Red Antler

Design Director, Brand

Full-Time in Brooklyn, NY - Brand Design

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