Senior Art Director of Photography



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Who We Are:

Founded in 2009, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fashion and sustainability can coexist. We combine stylish, vintage-inspired designs with sustainable practices, releasing limited-edition collections for individuals who want to look beautiful and live sustainably. Setting an example for the industry, Reformation remains at the forefront of innovation in sustainable fashion—running the first sustainable factory in Los Angeles, using deadstock and eco fabrics, tracking and sharing the environmental impact of every product, and investing in the people who make this revolution possible. The brand has also established itself as a pioneer in retail innovation, developing an in-store tech concept that brings the best of its online experience to its physical doors.

We are a future focused organization committed to the belief that the problems facing our planet and society can be solved through innovation, common sense and education. Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2.

Here at Ref, we put people first. We know that you can't innovate and do cool stuff without having everyone on board. So we work to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and where their voices are truly valued. We build an inclusive culture together and make a real impact along the way.

Senior Art Director

Reformation has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Art Director to help lead our in-house creative & eCommerce team. We’re looking for someone with an exceptional eye and outstanding leadership skills who will oversee the in-house photo team of photographers, art directors, and stylists, and execute the photo art direction of our highly successful website. The ideal candidate will display a passion and commitment for creating incredible imagery and inspiring the team to do the same.

What You’ll Do:

  • Report to the Creative Director but lead, manage, and develop the in-house Creative team (including the photographer, art directors stylists, and all freelance support)
  • Elevate and evolve the site aesthetic while supporting the overall brand direction
  • Along with our Creative Director, you will oversee art direction, image selection– and help refine this process
  • Support the Creative Director in newsletter ideation and creation
  • Help Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer conceptualize campaigns, videos, and bring them to life
  • Work closely with producers and Creative Director on model casting
  • Act as a key cross-functional partner on all creative, marketing, and product initiatives
  • Art Direct on set both in studio and on editorials
  • Collaborate with the social media team on social content as needed
  • Participate in strategy meetings and partner with merchandising and creative teams to translate business strategy into creative concepts and compelling content

What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of 8 years experience as a Art Director/Senior Art Director in fashion— high volume ecomm experience is extremely important
  • BA in design, photography, visual arts, digital media or related field.
  • Computer literate (Daily usage of a MAC, Global Edit, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace)
  • An elevated, fashion-oriented eye for photography, lighting, retouching and artistic vision.
  • Displays a very strong understanding of the Reformation brand– our products, customer and sustainable mission.
  • Strong communication skills and time management skills; ability to juggle priorities and multiple projects across various time constraints and still meet deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker willing to push the envelope and bring fresh, innovative ideas to life.
  • Collaborative, inclusive and flexible team member.
  • Highly organized with extreme attention to detail.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills; ability to anticipate obstacles and also quickly generate alternate solutions/ideas and change course as needed.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; highly detail-oriented.
  • Can-do positive attitude and a roll-up-your-sleeves approach; personable and flexible with demands and changes in business.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more
  • 401K with company match

The Reformation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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