Creative Director

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You will be the owner and architect of the rue21 brand look and feel. The Creative Director will strategically align and partner with cross-functional executives to ensure the brand direction and all outputs of the brand are consistent and tactically aligned.


What will I do as the Creative Director at rue21?

  • Be the Brand Architect: You will create user-centered concepts by applying high creative standards to the team’s visual and UX design skills.
  • Be Inspirational: You will lead idea generation, brainstorming and concept sessions.
  • Be a Brand Curator: You will preserve the core-essence while bringing forth new perspectives and ideas.
  • Be a Coach: You will instruct the team to drive for continual improvement in process and creative output through feedback and insights. 

What should I bring to the table?

  • 7+ years of design experience in a retail environment, managing the creative process.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, art, graphic design, communication or another related field.
  • Strong creative instincts balanced with solid strategic and analytical capabilities.
  • The ability to operate independently while building strong working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

What would be extra awesome?

  • In-house brand and physical retail design experience in a leading role.
  • Experience defining or maintaining a design style guide or branding guidelines.
  • Experience in recruiting creative talent.
  • Experience in working with retail and/or global fashion brands.


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