About The Role
The Art Director position is an exciting growth opportunity where you will regionally manage our Art & Graphics product, process and people.
Within this regional leadership position you will harness , help to grow, and ensure the success of the Art & Graphics team by working directly with the Head of Art & Graphics and the global Art & Graphics team in NYC.
The position requires a proven track record of exceptional design thinking, an understanding of our brand at its deepest level, and an aptitude for positive and clear communication within your team.
Additionally, respect for and discretion with sensitive information are requirements for team members taking on this role.
Due to the breadth and intensity of this role, you may not always work on projects as often as you do now.
Maintain and support the WeWork culture and sense of community among all Art staff
Communicate regularly with the Art & Graphics team to provide progress updates and coordinate initiatives
Establish goals and metrics to track success of initiatives
Collaborate and communicate daily with the other regional functional leads and all of your regional Art & Graphics teammates
Build strong and positive relationships within your industry locally, leveraging expertise and creating excitement within the profession about its future from a wide-lens perspective
Establish an environment that excitedly welcomes new team members and helps to grow current ones
Teach or assign responsibility for onboarding courses provided globally for new hires
Regionalize onboarding process as appropriate
Together with the Head of Art & Graphics - evaluate, propose, establish, and maintain strategic relationships within the industry and professional organizations to improve visibility to job opportunities and continue to elevate the quality of recruits
Attend local recruiting events
Understand the needs of the Art & Graphics team and align applicant searches and evaluations with the expectations of the Head of Art & Graphics
Evaluate and select applicants to interview based on a review of portfolios
Interview and provide feedback on applicants to the corporate recruiter.
Professional and Team Development
Act as both a manager and a mentor to regional discipline team members by providing guidance, feedback, and assistance on art and design methodology
Create a strong, positive, and optimistic culture within the regional Art & Graphics team through organizing and leading events, providing mentorship and learning opportunities
Assist the global Art & Graphics team in the development of regional programs to support professional growth both internal and external to WeWork
A Mentorship Program
External growth classes and conferences (e.g. Project Management, Leadership, Screen-printing, Sign-painting, etc.)
Organize, manage, and run 1 : 1 discussions with Art & Graphics staff to plan and track their growth
Provide ongoing training and support to the Art & Graphics staff on regionalized processes and product standards
Regionalization with the support of and in coordination with the global Art & Graphics team
Direct regionalization of process for the function by strategizing, testing, and documenting modified global processes
Assist and manage regionalization of product standards
Troubleshoot short term solutions for process and product fixes, while pushing forward a long term solution and agenda
Strong knowledge and understanding of art and design principles
5+ years experience in professional graphic design field
Strong interest in interior design, art, and installation design
Clearly demonstrate leadership characteristics
Very proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Comfortable translating design into physical installation work via hand-painting, spray paint, stenciling, wheatpasting, etc.
Able to reference past WeWork projects and the overall brand aesthetic while creating work for new WeWork spaces
Previous managing experience preferred
A positive and optimistic influence within the Art & Graphics discipline and beyond by always carrying yourself in a professional manner
Honesty, respect, and confidentiality are essential and are taken seriously
Ability to prioritize tasks and work on both short term and long term solutions simultaneously
Must be very organized and exhibit excellent time management skills
Clear communicator and excellent presenter with oral, written, and graphic representation skills
Ambitious outside-of-the-box thinker willing to reach beyond their comfort zone
Reliable, focused, and detail oriented
Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful problem solver
Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a "can do" attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn
Excellent people skills with an ability to build consensus
Proficient in documentation and representation tools : all things Google and Adobe
Fluent in English
Candidates must submit a proper portfolio in order to be considered for the position.