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Senior Brand Designer

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway

Design
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR) is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel and accessories from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About the Job:

Rent the Runway is seeking a Senior Brand Designer who is passionate about the luxury and fashion space to join a fast paced, growing marketing team. You will design creative, compelling and effective visual communications to elevate always on brand storytelling and creative campaigns across owned and paid channels, resulting in a cohesive brand story that builds brand equity.

A great candidate will champion collaboration and communication and be an advocate for innovative creative execution, strategy, and continuous learning. You will provide creative solutions and subject matter expertise informed by strategic and cultural insights, brand positioning, business goals, and an up to date knowledge of the competitive landscape. You are comfortable in a fast paced environment, and comfortable with frequent context-switching: going from design concepting to representing the Creative Team in cross-functional meetings. You are an advocate for groundbreaking creative and design.

Please include a link to your portfolio along with your resume.

What You’ll Do:

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and cultural moments that fuel creative brand expression
  • Work to concept and execute design solutions that communicate topics strategically, intuitively, and creatively across evergreen Marketing and Campaign initiatives
  • Work closely with art directors, designers, and copywriters on the delivery of creative guidelines and execution that ensure quality and consistency at scale.
  • See projects through the entire design process; from creative concept to iterations of mockups, visual guideline creation, rounds of production and vendor feedback, finished creative assets and final production files.
  • Works collaboratively with Brand Team members, Creative Operations and Production to ensure proposed creative solutions can be executed within the time and budget
  • Partner with and present to key stakeholders cross functionally (including Site & App, Paid Social, CRM, PR & Partnerships, Merch/Inventory), as well as within our Creative team to align around creative solutions that consistently innovate, delight customers, and exceed business objectives
  • Contribute to the evolution of our brand by exploring unique ideas, production processes, approaches, methods, and solutions
  • Ensure thoughtful visual consistency and quality across multiple areas of work by sharing progress, providing thoughtful critique, and working collaboratively with Brand designers, copywriters, partners and leadership
  • Resolve ambiguity to execute high-quality creative work in a fast-paced environment

About You:

  • 6+ years of experience in related art direction/design roles at agencies, studios or in-house.
  • A portfolio that shows strong conceptual and technical design skills applied across a range of deliverables, including technical 2D animation expertise.
  • Fluent with the Adobe Creative Suite & Figma
  • Fluent in After Effects and other applicable motion software.
  • Experienced in creating compelling visuals across various brand touchpoints including digital experiences, performance marketing channels, social media content, OOH and more that elevate and evolves brand aesthetics
  • Experienced in core design fundamentals including typography, composition, color theory, and brand guidelines with great attention to detail and consistency
  • Experienced providing creative partnership to illustration and motion graphics production vendors pre-post production
  • Proactivity, clear communicator and problem solver that can anticipate questions, independently assess solutions, and think critically and creatively.
  • Are supremely organized and exercise stellar time-management skills.
  • Confident and collaborative creator that inspires others to come together on a common goal.
  • Demonstrates exceptional initiative, attention to detail, and follow-through executed at a high level of craftsmanship.
  • Ability to thrive in a multifaceted, feedback-forward creative environment where tasks, priorities, and projects change rapidly.
  • Keeps up to date with popular culture and trends, as well as creative work produced within the fashion advertising space

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts - to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Office centric work - our corporate employees and technical leaders have the option to work remotely on Fridays, in accordance with Company policies.

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

The anticipated base salary for this position is $125,000 to $140,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held. This position is also eligible for equity compensation.

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