Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that’s why we hire individuals. So we’re speaking the same language.
If You Get People, You’re Our People
Sure, there’s a whole science behind marketing. But behind that is real people. With needs and wants and quirks and dreams. And we need someone who gets people, who knows how to find our people. The creators, thinkers, and rebels who find themselves at home putting on some Converse. You’re the one that shows them we’re the same. You’re the connector.
As a Designer for Global Brand Design, Digital at Converse (based at Converse WHQ in Boston), you will be responsible for helping to bring this unique brand to life across our digital ecosystem. You will be part of the creative team that designs and develops strategic positioning for the brand. From email campaigns to site creative, your insight and discipline will help this strategy be manifest to the consumer. You will also be a crucial part of understanding and implementing current trend and insight into consumer relevant communication. You will be a key component to bringing the Converse brand forward in the digital space, specifically in the e-commerce channel.
The Designer for Global Brand Design, Digital reports to the Senior Designer for Global Brand Design, Digital.
What we’re looking for:
Passion for the Converse Brand and passion for creating high-quality work
Creative visual skill set able to translate complex technical and business concepts into easy-to-understand communication pieces
Someone who is resourceful and takes initiative
Extensive experience in digital design
Ability to concept and art direct photo shoots at the highest level
Manage and direct multiple agency relationships, and/or direct reports, across multiple projects with a clear design voice and an unbending creative rigor
Ability to socialize and present creative work to cross-functional partners and senior leadership teams
Craft and develop digital content and storytelling with our Gen-Z consumer in mind
A team player with a positive, hard-working attitude, able to inspire and challenge other team members
Roles and Responsibilities:
Working under the direction of a Design Director and Senior Designer, you will create inventive solutions in all aspects of our digital ecosystem, focusing on, but not limited to, converse.com and converse.com emails
You will help execute, version and maintain the Converse graphic standards and creative direction in the Global e-commerce channels
You will work with Project Managers to comprehend briefs, and execute high-quality work while meeting deadlines
You will work with Global partners to deliver brand right digital assets for marketing campaigns and seasonal creative
You will help the organization evolve by providing insights and strategies around emerging trends in consumer culture and UI design
You will have strong communication skills and be expected to clearly articulate your own ideas as well to the digital design team
Be willing to take risks to determine the balance between exceptional creative and relevant business needs
Assist in the Art Direction and execution of converse.com site photography, email and banner creative
Ability to comprehend guidelines, campaigns, brand and category assets and produce effective brand communication for retail and brand Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or design-related equivalent
4+ years’ experience in digital design for large retail e-commerce or key digital agency experience specific to the streetwear footwear/apparel industry.
Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills
deep understanding of current digital design trends for e-commerce
Strong knowledge of digital commerce, user-experience, and social media platforms
Any other design experience is valued. Must show fully comprehensive portfolio.
Deep connection to streetwear culture and trend
Excellent writing and communications experience preferred
Animation, video editing, photo retouching
Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.