WHO WE ARE
Stamen is an award winning, internationally acclaimed creative studio with a large body of work at the intersection of social good, art, and commerce. Our work lives everywhere from leading newspapers, to Fortune 500 brands, to major museum collections, to prime time television.
Stamen is known as an innovator in data visualization and mapping. While that's what we're known for, it's really a side-effect of our incessant curiosity and passion for creating beauty. As we continue to engage in increasingly ambitious data visualization projects, our curiosity and drive are also leading us in new directions: we're undertaking interactive installations, tangible data visualizations, and conceptual projects that will define the future of design and technology.
Our commitment to our values is written in the work we have done. Here's proof that we're not fucking around.
WHO WE WANT
Our work is eclectic, so we need someone flexible. Our clients and partners are demanding, so we need someone experienced. Our team is passionate, so we need someone kind and wise. And serious creativity is non-negotiable.
We're looking for someone with a pragmatic, proven ability to work with Fortune 500 companies brand identities, as well as someone who embraces the creative chaos inherent to conceiving and collaborating on experimental art.
We're looking for someone who knows the standard design process, has done it, and is ready to break those rules. Some projects need wireframes. Some need interactive prototypes out of the gate. Some clients work from brand books. Some don't. We do both, and you'll be adept at traversing that gap.
You'll have experience managing designers and working directly with developers, clients and communicating design concepts effectively, delivering enough detail for developers to build designs and also be ready to iterate with engineers on live code.
If you have all that, we won't sweat the details.
WHAT THE JOB IS
You'll lead the art department, plain and simple. At a minimum that will mean:
- direct management, leadership and mentorship of at least two designers
- hands-on UI & UX for data visualizations, digital interactives, and physical installations
- establishing and refining design processes
- being on the senior management team
- leading design on a range of client projects
Ideally we would like someone who:
- has managed a design team while designing themselves
- leads and mentors designers
- speaks publicly about design
This is a full-time job in San Francisco's Mission District.
Qualified applicants will have an online portfolio; no attachments please! jobs (at) stamen.com.