HomeAway is hiring a

Senior Designer/Art Director

Austin, United States
Full-Time

ART DIRECTOR/SENIOR DESIGNER

 

Online portfolio required to apply.


About HomeAway:

HomeAway.com, Inc. (an Expedia Brand) is the global leader in vacation rentals (VR). VR’s represent the second largest travel accommodation option, behind only traditional hotels and resorts.  Further, they are the fastest growing segment within the travel accommodations industry.  In the coming years, HomeAway aspires to hyper-charge VR industry growth by taking this category mainstream.



About Global Creative Studio:

The Global Creative Studio (GCS) is an international, multi-disciplinary group of creatives with a deep curiosity about the world and an undeniable passion for travel. As part of the Global Brand and Integrated Marketing team, we’re responsible for imagining, developing, and delivering high-caliber, multimedia marketing programs to engage and inform our travelers (B2C) and property owners/managers (B2B). We’re the dreamers and doers behind global and regional marketing campaigns, always-on editorial channels, and technical initiatives that include content automation and scalability. We seek the industry’s best storytellers, visual artists, and technical experts to grow and thrive with us as we tell the HomeAway story around the world. 


Job Title:

Art Director/Senior Designer 


Job Description:

HomeAway is looking for an Art Director/Senior Designer to join, contribute, and work within the our Global Creative Studio and help deliver award-winning, world-class creative.

 

Reporting to the Creative Design Manager, your primary focus will be to set the creative design direction through a hands-on approach for integrated marketing materials. This would include creating assets to be used within online and offline marketing campaigns and a variety of digital brand content. You will work alongside a team of Designers, Writers, Developers and Videographers to bring ideas to life. Along the way you will help set a high standard of online user experience, meeting deadlines and working within brand guidelines. 



What you bring:

-Understand what it means to craft stories and know how those stories can build brands. 

-Big idea thinker that can go beyond the executional or tactical tasks and come up with campaign worthy thoughts that work across all media.

-Recognize the importance of the fine details and your designs illustrate your obsession with those details.

-You’ve studied the principles of graphic design and can bend them to your will.

-Understand human-centered design and have empathy as you approach creative challenges. 

-Creative problem solver and can evaluate a creative approach, brainstorm, and seek unexpected, original and innovative ideas.

-Have creative confidence, you think big and have the ability act on your ideas.

-Know the beauty that exists in simplicity.

-Equal parts Art Director, Visual Designer and Idea Generator.

-Understand constraints are inevitable, but can often drive innovation. 

-You’ve failed, but you’ve learned from failure.

-Embrace ambiguity and love to explore different possibilities as you search for the right answer.

-Present your work in a way that captivates your audience.

-You are optimistic and tend to focus on the ‘what could be’. To you, problems are simply solutions waiting to be found. 

-Have a sense of humor and thrive in collaborative environments.


Requirements:

-Strong portfolio that demonstrates originality, innovation and multi-disciplinary thinking. 

-Advanced command of standard design and layout applications (e.g. Sketch, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign).

-Strong art direction and design skills that work in film, print, web and social.

-Responsive design perspective with a mobile first mentality.

-Basic understanding of standards-driven HTML, CSS and JavaScript / jQuery in order to translate designs.

-Ability to process information supplied by client/strategy/account services and translate into visual ideas and executions.

-Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate your creative process, thoughts, ideas and a point of view about your work.

-Production experience working with photographers, directors and vendors. 

-Strong prioritization skills.

-5+ years of agency or related experience.


Benefits:

-Great medical & dental plans

-Highly competitive salary

-Target Annual Bonus

-Employee Stock Purchase Plan

-4 weeks paid vacation

-Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)

-Free drinks & snacks

-Company update talks with our leadership team

-Free listing on HomeAway.com

-Electronic adjustable stand-up desk

-Discounted pass for Metro (Rail & Bus)

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