Brand / Interaction Designer

VAWAA

Brand / Interaction Designer

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    VAWAA (Vacation With An Artist) is a first of its kind curated marketplace to book one-on-one, 4-7 day immersive apprenticeships with master artists and craftspeople around the world - from calligraphy in Japan to bespoke shoemaking in Czech Republic to street art in Buenos Aires, and everything in between.

    Our mission is to create the best platform for immersive experiences that help people disconnect from their hyper digital lives, immerse in new cultures and learn new skills.

    We've been featured in WSJ, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, Artsy, VICE and recently won the prestigious Webby Award for Best in Travel Websites. It is an exciting time and we are growing the team to realize the big vision.

    www.vawaa.com

    DESCRIPTION

    We are looking to hire our first full time designer who will work in direct collaboration with our founder/ CEO (ex-creative director, R/GA) to lead all design related work at VAWAA. The person who will strive in this role is highly strategic, detail-oriented, and multi-skilled, bringing a deep understanding across visual design, user experience, user interface design and branding. Start date ASAP. Candidate must be in the US. This is a high impact/ high growth role in an early stage growing startup.

    YOU CAN EXPECT TO

    • Lead design across all areas of the company. This includes branding, product, interaction, communications and marketing.
    • Stay 100% focused on making a great digital brand and product--that's all we care about
    • Attention to detail and care for design execution, from concept through delivery
    • Wear multiple hats and be part of the founding team to lead the company through it's growth stage.

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    • Immensely positive, a student of life and believe in VAWAA's mission and culture.
    • Impeccable execution and care for all aspects of design, from conceptual thinking to motion, UX and visual design.
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and present findings, and articulate design rationale.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • A portfolio of relevant work is required for consideration. please submit it along with your resume as the "cover letter.

    We are on a mission to preserve rich craft traditions and processes by helping artists sustainably pass down their knowledge to future generations. And in the process, inspire everyone to make more, consume less.

    If that sounds up your alley, then definitely apply.