Job Description

At Red Antler, we build brands for companies that are changing how the world works. Our clients span a wide range of categories, representing some of the most exciting companies in the startup space and beyond. We take pride in challenging the status-quo and firmly believe in the opportunity of new ideas, creating captivating brand experiences through every point of interaction. Our Brand Design team is growing and we’re seeking a passionate, inspiring Design Director with strong experience building brands from the ground up and creating provocative work for clients across categories. You’ll lead a talented team of brand designers and collaborate closely across disciplines to help create fully immersive brand experiences that have an impact on both our teams and clients.

What you’ll do:

Lead the creative process, developing holistic brand identity systems while ensuring the work is concise and thoughtful and delivers a real impact for our clients’ businesses
Guide and influence the work, ensuring that design is impeccable and aligned with our clients’ visions
Build strong relationships with clients to foster trust and confidence, serving as a creative expert during our brand process
Partner with Client Directors and Strategy Directors to facilitate a seamless process, identifying opportunities to build on our success
Collaborate across disciplines to continue evolving and improving our internal process, finding efficiencies that ensure our work is strategic and smart
Mentor designers and identify opportunities for growth, nurturing the team’s talents and strengths through training and support
Engage in recruitment and help facilitate team growth and learning
Contribute thought leadership to marketing efforts and other profile building initiatives

Skills and qualities we look for:

7+ years of brand building experience within creative or branding agencies, crafting compelling visual identities that span a variety of platforms and touchpoints
Solid foundation in art direction and graphic design
Exceptional design aesthetic that is unconventional yet memorable with a solid grounding in typography
Ability to work across a wide range of categories, being brave and innovative in your design approach
Demonstrated track record of managing creative teams and delivering impactful work that is disruptive and boundary-pushing
Previous experience motivating and leading a team and supporting the professional development of young design talent
Determined and ambitious with a clear point of view and a leader inside and outside the organization
Strategic thinking skills and a passion for critical analysis and problem-solving
A curious and entrepreneurial mindset
Effective communication skills and a natural style of building relationships
Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Red Antler

We launch and grow businesses that challenge what is, and define what’s next. Brands that other brands want to be. We started with startups and we know them better than anyone. But our work doesn't just end at launch—that’s when things get really fun.