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1stdibs is world's leading online marketplace for the most beautiful things on earth.
New York City - Astor Place    Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
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1stdibs is the worlds leading marketplace for coveted furnishings, jewelry, fine arts & vintage fashion. Behind our world-class marketplace is a team of passionate marketing professionals that combine exceptional creativity with data-driven insights, & are committed to creating beautiful brand experiences & programs for our customers, clients & sellers. We are looking for a Creative Director to join our team, & contribute to the rapid growth of our business & industry.

A new role to 1stdibs, the Creative Director is a key creative leader that will be responsible for all aspects of creative development, including creative direction, art direction, graphic design, copywriting, photography & videography. You are an exceptional creative talent & leader that loves the creative process, & understands how words & visuals can produce marketing communications that delight customers, elevate the brand, & drive the business forward. Reporting into the Chief Marketing Officer, you will lead the creative team, & work with business leaders across our global organization. This is an extraordinary opportunity for you to join our team, & contribute in a high impact way.

Who you are

  • You believe strategic thinking is core to great communications, & understand how great storytelling & strong creative contributes to our success
  • You connect trends with customer insights to bring brands to life with customers & prospects
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, & open to all ideas & data that will drive innovation
  • You have exceptional communication, presentation & interpersonal skills, & know how to express your ideas & influence an organization at all levels
  • You are comfortable with fast-paced environments, ambiguity, & taking risks
  • You find joy in ideation & execution
  • You believe that quality is better than quantity, & seek excellence & perfection in everything you do
  • You are a committed people leader, & are dedicated to coaching & mentoring your team to ensure their success

What youll do

  • Lead & inspire your creative team to develop & execute pioneering, fully-integrated marketing campaigns across all audiences & platforms
  • Develop & execute a high volume of creative campaigns that deliver on brand and/or performance metrics across all channels - site, in app, paid, social, email, content, OOH, events & more
  • Define, build, elevate & protect the 1stdibs brand while encouraging innovation & risk-taking. Ensure consistency across all channels of communication
  • Build a team of in-house creative professionals & identify external resources as needed
  • Build creative processes & systems that scale with a fast-growing e-commerce platform. Develop & manage an asset library. Ensure flawless delivery of all projects in all specified formats.
  • Supervise the department's daily workflow, assign project workload, & monitor deadlines & budgets.
  • Partner closely with the leads of Supply, Trade, Consumer, Product & Marketing to develop & execute pioneering, fully-integrated marketing campaigns

What youll bring

  • 15+ years of in-house and/or agency experience, with at least 7 years at the leadership level managing creative/art direction, graphic design, photography, videography, copywriting & advertising
  • Strong background of creative leadership, with stunning portfolio of world-class marketing & brand campaigns
  • Exceptional marketer & storyteller, with strong creative sensibility
  • Extensive experience creating integrated campaigns across all marketing channels in ecommerce environment
  • A clear understanding of design-centered processes as well as proven methodologies for identifying & solving problems
  • Proven experience achieving business objectives & working within a complex environment to hit deadlines
  • An authentic, flexible leader, who advocates for his/her strategies, team, & colleagues. Proven ability to lead high-performing teams
  • Exceptional collaborator & cross-functional partner
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Dedicated & strong attention to detail
  • Clear, concise, & transparent communication style
  • Experience working in fast-paced, high-growth environments
  • Background in creative design & brand marketing, preferably with design, luxury or e-commerce brands
  • B.S. required in design related discipline a plus

1stdibs is the worlds largest online luxury marketplace for rare & desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers & consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion & fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital & Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators & seasoned Internet executives from companies including Amazon, Google, eBay,, PayPal,and Twitter.

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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