Creative Director, Design

Red Antler, Brooklyn

Creating captivating brand experiences for startups

At Red Antler, we build brands for companies that are changing how the world works. Our clients span a wide range of categories, representing some of the most exciting companies in the startup space and beyond. We take pride in challenging the status-quo and firmly believe in the opportunity of new ideas, creating captivating brand experiences through every point of interaction. We’re seeking a highly strategic, design-oriented Creative Director with solid experience building brands from the ground up and crafting compelling brand identities for clients across categories. The Creative Director actively contributes to the creative vision of Red Antler, effectively influencing the work and creating a real impact for both our teams and clients.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide creative leadership and collaborate across disciplines, from industrial design to digital, to create fully immersive brand experiences for clients
  • Oversee and guide the creative excellence of our work, with a commitment to producing inspiring and compelling design
  • Build strong relationships with clients that foster trust, serving as a creative expert for branding and marketing projects
  • Engage with clients on a strategic level and partner with Client Directors to facilitate a seamless process
  • Help evolve and improve our creative process, ensuring efficiency and smarter work that delivers impact for our clients’ businesses
  • Mentor and motivate designers and provide thoughtful and engaging feedback that encourages professional development and team growth
  • Contribute thought leadership for internal marketing efforts and profile-building initiatives that grow Red Antler’s reputation in the design space
  • Engage in the broader design community as well as recruitment and help build an influential creative network
  • Identify growth opportunities with our clients that are based on a deep understanding of their business objectives and goals

Skills and qualities we look for:

  • 10+ years of graphic design and art direction experience within creative or branding agencies, or a mix of agency and in-house experience
  • Strategic thinking skills and a background in creating brand identity systems across industries and categories, spanning a variety of channels and touchpoints
  • Exceptional design aesthetic that is unconventional yet memorable with a solid grounding in typography
  • Successful track record of tapping into the potential of creative teams to deliver work that is provocative and disruptive
  • Previous experience managing and leading a team and supporting the professional development of your design team
  • An effective communicator and spirited leader; you inspire others to do their best work and are able to guide and persuade both internally and externally
  • Ambitious and solution-oriented with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to be brave, free-thinking, obsessive and rigorous when it matters most
  • Tenacious and determined with a clear point of view and a leader inside and outside the organization
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

About Red Antler

Red Antler is a branding company based in Brooklyn. Fiercely committed to differentiation and success, we build brands for startups that are changing how the world works. We create captivating brand experiences that connect with people deliberately, through all points of interaction.

Want to learn more about Red Antler? Visit Red Antler's website.