Dwell is the authoritative source for discovering the best in contemporary home design and for learning how to make your own space a great place to live. Dwell launched as a print magazine in 2000 to bridge the gap between architecture professionals and those interested in home design. With a print magazine published 6 times a year and a robust subscription-based digital platform, it remains an independent publication committed to the ways that architecture and design can improve our lives and our communities. Dwell is a forward thinking brand, optimistically championing the principles of modern design, creativity, humility, diversity, and sustainability.

The Art Director is responsible for effectively completing complex design projects, including the layout of 6 print issues a year from initial design to print mechanicals, as well as digital initiatives such as website features, email, and marketing promotions.

This role reports to the Creative Director, while working closely with the Photo Director and Editor-in-Chief.

Responsibilities

  • Design and production of our flagship publication, Dwell Magazine
  • Help creating innovative layouts, including covers and features, and setting style standards
  • Support creative team developing assets, improving workflow, and meeting goals
  • Oversee the commission of original artwork (including illustrations, icons, and animations) within budgets
  • Strengthen and grow the Dwell brand and visual identity
  • Help evolve a cohesive identity for Dwell.com and social media content franchises (including page templates, photo/illustration treatments, and other defining graphic elements)
  • Propose and iterate on design concepts for print and digital as needed
  • Participates in brainstorming and other idea-generating team sessions


Requirements

  • Experience creating layouts for design-centric, visual print publications and building design systems
  • Understanding of complex type hierarchies and systems
  • Understanding of corporate branding, layout, color, and typography in both print and digital media
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Strong attention to detail (particularly when it comes to typography)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • An understanding of industry trends, best practices, and emerging user behaviors
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to be flexible and to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A highly creative, forward-thinking, innovative mindset
  • Positive, reliable, and motivated worth ethic
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects and Figma are a plus
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS