Jobs at HandSkills

Design Lead

Over hundreds client of HandSkills, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. HandSkills was built to strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them.

HandSkills is looking for a Design Lead who can craft breakthrough work in a variety of mediums. We are looking for a person who can see the possibility in every opportunity – from large, big budget projects to the smaller scrappy ones. Someone who has experience with branding and product launches. Who is strategic yet hands-on, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the HandSkills product and business.
We are looking for someone who can leverage experience in marketing communications, developing great creative talent, design and innovation to help build and grow the creative marketing function at HandSkills.
You must be resourceful, strategic, conceptual, organized, and collaborative.You embrace challenges and new methods of thinking.

Responsibilities

Lead Design on original marketing content for a variety of marketing touch-points
Design for anything and everything from internal communications to event signage to identities to IRL experiences
Effectively manage and inspire a small team of designers doing the same
Work closely with the Product Design team to make sure the product touch-points are aligned with the brand
Prioritize projects accordingly
Manage a program calendar/roadmap and communicate to all stakeholders
Work collaboratively within a cross-functional team environment
Communicate complicated technology topics in clear, concise ways to a non-technical audience
Craft original, breakthrough design for film, mobile, web


Minimum Qualifications

2+ years experience in a design environment
Knowledge of visual, interactive and motion design trends

HandSkills is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
HandSkills is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at support@handskills.net

Designer

Over hundreds client of HandSkills, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. HandSkills was built to strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them. HandSkills is looking for a Design Lead who can craft breakthrough work in a variety of mediums. We are looking for a person who can see the possibility in every opportunity – from large, big budget projects to the smaller scrappy ones. Someone who has experience with branding and product launches. Who is strategic yet hands-on, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the HandSkills product and business.
We’re looking for someone to join our Design Team as a Designer. You will be joining a team that supports HandSkills’ growing portfolio of products and features. This team is responsible for creating motion ideation around content creation tools in 2D and 3D. This person will be responsible for contributing to the overall design process through concept, design development, and delivery of compelling visuals that will resonate with an external global audience. This person is an expert in their craft and is highly skilled in working with a team of visual artists to deliver great work. They should have the ability to adapt to various creative styles and mediums.

Responsibilities
Sketch, ideate, and generate new effect concepts Work with the creative team to define the art vision for the project which meets aesthetic and technical goals
Generate quick sketches, speed-paints and paint-over’s
Create high-quality, original concepts which help determine the mood and style of the effect as a whole Work collaboratively under the guidance and direction of an art lead/director to visualize and iterate on concepts and elements Create detailed illustrative renditions of characters, scenes, and visual effects to read well on mobile devices for 2D/3D artists and animators to implement into working models Provide quick, thumbnail concept for exploration as needed
Create presentation materials to share concepts broadly
Create detailed styleframes for artists to work from Work within different stylistic boundaries set by the Lead Artist

Minimum Qualifications
3+ years industry experience Traditional art experience with atmospheric, perspective, color, and lighting
Experience in using Photoshop or other digital painting tools as well as traditional painting/rendering techniques
Experience working in different styles and aesthetics
Experience in communicating an artistic vision Preferred Qualifications

3D knowledge with Maya or other 3D modeling software
HandSkills is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
HandSkills is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at support@handskills.net

Marketing Team

Over hundreds client of HandSkills, which means jobs here offer countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. HandSkills was built to strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them. HandSkills is looking for a Design Lead who can craft breakthrough work in a variety of mediums. We are looking for a person who can see the possibility in every opportunity – from large, big budget projects to the smaller scrappy ones. Someone who has experience with branding and product launches. Who is strategic yet hands-on, comfortable in a flat, fast moving organization, excited to collaborate, and focused squarely on impacting the HandSkills product and business.

HandSkills was built to strengthen relationships through shared experiences. Our app has played a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them.

The Country Marketing Manager will be a key member of the country leadership team. This role will adapt global program strategies for the local market and develop market-specific campaigns and initiatives to reach the community at scale — increasing awareness, product engagement, and sentiment in the country.

The Country Marketing Manager is an experienced marketing professional who will drive integrated marketing strategies and initiatives in the US. The ideal candidate will show ability to bring creativity and innovative thinking, grounded in a test-and-learn approach as well as the ability to grow product use in their country.

The Country Marketing Manager will be responsible for creating and managing large scale and innovative consumer marketing initiatives, with a focus on content, campaigns, and events.
This role will require an extensive amount of relationship-building — from forging strategic relationships with external partners and vendors to developing deep partnerships with key internal cross-functional partners and stakeholders worldwide. The Country Marketing Manager must be someone one who is a self-starter and thrives in an extremely fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. He/she should possess a strong work ethic, as well as a genuine passion for marketing, advertising and the HandSkills mission. The successful candidate for this role will be working closely with a diverse range of characters and teams, so we will need somebody energetic, highly motivated and confident to work well with the team.

Responsibilities
Get teens to engage more with HandSkills by defining and executing fully integrated consumer marketing programs and campaigns that move company metrics at the right ROI (Metrics include: awareness, product engagement, and sentiment in the country).
Running integrated programs and campaigns brought to life on a variety of platforms and through different media — paid digital and IRL, social media, earned media, and owned media (Integrated programs and campaigns must also include the insights to inform the approach and how we can leverage partners and influencers to amplify the message).
Ensuring all initiatives are based on solid hypothesis design and are structured to deliver against clear success metrics [awareness, product metrics, sentiment], utilizing a test-and-learn approach.
Partnering with our internal creative lab (and external agencies) and our Outreach teams (Communications, Partnerships, and Policy) to ensure we have the right messaging integrated throughout all our activities, for the right audience at the right time. Working with Research & Analytics to generate insights to influence strategy and inform go-to-market plans.
Tackling complex challenges with a strategic mindset and create thoughtful recommendations and action plans for solving them with the global Outreach and Product leadership teams. Providing feedback to global product and outreach teams about what the local community thinks we can do to improve the Instagram experience in the country.

Minimum Qualifications
2+ years of consumer marketing experience in a youth-oriented digital brand with directly transferable experience (media, tech company, entertainment, consumer retail).
2+ years of proven strategic and analytical experience designing and executing fully integrated consumer marketing program strategies and plans that move company metrics at the right ROI, including:
(1) the insights to inform the strategy,
(2) the “big idea” to cut through with consumers,
(3) how to reach the consumers directly through digital media & IRL events,
(4) the partnerships pillar,
(5) the communications/PR pillar,
(6) the social media pillar,
(7) the influencer pillar,
(8) business/investment case – showing reach, impact, ROI, and
(9) the analytics/measurement plan to prove impact.
Knowledge about how teens are consuming media and entertainment and technology.
Direct and cross-functional management experience, including demonstrated experience being part of a country leadership team. Knowledge in building and leading team environments, internally and externally, across varied stakeholders. Experience working cross-functionally and building relationships with stakeholders. Experience thinking both creatively and strategically. Experience working autonomously.
Bachelors degree.
HandSkills is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
HandSkills is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at support@handskills.net