The Rug Company

Art Director

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Freelance, Fixed-term
Applications Close: 31 March 2019
Twitter: @TheRugCompany
Job Listing Added: 22 February 2019

The Rug Company is recognised internationally as the leading name for contemporary handmade rugs. Combining exceptional quality with original design and flawless service, we use age-old weaving techniques to create rugs that are precious and unique. Our design studio collaborates with some of the world’s most inspirational designers and offers a bespoke service for any specific requirements. We understand the importance of service and our sales team not only have an expert understanding of the rugs but also how to best use and place them. They will go to great lengths to guide you through the rug buying process, helping you find the perfect piece.

Art Director (Initially a 6 month contract)

Role objective:

As part of a highly skilled studio team that drives all brand output, The Rug Company are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director to help execute the creative vision. The role will be integral in working with the Creative Director to drive all visual output to the next level.

The Art Director will be responsible for developing and delivering across all areas of design by the brand- from print, campaign photography, events, product development, packaging and digital/web/mobile design.

A dedicated, driven designer who strives to create quality work at the highest level, they must help deliver to the creative success of multiple projects at once, as well as support the personal success of those that work with them. They must feel confident presenting and interacting with a variety of disciplines from strategy, digital, communications, service design and production.

Role and responsibilities:

– Work with Studio team to create a seamless brand experience across all our channels
– Liaise with different departments from VM, Marketing, Production, Showrooms
– Project driver, collaborating with Marketing and Production teams to drive concepts from design to execution within a time-frame
– Maintain and build relationships with our collaborators through communication and project management
– Nurture and manage the studio team in both London and New York
– Develop both designer and in-house rug collections with design and production team
– Work with in-house photography team to create imagery for both digital and print by planning and art directing shoots.

Skills and experience:

– Creative thinker: developing highly creative and engaging concepts across visual and communication assets
– Multi-tasker, a generalist who can oversee a wide variety of projects at once
– Open minded
– Organised
– Experience in lifestyle and luxury brands
– Ability to make connections between what's going on in the design world, particularly interiors and fashion, and interpreting these for the brand.
– Excellent on craft and detail
– Adobe Creative Suite
– Articulate: the ability to communicate ideas and strategy to other departments.
– Interested in all aspects of design. In particular the use pattern and colour, but also branding and graphics with some knowledge of typography.
– A good eye for photography and image making
– Ability to create different campaigns around each collection.
– Cares deeply for the development of their team, inspiring team members and guiding personal growth.
– Experience running a cohesive campaign across all visual content, particularly bringing it to life on digital platforms (social media, website)

How to Apply

Please send all CVs and Cover Letters to [email protected] for consideration.