This is an in-person role based in New York, NY. No remote applicants will be considered. Please submit portfolio and resume to people@getmaude.com.

maude is seeking a Design Director to lead and expand our design and creative team. The ideal candidate can balance creative vision with measurable execution to evolve and own the visual identity of the brand across channels. The ideal candidate has 7-10+ years of graphic design and art director experience, has a sharp and on-brand creative sensibility, in-depth knowledge of design across digital and print disciplines, and understands how to create impactful and effective strategies by marrying data with design while leading and growing a team. This role will work closely with across the team and with our CEO/Creative Director and will be a key role in our fast-growing brand.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage all design: Including print, digital, social media, email, packaging/collateral, and website.

  • Evolve and own brand brand identity: Refine images, fonts, and layouts for a cohesive vision and brand consistency across all design properties. 

  • Manage graphic design and creative team: Mentor and manage team of creatives to ensure delivery of projects, photoshoots, and assets while creating opportunities for growth.

  • Liaise with senior leadership: Work closely across leadership teams to manage timelines and creative deliverables.

  • Ensure creative meets growth: Measure impact of creative output and assets by working closely with the growth and marketing teams to be meeting company expectations.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master's in graphic design or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 7+ years work experience designing preferably in-house for a brand or agency for early-stage clients.

  • 2+ years of managing a design team

  • Expert knowledge of most current version of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator); working knowledge of animation, UX, HTML & CSS a plus.

  • Strong understanding of design standards and methodologies.

  • Have a clear fundamental understanding of design, typography, photography, and design trends.

  • Produce a high volume of collateral under tight deadlines.

  • Responsible for designing within company standards, style and branding.

  • Ability to interpret design specifications with accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Must have ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a great attitude and kind spirit a must. 

  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving.

  • A knockout design portfolio that demonstrates a keen ability to ignite ideas.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity.

  • Generous vacation.

  • Health, life, commuter, vision, dental benefits.

  • Will work from our pet-friendly Williamsburg office.

  • 9:30-6:30 M-F working hours. 

  • Cultural outings (think: Smithsonian, Nitehawk Cinema, sailing).

About Us

Launched in April 2018, maude is an essentials brand on a mission to make intimacy better through quality, simplicity, and inclusivity. Working closely with familiar factories, each of maude's body-safe products are made to be both easy-to-use and to elevate an everyday experience. Featured in 800+ publications including The New York Times and Forbes, maude was voted one of CircleUp's 25 and was heralded as “redefining the sex essentials industry for modern consumers.” Backed by investors including True, CASSIUS, RRE and Dakota Johnson, maude is on a mission to make sexual wellness better for all.