Design Manager

Location: Richmond, Virginia (not remote)

We’re hiring a Design Manager to lead our remote team of graphic designers and to develop custom design processes to create best-in-class graphics, illustrations and brand creatives for the Bonfire brand and our community of sellers.

How You’ll Make a Difference:

  • Lead, hire and inspire a remote team of graphic designers
  • Manage Bonfire’s custom design process and creative workflow
  • Communicate, educate and equip team around a clear design point of view based in consumer insights, competitive analysis, and marketplace trends for the Bonfire Brand and our sellers
  • Act as internal champion of the full design cycle of t-shirt designs and evergreen art templates
  • Work closely with Account Managers to determine scope of campaign projects and timelines to deliver final production-ready assets
  • Advise clients on strategies to reach target audience through visual language and custom merchandise
  • Build and manage an accessible design management system for art-related files
  • Partner with our merchandising, operations and product teams to be informed and influence materials sourced for production quality and marketability
  • Assist product designer in designing in-house creatives and marketing materials for brand and account management teams including by not limited to ads, email templates, web landing pages or social content and other supporting graphics as needed
  • Manage timely approvals and meet deadlines

What You Need to Win:

  • Strong desire to lead; 3-5 years of design project management experience
  • Illustration skills and stunning design portfolio; 3-5 years of progressive graphic design experience; may be substituted for proven skills based on work examples.
  • Expert knowledge in Illustrator
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks, while still seeing the big picture — even in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion in cause and community activities a plus – or the ability to empathize with our community
  • Welcome and live the Bonfire values

Wow Factor:

  • Degree in graphic design, visual communications, digital media or  art direction
  • Experience working with an online retailer, printed apparel and/or fashion industry a plus
  • Photo and video direction
  • Experience creating marketing communications material in Photoshop/Sketch and InDesign
  • Illustration skills

About Bonfire: Bonfire is a team of passionate people working to make a difference by building strong creative community to enable brands, causes, and individuals to raise awareness and grow their business. We have a shared focused on our mission to strengthen and inspire communities. Through art, technology, authenticity and human connection, we obsess over delivering the best way to sell custom apparel on the planet. We are committed to making great products, creating incredible e-commerce experiences, and having fun in the process. Be a part of Bonfire!

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Complete the application below: