Who We Are

We are a well-established independent agency and thriving music business, built to help ambitious brands harness the power of culture to solve their biggest challenges. As a unique mix of experts in culture, technology, and storytelling, we are united by a passion to grow brands in ways that advertising alone can never do. 

We are an entrepreneurial business – not a traditional “ad agency.” That means we value resourcefulness and tenacity just as much as we value creativity and intelligence. We’re unapologetically ambitious, but we’re also a tight-knit crew. 

What You'll Do

We are seeking a highly accomplished and strategic Head of Design to lead our agency's design vision and drive innovative, impactful creative work that propels creative solutions for our clients. As the Head of Design, you will be a key member of the creative leadership team, responsible for shaping the agency's design direction and elevating our creative capabilities to the forefront of the industry.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Serve as a strategic design leader, collaborating closely with the Chief Creative Officer and leadership teams to align the agency's design function with overall business objectives and growth initiatives.
  • Develop and implement a long-term design strategy that positions the agency as a creative powerhouse, setting it apart from the competition.
  • Oversee the design team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and develop the design team, ensuring they have the skills, resources, and support to deliver exceptional work.
  • Establish and maintain design standards, guidelines, and processes to ensure consistency, efficiency, and quality across all client projects.
  • Continuously seek opportunities to innovate, experiment, and push the boundaries of design, leveraging the latest trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop integrated, multi-channel campaigns that deliver measurable results for clients.
  • Serve as a brand ambassador, representing the agency's design expertise and thought leadership to clients, industry peers, and the broader creative community.
  • Participate in new business pitches and client presentations, showcasing the agency's design capabilities and value proposition.
  • Identify and implement design-driven initiatives that contribute to the agency's overall growth and profitability.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in design leadership roles, with a proven track record of success in the advertising or creative agency industry.
  • Proven experience in leading and managing high-performing design teams, fostering a culture of creativity and innovation.
  • Exceptional design skills with a strong portfolio showcasing a diverse range of award-winning work across various media and platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify design trends, and translate business objectives into impactful creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with C-suite executives, clients, and cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other design software, with a deep understanding of emerging design technologies and tools.

 

About UnitedMasters, Inc.

UnitedMasters Inc. represents the creative solutions company, Translation, and the leading software and services platform for independent creators, UnitedMasters. UnitedMasters enables ownership, exposure, and new paths for financial return for independent creators, while Translation helps brands leverage the power of contemporary culture to achieve transformational growth. Combined, UnitedMasters, Inc. is the world’s leading marketplace for cultural capital, connecting independent artists and brands to realize a future in which all creators own their future. Backed by Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz, and Apple, UnitedMasters, Inc. is reimagining how brands and artists come together to tell their stories, build profitable growth, and push culture forward.

Salary Hiring Range: $220,000 - $260,000

Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide (e.g. bonus, stock options, 401(k) match, etc.)

Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.  We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall healthily throughout the range based on these factors. 

The range above is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted.  If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

The salary range above is for the NY/CA.  As a company, we have a location based strategy, which means the salary range could be lower or higher than this if the role is hired in another location.

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