Blue Nile Seattle , WA 98113
Blue Nile was created in 1999 by a man in love. He wanted to propose to his significant other and had the nervous excitement we all feel for that person who is just right. But that excitement was met with frustration because of an outdated method for engagement ring shopping that only offered confusing information, limited choice, and commissioned salespeople. He knew there had to be a better way and founded Blue Nile based on a simple idea: Diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry should be fun, easy, and understandable. After all, they are meant for celebrating love.
This was a radical idea in the industry. That's how we knew it was right. More than 500,000 couples have said "yes" to a better way to buy diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry gifts. And if you want to be part of a company that's always blazed its own trail, we want to talk.
Blue Nile is a company of doers and everyone does their part to make the customer experience perfect. Far from a cog in a machine, the company's structure can make you highly visible and offers the ability to learn, try new things, and see the impact of your work regardless of level.
In your role as the Sr. Manager of Design & Image / Associate Creative Director, your day-to-day responsibilities will consist of: creating visually engaging photographic and design points of view based on the needs of the business, including concepting, ideation, photography and design execution at the highest level in accordance with our global brand strategy. Additional responsibilities include management of a team of MC Designers, and Digital Production Artists as well as related contract assistance when needed.
The purpose of this role is to work as a leader within the Global Creative Team to deliver a world-class, elevated global design and image expression, across all channels, for the Blue Nile brand experience. Channels include, but are not limited to: site content, site visual navigation, brand photography, videos and related graphics, and sell shots and in-store print, organic social and collateral. The work of the Sr. Manager/ACD, will be leveraged by internal groups to drive a new and evolving global brand standard, which the role will lead in concert with the Sr. Manager of Editorial and in accordance with the Global Marketing and Content Calendar.
As the Sr. Manager/ACD, your prevue will include areas of high-level and tactical creative concepting, art direction and design, created with the purpose of telling the larger brand story on a consistent basis. You will be responsible for image and typography standards, iconography, color, space and texture, synthesized to help our customers build affinity for the Blue Nile brand.
Key relationships with Marketing Directors, Site and Tech Teams as well as Merchants will be critical for success in this role, as well as the following:
Possessing a high level of taste in image, typography and overall aesthetic
Generate, ideate and present clear ideas, concepts and designs of functional and creative assets from beginning to end.
Prepare work by gathering information and materials.
Work collaboratively with internal partners, editorial teams and designers to ensure a consistent, integrated brand look and feel in concert with brand standards
Collaborate with a cross-functional teams that include engineers, product managers.
Translate client business requirements, user needs, technical requirements into solutions that are visually enticing and emotionally engaging.
Stay ahead of trend of the latest programs, standards, and evolutions in visual design field such as Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite.
Create prototypes that clearly demonstrate the executional direction of concepts
Inspire and guide a design team dedicated to the brand's global development
Partner with leadership to evangelize concepts
Position Details & Requirements
A minimum of 10-years experience working on luxury-oriented business, projects and brands
Demonstrated ability to concept on a high-level as well as tactically. Proven demonstration of bringing ideas to life.
Digitally centered, with print experience history. HTML and CSS knowledge a plus.
Proficiency with Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
Well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined solutions efficiently
Proven ability to effectively art direct on-figure and still-life images and videos at the highest levels of taste.
Proficiency with typography and world-class level graphic design.
Abilities demonstrated via portfolio
What we offer:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
401(k) with Company Match
Employee Referral Bonus
Fitness Center Discount