Rent the Runway is hiring a

Senior Digital Art Director

Chicago, United States

About Rent the Runway: 

Described by Forbes as “Tech’s Next Billion Dollar Star” Rent the Runway is set to disrupt the $1.7T Global Fashion Industry by ensuring that rental is a habitual, convenient, daily part of getting dressed.  We believe that every woman in the U.S. and soon every woman in the world, should have a subscription to fashion that is powered by a mobile-first experience, aided by top-notch customer service and serviced by omni-channel capabilities. We also believe that fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to the real thing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $125MM and built a transformative business model, proprietary technology all coded in-house, a unique reverse-logistics operation and one of the most beloved brands on earth. 5MM women in the U.S. are members of our community - many have used Rent the Runway for some of the most important events in their lives. We have also launched a foundation to support female entrepreneurship and help women build scalable businesses. There is a revolutionary spirit in our founding DNA that permeates to our culture today; Our team is smart, aggressive, entrepreneurial and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.

Position Overview:

As the Senior Digital Art Director you will be responsible for the conception, design, and execution of visual digital materials for the organization. You will manage multiple projects and deliverables, translating  project concepts into compelling visual designs based on marketing and business objectives. In this role you will deliver digital solutions for a diverse range of marketing and omni-channel needs, across multiple defined lines of business, and participate in all activities related to the development of digital solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee appearance of the website and emails on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Design mock-ups for the website or other digital campaigns
  • Work closely with the in-house Product team on new features or other requests
  • Develop and implement unique, creative and innovative concepts and design strategies
  • Present creative concepts and sell direction to internal management
  • Work with the company’s CMS (Creating Pages, Updating Content etc.)
  • Execute all phases of the project lifecycle – both creative and execution
  • Work closely within all areas of the company to ensure consistency of branding and messaging
  • Develop and maintain a solid relationship with technology, fashion, product and other departments whose activities intersect with creative
  • Understand our target audience needs and other motivating factors relating to user experience; translate those needs and motivations into concepts for compelling interactions and experiences and execute the concepts to produce finished working solutions
  • Manage and mentor junior designers

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7 years’ experience in an online and/or e-commerce environment; fashion experience required
  • A thorough understanding of web production and the capabilities within digital channels
  • Deep knowledge of fashion and retail
  • Clear and concise written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret brand needs, and to develop innovative, creative and results-oriented rich media solutions to address those needs
  • Strong understanding of the process of concept development, copywriting and storyboarding for presentations
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative manner and a highl creative out-of-the-box thinker
  • Experience in designing/creating content for the digital medium; strong understanding of responsive web design
  • Familiar with the structure of an eCommerce Store (CMS/Website) plus a n understanding of HTML/CSS. Experience with Adobe CC Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro. After Effects or Sketch is a plus

Note: Please submit a link to your portfolio as part of your application.