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.
Jeff Albert
Designer
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.
Chris Paolini
Designer
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.
Jasper
Mascot
I’m just here for the Greenies.

Careers

How to work with us
Job Openings

Studio Design Director

Opportunity:

A true combination of maker, mentor and manager, this dynamic role offers an opportunity to join a boutique, branding studio and to create meaningful digital and print experiences for our clients. We are seeking a talented, passionate leader who can drive best-in-class creative across various categories including architecture, interiors, fine art and design. The multi-faceted nature of this position requires candidates to be inspired—both as an experienced art director and as a “guiding light” managing our internal design team.

Responsibilities:

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

• Support the Creative Director in effectively conceiving and executing against project briefs and yield intelligent, original, quality work

• Demonstrate desire to understand each client’s brand and business objectives by leading the development of effective strategies and the creation of thoughtful,
elevated design solutions across multiple channels.

• Along with Creative Director, develop and present creative presentations to clients during key milestones, providing context and strategic rationale for design decisions and soliciting feedback


• Mentor the extended design team by leading on-going creative reviews, facilitate employee on-boarding and provide freelancer/consultant recommendations and oversight

• Build meaningful dialogues and relationships with key clients and their internal teams

• Work closely with Account Director to fulfill day-to-day project flow, new business initiatives, vendor selection and any production needs

• Contribute to the evolving Hoffman Creative culture (eg., vibe of the studio, inspirational trip planning, off-sites, dinners, library acquisitions, etc.)

Skills:

• Ability and desire to take on a true leadership position within the studio—making it
your own and shaping the structure of the design team

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

• Stellar communicator of ideas, concepts and rationales—and must be a good listener

• Exemplary time management skills and ability to work on several projects throughout the day.

• Outstanding sensitivity and command of all basic design principles

• Ability to shift gears quickly based on project, team or client needs

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

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

• Demonstrates art direction expertise and command of photo research including print and digital resources

• Extensive knowledge of print and digital production techniques and Creative Suite software applications. Working fluidly between print and digital platforms is a must.

• 5-7+ years of experience either at an agency or in-house

• US Citizen or authorized to work in the United States

Contact

Interested candidates may send a CV and portfolio to: juliana@hoffmancreative.com
Please include “Studio Design Director” and your full name in the subject line.