Art Director

| Greater NYC Area

Hinge is the fastest growing dating app, and we’re looking for an Art Director with a big heart and a small ego, who lives and breathes creativity, to join Hinge’s brand team. You should have a passion for creating inspiring, clear, beautiful, and contemporary work that pushes Hinge to new heights. We’re looking for someone who others describe as a team player and visionary. You’ll refine Hinge’s visual ID, including illustrations, photography, and videos to feature on SnapChat, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu, and other digital platforms. This role will report to the CMO and will work with the brand and media teams to create campaigns that drive growth. If you’re a pixel-perfect self-starter who likes to challenge the status quo, this one’s for you.

Responsibilities

  • Elevate and push Hinge’s visual language forward through the creation of original and inspiring content that helps tell our story around the world.
  • Lead design across all communication touchpoints including social, digital, app, press, events, emails, swag, decks, and more.
  • Manage and conduct photo and video shoots for various ads and campaigns.
  • Infuse the team with strong creative ideas and execution and get the people around you to be additive to the creative process and solicit team-wide feedback to yield world-class creative.
  • Create and own design systems that allow the marketing team to scale and ship creative quickly, reliably and without compromising the brand’s look and feel.
  • Review all creative assets before publishing them, ensuring the final work is polished and up to Design and Brand guidelines.
  • Review all creative assets after publishing them, ensuring that all designs are effective.
  • Create, maintain, and make accessible to the marketing team a clear, up-to-date and well-designed library of marketing assets that can be repurposed at any time. The library will include source files for ads, edited photos, videos, voice-overs, illustrations, etc.
  • Hire and manage best-in-class external design freelancers and agencies. We pride ourselves on being each partner’s favorite client.

About You

  • You’re creative, curious, and hungry; ready to roll your sleeves up to get work done in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Great at managing people, expectations, and deadlines.
  • You’re a tastemaker with a great eye for what’s to come. Advanced conceptual and “out of the box” thinking.
  • You are empathetic with consumers and develop creative design across earned, owned, social and paid.
  • You have a strong understanding of brand development and integrated marketing campaigns.
  • You have impeccable taste in information design and typography, well-versed in digital engagement, and motivated by constantly improving the results of their work.
  • You have a distaste for lorem ipsum - caring about nailing the perfect copy needs to be a priority.
  • You experience designing iteratively based on data from experiments. A high degree of comfort with agile design practices to ship optimal versions of your creative over time.
  • You are passionate about collaborating and a true team player. Ability to build relationships at all levels internally and externally.
  • You are objective about your work and knowing that sometimes (most times) just because something looks good, it doesn’t mean it works. You’ll also need to be comfortable opening yourself up to feedback from your colleagues. Have a great sense of humor.
  • You communicate well with team members and articulate the rationale for design decisions.
  • You effectively interface with leadership, polished executive presence, and inspiring, inclusive leadership style.

What We’re Looking For

  • 8+ Years of work experience in a visual design role or similar with a proven track record of building world-class brands.
  • An online portfolio that demonstrates:
    • Your taste and thought process, not just final design work.
    • Passion for great design, stylistic breadth and attention to detail.
    • Experience across digital, print, and motion.
    • Strong sensibilities in typography, graphic design, content layouts, photography, and videography.
  • Master of Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
  • BA/BS in a related field (e.g. Visual Communication)

Our Company

Hinge is the dating app for people who want to get off dating apps. In today’s digital world, singles are so busy matching that they’re not actually connecting, in person, where it counts. Hinge is on a mission to change that. So we built an app that’s designed to be deleted. On Hinge, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll meet your most compatible matches and you’ll have unique conversations over what you’ve shared on your detailed profile. It’s a natural way to find a great first date. Currently, 3 out of 4 first dates lead to second dates, we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the New York Times wedding section, and we’re the fastest growing dating app in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Our Culture

  • Authenticity: Share your genuine thoughts and opinions directly.
  • Courage: Invite and deeply consider challenges and criticism.
  • Empathy: Be empathetic, communitarian and trustworthy. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • MondayManagement

Location

The office is located near Washington Square Park, steps from Soho, and in one of the most quintessential neighborhoods in NYC.

An Insider's view of Hinge

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Hinge understands that employees are able to bring our best selves to work when we’re able to make time for our personal lives. The motto here is “work hard, rest hard." When you’re at work, you show up rested and present. And when you’re on vacation, we want you to unplug and really take in your downtime.

Michelle

Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In-person communication and collaboration have been central to keeping our team small and efficient, as well as being able to accommodate a massive scale in a short amount of time. Keeping everyone under one roof has led us to develop ideas through a reliable, data-oriented process. Best of all, feedback isn’t just appreciated; it’s encouraged!

Saul

iOS Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As a direct result of Hinge's culture of empowerment and continuous learning, I was given the opportunity to transition from customer service associate to operations. I’ve learned volumes, and look forward to continuing to build out my knowledge base and skill set to achieve even more with Hinge.

Lucia

VP of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our team is built around individuals who add to our success, not just supplement what already works. Once we rally around an objective, they each have the freedom to take their own route through different learnings and opportunities.

Hala

Head of Member Services

What are some social events your company does?

We're about authentic connections, not just alcohol. Events have included a slumber party, an escape room, a party in which we had 12-15 puppies, competitive field days, and more. We plan an event for each new hire that showcases their unique personality.

Jamel

Office and Culture Coordinator

What are Hinge Perks + Benefits

Hinge Benefits Overview

We have a generous benefits package thanks to being a part of the larger Match Group, but we run out of our very own HQ in Greenwich Village. A lot of thought and resources go into providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience at Hinge.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Our employees can contribute up to $3,500 pre-taxed dollars for individual plans and $7,000 pre-taxed dollars for Family plans on annual basis.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $25000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Our liife insurance is equal to 1.5 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Hinge provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Schwab. We match 100% of contributions up to 10% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Hinge offers employees SARs that vest 50% after 2 years and 100% after 3 years. Once vested, these SARs can be liquidated or converted into Match Group stock (MTCH, Nasdaq).
Performance Bonus
Hinge offers each employee an annual performance bonus at up 20% of your salary based on company performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We provide employees with a flexible working schedule that include Summer Fridays and a use as you need work from home policy.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
While we offer unlimited vacation days we also have implemented a 3 week minimum to ensure each employee is actually taking time off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Each new hire that joins the team gets to choose a team outing and bonding experience. We also have a company wide retreat which allows employees to bond and plan for the next year.
Stocked Kitchen
Justin McLeod, Hinge’s Founder & CEO, is a very health conscious yogi, so only healthy yet delicious snacks and drinks are allowed in our office. No soda or junk food.
Some Meals Provided
As a team we enjoy breakfasts on Monday, catered lunch on Wednesday, and appetizers and beverages on Friday afternoons. Department teams do their own manager-lead lunches weekly or bi-weekly.
Pet Friendly
Our VP of Pupperations and Chief Barketing Officer love playing with furry friends. We are a dog friendly office so feel free to bring your best friend to work with you.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer a $50 exercise stipend for you to use at the gym or fitness center of your choosing.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
We enjoy lunch together on Wednesday every week. During those Wednesday Lunches a member of the team hosts a lunch and learn featuring a new team member, department tutorial, new projects or AMAs.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hinge also offers employees a Monthly Date Stipend. All employees receive a $200 monthly date stipend to go on great dates and build relationships outside of the office. Employees try out new date spots, review them, and then share the reviews with Hinge members for date inspiration.

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