Loove Music Creative Director in Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn-based music studio and production space with a technology startup twist seeks Creative Director to drive and manage a number of visual/graphic design, brand aesthetic and collaborative development projects.
Creative Director / Designer Role Description
Do you cringe at poorly designed graphic collateral? Do you pride yourself on composing beautiful but edgy aesthetics that transform the way product development is created and distributed? Are you a photoshop geek who loves to rock the bass during breaks? Well, you just might have a home for you! We’re on the hunt for a creative Creative Director with energetic and edgy design aesthetic instincts and a killer portfolio to back it up to join our talented team.
This position will play a key role in the execution of Loove’s visual design, production of collateral and brand aesthetic. You will have a lot of responsibilities and will be relied on to confidently execute with timeliness and consistency and do your part to support a lean but talented team in addition to working in an open and collaborative way with other company functions including content, operations, editorial, etc. This role will also advocate and drive convincing designs for the development of audience experience and marketing strategies; drive the collaborative efforts of the project’s creative, production and web teams and inspire sonic artisans in all areas of expertise to exceed expectations. This position will also responsible for managing client relationships for all things related to creative.
• Produce superb quality design for our product packaging, graphics and collateral for both our web application and label. These should be in line with our with business goals, design priorities, deadlines and processes. • Responsible for conceiving, articulating and defending conceptual and directional choices • Create visually beautiful and satisfying graphics • Deliver strong, convincing designs and partner effectively with engineers • Work with head of Mission and Editorial to ensure a consistency in the look and feel across all stages of design across the company • Accountable for developing and directing creative work of the highest caliber • Participate in possible business development efforts, including giving presentations and leading creative initiatives • Contribute and build design concepts for new product features • Revise designs based on data, analytics and business goals and refine design processes as needed
• Demonstrated ability to translate strategic vision and marketing objectives into tangible project deliverables • Proven ability to deliver and advocate for strong designs • Demonstrated understanding of branding, marketing and business strategies. • 5+ years experience in a graphics and creative leadership role • Proven ability to balance multiple projects with differing and aggressive timelines, deliverables, and expectations • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, venue experience, brand development, and the entire creative development process for music, from conception through post-production • Proven analytical ability to break down complex data sets in an interesting and compelling way • Understanding of messaging through music, sound and other symbolic data • Strong online portfolio that exhibits expertise in visual design • Show strong understanding of design tools such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, Creative Suite/InDesign and Illustrator • Detail-orientation and the ability to prioritize design tasks • Comfort and ability to thrive within an iterative design process, balancing expediency with quality of design • Understanding of both linear and non-linear storytelling • Lead brainstorm and collaborative idea sessions • Keen ability to consider and incorporate feedback
Please respond with your 1.) resume (required), 2.) cover letter (required), 3.) links to your portfolio (required) as well as 4.) links to any other design work which might allow us to peer into your world.
Please, no phone calls, emails or drop-ins. No recruiters, thank you.
Our business model is centered around fair-trade and we value commitment to transparency and equitable treatment for creative workers above all else. Consequently, we're building an online distribution platform geared towards supporting cultural institutions, providing them with tools to create more opportunities around creative, not-overtly-commercial (you know, good) music. Our app takes a holistic and honest approach to music creation, distribution and consumption to become a self-perpetuating engine, as it will present real value to all principals involved—artists, audiences, institutions.