Art Director

New York
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Hiring Manager
Design, Digital Media
Full Time
Job Description

Refinery29—one of the fastest growing media companies in the US—is looking for a hyper-creative, fun-loving, art director to work across an exciting range of design projects, overseeing junior design staff and freelancers. Must be enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with—and learning from—different groups within the company, and pushing the brand forward through innovative solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Push the Refinery29 visual brand forward by upholding brand guidelines and exploring new but consistent ways to enhance those guidelines

• Art direct junior design staff, freelance designers, and interns, providing direction and taking responsibility for finished projects

• Concept and design smart, visually arresting editorial artwork

• Design lead on key projects for advertising, marketing, and events, creating a range of assets from interactive landing pages to event signage to contest pages

• Collaborating with editorial, ad sales, marketing, and other partners to ensure creative is aligned with project objectives

• Assist with interviewing, hiring, training, and directing staff members.

• Commissioning designer, motion graphics artists, and illustrators


• 5+ years of design experience with an established digital company, online media publication, or ad agency

• Strong, well-rounded portfolio demonstrating advanced experience with editorial illustration, web-based typography and layout, and advertising

• Superb, positive communication skills and a collaborative, group-oriented approach to work

• A solutions-oriented, optimistic mentality

• Strong desire to develop creatively and push the R29 visual brand forward

• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

• Robust command of the Adobe Creative Suite

Additional Information

For consideration, you must submit your RESUME and link to your online PORTFOLIO. Applications submitted without a portfolio cannot be considered.

R29 will not honor resumes submitted by recruiters for jobs posted on our website.

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