Lead Designer

The Hired Guns
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeAdvertising Services,Online Audio and Video Media,Retail

The Hired Guns are seeking a Design Lead to build out digital assets (such as micro-sites and digital ads) for iconic fashion and beauty brands on a fast-scaling retail media network.

The Nitty Gritty

The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!

"Retail Media" means retail sites selling ad space to brands, boosting their visibility at various stages of the buyer’s journey. It’s one of the fastest growing and most innovative aspects of e-commerce, and brands are investing big time.

Here’s where you come in. One of the largest e-commerce companies in the U.S. is building out their retail media business, and they need you to come in as their Design Lead to drive the look and feel of this media and ad ecosystem. To land this role, you’ll need to be a strong UX/UI designer who can create visual impact through a fashion-forward lens. The majority of this company’s online sales are fashion and beauty, so they want to create an aesthetically- appropriate home.

You’ll be the creative lead on everything from premium and custom campaign landing page designs to other digital ads and assets. As the Design Lead, you’ll also provide overall visual direction for multi-brand campaigns and communicate with clients and the in-house photo studio to ensure aesthetic standards are being maintained across creative assets.

Why You?

How you’ll know if you’re a fit…

This is a hands-on role that’s perfect if you’re a Lead or Senior Designer who wants to position yourself for your next big step up to Art Director. We’re also very open to someone who’s an Art Director now – as long as you like to still get your hands dirty and want to learn a few new tricks.

The ideal candidate will have experience at a top fashion or beauty brand creating elegant digital assets. We’re also open to candidates working at hypergrowth DTC brands that have strong performance-marketing goals. if you’re already working in retail media, then we absolutely want to speak with you. And the same goes if you’re at a digital agency building assets for any of the aforementioned kinds of companies.

Your portfolio must be full of modern and upscale design work. You have worked collaboratively with cross-functional teams to help elevate retail or beauty brands and lines by providing design solutions that keep the customer journey at the core. You’re quick under pressure and able to multitask in various scenarios, while also making design standards your ultimate focus. You’re passionate about fashion, visual arts, and technology. As a designer, you are proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and responsive web design. Motion video or video editing skills are a plus!

Finally, BFAs are truly appreciated.

The Inside Skinny

Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!

Entrepreneurial spirits wanted! No joke: this team is doubling in size and revenue every quarter. If you want to sprint your way through your day-to-day, but with the security of a company that is impressing Wall Street each quarter – this gig is for you! Other perks include competitive benefits, PTO, flex work hours (mostly remote), and reasonable work-life balance. The quality of life here is a huge factor to consider, as is the opportunity to own creative strategy and produce tangible, actionable results. Did we mention the employee discount? You’ll never pay full price again for fashion, shoes, accessories, beauty products or your next giant sectional or dining room set!

The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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