About DUER

We’re not fast-fashioned and we’re not athletic wear. We’re a new category of performance lifestyle apparel. After years of testing, we perfected a blend of natural and technical fibers to achieve comfort, style, and high performance, all in a single pair of pants. No longer do you have to sacrifice performance when you want to dress up, or style when you’re on the move. We make getting dressed simple so you can get on with the more important things in life.

 

About the Role

Reporting to the Brand Director this role is responsible for the strategic direction, development, and execution of a wide range of design projects, including print, digital, video, and photography, to promote and enhance the brand strategy. Lead a cross-functional creative team, bringing creative concepts to life and ensuring all touchpoints reflect the look and feel that is uniquely Duer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Drive creative direction; take ownership of creative choices, and design positioning
  • Collaborate with the Brand and Product team to develop campaign concepts from briefs and insights
  • Identify and articulate creative systems that deliver consistent visual assets and experiences across owned channels
  • Present work and build alignment around visual direction and execution with key stakeholders and leadership
  • Partner with Director of Brand and other cross-departmental leaders to align campaign and production calendar
  • Manage production budget
  • Promote continual creative improvement and contribute to a culture of excellence and accountability

Design

  • Concept and create design systems for seasonal and evergreen campaigns that support print, digital and motion applications and fulfill seasonal business requirements
  • Oversee and execute the Art Direction, graphic/digital design and output of visual representations
  • Work cross functionally with copy and content team to ensure consistency across all customer touch points
  • Collaborate with external vendors or agencies in the conceptualization of photo shoots, designs and/or illustrations
  • Stay on top of industry and cultural trends, pulling these references into creative campaign plans

Photography

  • Ownership of art direction for locations, lighting, casting, styling, hair/make up and props that elevates visual brand
  • Provide direction for creative standards that reflect DUER’s brand ethos from on-body photography, to model expressions, to lighting
  • Work alongside photographer in photo selection process to ensure cross channel asset needs are met
  • At the forefront of industry and cultural photography trends, pulling these references into proactive pitches for creative initiatives and/or projects

People Management

  • Manage design and production team leading and inspiring them to deliver best in class creative
  • Provide mentorship, direction and feedback to your team that drives a clear creative concept, delivers on the brief, and elevates the visual direction of the brand
  • Identify and brief other creative resources (both internal and external) necessary to deliver a project – including but not limited to Agencies, Designers, Copy Writers, Videographers and Developers

 

Requirements

  • Previous experience in Art Director or role closely related
  • 7+ years experience as a Graphic Designer
  • 5+ years in a management role
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects concurrently
  • Expert in the creative process, marketing, graphic design and brand development
  • Results-oriented and process driven, with high expectations of self and team
  • Experience in a high growth organization preferred
  • Dedication to quality and investing in results that add value to the business at all times
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial sense of urgency and ability to prioritize important work

 

Benefits to Highlight

  • Wellness stipend - our quarterly benefit program to be spent on your well-being
  • Health-centric workspace - storage for your bike; hot desks with everything you need for a drop-in work space
  • Product discount - 70% off online and in store

 

If this sounds like you, send your cover letter and resume to nadia@shopduer.com!