Job Overview

The Associate Creative Director at Brandless is both a thoughtful leader and an expert hands on designer. They are is responsible for leading and executing creative concepts and assets for all website and marketing needs, including print and digital assets. With leadership in all areas of asset creation, the Design Director partners with the Product, Marketing and Merchandising teams to plan creative projects and scope requirements. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Design Director will manage, lead and inspire our growing team of in house designers and production artists, both full-time and contract. This leader will continually deliver innovative and high quality design and creative solutions for all Brandless channels.

Essential Responsibilities

DESIGN DIRECTION & EXECUTION

  • Responsible for the design direction and execution of all business needs including: e-commerce site, digital marketing (ads, emails), promotions, PR/social/event,l and in-house brand materials and catalogs.
  • Lead the development and execution of all creative projects: shepherding each creative project through to execution.
  • Design best-in-class digital assets and experiences
  • Execute campaigns and creative initiatives within brand and on budget.
  • Create design direction and communicate this direction cross-functionally to business owners and within the creative team.
  • Create, evolve, maintain and advocate for the Brandless design style guide. Be the gatekeeper of the brand and ensure all creative adheres to our guidelines and standards to ensure our brand is consistent and relevant.
  • Present design concepts and  image selects to Creative Director and marketing and merchandising partners.
  • Gain alignment from creative and marketing partners on all deliverables

CREATIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Be a thoughtful leader as well as an expert hands on designer to craft visual stories that support both Brandless brand and products.
  • Manage, lead and mentor designers and production team to hone their design skills and deepen their craft and expertise
  • Lead and inspire team to be: customer-focused, innovative, fast-moving and team-oriented.
  • Collaborate with Marketing team to align on seasonal marketing objectives and deliverables to support those goals
  • Understand the distinct messaging needs of each marketing program and be a creative partner within the team to design the best solution.
  • Work with Marketing and Merchandising to provide creative that supports both design intent and business needs.
  • Work with photo producer, designers and producers to execute creative through final delivery, ensuring best in class quality standards.

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

  • Collaborate with Marketing team to align on seasonal marketing objectives and deliverables to support those goals
  • Understand the distinct messaging needs of each marketing program and be a creative partner within the team to design the best solution.
  • Work with Marketing and Merchandising to provide creative that supports both design intent and business needs.
  • Work with photo producer, designers and producers to execute creative through final delivery, ensuring best in class quality standards.
  • Partner and support the Creative Director to drive creative thinking and non-traditional creative solutions within the team.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience as a Creative Director/ Sr. Art Director with heavy graphic design experience for a consumer brand or at an creative agency working on consumer facing brands
  • Full fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, Indesign, and Sketch
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • A strong, clean visual design sense and an ability to adhere to branding style guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and lead a growing team, take initiative, receive and follow instructions and take constructive feedback, and volunteer ideas and solutions
  • Ready to do it all – we’re a startup that needs your help both in creating and leading as we scale
  • Experiencing working in eCommerce, retail, or CPG industries a plus
  • Proven leader of teams and working cross functionally.

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