Looma Background
Looma exists to connect shoppers to the people and stories behind food & beverage products. Our first product, Loop™ At-Shelf Maker Stories, is a network of smart tablets in grocery stores that play short, human-centric films connecting producer to consumer. The data generated by Loop™ fuels our proprietary film production and optimization processes, forming a flywheel we believe will one day power the world’s most sophisticated platform for human-centric point-of-decision video.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Chief Story Officer, our Head of Design will oversee Looma's design suite. This role will uphold and evolve our brand identity and aesthetic standards while understanding business objectives to create clear design solutions for a range of audiences (e.g., shoppers, brands, retailers) in a variety of mediums (e.g., physical signage, dynamic digital content, decks, websites, dashboards, reports).

Looma's Head of Design role will be a hybrid of management and execution (initially, at least), demanding strong collaboration and cross-departmental understanding to translate strategy and oversee the production of deliverables. They will oversee a fast-paced production pipeline populated with varied work — and will execute on priority work. They will manage a team of contract designers, with the potential to hire full-time designers in-house as we scale.

The responsibilities for this role can be split into four primary categories:

  1. Design Strategy & Visual Identity 15%
  2. Design Pipeline Management: 30%
  3. Personnel & Process Management: 30%
  4. Priority Design Work: 25%

Design Strategy & Visual Identity 15%

  • Marry the creative with the strategic by proactively interpreting company strategy into a visual identity
  • Ensure design deliverables are not just beautiful but crafted specifically to advance business needs and resonate with their audiences

Design Pipeline Management (30%)

  • Oversee all of Looma’s design projects, from start to finish, ensuring work stays on budget and time
    • Deliverables include sales & marketing decks, physical in-store decor, Loop™ tablet content, client-facing dashboards and performance reports, and brand identity materials
  • Collaborate with leadership to understand business, brand, and product needs in order to provide effective art direction
  • Prioritize an ever-evolving pipeline to ensure important work is completed on time and stakeholders are informed if their work is delayed
  • Guide the revisions and approval process, looping in key stakeholders at appropriate times

Personnel & Process Management: (30%)

  • Manage a team of designers (initially contractors), ensuring our design team as a collective can handle the full range of business needs from routine deck edits to ambitious new experience designs
  • Identify and execute process improvements and efficiencies
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-departmental relationships across the organization via strong communication

Priority Design Work Execution (25%)

  • Create top-notch design products for priority initiatives across a range of mediums
  • Create templates and set style guidelines so the broader Looma design team can execute at a high level of quality and brand alignment

Attributes

  • Dynamic self-starter energized by a high-growth environment
  • Excited to design in a variety of mediums for a variety of audiences
  • Deftly pairs beauty and clarity; marries the creative/aesthetic with the strategic/effective
  • Leads with pragmatic wisdom; able to check one’s own design preferences at the door to help the collective achieve the broader objective
  • Collaborative; great communicator
  • In-depth knowledge of graphic design and CAD tools
  • Managerial or senior-level design experience strongly preferred

Structure & Compensation
Looma will provide a competitive compensation package consisting of base salary and stock options. All Looma compensation packages include cash / equity flexibility (i.e. you can opt for more equity and less cash or vice-versa).

Benefits

  • Employee coverage for health, dental, and vision (gold plan)
  • Unlimited PTO (3-weeks encouraged)
  • 12-week primary caregiver leave
  • Flexible office setting (office, flex, or WFH, with associated stipends)
  • $100/month craftsmanship stipend

Looma’s Hiring Philosophy
We believe culture is one of the strongest predictors of success for a startup. Strong contributors to Looma’s culture will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Wisdom
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Grit
  • Joyfulness
  • Fun

Diversity & Nondiscrimination
Looma believes diversity is a fundamental good, and we are committed to promoting diversity both in our workplace and through the stories we tell. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, class or caste status, or any other protected class. Our global nondiscrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business.