art direction for both evergreen (seasonal) and campaign briefs that ladder up to marketing and business goals

  • Create and provide design solutions for marketing materials such as paid, email, social, and other digital media

  • Storyboard video concepts, provide direction throughout the entire process from pre-pro to post, collaborate with editor to deliver on final cuts, and design any title cards and graphic treatments

  • Provide edit and motion graphic direction to 3rd party agencies

  • Keep up with trends in branding, marketing, advertising, fashion, design, and video

  • Apply conceptual thinking and creativity to complex business problems and briefs from conception to production

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

  • Execute innovative creative ideas to advance Rent the Runway’s brand vision

  • Partner and collaborate with other Creative team members to unite the visual brand guidelines and consistency across design and any assets (stills or video)

  • Regularly collaborate with the Production, Marketing, Fashion and Merchandising teams to execute photography and video projects

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


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5+ years of experience in an art direction and design role in e-commerce, at an agency or an in-house creative team

  • Strong conceptual skills and ability to formulate innovative ideas and provide clear direction and recommendations

  • Ability to provide art direction on set to multiple people producing video or photo assets

  • Well organized, detail and solutions oriented

  • Strong conceptual thinker with design sensibilities

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • A collaborative team player with an interest in learning and listening to others

  • Self-motivated, resourceful, hardworking with a positive attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have an interest in art, photography, video content and the latest design trends

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch

  • Experience creating gifs, animation, text graphics, and other types of motion graphics a plus

  • Past experience working in luxury or fashion a plus


At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the happiness and wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family

  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention

  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!

  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered

  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future