Director, Brand Design

  • South Richmond Hill, NY


: $64,820.00 - $105,150.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Away is seeking a strategic, thoughtful and visionary Brand Design Director to join our Creative team. You will lead the ideation and execution of design assets that continue to position Away as a creative leader while also delivering on business goals. Championing design excellence across various platforms and initiatives, you push to transform the way people think about travel and how they engage with Away. An expert in branding and visual identity, you know how to manage and evolve the brand both in-house and in partnership with external agencies.As a natural leader, you motivate and mentor other designers to foster the best possible work. This role will report into the VP of Creative Strategy and work from our headquarters in SoHo, NYC. What you ll do: Effectively lead brand-building design that delivers on Away s purpose and mission. In partnership with the Creative Director, Director of Copy and Director of Art Direction, synthesize briefs to build out insightful creative platforms that can successfully translate across multiple channels. Own and evolve our brand guidelines and set the design direction across our channels to reinforce the brand. Responsible for conceptualizing creative strategies and initiatives that position Away as a leader in innovative campaigns and design. Grow and inspire a design team and manage their daily output while continually pushing creative boundaries and actively fostering a culture of creative excellence. Work cross-functionally with full Creative team including Art Direction, Copy, UX and Production to develop creative direction for campaigns, partnerships, product launches, experiential, and more, while ensuring cohesive execution across all assets and platforms. Work closely with cross-functional partners in Brand Marketing, Growth, Product Design, Packaging Development, and more to define and align the creative execution with company-wide business initiatives. Proactively communicate with other teams and foster cross-functional collaboration that encourages an open dialogue and helps us align on thoughtfully considered decisions Who you are: 8+ years of experience at a creative/branding agency or design-led consumer brand A strong, multidisciplinary portfolio that showcases a finely tuned and nuanced aesthetic with expertise in identity and design systems, typography, visual storytelling and art direction (packaging a plus) The energy and drive to push boundaries and deliver the best design in the industry Passionate and curious with a keen awareness of the evolving landscape of technologies, tools, and trends in design Extensive experience conceptualizing, designing and producing brand campaigns, as well as leading and mentoring design teams Nuanced understanding of Away s brand, aesthetic, voice, and mission Leadership level communication with the ability to clearly articulate design decisions Strong strategic decision making skills and can nimbly weigh business goals alongside creative goals Patient, flexible and able to multitask under tight timelines Expert in the Adobe Suite, G-Suite, Keynote, and any other relevant tools needed You ll love working at Away because: We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. You ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once you re here for three years, you ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take a well-deserved trip. We re not just employees. We re people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, reimbursements to incentivize you to work out, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with organic snacks and coffee. We ll invest in your career. Our company s growing quickly, and we ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company s evolving needs. We re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, and more, we re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their best selves to work. We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here. And so much more ! You can bring your dog to work. We ll give you money every month to grab coffee with coworkers. We have weekly team lunches and regular happy hours. We organize ways to give back to our local communities. About Away Away ( is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel. Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that s just the beginning! In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company s World s Most Innovative Companies, one of TIME s 50 Most Genius Companies, and a Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup. We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth. Today, we re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We re hiring! Are you legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without any restrictions? * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship? * When thinking about creative innovation, consistency, and strategy, how do you rank them in order of importance to you and how you design? Explain why you chose this ranking. * Tell us about your favorite project. What made is successful? Were there setback? If so, how did you navigate them? * Voluntary Demographic Questions Away s mission is to become the world s #1 travel brand by making travel more seamless and more enjoyable for everyone. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to that mission, and we know that including a wide variety of perspectives is how we fuel our continued innovation. We re invested in creating an environment where people feel safe, supported, and can thrive. We also work to ensure all employees can bring their full, authentic selves to work. In order to measure how we re doing in this area, we invite applicants to self-identify their gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and veteran status. Providing this information is entirely voluntary and declining to do so will not subject you to adverse treatment. Away does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, veteran status, or any other protected group. Any information that you do provide will be separated and maintained confidentially and will not be shared with hiring managers. I identify my gender as: Male Female Non-binary Third gender Prefer not to say Prefer to self-describe I consider myself a member of the LGBTQ+ community Yes No Prefer not to say Race American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black or African American Hispanic or Latinx White Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Two or more races Prefer not to say Veteran Status I am not a protected veteran I identify as one or more of the classifications of a protected veteran Prefer not to say Disability Status Yes, I have a disability or previously had a disability No, I do not have a disability Prefer not to say

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