Chris Paolini
Seven cups of coffee a day and an entire bookshelf of Haruki Murakami. When given the choice between dark chocolate or milk chocolate, Chris prefers chocolate milk. If he were a chef, he’d exclusively be a saucier. After work, Chris rock climbs and runs. His favorite running shorts have the galaxy printed on them. They’re out of this world.
Joseph Ligotti
Inspired by Hygge (the art of doing nothing) and Ikigai (the art of doing something). When Joseph wakes up, he drinks a full glass of water and squints into the sun. He prefers vintage furniture and new clothes. His style icon is Michele Lamy. Joseph is excited about collaborating creatively with his partner, and creating a ceramics studio at home.
Wren Sieber
Committed to learning to surf. Saving up for a longboard and a trip to Sri Lanka for some warm winter waves. Purple carrots and watermelon radish at the USQ Greenmarket light her up. An adventurer, Wren spent 4 months exploring India alone and dreams of owning a vintage getaway truck. She has produced a line of indigo-dyed, up-cycled kimonos in a family factory across the street from our studio.
Jeff Albert
The call of adventure is at his core. Jeff loves going upstate to find the windiest roads to ride his motorcycle, and the steepest paths to hike. He spent 6 months backpacking in Southeast Asia, and has been known to walk on his hands. He does appreciate the finer things in life; Jeff owns a collection of flakey finishing salts that go on everything. He never misses an opportunity for a well-placed dad joke.
Omar Aqeel
Project Manager
Nick Wooster meets Alexis Carrington. With 32 tattoos already, Omar’s starting to run out of space. He can be found at his partner’s Brooklyn studio, helping him curate work for a new show, or in Sag Harbor, working on a new interior design project. And he will forever love “Murder, She Wrote.” Omar is writing a cookbook, mastering Arabic, and trying to practice patience; he already does a spot-on Miss Piggy impression.
I’m just here for the Greenies.


How to work with us
Job Openings

Junior Art Director


This is a unique opportunity to join a boutique branding & design studio and help lead them to their next level of growth and success.

The management team at Hoffman Creative is looking for a leader who can help continue drive best-in-class creative across various categories while building and mentoring the creative team, influencing best working practices across all engagements, and helping to inform the overall growth strategy for the studio.


• Lead by example and steward a bounty of inspiring work across the creative team

• Support the Creative Director in effectively conceiving and executing against briefs and yield smart, soulful and well-crafted work

• Mentor the extended creative team ranging from leading on-going creative check-ins to on-boarding and managing freelancers to ensure their experience at Hoffman Creative is a positive one

• Demonstrate desire to understand various client business needs to support informed work

• Work alongside Creative Director on client presentations by carving out a specific and ownable role for each

• Build meaningful dialogues and relationships with key members of the client roster

• Work closely with studio/project manager to fulfill day-to-day project flow, new business initiatives, vendor selection, and production needs

• Contribute to defining the Hoffman Creative culture (vibe of the studio, planning inspiration trips, off-sites, etc.)


• Ability and desire to take on a true leadership position within the studio, and make it your own

• A deep interest in expanding your skills to include the “business” side of things

• Stellar communication of ideas and rationales. Must be a good listener.

• Exemplary time management skills and ability to work on more than one project at a time

• Outstanding sensitivity and command of all basic design principles

• Ability to shift gears quickly based on project or group needs

• Ability to filter design output and ideas through strategy, creative relevance and client needs

• Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary design and designers in art, architecture, interiors and fashion

• Demonstrates art direction expertise and command of photo research

• Extensive knowledge of print and digital production techniques and software applications

• 3-4 years of experience


For more information on this role, salary requirements or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Omar Aqeel
Account Director