Head of Design
As Head of Design at Artsy you’ll lead a world-class design team to shape the future of art.
Artsy is the leading online marketplace for art, as well as the largest online arts media company. On Artsy you’ll find over 4,000 galleries and auction houses, 600 museums, and 60 art fairs, making it the platform of choice for the art world. As Head of Design you’ll shape how people learn about, interact with, and collect art and how artists meet and engage with new audiences.
Artsy’s Design team is responsible for both the design of our digital products as well as our brand identity and communication design. The team works closely alongside Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, and business teams to create exceptional user experiences and envision and market new offerings.
As Head of Design you’ll manage, mentor, and grow a world-class design team which currently consists of three product designers and two communication designers. The team fosters a culture of design critique and collaboration to push each other forward and encourage growth.
You’ll lead your team through a wide range of design challenges, from our consumer-facing marketplace to partner-facing SaaS tools, as well as the reader experience and editor tools for our content arm.
Who you are
- An empathic and effective manager. You create clarity for your team and make sure they are set up for success, growing as thinkers and are improving their craft.
- A product thinker at heart. Beyond creating effective interfaces, you love thinking about where industries and technologies are heading, gaining insight from speaking with customers and users, and shaping products that engage and excite.
- A cross-functional leader. We love seeing experienced designers leading the way in developing new products and offerings.
- You have 8+ years experience as a designer, of which 3+ were as a people manager.
This position is full-time, reports to our Head of Product, and starts immediately.
Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.
At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.
WORKING AT ARTSY
In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.
Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.
People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.
Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.
Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.
Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.
Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.