About Our Company
M.M.LaFleur is a female-founded womenswear company based in New York City. We believe the world is a better place when women succeed. Our goal is to take the work out of dressing for work-whether that means heading to the office, networking over brunch, leading PTA meetings, or anything in between. Our thoughtfully designed pieces are practical, comfortable, and beautiful, and we hope that when you wear them, you feel like the most polished and powerful version of yourself.
Who are we?
We're a group of go-getters who are passionate about reimagining the way women shop and dress for work. We get inspiration from our customers, and everything we design has a purpose and a human touch. We think big, but we sweat the details, and we take our work (but never ourselves) seriously. We're steady but nimble, thanks to a whip-smart, energetic team that's not afraid to be scrappy. We are perfectionists who sometimes spill on our clothes-we own our mistakes, turn challenges into growth, and evolve as we learn. We embrace ambiguity, celebrate weird ideas, and love a work in progress. We are kind but direct, and we practice Kizukai-a Japanese word that means "empathy in action." We are incredibly proud of the team we've built, and we're excited to continue evolving as we grow.
About This Role
As a member of the Creative Team, the Art Director will focus on developing and continuing to evolve the M.M. brand identity. Reporting to the VP of Brand & Creative, the Art Director will work closely with graphic designers and the Creative team to art direct and design for the website, emails, ads, print collateral, packaging, and other brand assets from concept to execution. M.M. is a fast-paced environment, and we need someone with the capacity to simultaneously manage and execute, coming up with new ideas while juggling multiple projects.
Key ResponsibilitiesManage and art direct team of graphic designers, providing frequent actionable feedback and approving daily assets, including:Recurring digital design assets (weekly marketing emails, digital ads, social posts, and web experiences)Print materials (direct mail, packaging, and collateral)Environmental graphics (store signage, displays)Out of Home and experiential visualsEvolve and develop our visual identityOversee application of brand standards throughout the company's visual outputEnsure all creative work is strategically sound, conceptually inspiring, and visually cohesiveReview all creative work through a "brand-right" lens, providing feedback on how to improve when it is notOversee large-scale, 360° seasonal campaigns, creating a unique look and feel for each one that ladders back to our overall visual languageWork closely with Senior Brand Manager to plan, manage, and art direct social media contentContribute design work and execute visuals when necessaryCollaborate cross-functionally to ensure brand creative needs are metAs a member of the Brand & Creative Team, this role works cross-functionally to create cohesive visuals across all brand assets. This role will work closely with the following teams:
BrandPerformance Marketing & CRME-commerceRetail & EventsMerchandisingExperience
5-7 years relevant experienceBachelor's degree preferredRequired Skills
Experience managing direct reports within a creative teamStrong sense and use of typographyStrong eye for photo selection and editingFluent in Adobe Creative SuiteAbility to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environmentHighly organized self-starter with extreme attention to detailCollaborative, flexible team member with a positive attitude and eagerness to learnBig pluses: Figma, video/motion graphics, illustration and hand-lettering skills, CMS experience or background working with product/engineering teamsThis is a hybrid position based out of our corporate office in lower Manhattan. This role should work from the office 2-3 days per week.
Effective September 13, 2021, all employees, guests, and customers entering any M.M.LaFleur facility must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Employees unable to receive the vaccine due to medical conditions or sincere religious beliefs may apply for exemption from this policy through reasonable accommodation. The company will evaluate those requests consistent with its legal obligations.
If you are a New York City applicant:
The estimated pay range for this role, based in New York City, is $120,000 - $150,000.This role will be eligible to participate in our company's equity program, 401k program, and benefits.
Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide.
Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.
The range above is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated to you as a candidate.