Sr. Art Director

| Seattle
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Description

 

We embrace a culture of adaptability.  Our teams are committed to innovation, creativity and collaboration. We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes.  Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success.

The Opportunity

We believe there are moments in life that have great meaning to people, which don’t fall on the calendar of the traditional milestone occasions for fine jewelry gifting. We are here for the daily wins and the big life events alike. We are revitalizing our brand, product and customer experience to drive future growth and leadership and make Blue Nile our customer’s jeweler for life.

As Senior Art Director/Designer for Blue Nile you will be responsible for creating and managing the rollout of a new brand direction, collaborating with your fellow designers, internal teams, and external vendors to bring designs to life across a variety of mediums. The right candidate is comfortable taking ownership of projects from start to finish and obsessing over every little detail. Also important to this role will be the ability to tell emotionally-driven, inspirational stories, while mindfully supporting our key business strategies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and create killer work at the highest level of taste
  • Partner with and inspire internal teams in the execution of great work
  • Exhibit a positive, constructive and collaborative attitude, even under pressure
  • Push yourself to think differently and be innovative in what we deliver and how we deliver it
  • Provide constructive feedback and strive to deliver better work on each assignment
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and execute on lifestyle and product photography 

Required Skills:

  • Experience art directing both lifestyle and product photography
  • Ability to see the big picture and drive ideas through to specific tactics
  • Understanding of printing process, digital imagery, photography, illustration, typography and interactive applications
  • Track record of growing leadership skills
  • Persuasive and effective communication skills
  • Strong relationship building
  • Comfortable with the uncomfortable 

Qualifications:

  • Experience leading photoshoots and creative projects from start to finish
  • 5-7+ years of experience in related field
  • Retail, e-commerce, fashion/beauty experience highly desired
  • Killer portfolio with demonstrated versatility across all media
  • Conversant in industry trends and current technology, including Sketch and Adobe CC
  • Ability to gracefully handle multiple projects  

Please include your resume and portfolio (file or url) with your application.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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