Art director

Secretly Group – Artistic Director (US / UK)

Secretly Group is looking for a full-time artistic director

Company summary

Secretly Group is a leading independent music company. The main divisions of Secretly include the labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian, as well as Secretly Publishing. Secretly Group is headquartered in Bloomington, IN, with offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles and additional staff in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and beyond.

Summary of position

Secretly Group is looking for a talented Art Director with a keen and creative eye, as well as experience in leading record production and branding campaigns at a record label. You will help create the visual universes of our artists, from conceptualizing and designing artwork to assisting in commissioning and creating other media and working with a global team of designers and network growing number of creatives. Whether it’s working side-by-side with a band on an LP package or the label’s marketing department on OOH campaigns, experiential events, music videos and other media, it’s work that will pay off so much. know-how as interdisciplinary collaboration.

This position may be based in our Brooklyn NY, Los Angeles, CA, London, Chicago, IL or Bloomington, IN offices.

The ideal candidate must …
  • Be a creative thinker with a keen interest in the visual arts and music.
  • Have more than 5 years of experience in graphic design, including in a record label and / or with experience in designing album recordings for production.
  • Possess in-depth skills with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as printing and production processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously, effectively manage workload and communicate well within a large organization
  • Understand the printing processes and preparation of files for printing and have an in-depth knowledge of design for web and digital platforms.
  • Experience working in a creative environment with several speakers, musicians, managers and various personalities.
  • Be a good communicator and adept at communicating and conveying visual ideas in meetings and through presentations, decks, etc.
  • Be as comfortable bringing creative ideas to the table as they collaborate and facilitate the creative ambitions of others
  • Additional skill sets including photography, film production and editing, illustration, web design, 3D design, or other skills are a bonus.
  • Be someone creative and interested in the brand’s catalogs.
  • Be interested in upcoming musical and technological format trends to find new opportunities to market music and visuals.
  • Lead the art direction and design of full album creative campaigns including LP / CD covers and branding throughout the life of album releases.
  • Lead and advise on commissioning photographs, videos and other visuals with the Creative Director and A&R.
  • Manage strict deadlines, especially in a production and printing capacity
  • Work with the in-house design team to create assets for the marketing and promotion of each release, including social media, motion graphics, posters, displays, print and digital ads.
  • Work on label-wide visual branding and other new initiatives.
  • Collaborate, solicit and manage external creations.

Health, dental, vision and life insurance


Paid vacation

Days of paid vacation


To apply and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and portfolio, fill out the form at this link:

** All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, gender, marital status, emotional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality or nationality origin.