Art Director, Digital Photography – West Elm Jobs in Brooklyn, NY at West Elm

Title: Art Director, Digital Photography – West Elm

Company: West Elm

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Job DescriptionThis Art Director role helps drive the look and feel for our digital lifestyle photography which is used across all marketing channels. The proper design and art direction combined with the right content drives customer engagement with the brand. Visual content created from this role directly translates the brands business needs, promoting new product launches and seasonal merchandise priorities.

Core ResponsibilitiesOperates with a solid grasp of brand’s aesthetic. Collaborate with the Art Direction team, Digital Design team, Digital Merchant partners, and Post-Production teams in delivering the best photography for our ecommerce and digital channels and support key product initiatives for each season. Partner with Producers and Photographers to manage shoot crew in studio or on location and lead a shoot efficiently and effectively. Creatively manage shoot with internal team, production, and merchandise partners. Collaborate and clearly communicate with Stylist and Photographers to ensure concepts and brand vision are compelling and on brand.

QualificationsYou’ll need a strong understanding of photo art direction and the ability to lead a team for all lifestyle photography needs on our website and digital platforms. You have a passion for design, interiors, art, and fashion with a high taste level. Key attributes include love for collaboration, strong communication skills and sense of ownership and urgency in delivering quality in all projects. To be successful here you’ll also have a flexible personality to be able to thrive in the fast paced, reactive environment. You are adept and agile in an evolving landscape of content creation.

What will inspire a customer to purchase, and what visual information does a customer need in order to buy –you have the understanding of marketing, business, and product, with a customer-first lens on how to sell product

Macro-to-micro vision – can think big picture and understand goals for the Digital Experience, while contributing to the day-to-day execution of the vision

Can balance creative with business goals and work cross-functionally while maintaining quality and consistency across all photography

Experience on-set and in photo studios – understanding of production, photography, lighting, and post-production

Set design and experience with interior finishes required to execute pre-production needs and on-set creative direction

Strong time management, communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task

Ability to prioritize and problem solve, works with a sense of urgency, solution-oriented

Bachelor’s degree in art / design

3-5 years of experience in photo art direction, furniture or home décor brand preferred

Strong storytelling / narrative capability

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

Entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, creativity, and sense of purpose

Highly collaborative and flexible with a mantra of giving and helping others

Ability to appreciate, inspire, and be inspired by others

A passion for helping people express their style and tell their story at home along with an excitement about the opportunity to make great things happen for the customer and our brand

A willingness to dig in, contribute, and lead

Drive for personal challenge and growth

Some experience in video platforms is a plus

Management skills a plus


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits designed to help you grow, personally and …

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