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Art Director

Art Director

At Happy Socks we have made it our mission to spread happiness everywhere, and you only have to spend a few minutes with us to realize how seriously we take it! In fact, our fun, positive approach is probably the reason we’ve seen such amazing growth over the past couple of years.

We want to make sure this happiness spreads to every corner of the world, by having stellar company visuals, in-store material and online content at all times; and we’re now looking for a new Art Director to our HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. You will join our in-house agency, Happy Agency, and have very talented colleagues by your side. 

The role

As Art Director, you’ll be responsible for developing creative ideas into commercial concepts and actions for all marketing channels. The role requires strong creative skills, good understanding of brand development, graphic design and multichannel marketing concepts.

The person we are looking for can both lead the art direction of a specific project, in-house or with an external partner, as well as get their hands dirty and go into detail when needed. The candidate we are looking for has a great understanding of how to make a project successful by combining a core message and graphic design. 

Areas of responsibility

  • Provide art direction for all types of creative productions, e.g. presentations, web design, in-store materials, company visuals, lookbooks etc.
  • Make sure external partners, such as production companies and photographers, receive accurate briefs and follow these projects from start to finish.
  • Give feedback on creative output of third party agencies
  • Contribute with creative concepts for packaging projects
  • Manage art direction and design of all online creative and content in collaboration with Marketing and Online Team
  • Oversee and plan Social Media content in all channels 

Required skills and knowledge

  • 5+ years of experience in art direction at an advertising/design agency or a similar role in-house on the client side.
  • High degree of creative knowledge and recognition of brand values/aesthetic.
  • Extensive knowledge across print and digital design, with a good understanding of both design, copy and e-commerce.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, any other program is considered a plus (such as Premiere or Lightroom) and iOS presentation software such as Keynote.
  • Organized - experienced in creating and implementing planning routines and managing multiple projects.
  • Proactive and positive approach to problem solving.
  • Self-motivated and energetic individual with a high level of initiative.

Interested? Make sure to share your portfolio (link or document) when applying! 

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Valhallavägen 66
11427 Stockholm Directions career@happysocks.com

Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun at our Stockholm HQ! Our office is based in a grand ex-embassy building in central Stockholm, and each floor is decked out with quirky decor - there’s even a dedicated table tennis room for when you need to take five.

Being in Sweden, we love making time for fika, each month we throw afterwork drinks and we often plan team activities to keep morale high. We believe work should be fun, and we do everything we can to make sure our employees feel the same.

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