Digital Art Director
Acne Studios is recruiting a Digital Art Director, where you take an active part in daily product shoots for acnestudios.com, create designs and layouts and sign off creative tasks from other creatives. This is a role where you will get the opportunity to bring creatively relevant ideas in a collaborative and innovative way in a progressive fashion house.
This is a role that entails working with others in the creative team such as production, retouchers and freelance photographer/stylists/beauty talents. You strive for continuous development of acnestudios.com in terms of imagery concept (.i.e. styling/casting/photography), other creative content and maintaining the Acne Studios luxury fashion brand identity. This is an ideal role for a person who is used to creative problem-solving but is also happy to take a ‘hands-on’ approach, creating ecommerce imagery and executing digital product pushes and smaller campaigns. As a Digital Art Director you will report to the Digital Production Manager.
Other main responsibilities will be:
- Determine how best to represent a concept visually keeping on brief and managing the ideation
- Act as a link between the Digital Commerce department and the Creative Director’s vision
- Allocates which photographer, stylist and beauty talents or other design elements to use on projects
- Collaborate with marketing and merchandising team on strategy and targeting, and work closely together within the digital studio and digital design team to ensure brand relevant and attractive content
- Coordinate activities and collaborate with other artistic and creative departments focusing on digital.
This is a temporary full position during approximately 12 months with possibilities of prolonged.
We are looking for a candidate with a global mindset and have minimum 3 years’ experience as a Digital Art Director or Art Director for a fashion house, design studio, e-commerce platform or production company. You are a person who will bring creatively relevant ideas in a collaborative and innovative way, working closely with other creatives.
Other essential skills and requirements:
- Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives
- An understanding of the luxury fashion customer’s needs online
- Strong leadership skills incl. wish to improve, ability to drive change, delegation and collaborative problem-solving
- Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (.i.e. Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro) and Capture One is essential
- Technical experience within photography is meriting
You have high aspirations and understand the importance of excellence. You act with integrity at all times and have a natural ability to influence and build trust. You value simplicity over complexity and are guided by impact rather than prestige. You are pragmatic and hands-on and get things done. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where flexibility and teamwork are highly valued. And ideally, you enjoy working in a creative international environment with a wide range of personalities.
Acne Studios is a global company with English as working language. Fluency in written and oral English is therefore a must. You will be based in Stockholm. Limited business travel may occur.
We embrace diversity of our people as well as ideas and viewpoints, and encourage everyone's individual expression of their own identity. Connect with us, with or without a CV – in the way that suits you best! As long as we get a good understanding of who you are, your experience, and your competence, we will take it from there. Welcome!
We may perform background checks for this position.
Acne Studios is a Swedish fashion house with a multidisciplinary approach and global presence. Founded in 1996, the focus is on elevated ready-to-wear and accessories. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in art, photography, music, architecture, and contemporary culture, Acne Studios has found an alternative path to fashion and creativity. Acne Studios has seen double-digit growth for most years since its inception with a turnover of >250 EUR million.
Acne Studios operates through own distribution channels and wholesale partners with >60 own stores worldwide, including flagship stores in Stockholm, Paris, Milan, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Each store has a unique distinctive character, yet with common key design elements reflecting the Acne Studios brand identity.
The Acne Studios Head Office is located in Stockholm, in a brutalist masterpiece that formerly housed the Czechoslovakian Embassy. Completely restored to facilitate a fashion school-like atmosphere, the overall aesthetic is again a reflection of the Acne Studios brand identity, telling the story of its history and global vision. Acne Studios also operates offices in Paris, New York, Shanghai, and Empoli outside Florence.
Following its ambitious sustainability work and focus on supplier relationships and longevity, Acne Studios has been independently verified as “Leader” by Fair Wear Foundation for six consecutive years. Acne Studios is an official member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode since 2013.
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