Creative Director

at Society6
Date Posted Jul, 17
Category Art Direction
Location Los Angeles
Job Type Full-Time


Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and selling their original works as 30+ premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Throw Blankets. They create, we produce and fulfill, and every purchase pays an artist. Simple but huge. Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach dedicated audiences in the ever-growing lifestyle categories.
We are looking for a Creative Director to lead the Society6 creative team from our Santa Monica office. As a quickly growing lifestyle brand and marketplace, Society6 has a need for a strong creative visionary capable of amplifying our reach through world-class design and storytelling. The Creative Director will join the Society6 leadership team to support the evolution of our brand identity, the consumer and artist experience, and a team of rockstar creatives in propelling Society6 forward as a household name. As one of the worlds largest artist communities, this role has a unique opportunity to harness endless collective creativity towards building a world renowned brand at the forefront of design, commerce and technology.
You'll Report To: Sr. Director, Marketing
A typical day as a Creative Director might include:
• Concepting all brand, seasonal, and product launch campaigns grounded in clear brand and marketing strategy and insights - including TV, radio, digital ads, emails, website, mobile app, social, blog and public relations
• Evolving a transparent creative process to ensure a variety of in-house and external agency teams have a clear path to request and receive creative support
• Managing a team of designers and copywriters to ideate and produce all collateral across marketing, branding, and community initiatives
• Contributing creative and brand input to new partnerships and business development opportunities • Setting the visual brand guidelines across design, copy, and photo to build consistency and ownership of our brand look and feel
• Inspiring, mentoring, and providing daily guidance to your team, and the organization on all creative endeavors
• Working closely with brand, acquisition, retention, product, and public relation teams to provide creative support and guidance
• Supporting multiple physical product categories (Wall Art, Home, Fashion, and Accessories) from ideation through go-to-market campaigns
• Branding evangelism and architecting
What You Have:
• 10+ years experience developing creative from ideation to execution across marketing channels, both digital and nondigital, for retail, fashion, home decor, and/or art eCommerce businesses
• Strong leadership skills that pair a clear vision with flexibility to maintain and advance an intensely collaborative environment
• Balanced approach in serving both the aesthetic and business needs of a given project
• A track record for developing and executing concepts that drive clear action of customers and users alike
• Experience with all aspects of creative development including typography, photography, graphic design, illustration, and copywriting
• Discipline to meet deadlines, budgets, and high creative standards while balancing multiple projects and resources in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with internal partners and leaders throughout the organization
• Infinite self-motivation and a tireless work ethic
• Expert knowledge of design tools and processes
• Background and/or education in Art & Design
• A deep penchant for empowering and mentoring other creative talent
• A selling member of Society6 is a huge plus! What We Have:
• Modern offices with a laundry list of amenities, including laundry service, free lunch fridays, weekly social events and other activities
• Discounted gym memberships
• Paid-to-play vacation rewards
• Discretionary unlimited vacation time
• Employee discounts for Saatchi Art and Society6
• 401K • Medical, Dental, Vision
• Flexible Spending Accounts
Agency Disclosure: If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts
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