Creative Director more...
Location:San Francisco, CA
Company:Minted
First posted:November 24, 2020
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Creative Director

San Francisco, CA /

Creative Studio /

Full-Time

The Role:

Minted is looking for a Creative Director to join our Brand Team and help shape and lead the Minted brand.  This individual will have demonstrated design leadership in print, in-store and online marketing.  The ideal candidate brings mastery of 2-D mediums, excellent typography and layout skills, advanced understanding of writing and communications, and excellence in concept creation.  S/he is adept at collaboration in art creation with photographers, illustrators and artists, and at film/video and narrative storytelling.  S/he has mastery of guiding teams of multiple creatives (art directors and designers).

This individual will thrive in a fast paced environment, understanding the need to be agile and align to retail business needs. S/he can navigate both strategic information and the minute details, and ensures both are understood by a broader work team. Importantly, this person loves guiding the team and also enjoys maintaining their design skills by occasionally doing the work.

This individual will work cross-functionally with many teams across the organization, including but not limited to Marketing and Merchandising.

You Will:

    • Lead the design team that delivers creative assets for Minted's businesses in both print and digital channels
    • Be on set or in studio to direct photo and video shoots (during Covid times, you will be on set in San Francisco and supervise photo shoots in accordance with all applicable laws and company safety protocols)
    • Establish the creative approach and provide creative insights and leadership across all touch points of the business categories you own
    • Raise the bar and take our visual brand to the next level. Ensure that our visual communications are on strategy, on brand, and drive results 
    • Guide the team by providing clear direction and identifying training opportunities 
    • Not only develop the strategy, but be comfortable executing as well

You Are:

    • A results-driven self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills
    • An entrepreneurial and proactive thinker who is able to hit the ground running and manage up to leadership team expectations
    • Able to pivot quickly and make fast decisions based on changing needs (fast twitch muscles) in a fast-paced environment, dynamic with ambitious schedules and plans
    • Able to multitask, while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly
    • Not afraid of getting into the weeds and doing the work yourself if needed
    • Highly collaborative in working style and an effective communicator
    • Adept at working across multiple channels

You Have:

    • 12+ years of experience in design and creative direction, including managing the photography art direction and production of marketing materials. 5+ of these years in a creative leadership role
    • Advanced understanding and ability in writing and communications
    • Excellent typography and layout skills
    • Experience in online retail and/or a direct to consumer/consumer products industry
    • Experience in managing photo art direction
    • Digital creative leadership
    • Exceptional portfolio 
    • Strong understanding of the full Adobe Creative Suite
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related discipline

About Minted :

Minted is a design platform bringing the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.

Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships. 

Minted is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employs 350+ full-time employees plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. The company has raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners.  Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.

Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program. Minted's Job Applicant Privacy Policy .

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