Director, Design Studio

Posted 4.14.24
Location
Remote

ABOUT US

OLIPOP was founded in 2017 by Ben Goodwin and David Lester. Ben and David have been working together for nearly a decade to find accessible solutions to bring the benefits of digestive health to as many consumers as possible.  OLIPOP is a deliciously refreshing tonic that is crafted with prebiotics, botanicals, and natural plant fiber to support your microbiome and benefit digestive health. We’re on a mission to provide an affordable, delicious alternative to soda that delivers leading-edge health benefits to mainstream consumers.

OUR TEAM

At Olipop our values lead the way we create our products, engage with each other, and interact with our community. While we’re invested in our product, we’re equally invested in personal development. We’re tightly knit, we’re genuine and we’re always pushing the envelope to do a better job than we did the day before. Our team is also fully remote, requiring us to be resourceful, creative and collaborative to support our fast-moving business.

To best serve our diverse community of customers, we also seek to recruit and include people with a diversity of abilities, backgrounds, and cultures.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Working at a start-up can be as much a personal journey as it is a professional one. To succeed at a company like Olipop, you must be comfortable with failing, learning, and adapting. You need to be curious, optimistic, and able to find a way when it seems impossible. You must be confident enough to express your ideas but humble and open to learning from your experiences and from others. If this is the approach you take to life, then we’d love to hear from you.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The Design Studio Director develops, manages, and produces all of OLIPOP’s design assets, from the smallest graphic design to the most complex experiential builds. The Director of Design Studio manages the creative output of the OLIPOP Design Studio. They establish and supervise all design and technical processes. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all creative design projects and production for the OLIPOP brand, spanning campaigns, physical content, packaging, point-of-sale materials, digital assets, and beyond.
  • Act as the primary liaison between internal and external stakeholders, ensuring seamless communication and timely delivery of all creative work.
  • Spearhead the identification and implementation of optimized processes, efficiencies, and workflows to empower our cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate closely on the creative briefing process, providing expert guidance on timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Establish internal service level agreements (SLAs) and team expectations regarding deliverables and timelines.
  • Effectively manage the creative studio budget, allocating resources across equipment, travel, vendors, and staffing needs.
  • Elevate the creative function through inspirational leadership, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and excellence.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to our creative teams, nurturing their professional growth and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 7+ years of experience managing design production in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry or a design studio environment, with a proven track record of success.
  • Extensive experience supervising multiple design disciplines, including packaging, point-of-sale materials, print & out-of-home advertising, experiential design, web design, email marketing, and SMS campaigns.
  • Proficiency with design quality control, assessment, review, and analysis, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence.
  • Thorough understanding of both physical and digital production methods, coupled with a passion for staying abreast of industry trends and best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including staff management, team development, and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Prior experience developing project briefs, defining internal design processes, and establishing effective communication channels between stakeholders and the design studio.
  • Proven track record of managing studio budgets, ensuring financial accountability and resource optimization.
  • Familiarity with CPG industry design regulations, particularly in areas such as packaging and ADA compliance.
  • Experience leading a design team with direct reports, coupled with proficiency in project management tools such as Asana or similar platforms.

 

REPORTS TO:

Head of Marketing

 

COMPENSATION:

$170,000-$185,000 base salary plus bonus

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Olipop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.

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