Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation. The company began as a cult blog of contemporary artists and grew organically into the world’s largest and most engaged online art community, with more than 2 million of their followers under the age of 35.
The company collaborates with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claire Tabouret and Hank Willis Thomas, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper of exceptional quality. And they have built a highly engaged community of next-generation art collectors, which means Avant Arte’s artist launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops, selling out in under 30 seconds.
The company’s vision is to inspire a generation of millions of young people who love art like they love music and who collect works like they build their wardrobe.
This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful, profitable, early-stage business at a pivotal moment in our growth, where you will have a big impact from day one.
We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We all work incredibly hard because we really care about what Avant Arte is here to do – we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, hungry to learn, and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.
We know that creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity is critical if we want to build something with impact and meaning. We believe that having diversity in age, background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective will make us an infinitely better company. And it is particularly vital if we are going to build a roster of artists and a community of collectors that are representative of contemporary art and of the wider world today.
What we need:
We’re looking for a creative and collaborative team member to join our small but mighty design team. You’ll be the main designer embedded in one of our growing product teams, helping to guide the team’s agenda and output. You’ll also collaborate with our Design team, together with two designers and one content designer. We expect you to bring a strong background in product design methods and ways of working to the team.
This role is a great opportunity for a product designer to work independently, own projects from start to finish, and build out design processes.
In this role you will:
Partner with a product manager, content designer, and tech team to ship high-quality work
Create flows and experiences that are easy and beautiful to use, with exquisite attention to detail
Talk to art collectors to understand their needs, and share crystal-clear learnings with your team to build conviction
Help build a culture and ways of working that centre design thinking, from start to finish
Contribute to crafting a design system and principles that make your designs scalable and consistent
The main skills we’re looking for are:
Experience in a product design role
Strong visual design skills, and a dedication to quality and functionality
Ability to take ownership of design in a product team, from ideation to shipping
A selection of case studies that showcase your work
We think you’ll probably have experience:
Distilling complex topics into simple and beautiful design solutions
Partnering with engineering and product teams
Giving and receiving honest feedback, and pushing back with conviction and care
Working with data and insights to nurture empathy for the user and share
Using tools like Figma, Adobe, Dovetail, Mixpanel (or similar)
Don’t meet every single requirement? Avant Arte is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic team, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and Facebook.
Generous equity allowance
Private Healthcare (UK)
Enhanced pension contributions
25 days of holiday plus two extra company wide days on Kings Day (national holiday in the Netherlands which falls in April) and Christmas Eve
L&D budget of €1000 per year per employee
Company Laptop (MacBook) + any other equipment for your at-home set up
Cycle to work scheme (UK)
Regular socials & team events including end of year events between all offices and staff (incl. remote)
Generous parental leave policies
Offices in both London and Amsterdam and supportive of flexible/remote working
Office perks in our London office include membership discounts for restaurants, wellness services and hotels in the area as well as free fitness classes and drinks on Fridays