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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’re looking for an Art Director that loves concepts and has the creativity and handicraft to make a concept come to life visually and graphically. You will be Team Lead for our Print Department within our in-house agency, leading a team of 3. You will coach them in their creative process and be responsible for the creative output but will also do a lot of hands-on designing yourself. This is a temporary position from January - December 2021, covering a parental leave. You will be based at our HQ in Stockholm. 

The Print Department is in charge of creating all concepts and artworks for packaging, catalogues, look books, labels, internal presentations and guidelines as well as our retail displays and POS material (not designing socks, that’s another department) as well as collaborating on campaign concepts. You will be our leading star when it comes to brand guidelines, logos and branding, supervising the creative output from the team, making sure all is overseen before delivery, in close collaboration with our Creative Director & Head of Agency.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all creative and brand art direction of the Print Department according to brand guidelines and company objectives
  • Responsible for our visual identity
  • Clearly communicate and present creative concepts and rationale for design choices
  • Generate clear ideas and graphic concepts for collabs and campaigns
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience
  • Be part of the design process including designing graphics, artwork, packaging and branding concepts all the way to final execution within deadlines
  • Responsible for the creation of seasonal sales books and look books
  • Collaborate with Happy Socks Marketing, Sales and Retail teams
  • Creating great work environment, meeting work expectations, and discussing team goals, achievements and staff development
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers and provide directions and oversee workload

The Art Director & Print Team Lead is part of Happy Agency in the Marketing Department and reports to the Head of Agency.

Requirements & Skills 

  • 5 + years' of experience in Graphic Design 
  • Degree in Graphic Design 
  • Experience from working with brand identities and retail art direction
  • Knowledge of the workflow and expertise in the print field 
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken 
  • Excellent knowledge in Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Keynote and Powerpoint
  • Photography experience is a plus
  • Agency experience is a plus

You’re curious and passionate about exploring and bringing new ideas to the table and a source of inspiration to others. You love presenting and showing interesting references and inspirational stuff you've come across. Most importantly, you have the personality to fit a somewhat crazy, fun work environment where we believe in color and playfulness, a place where you can expect the unexpected and you are yourself a source a creative weirdness. 

We would love to hear from you as soon as possible since we’re going through applications continually! Please attach portfolio along with your application!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Karlavägen 102
115 26 Stockholm Directions career@happysocks.com View page

Workplace & Culture

When we’re not getting the job done, we're all about having fun! We have offices in Stockholm, NYC and Munich and they are all decked out with quirky decor.

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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