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Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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theSkimms design team is a group of fast-moving & creative thinkers who thrive on creating beautifully branded experiences Skimmrs love. As the Brand Design Director, you will translate marketing & brand strategies into innovative campaigns & branded experiences. As a key member of the team, you'll work cross-functionally with marketing, editorial, product, & sales to own the end-to-end brand experience & bring theSkimms voice to life.


  • Lead & develop a team of brand designers 
  • Guide art direction for all marketing campaigns & branded experiences
  • Conceptualize & execute large scale, multi-channel marketing campaigns
  • Ensure theSkimms brand styles & voice is represented in all projects
  • Manage design resources needed for projects 
  • Develop & maintain a well defined brand identity
  • Foster a collaborative process with teams across the organization
  • Work with the entire design team to evolve the brand design system, understanding the value of design patterns & helping to build & maintain a cohesive visual language


  • 6+ years of brand design experience
  • 4+ years managing a creative team
  • Experience owning campaigns across all channels
  • Strong critical thinking & communication skills 
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of design craft 
  • Ability to lead, inspire, & motivate reports & peers to do their best work
  • Proficient in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Figma, Keynote
  • A solid understanding of typography, composition, & grids 


  • Ability to refine other peoples ideas & push the best concept forward 
  • Familiarity & enthusiasm for theSkimm, & a passion for our audience & mission
  • Keen interest in elevating theSkimms brand & bringing new offerings to life


  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter


theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

Please include a link to an online or PDF portfolio with your application.

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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