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Away // travel brand & luggage
New York    Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
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Away is seeking a Senior Art Director to join our Creative team. We are a global lifestyle brand that is on a mission to create thoughtful products designed to make travel more seamless. In support of our mission, the ideal candidate will be a conceptual Art Director with strong execution & attention to detail. In partnership with your Sr Copywriter partner, you will be responsible for concepting & executing on social media, print, OOH, experiential ideas, etc, which will push the brand forward & position Away as a leader in the travel space. You will be expected to also partner closely with all areas of the business to ensure your creative ideas & insights are delivering on brief & on brand. This role will work from our headquarters in SoHo, NYC & report in to our Creative Director.

As a company that values inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this position.

What You'll Do:

  • Build out insightful creative ideas that successfully stretch across multiple channels.
  • Continual development of visual look & feel for the brand.
  • Work closely with the full Creative team to synthesize briefs into strategic creative concepts & see projects through from start to finish.
  • Work closely with the Production team on all shoot planning/prep, ensure execution aligns with concept, & oversee finishing of all assets.
  • Balance brand & business goalsensuring all assets live up to Aways creative standards while still delivering on channel specific best-practices.
  • Monitor industry trends to ensure were leading the way in innovation & performance.
  • Partner closely with other disciplines within the Creative team (including Brand Design, Copy, Production, & UX), as well as other key stakeholders to ensure cross-functional integration & strategic implementation of the Away brand.

Who You Are:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a creative agency setting, with a focus on art direction.
  • Strong sense of design aesthetic.
  • Your portfolio showcases a wide array of integrated experience with both above-the-line & below-the-line initiatives.
  • Effectively partner with various key stakeholders & manage multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to synthesize briefs, conceptualize, & execute.
  • Experience leading photo & video productions: partnering with producers, photographers, prop stylists, retouchers, & video editors.
  • Meticulously organized, vigilant, & detail oriented.
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment.
  • Passionate about travel (but thats a given!)

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. As a global company, our benefits & perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees wellbeing both inside & outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with snacks & coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs & grow your career along the way.
  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, & events, were building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent & impact our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, & organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away

Away ( is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, & launched several new products & experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know thats just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies, one of TIMEs 50 Most Genius Companies, one of LinkedIn's "Top Startups," & a Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup. We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, were expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness & lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US & abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? Were hiring!

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