Art Director at Minted

Location: Remote, US
| Full-time
Minted

Art Director

REMOTE 

BRAND MARKETING

FULL-TIME

Artists shape culture. They spark conversation, create connection, and bring beauty into the world. Minted is where they come together to reach further. Our online marketplace empowers a thriving community of independent artists to sell and scale their work. We nurture self-expression, cultivate community, and bring the best in visual art to a global audience.

We’re building a new way to discover the world’s best creative talent. We’re here for the emerging talent ready to take off, the local favorites ready to grow, and the established artists ready to dream bigger.

At Minted, our people don’t just believe in the power of art–we live it. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s new and now. We’re obsessed with great design, art, and interiors. We’re in galleries, at fairs, and constantly finding inspiration online. We seek undiscovered talent that deserves to stand up and stand out. We connect with artists that have something to say, and we collaborate to amplify their work.

We recognize the challenges independent artists face, and we leverage our resources to level the playing field and create a platform that gives artists the freedom to develop their craft and grow their business.

Who we are looking for

Art Directors on Minted’s creative team lead the visual direction and creative execution of assigned projects. Art Directors will build and manage an exceptional roster of external creative-industry talent, while driving and safeguarding Minted’s brand voice and business objectives in all of their creative endeavors.

While a high taste level, take-charge spirit, and rich past experience are essential, it’s your exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills that will lead to true success in this role. You are a player-coach known for your leadership presence and orchestration ability on-set to obsessing the nuances of typography and layout. Be ready to wear multiple hats, including creative luminary, project leader, and team player—contributing to a positive culture as well as the personal growth of your colleagues. An effective communicator, you’re clear, concise and purposeful, whether rallying people around an idea or delineating logistical specifics. As a collaborative and discerning creative leader, you’re able to constructively intake and problem-solve stakeholder feedback, while preserving the individual spirit of each project, and the voice and vision of the Minted creative team.

Who you will work with

This position reports to the Creative Director, Minted Brand and works cross-functionally with teams across the organization to include brand strategy, marketing, merchandising and production.

What you will work on

  • Deliver best-in-class photography, video content, and design
  • Design and lead design for seasonal campaigns and foundational marketing.
  • Work strategically to drive brand awareness and deliver strong engagement through creative deliverables.
  • Assist the Creative Director to develop and maintain the Minted’s visual voice and direction.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, designers, and their agents for editorial creative, working strategically with other leads in the business to ensure the strongest approach to external talent.
  • Art direct and oversee art direction editorial and still-life photo and video shoots – in studio and on location, ensuring our content is always on-brand, diverse, contemporary, desirable and within agreed budgets.
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends in art, design, media and technology as relevant to the creative team.
  • Partner effectively with editorial, styling, photography, writing, production, post-production, merchandising and marketing teams throughout the creative process.
  • Ensure all projects are well-planned, creatively exceptional, and delivered on-time from planning to post-production.
  • Review project work for highest standards of quality, consistency, accuracy, and successful completion.
  • Continually inspire and motivate the team around you, working in a hands-on and highly collaborative manner to produce fresh, distinctive, effective creative through a high volume of work and widely varying end uses.

What You Bring To Minted

  • 8+ years of experience leading art direction and design in a product/retail marketing environment.
  • A passion for lifestyle brands, art, stationery and gifts, a must.
  • Stellar portfolio of creative work, exhibiting an experienced background in campaign concepts, graphic design, photo art direction and campaign development in art, interiors, or home goods.
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in all aspects of photo and video production processes.
  • Impeccable able eye for casting, styling, lighting, editing, layout, and composition.
  • Seasoned ability to run a photo set efficiently and effectively, leading, and inspiring crew members while responsibly managing time and resources.
  • Depth of art-direction and design experience across online, print, and experiential design, with a solid understanding of content platforms.
  • Exemplary graphic design and typography skills.
  • Stellar portfolio of creative work, exhibiting an experienced background in photo art direction and campaign development – with a solid understanding of content platforms.
  • Proven experience in commissioning and directing design, photography, and moving image, managing external relationships with tact and efficiency.
  • Existing relationships with relevant freelance photographers, directors, stylists, etc.
  • Experience across commercial and editorial environments, with ability to bridge a connection between business needs, creative vision, and consumer interests.
  • Excellent verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Natural ability to work collaboratively with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management with ability to keep multiple projects moving forward simultaneously.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma.
  • Astute attention to detail and meticulous organizational skills in service of your creative projects.
  • Can-do attitude with proven ability to flex and adapt to changing business needs while maintaining creative quality.
  • Strong time management with ability to keep multiple projects moving forward simultaneously
  • A sense of humor.

About Minted:

Artists shape culture. They spark conversation, create connection, and bring beauty into the world. Minted is where they come together to reach further. Our marketplace empowers a thriving community of independent artists to sell and scale their work. We nurture self-expression, cultivate community, and bring the best in visual art to a global audience.

We’re building a new way to discover the world’s best creative talent. We’re here for the emerging talent ready to take off, the local favorites ready to grow, and the established artists ready to dream bigger.

At Minted, our people don’t just believe in the power of art–we live it. We have our finger on the pulse of what’s new and now. We’re obsessed with great design, art, and interiors. We’re in galleries, at fairs, and constantly finding inspiration online. We seek undiscovered talent that deserves to stand up and stand out. We connect with artists that have something to say, and we collaborate to amplify their work. The Minted community’s art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.

Our marketplace brings the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. We recognize the challenges independent artists face, and we leverage our resources to level the playing field and create a platform that gives artists the freedom to develop their craft and grow their business.

We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employ 350+ full-time employees, plus additional temporary workers during the holiday season. We have raised over $300M from top-tier investors including Benchmark Capital, T. Rowe Price, Permira, Ridge Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. Angel investors include Marissa Mayer, Jeremy Stoppelman, Julia & Kevin Hartz, Yishan Wong, and more.

Minted is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Minted participates in the E-verify program.

How Our Process Works:

Minted uses technology and innovative practices to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships.

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