Art Director
Booker 11 reviews - United States

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Booker is one of the fastest growing startups in New York City, complete with an amazing product and team of Bookers (team members) that bring a combination of zany energy and relentless focus on transforming the way local services are managed by businesses and discovered by consumers.

Life in the Booker Lane

We are expanding quickly to help millions of service businesses around the globe run and grow successfully in today’s competitive market. To help fuel our continued growth, we recently raised a $15M round of financing lead by Steve Case’s (founder of AOL) Revolution Ventures. Since then, we are proud to have tripled our team to 165+ Bookers and doubled our customer base to 5,000 businesses in just the last 12 months. We also expanded our California office and moved into our snazzy new headquarters in lower Manhattan–two floors and 30,000 sq. ft. of Bookers working and playing hard with your standard startup accoutrement: 2 ping pong tables, a putting green, a foosball table, and more.

Job description “

An art director in the software industry is someone who stands with a foot firmly in two worlds — the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes — and brings the two together.” –
Mitch Kapor

We are seeking a creative and passionate Art Director to join our fast-growing Marketing team in our NYC office. The objective of this position is to enhance Booker’s brand identity and develop compelling design assets across several mediums: web, print, video, etc. Reporting to our VP of Marketing, you will own the entire visual expression of Booker’s brand from external marketing to our SaaS product’s user interface.

The ideal candidate is a high-energy, multidisciplinary designer with a flair for management and competencies in usability, testing, user research, interaction design, graphic design, information architecture, photography, typography, and content development.

Responsibilities
  • Enhancing and maintaining of all Booker’s web properties: Booker.com, Spa-Booker.com, and SalonBooker.com.
  • Launching new web properties from concept to testing, and development to launch.
  • Designing and producing online advertising assets, including landing pages, graphic emails, and banner advertisements with the goal of achieving conversion and a strong visual brand expression.
  • Enhancing, maintaining, and enforcing Booker’s visual brand guidelines across all departments, employees, and partners.
  • Translating complex business requirements into compelling designs that balance business needs with strong visual expression.
  • Creating productive working relationships with business stakeholders by creating processes that enable a healthy back-and-forth to achieve quality work.
  • Designing and producing creative assets, including logos, graphic illustrations, and original artwork.
  • Creating visual prototypes, storyboards, and wireframes.
  • Presenting rationale for concepts and design directions to executives.
  • Mentoring and managing an in-house Visual Designer and two external development agencies.

Requirements
    Well-Rounded Design & Technical Competencies:
  • 6+ years of experience leading and creating interactive and graphic design projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree required (MFA is preferred).
  • Outstanding portfolio of both visual and interaction design.
  • Ability to grasp and translate business requirements into creative visual designs.
  • Proven usability design and testing experience; can solve interface challenges with user-friendly and predictive design.
  • In-depth knowledge of how design utilizes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX.
  • Hands-on experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Expert in photography, color theory, typography, and print production techniques
  • Video production is a plus.
  • Passion for achieving high-quality work through testing, iteration, and soliciting feedback from multiple parties.
  • Involvement in the design community is a plus (AIGA, Dribbble.com, etc.).
  • Copy writing and content strategy experience.

Management & General Competencies:
  • Business-to-business experience.
  • Ability to project-manage and coordinate multiple deliverables and resources simultaneously.
  • Strong player/coach who utilizes and maximizes the skills sets of other designers in fast-paced environment.
  • Great leader and sounding board who encourages participation during the design process.
  • Ability to balance business requirements with design through highly productive collaboration.
  • Ability to work with limited direction to satisfy high-level business objectives.
  • Agency/vendor management experience is a plus.
  • Ability to think outside of the box and present creative solutions.
  • Excellent communication, written, and presentation skills; comfortable presenting your ideas to a C-level audience.

For immediate consideration in confidence, please submit a portfolio and resume to careers@booker.com . Please reference “Art Director” in the subject line of your email. Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered.

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