Designer / Art Director

| Greater NYC Area

About Rent the Runway:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed and disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the world’s first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Rent the Runway has pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories and home decor from over 650 designer 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, Rent the Runway 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. RTR has five retail stores of the future, 11 million community members and employs nearly 1,800 people, all of whom have equal benefits across the organization, 93% of whom are female and/or non-white, with 80% of leaders who are women.

Position Overview:

Rent the Runway is seeking a Designer / Art Director to join our growing Creative team. As Designer / Art Director, you will be responsible for developing concepts, presenting ideas, and executing on approved art direction, in support of predetermined business goals and marketing campaigns. Additionally, you will work on the creation and delivery of cross-platform assets for web, native app, email, social and paid experiences. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of styling, brand design, a passion for storytelling and close attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with cross-functional partners in Content Marketing and Fashion to define and understand seasonal messaging strategy, in order to develop concepts and art direction to support the strategy
  • Provide art direction for both evergreen (seasonal) and campaign briefs that ladder up to marketing and business goals
  • Create and provide design solutions for marketing materials such as paid, email, social, and other digital media
  • Storyboard video concepts, provide direction throughout the entire process from pre-pro to post, collaborate with editor to deliver on final cuts, and design any title cards and graphic treatments 
  • Provide edit and motion graphic direction to 3rd party agencies
  • Keep up with trends in branding, marketing, advertising, fashion, design, and video
  • Apply conceptual thinking and creativity to complex business problems and briefs from conception to production
  • Be a proactive problem solver and thought leader by seeking out opportunities to better our visual communication or design
  • Execute innovative creative ideas to advance Rent the Runway’s brand vision
  • Partner and collaborate with other Creative team members to unite the visual brand guidelines and consistency across design and any assets (stills or video)
  • Regularly collaborate with the Production, Marketing, Fashion and Merchandising teams to execute photography and video projects
  • Produce and share multiple design and art solutions to a brief or project and provide strong recommendations based upon trends, data and best practices

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5+ years of experience in an art direction and design role in e-commerce, at an agency or an in-house creative team
  • Strong conceptual skills and ability to formulate innovative ideas and provide clear direction and recommendations
  • Ability to provide art direction on set to multiple people producing video or photo assets 
  • Well organized, detail and solutions oriented
  • Strong conceptual thinker with design sensibilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • A collaborative team player with an interest in learning and listening to others
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, hardworking with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have an interest in art, photography, video content and the latest design trends 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
  • Experience creating gifs, animation, text graphics, and other types of motion graphics a plus
  • Past experience working in luxury or fashion a plus

Benefits:

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

  • Generous 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!
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future
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Location

345 Hudson Street , New York , NY 10014

What are Rent the Runway Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Promote from within
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