Creative Director

| Venice

Who We Are:

StackCommerce is on a mission is to enable people to organically discover products and brands they love on the publications and media they engage with every day. Our native commerce solutions build new, incremental revenue streams for publishers, and empower our brand partners to reach relevant audiences through content. With more than 750 publisher partners, the company’s media network reaches over 1 billion monthly visitors and has over 6 million registered users. StackCommerce is headquartered in Venice, CA and was recognized as one of LA Business Journal's 2017 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The company is backed by top investors including Draper Associates, 500 Startups, Amplify, and Wavemaker Partners.

The Role:

This role is the creative force responsible for developing compelling visual experiences for both our business partners and end consumers. You will bring strong, innovative vision and mentorship to a growing team of creatives. You have a keen sense of style and a discerning eye, and are passionate about working in online commerce.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead. Inspire and mentor a team of designers. Enhance knowledge of best design practices and trends in web and graphic design. Provide quality control over concepts and projects. Work cross-departmentally to prioritize and delegate throughout the Creative team. Assist with company-wide decisions and prioritization.
  • Branding. Develop, Enforce and Test and Optimize multiple brand style guides and design pattern libraries with considerations from internal teams and external partners.
  • Visual Design. Leverage superior visual design skills to distill the creative vision of our brands. Produce UI from wireframes and high fidelity concepts all the way to in-site assets when necessary
  • Asset Production. Partner with internal teams (Marketing, Merch, etc.) to develop strategically sound and holistic brand and marketing creative (emails, social, promotions) executed with excellence and leveraged across all touch-points, including mobile. Ensure designs and interfaces communicate consistent, effective experiences and messages across a wide range of deliverables.
  • Thought Leadership. Lead brainstorm and design development sessions with the CEO and other key stakeholders to understand and develop all visual aspects across our many brands.
  • B2B Branded Materials. Own the production + update cadence of all B2B Marketing materials (Decks, One Pagers). Understand our business model and how to effectively display and visually communicate our offerings in a compelling manner.
  • Brand Studio Visuals. Ideate, test and create ways to improve brand studio key KPIs through visuals in our articles.
  • Organize. Maximize the team’s effort and ensure efficient workflows while maintaining a keen eye for detail and quality. Establish a filing system and structure to scale.

About You:

  • Entrepreneurial. You may not have your own company just yet, but you think and act like a passionate, savvy entrepreneur and are open to learning new things, and digging into customer stories to inform your work.
  • Creative Thinker + Problem-Solver:  Not afraid to explore non-conventional approaches to address conventional problems. Passionate about finding the best answer and motivating the team to work in unison to solve.
  • Analytical. You have deep knowledge of user-centered design and usability best practices. You understand and respond to performance data (metric tests, usability studies), and steer the direction of future creative designs. You have a passion for the user’s experience and the ability to execute, including wireframing and prototyping. Data-Driven against team metrics.
  • Experienced. Proven experience leading and growing design teams; Experience in managing workload against resources and competing priorities, successfully working with leadership and engineering to define product scope and roadmap. You have a great UI portfolio, outstanding design and execution skills.
  • Collaborative. Have conviction to champion your perspective but able to successfully collaborate with other points of view. Effortlessly collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of business and web developers to provide concept visualizations, prototypes, specifications, and ultimately high-resolution assets for beautiful user interfaces in a fast-paced environment. But most of all, love what you do and have some fun in the process.

Requirements:

  • Experience designing for large-scale ecommerce or SaaS
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Graphic Design or related field in Information Design, Interaction Design, Human Factors; Basic understanding of CSS, HTML-5
  • An online portfolio demonstrating conceptual thinking and creative problem solving
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing for online
  • Minimum of 3 years of management or leading a team
  • Experience managing multiple projects and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback from multiple teams/owners
  • Proficiency with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience in utilizing the principles of design, color theory, typography, and graphics file creation optimized for online, print and video
  • Experience designing for responsive platforms
  • Experience strategizing and designing a global brand identity

Benefits + Perks

As a company, we have a lot to offer for the right candidate:

  • Salary, Equity, 401(k) & Health Insurance
  • Dream Setup: MacBook + 27” thunderbolt display with any bells and whistles you need.
  • Super Flex Time: Run errands as needed, just get your stuff done.
  • Allowances: Stack Coupons, eLearning allowances, monthly eBooks, and Parking Dollars.
  • Free Food/Drinks: Stocked cabinets and fridge at your disposal.
  • Happy Hour: We host a StackCommerce happy hour every Friday!
  • Location: Our office is on the beach in Venice…take a jog to clear your mind!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
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    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • InDesignDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • DropBoxManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • ResponsysEmail
    • Deliverability PlusEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

21 Market Street, Venice, CA 90291

An Insider's view of StackCommerce

What’s the vibe like in the office?

HUSTLE vibes. Everyone here is constantly pushing themselves and the team to do better and work smarter. We have incredibly talented, driven, creative and hardworking people here. One can't help but to rise up to the challenge, learn more and be part of it.

Helen

Customer Support

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

All businesses need one thing to thrive: customers. But one of the biggest problems is getting them. That’s where my partnerships team comes into play. We help the product makers of the world get new customers in a way that’s never been done before and we're pretty darn good at it!

Mark

Vendor Partnerships

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Within my first few weeks at Stack, I was already working on projects that aggressively pushed my skillset into new areas. Now half a year in, I already feel far more well-rounded as a developer because of the small team and lack of organizational boundaries. This allowed me to try new roles and be a decision-maker on projects that have huge impact

Alex

Software Engineer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

One of my favorite initiatives is Hack Day when we ditch our daily tasks in favor of pursuing an out-of-the-box idea or product to improve the business. It’s a really fun event, and we’ve seen some of our most successful products come out of it! We also offer a $500/yr learning stipend to encourage the team to pursue new skills and personal growth.

Josh

Founder & CEO

What are some social events your company does?

We have a pretty full events calendar: Weekly Happy Hours, External Happy Hours, TedX Style "Stack Speaker Series," Hack Days, Beach Volleyball, Yoga, 3x3 Basketball Tournament, Company Cruise, Company Olympics, Annual Dodgers Game, Company Offsite, Company Anniversary Party, Annual White Elephant, Cook-Offs, Holiday Party, and more!

Elizabeth

People Operations

What are StackCommerce Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Salary, Equity, 401(k) & Health Insurance. Unlimited Vacation: Flexible schedule. Allowances: Stack Coupons (buy items at cost), $500 towards eLearning, monthly Book allowance, and parking reimbursement. Free Food & Drinks: Stocked cabinets and fridge for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Location: Our office is on the beach in Venice. Equipment: MacBook + 27” thunderbolt display, plus all of the beach equipment needed to enjoy all that Venice has to offer (bikes, surf boards, basketballs, volleyballs, corn hole, etc.). Events: Annual Company Cruise, Annual Stack Olympics, Annual Dodgers Game, Annual hosted White Elephant, Holiday parties, Monthly Birthday Parties, Monthly "External" Happy Hours, weekly internal Happy Hours and much more! Dogs: Stack is a dog friendly office and is very proud of all of our furry stackers!

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