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Creative Director, Art






San Francisco, CA, US


Minted launched its Fine Art Reproductions business in 2012, sourcing art from a community of independent emerging artists from around the world and selling limited edition fine art prints to consumers.  Minted launched its Commissioned Original Art business in 2016, allowing consumers to contact Minted artists directly and commission original works of art.
Minted is seeking a strategic Creative Director, Art who brings deep experience from the traditional art world yet is curious to learn, is eager to create a meritocratic environment for more ‘outside’ artists to succeed, and wants to offer consumers a new way of buying art.  This leader will manage the Minted Art brand and its presentation in marketing materials, help identify artist talent alongside our art merchants and artist relations team, and partner with our product design and development team to guide towards museum-quality presentation (printing, paper, framing and mounting) of Minted art.  The ideal candidate will bring deep curation and art advisory experience to help curate a sophisticated but approachable art assortment that drives retail success.  This individual will leverage deep connections in the art world, both traditional and emerging, to expand Minted’s artist community. This individual will develop Minted’s business into new areas, for example original art and three-dimensional art.  Finally, this person will thrive on building the Minted art name through innovative projects and creative collaborations with widespread art communities in the US and overseas.

You will:

    • Collaborate with our art merchants and artists around the world to create museum-quality limited editions using the highest quality materials and the world's most advanced technology.
    • Curate public spaces at partner venues across the country as well as private homes and businesses.
    • Develop strategic partnerships to expand company's market reach and build brand awareness.
    • Collaborate with Minted colleagues on all aspects of the Art business, including distribution, consumer experience, technology, merchandising, marketing, sales, inventory management, content, web design and user interface, branding and public relations.
    • Provide input and sign-off on the way art is selected, positioned, and presented at all company events from conferences to trade shows to PR.  Run the weekly art council meeting.
    • Develop standards, guidelines, and training for the Minted art styling team and provide ongoing guidance that continually elevates and evolves the service.
    • Partner with the Head of New Product Design to provide critical input on all art printing, paper, framing, and mounting development.
    • Partner with the Merchandise Manager, Art to recommend new art challenges to help build and shape the Minted assortment
    • Act as a consultant to the Minted artist relations team on matters related to outreach to art community members
    • Develop strategies for attracting new and emerging artists to our community, particularly for original and commissioned art
    • Propose and facilitate projects and collaborations with artists and art communities

You are:

    • Highly collaborative in working style and effective communicator
    • Able to operate effectively in a very fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environment with ambitious schedules and plans

You have:

    • A Masters in Fine Art or related field (Modern Art, Art Markets)
    • Minimum 5+ years' gallery or curation experience
    • Minimum 3+ years in engagement and community activities in the art world, for example staging pop-ups and exhibitions or writing about art for major publications.
    • Experience in managing the photography and production of art marketing materials is required.  Brand management highly valued.
    • Experience in art retail or online retail is highly valued.
    • An extensive network and connections to local art scenes across the country, including emerging artists and outsider art movements
About Minted
Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind.  Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.  

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