Role: Art Director
Reports to: Head of Creative
Location: Hybrid remote and in-office at our HQ in Costa Mesa, CA
Position/Compensation: Full-time position with benefits.

To apply, please email your resume and portfolio to

Our ideal candidate is highly creative, organized and methodical about the design process. This role will be responsible for co-conceptualizing, leading, and executing on all touchpoints of the brands visual identity. Working with the Head of Creative, you will be integral in translating design concepts and marketing needs into inspiring and effective visual campaigns, ensuring consistent brand expression across all customer facing materials such as: catalogs, brand decks, sales collateral, marketing campaigns, digital content and omnichannel experiences. The joy you find in being a Creative will flourish in our company and be equally matched by our own excitement for the future of our brand.


  • Work with the Head of Creative and Design on the conceptual development and execution of seasonal design deliverables for Sales and Marketing to ensure it’s streamlined for all forward-facing elements. Including storytelling, campaigns, lookbooks, catalogs, emails, packaging, seasonal graphics, store signage, website content, promotions, brand decks, and digital assets.
  • Translate business and marketing objectives into designs that are clean, compelling, and visually exciting for the consumer.
  • Research creative trends in competitive markets and apply the knowledge and learning to marketing projects
  • Must have strong communication skills and be able to work cross functionally between design, sales and marketing departments.
  • Oversee multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Present work to business partners and senior management. Adjust and shape design decisions based on feedback.
  • Manage creative team consisting of graphic designers, content creators and asset manager.


  • 5+ years of art direction/design direction
  • BA in graphic design and educational training in design & typography. Brand experience a plus
  • Advanced skills and experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign; understanding of After Effects and UX/UI a plus.
  • A fundamental understanding of design and branding practices
  • Exhibits a strong understanding of retail and fashion
  • High attention to creative detail and quality control.
  • Bring genuine, original creative ideas to the table.

You’ll love working at Slowtide because:

Opportunity for growth. Slowtide is a fast-growing startup with lots of opportunities for career development.

Flexibility. We encourage proper work/life balance. While we do work hard and put in a lot of hours, we also believe in the value of having a life outside of the workplace. Things like a flexible schedule, flexible time-off policy, and a hybrid remote/in-office schedule.

We value people and our team. Company culture is important to us. Things like team building off-sites, volunteering, and happy hours are just a few examples. We probably spend more time with our team than anyone else, so why not have fun together!

Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Being a part of a startup means that there’s never a dull moment and that you’ll likely be involved in a lot of opportunities that may fall outside of your typical job description. Whether it be helping with an event or being a part of cross-functional meetings, there are always new things to learn.

Slowtide offers all of its employees a personal coach. We partner with Activate 180 to elevate you to the next level of your personal and professional development all while helping you find fulfillment and balance in all areas of your life.

Free towels! (plus discounts for friends & family)