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Digital Art Director

Location Stamford, United States
Posted 19-November-2018

Design Within Reach Inc. is looking for a Digital Art Director to join our in-house creative team at our headquarters in Stamford, CT. As the Digital Art Director,you willpartner withthe Creative Director in the development of DWR’s brand across all digital media. You will alsocollaborate withteams, such as editorial,creative, marketing – on assorted projects, including emails, digital advertising, social-first advertising and storytelling, web store campaign pages and product pages. The Digital Art Director will help develop new standards for the digital communication of the DWR brand. You have digital design experience including extensive knowledge of UX/UI best practices and new technologies. You are comfortable in telling brand and product stories using video, motion graphics, photography, and typography and know best when and how to use these media for cross-channel promotions. The Digital Art Director is both an exceptionalcreativeand acreative problem solver. An interest in modern furniture, design history and photography is a plus.You will report to theVice President of Creative.

What you’ll do:

You'll have opportunities to design, achieve andbuild relationshipsevery day as you...

Conceptualize and develop digital communications including websites, microsites, assets for mobile-optimized campaigns, targeted emails and email blasts (with A/B testing), banner advertisements and social-first communications. Develop project management solutions and workflows that integrate input from fellow creatives and eCommerce marketing team members. Meet deadlinesin a growing environment with attention to maximizing return on investment within given budget and timeframes. Partner withdevelopers and programmers to ensure designs are functionally and technologically sound while challenging the brand to experiment with (and take risks on) new UX/UI. Test and develop new digital design standards (graphic, typographic, motion, etc.) across all channels. Demonstrate astrongknowledge of product communication for both B2C and B2B audiences following marketing best practices and DWR brand positioning. Managecreativeand digital production teams; reviewing and approving all work at thekeystages of each project. Manage change requests expediently and communicatetothe necessary team members. Identify and grow our roster of external collaborators and creatives. Conceptualize andcollaborate closelywith Digital Editorial Director and the entire creative team to createfullyintegrated campaigns. Effectivelypresent ideas to team members, executives and clients. Mentor the creative team andlead by example. Does this sound like you?

This might be you if you have the following skills and abilities...

6-10 years of related experience. Development of video for digital channels necessary. Have a deeppassionandcuriosityfor all things digital and social. BFA or higher in Interactive/Graphic Design or similar area of study. Exceptional understanding of UX/UI design principles and responsive design across all channels including mobile. Social media expert with akeen eyefor developing trailblazing, compelling content. Strong interpersonalandcommunication skillswith the ability to work well in ahighly collaborative environmentwhile staying on task and respecting budget constraints. Ability to meet hard deadlinesandmanage multiple projectswhile still producing high-quality work. A great attitudeand love of collaboration to solve creative problems. Advanced understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, web standards and itsimpactoncreativeand design. Able toconvert digital artwork into functioning web pages and mobile-first experiences. Strongdesign portfolio that reflects a deep understanding of interactive design and all of the above skills and abilities. Expert knowledge of Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and InVision. As a Digital Art Director, you'll be eligible for DWR's comprehensive benefits package includingmedical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays,parental leave, green transit subsidy and more.

Design Within Reach iscommitted to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

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