Creative Director

| Santa Monica
The Black Tux is reinventing the formalwear rental industry so guys can show up at their best on the days that matter most. The company designs and manufactures modern rental suits and tuxedos that actually fit—made of 100% wool, ordered online or in one of our showrooms, and delivered for free. Using a combination of machine learning, tailor-trained fit specialists, and industry-leading customer service, The Black Tux guarantees a perfect fit every time.
We’re looking for a Creative Director to co-lead our Creative Studio and deliver remarkable brand experiences. You’ll think holistically about our brand strategy and develop the creative system and work to bring it to life. You will lead and grow a talented team of creatives including designers, copywriters, and producers. As a primary creative storyteller, you’ll bring our brand narrative to life through visuals, tone, voice, and copy. You’ll oversee all aspects of our creative execution including brand campaigns, website, product launches, ads, events, presentations, collateral, and more.

What You'll Do

  • Galvanize a creative culture within the studio and broader company that is positive, collaborative, and supportive
  • Invigorate studio with unyielding energy, passion, and thought leadership
  • Lead, coach, and grow a team of designers, copywriters, and producers
  • Translate business, strategic, communication objectives into creative solutions
  • Oversee overall direction and vision on all projects
  • Ensure integrity and quality of creative work
  • Build collaborative relationships with stakeholders and contractors
  • Protect and extend the language of the brand

Who You Are

  • You’re an optimist that believes brands can help shape the world
  • You like to find new and better ways to make things
  • You are curious about people and like to ask questions
  • You value impact over form but are loyal to quality
  • You’re a natural early adopter interested in tech, fashion, and brand building
  • You care about the details
  • You’re rigorous, self-driven, and communicative

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as an art director or creative director
  • Strong, independent creative with a history of working with brands and leading creative teams to create successful, culturally relevant content
  • Has lead projects and the designers working on those projects
  • Has experience presenting ideas and enjoys doing it
  • Has managed stakeholder expectations
  • Organized with great communication skills
  • Comfortable bringing your point of view into a discussion
  • Portfolio is required in order to be considered

Benefits and Perks of Working at The Black Tux

  • Exciting startup environment
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Complimentary dry cleaning & tailoring services
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid parking
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Open vacation time
  • Stocked kitchen & pantry
  • Apple equipment or whatever you need to be productive
  • Monthly team outings
  • Free suit and tuxedo rentals

We're an equal opportunity employer to all. We interview and hire applicants of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and identities.

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Location

We're located in the heart of Santa Monica, steps away from the beach. Hop on the metro, ride your bike or enjoy complimentary parking.

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