Creative Director

1stdibs is the world’s leading marketplace for coveted furnishings, jewelry, fine arts and vintage fashion.  Behind our world-class marketplace is a team of passionate marketing professionals that combine exceptional creativity with data-driven insights, and are committed to creating beautiful brand experiences  and programs for our customers, clients and sellers. We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team, and contribute to the rapid growth of our business and industry.

A new role to 1stdibs, the Creative Director is a key creative leader that will be responsible for all aspects of creative development, including creative direction, art direction, graphic design, copywriting, photography and videography. You are an exceptional creative talent and leader that loves the creative process, and understands how words and visuals can produce marketing communications that delight customers, elevate the brand, and drive the business forward.  Reporting into the Chief Marketing Officer, you will lead the creative team, and work with business leaders across our global organization. This is an extraordinary opportunity for you to join our team, and contribute in a high impact way.

Who you are

  • You believe strategic thinking is core to great communications, and understand how great storytelling and strong creative contributes to our success
  • You connect trends with customer insights to bring brands to life with customers and prospects
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and open to all ideas and data that will drive innovation
  • You have exceptional communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, and know how to express your ideas and influence an organization at all levels
  • You are comfortable with fast-paced environments, ambiguity, and taking risks
  • You find joy in ideation and execution
  • You believe that quality is better than quantity, and seek excellence and perfection in everything you do
  • You are a committed people leader, and are dedicated to coaching and mentoring your team to ensure their success

What you’ll do

  • Lead and inspire your creative team to develop and execute pioneering, fully-integrated marketing campaigns across all audiences and platforms
  • Develop and execute a high volume of creative campaigns that deliver on brand and/or performance metrics across all channels – site, in app, paid, social, email, content, OOH, events and more
  • Define, build, elevate and protect the 1stdibs brand while encouraging innovation and risk-taking. Ensure consistency across all channels of communication
  • Build a team of in-house creative professionals and identify external resources as needed
  • Build creative processes and systems that scale with a fast-growing e-commerce platform.  Develop and manage an asset library. Ensure flawless delivery of all projects in all specified formats.  
  • Supervise the department’s daily workflow, assign project workload, and monitor deadlines and budgets.
  • Partner closely with the leads of Supply, Trade, Consumer, Product and Marketing to develop and execute pioneering, fully-integrated marketing campaigns

What you’ll bring

  • 15+ years of in-house and/or agency experience, with at least 7 years at the leadership level managing creative/art direction, graphic design, photography, videography, copywriting and advertising
  • Strong background of creative leadership, with stunning portfolio of world-class marketing and brand campaigns
  • Exceptional marketer and storyteller, with strong creative sensibility
  • Extensive experience creating integrated campaigns across all marketing channels in ecommerce environment
  • A clear understanding of design-centered processes as well as proven methodologies for identifying and solving problems
  • Proven experience achieving business objectives and working within a complex environment to hit deadlines
  • An authentic, flexible leader, who advocates for his/her strategies, team, and colleagues.  Proven ability to lead high-performing teams
  • Exceptional collaborator and cross-functional partner
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Dedicated and strong attention to detail
  • Clear, concise, and transparent communication style
  • Experience working in fast-paced, high-growth environments
  • Background in creative design and brand marketing, preferably with design, luxury or e-commerce brands
  • B.S. required in design related discipline a plus

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