Our mission in life is to unlock creative talent and create joy together. We are looking for a UI Sr. Manager/Art Director with a strategic vision for the future of our websites, who can develop a team of UI designers and find efficiencies to support day-to-day operations. They will also help evolve our brand's expression with a focus on user-centric design and seasonal creative guidance. One must be innovative, maintain a solution-first attitude, be detail-oriented, and work collaboratively with cross-functional partners. Key areas of responsibilities include leading a team of UI designers that are responsible for multiple websites site and other digital products and tools.
You will partner closely with other functional teams, UX, User Research, eComm, Marketing, and Engineering to develop a unique experience that is innovative, intuitive, and expresses our brand's personality. This position is a part of the Creative Team that supports all brands. It is very hands-on, collaborative, and action-oriented with mentoring opportunities. This position is responsible for helping transform the brand vision into a digital experience through collaboration and testing. This position reports to the Creative Director, and is based in our Redwood City, CA office location.
This is a temporary role, hybrid in-office position located in Redwood City, CA which will require you to work three days in-office when we can safely return.
What you’ll do:
Provide creative direction and guidance, with a focus on inspiring users, while maintaining visual consistency within our brand, campaign, and website style guides.
Maintain a holistic view of each brand and a deep understanding of the customer journey and how they differ.
Work closely with UX, Product, and Engineering to understand needs and requirements, support new features, and influence future planning.
Design prototypes for user testing and design solutions based on user feedback and branding.
Write user interface specifications and work closely with Engineers to ensure that design specifications are implemented.
Lead a collaborative team of designers, copywriters, and media on seasonal campaign development and deliverables.
Provide shortlist and art direction for photoshoots to address website asset needs.
Attend photo shoots to give on-set art direction and approval of all web assets.
Work closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure business goals and requirements are met and communicate decisions and processes.
Present concepts and design solutions to cross-functional partners for feedback.
Maintain a strong understanding of current technologies including design software and interactive technology
Be proactive; address challenges, support process, and make recommendations for improvement.
Highly self-motivated, with excellent communication skills, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
Responsible for managing direct reports workloads, ensuring that timelines are met.
Assess the performance of direct reports and provide the required directions and coaching.
What you bring to the table:
Bachelor’s degree in Web/Graphic Design, or have equivalent work experience.
Minimum of 8 years experience with consumer brands in a high-volume, fast-paced production environment.
An online portfolio displaying exceptional strategic, conceptual, and visual design (please specify which work was created 100% by you vs. by a team).
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Zeplin, Invision, and Microsoft Office.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Flexible and able to adapt to the changing needs of the business.
Knowledge of responsive design.
Knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS) to help inform design and interaction decisions.
Understanding of UX methodologies & tools to support visual design solutions.
Support process, proactively identifying challenges and fostering actionable solutions.
Desire to have fun at work!
Bonus (but not required) if you have:
Experience in branding
Experience in photo/video creation and animation Knowledge of CSS and new standards such as HTML5/CSS3
Experience with Trello, Jira, Slack
Notes: This is a temporary position, expected to last 3-6 months with possible extension.