Design Director APPLY NOW

New York or Remote
Full time

Who We Are: 

Otherland is a luxury candle startup poised at the intersection of self-care, home-care, and beauty. Otherland takes a visual-first approach to overcome the challenges of selling scent online. By working with different artists to tell stories for each new collection edition, the candle is elevated to be an experiential, consumable objet d'art. 

What You'll Do: 

The Design Director will be responsible for leading design, development, and delivery of all visual elements of the Otherland brand. As an inspiring team leader, the Design Director will develop and execute all aspects of the creative vision, ensure creative direction is retained throughout the whole production process, and expression in various mediums, with ownership of all online and offline design initiatives.

Art Direction

Oversee ideation and execution of all visual elements of Otherland, from physical product to photography to digital design to in-real-life/retail experiences. 

Product Development

Oversee visual design elements of all new product development, including concepting, sourcing illustrators, and directing artwork development. 


Work with Content Lead to art direct shoots as needed - concepting, on-set, and making selects.


Brand look & brand voice - and ensure successful implementation across projects, helping to maintain consistency across all channels

Evolution of brand - Develop and maintain a strong, innovative and well-defined graphic design language for the brand. Oversee guidelines for all applications of the graphic identity of the brand including page layouts, typography and interaction design

Graphic Design

Concepting and creation of assets in a variety of mediums. 

External materials - partnership decks, briefs, one-pagers, proposals etc

Social media - partner with Social Content Lead to create visuals for instagram stories using images, graphics, animations, illustration

Where needed, source and manage of freelancers, illustrators, and vendor talent. Continue to build relationships with the creative design community, and team internally as Otherland scales. 

Ensure consistency and quality of all graphic design output across all channels and brand touchpoints

UX/Web Design

Seasonal site updates

Improvements and re-designs - about page, shop all, etc


Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related field

5-8 years of experience in art direction and graphic design

Experience in physical design including packaging, offset printing, and publishing

Experience in design integration, typography, and interactive interface design

Abstract thinking, creative energy, confidence, self-motivation

Knowledge and experience working with both creative and marketing teams

An exceptional portfolio demonstrating relevant experience

Strong organizational and collaborative teamwork skills, ability to multi-task

Ability to work in a fast-paced setting under tight deadlines with strong project and time management skills

Excellent presentation skills

Knowledge of relevant tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Google G-Suite, etc.

Healthy obsession with candles

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