We’re looking for a supportive, strategic, passionate Senior Brand Designer to elevate and establish the brand design discipline at Artsy. Brand is of utmost, core importance to Artsy, and we need a design leader to bring focus and clarity to our identity and voice, and mindfully evolve the brand over time. Our needs span consumer-facing marketing to connect buyers with artworks, communicating new services from our product offering, and collaborating with editorial on visual storytelling and art direction. Your key focus is exemplify excellence for brand design at Artsy, and execute thoughtful, strategic work. You’ll set an example for best-in-practices collaboration processes, design thinking, and strategy for creative development. You will build relationships with partners in Product, Marketing, Editorial, and Experiential to shape the way brand design work is developed. Artsy’s design team crafts thoughtful experiences that expand the understanding of art across time and cultures. We are a collaborative team of designers that are driven by learning, strong design fundamentals, strategic thinking informed by research, and delivering meaningful value. We strive to create an environment where each elevates the work of one another. As a senior leader at Artsy, you’ll work with leaders and executives across the company to create an environment where the value of brand integrity is understood by all, where expressive, progressive design and communication can thrive. Our platform allows us to tell stories about art, spread knowledge about how to collect, elevate the stories our partners (galleries, fairs, and institutions) and the artists they represent. We need a leader to evolve the visual and verbal language we use to tell these stories and communicate who we are. Key Responsibilities:
You will establish, maintain, and evolve brand guidelines as a living, breathing resource for Artsy. Guidelines include guidance for both visual language and voice and tone for copy. You will partner with cross-functional teams to establish a shared understanding of these guidelines.
You will partner with leaders in other disciplines to establish healthy, collaboration processes to develop strategy, roadmaps, and pipelines of brand design work. Opportunities for collaboration include marketing campaigns, visual identities for Artsy experiential events, editorial content, and general brand communications.
You’ll mentor a team of strong brand designers. You’ll provide support to develop visual design skills, customer-oriented strategic thinking, push formal exploration, and help designers build relationships with collaborators.
Establish brand design processes to enable strong, impactful, thoughtful, work. Teach and enable all brand designers to pursue top-of-class processes, expand the team’s practice, and embrace progressive ways of working.
You are a design leader with deep experience in graphic design, brand strategy, developing a visual language, product and marketing communications. You have a strong perspective on the value of design to business at large, and can advocate for necessity of strong design to leaders across verticals. We love our craft and aim for excellence, and we hope you feel the same. You have a strong command and understanding of design fundamentals (typography, composition, balance, art direction, pacing, narrative), and maintain a high standard for quality of output. You aim to create an environment of openness, trust, and support by leading through example. You are passionate and motivated to be a leader on a team, to create a culture where designers thrive. You have vision, have space for feedback, and lead from a place of empathy. You listen to customers, your reports, and collaborators, with an appetite for curiosity and research. You lead with a focus on delivering value. You have translated brand strategy into design initiatives and executional plans in product and marketing communications, informed by customer research and insights. You have deep experience in fine tuning and evolving a brand with the growth of a company. You have an intimate understanding of healthy behaviors and successful processes for brand and product design teams to thrive in close collaboration.
Experience with a global marketplace and developing cultural nuance. Experience with art-related brand. Experience with consumer psychology and behavior change through strategic communication and experience design.
TO APPLY This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a link to your portfolio here. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site. ABOUT ARTSY Artsy empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. Our mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world. We partner with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest marketplace for art, transforming one of the last industries to fully embrace technology by creating a more accessible and connected digital landscape for art consumption. Artsy is a company with a culture that naturally empowers its employees to do their best and most creative work. We are working to expand access to the art world, deepen passion and engagement with art and those who create it, and impact culture on a global scale. At Artsy, we envision a future where everyone is moved by art everyday. WHY ARTSY At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work. WORKING AT ARTSY Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy. Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together. People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process. Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go. Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity. Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art. Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.