Art Director (3D card and land design)

Boston, MA
Design
Full-time
Lovepop is on a mission to create a billion magical moments and the best place in the world for hungry, creative problem-solvers.   We are looking to to hire an Art Director to inspire, grow and lead our card design team. Working closely with our CEO Wombi and design teams in Boston and Vietnam, you’ll empower them to create magically awesome designs that meet real customer needs ahead of schedule and above the Awesome BarTM.  You and your team will create original sliceform art cards for Lovepop properties such as the Great Outdoors, Sugar Plum Dreams, and Garden Park as well as licensed properties such as The Beatles, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Jurassic World.

What you'll do here:

    • Inspire, build, and manage a team of 10+ full-time, part-time, and freelance designers by providing ongoing coaching and development while building a culture of excitement and accountability
    • Develop line plans including the creation of new Lovepop creative properties that include characters, storytelling, narratives, creative guidelines
    • Launch new products that consistently beat revenue goals, customer expectations, and are ahead of schedule
    • Day-to-day art direction, focusing on quality and speed of creative output while taking into account customer feedback and designer energy
    • Ensure that our US and Vietnam design team processes are functioning smoothly in coordination
    • Attract A+ talent for full-time design hires and expand our college internship program each semester

What you'll bring to the table:

    • Vision for storytelling in our medium and passion to create mini works of art for people to give to each other
    • Energy to recruit and build a world class team of 3D designers and illustrators across continents and time zones
    • Strong design ability and portfolio in at least one medium (multiple disciplines and variety preferred)
    • Ability to communicate with senior leadership, but also get in the details with the design team
    • 5+ years of experience managing design teams producing creative output on a schedule
    • Willingness to work flexible hours to stay fully aligned with our Vietnam Art Director who lives in Vietnam (12 hours ahead of US)
    • Ability to travel to Vietnam on an as-needed basis - likely 1-2 weeks per quarter

You'll be great if you have:

    • Developed design management systems and are confident in developing new systems to manage design work
    • Experience in physical product 3D Design
    • Strategic thinking towards how we evolve our line card products using people and/or technology