Lot18: Creative Director, London Office

Posted by | December 23, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: London, UK

URL: www.lot18.com

Lot18 is revolutionizing the way the world buys wine.
We’re an
agile technology startup with offices in London, Paris, and New York. We
connect wineries and retailers with our members worldwide. We are backed by
Accel Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Firstmark Capital, and are extremely
well capitalized, having raised nearly $50M within the last year. The wine,
glassware, and other epicurean products we offer are highly curated by teams
throughout the world.
Lot18 is a
great place for smart people who know how to get things done – and who want to
work alongside likeminded teammates. Come make a difference.
Competitive Salaries,
Full Benefits
All
positions are full time and based in London, unless otherwise stated, and come
with a comprehensive benefits package:
  • Stock
    options
  • Competitive
    salary
  • Top of the
    line computer setup
  • Fun,
    startup office environment
  • Plenty of
    wine
  • Work With
    Awesome People
We run the
gamut. Our people hail from companies such as Amazon, AOL, AT&T, Christie’s
auction house, CollegeHumor/IAC, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Sony Ericsson,
Forbes, Gourmet, The French Laundry, The Waverly Inn, Benu, Ruth’s Chris Steak
House, and many others. Lot18’s employees have over 150 years of combined experience
in the technology and wine industry.
We’ve
gotten a perfect score on the SAT and graduated from top schools like Oxford, Edinburgh,
Harvard, and Princeton. But please don’t hold it against us! We’ve done things
in the real world, too, like climbing Mt. Everest and sailing the Atlantic
Ocean to winemaking, filmmaking for the 48 Hour Film Projects, studying
cheese-making in Italy on a Fulbright, making videogames for Aerosmith, and
playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In our spare time, we like to eat and
drink, run marathons and compete in roller derby and dodgeball.
Creative Director
The Creative
Director will drive the overall design language of Lot18’s brand and products
across its applications and campaigns. 
Together with product managers, developers, marketers, and editors you
will use your talents to communicate our mission and value to consumers and
help redefine the way people experience wine and epicurean products.  You will also be responsible for building and
leading a team of designers based out of our London office.
Responsibilities
  • Experience
    being the primary driver and owner of the visual aspects of website and email
    product
  • Strong
    command over all elements of design, layout, typography and UX
  • Ability
    to design visually attractive and highly usable interfaces
  • Ability
    to contribute to product and marketing direction with original and creative
    concepts
  • Build
    a team of designers, managing and mentoring them
  • Maintain
    individual brand guidelines while aligning with Lot18’s image
  • Follow
    style-guides established for product and photography
  • Creative
    preparation, art direction and management of photography
Desired Skills
  • 4+ years of
    experience as a creative director, preferably well versed in ecommerce website
    and email presentation
  • Past
    experience being a major brand stakeholder
  • Strong design
    background and eye for composition
  • Strong time
    management, communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task
  • In-depth
    knowledge of photographers and production processes
  • Proficient in
    latest design tools (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • BFA or
    equivalent in Graphic Design, Advertising or related subject
Why you should work with us
  • Top of the
    line computer setup
  • 10% time to
    work on projects outside of your daily responsibilities
  • Well funded
    by top tier venture firms
  • Many
    technical and business challenges to solve
  • Plenty of
    wine to drink and a fun office environment

To apply: Send a resume and portfolio to andrew@lot18.com

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