Graphic Designer

Job description

ABOUT AVANT ARTE

Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation. The company began as a cult blog of contemporary artists and grew organically into the world’s largest and most engaged online art community, with more than 2 million of their followers under the age of 35.

The company collaborates with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claire Tabouret and Hank Willis Thomas, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper of exceptional quality. And they have built a highly engaged community of next-generation art collectors, which means Avant Arte’s artist launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops, selling out in under 30 seconds.

The company’s vision is to inspire a generation of millions of young people who love art like they love music and who collect works like they build their wardrobe.

This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful, profitable, early-stage business at a pivotal moment in our growth, where you will have a big impact from day one.


OUR CULTURE

We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We all work incredibly hard because we really care about what Avant Arte is here to do – we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, hungry to learn, and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.

We know that creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity is critical if we want to build something with impact and meaning. We believe that having diversity in age, background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective will make us an infinitely better company. And it is particularly vital if we are going to build a roster of artists and a community of collectors that are representative of contemporary art and of the wider world today.


Requirements

What we need:

We are looking for a passionate & balanced all-round Graphic Designer to join our small but mighty design team. You’ll be supporting our marketing and content teams with the creation of design assets—from social and product videos to studio shoot edits. We expect you to have a background in visual design, with the ability to flex between different media with ease.


This role is a great opportunity for a budding designer to gain experience in a variety of methods, take initiative to brainstorm ideas, and help grow our brand. You’ll design for our audience on socials of over 2.5 million.


In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with creative leads, content creators, designers, and our social media team to create highly engaging content

  • Design assets that are easy to understand and on-brand— including social media posts, animations, and product videos

  • Brainstorm and iterate on exciting ways to showcase our products

  • Contribute to crafting design principles that make your designs scalable and consistent

The main skills we’re looking for are:

  • Experience in a visual design role

  • Strong visual design and typography skills, and a dedication to quality and functionality

  • Experience with graphic design, motion graphics, video editing, and story-telling

  • Ability to challenge the status quo and bring fresh ideas to the table

  • A portfolio that showcases your work and its impact


We think you’ll probably have experience:

  • Partnering with marketing teams to meet deadlines and KPIs

  • Giving and receiving feedback, and pushing back with conviction and care

  • Working with tools like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AfterEffects, and InDesign. Figma and Keynote knowledge would be great, too


Don’t meet every single requirement? Avant Arte is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


BENEFITS

  • You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and Facebook.

  • Generous equity allowance

  • Private Healthcare (UK)

  • Enhanced pension contributions

  • 25 days of holiday plus two extra company wide days on Kings Day (national holiday in the Netherlands which falls in April) and Christmas Eve

  • L&D budget of €1000 per year per employee

  • Company Laptop (MacBook) + any other equipment for your at-home set up

  • Cycle to work scheme (UK)

  • Regular socials & team events including end of year events between all offices and staff (incl. remote)

  • Generous parental leave policies

  • Offices in both London and Amsterdam and supportive of flexible/remote working

  • Office perks in our London office include membership discounts for restaurants, wellness services and hotels in the area as well as free fitness classes and drinks on Fridays