CREATIVE DESIGN MANAGER
We are seeking first in class creative - a true leader who lives for design. A person who keeps files of ideas and is never short on new direction. Someone who defies boundaries and wears many hats, all with the heart and soul of the brand in mind.
This position will work closely with our Chieif Creative Officer and be responsible for creative idea generation / strategy as well as hands-on execution of projects - as a small team, we all need to be doers! If you want to be involved in every aspect of the product experience from the website all the way down to product packaging, this position is for you. Ideal candidates are positive, hardworking and resourceful tastemakers who can act as a key contributor in moving the voice and vision of our company forward.
Artifact Uprising is an internet-based company that creates tangible products for digital photos. Driven by a mission to move stories off your device and into your life, this Colorado start-up is known for a product suite that is beautiful in both its minimalistic design and eco-friendly roots.
Signature products include their instagram-friendly photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and their collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours at www.artifactuprising.com
THE PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You want to be a key contributor to the early success of a company -- and you want to become a part of the Artifact Uprising family. You thrive on the idea of working in an unpredictable startup environment where daily priorities can shift quickly. You want to work for a company you believe in -- in both the products and the people. You value resourcefulness, efficiency, humility, connectedness to the world around you. You are looking to dig in to a company that you can grow with and move quickly into a higher roles of responsibility as we scale our growth.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE
-Concept design direction and create visual assets to support marketing campaigns, partnerships and product experience across channels - ranging from email marketing all the way down to product packaging.
-Work with design team to create first-in-class campaigns that support the brand.
-Visualize concepts for product shoots to support design needs.
-Steward for customer experience. Conduct research and provide design solutions to improve the product, website and mobile platforms for our customers.
-Assist with concept creation for new photo book cover designs, layouts and stationery designs.
-Provide input and assistance to other members of the Creative and Technology Team.
TRAITS OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE
-Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required
3+ years experience as a full stack designer within a results-driven environment - passion for product design, interaction design, visual design or photography preferred
-Passion for and deep understanding of great product experience
-Extensive experience designing web-based, mobile and responsive products
-Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML & CSS*
-Great understanding of typography, balance, color
-An eye for beautiful photography -- Photography skills a plus
-Ability to craft words to pair with visual imagery for maximum impact
-Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to do so in past work
-Driven and motivated -- excellent at solving problems
-Computer proficiency -- ability to learn new software quickly
-Great interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with others
-Value patience and kindness -- a good listener and teacher
-Excellent time management -- prioritize and execute multiple tasks
-Great work ethic -- we move fast!
-Commitment to company values and culture
*Must have a laptop with Adobe Suite installed
This position will begin as a two week contract position to determine fit. If our love is mutual, a position will be made available that offers flexibility in hours and pay depending on experience that has the potential to be either a full or part-time position. Competitive market rate salary. Flexibility around core hours of 9am-3pm, snow days, health cost stipend provided. Must live in the Denver area or be willing to relocate.
Follow this link to apply with our online application.