Art Director

Location New York, NY (Hybrid)
Starts Ready to hire on or before December 31st
Duration 9:00 am- 6:00pm / 1 hr lunch | M-F
Status Hybrid, 3-4 days onsite, some remote flexibility, Full Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a fun travel accessory retail brand, is looking for a Art Director to join their team, Full Time. This role will need to be able to be onsite at least 3 - 4 days a week in NYC, with some WFH flexibility as needed. *Will need to wear a mask if not able to show proof of vaccination.

The Art Director will concept and create campaigns for new collection launches and seasonal marketing campaigns and responsible for:

- Bringing marketing strategies to life by creating, designing, and executing initiatives across multiple channels, including: branding assets, print collateral, online content, retail, social, and more
- Creative preparation, art direction and management of editorial photo shoots, from project kickoff to completion
- Partner with the construction team on in-store graphics and design including signage, visuals, and more
- Manage brainstorming sessions with the creative team
- Assemble creative decks, work with key stakeholders on logistics, direct shoots, manage files, conduct retouching markups, and field creative feedback, all while meeting deadlines
- Prioritize work and resources based on short and long-term needs, build timelines and gather project-relevant information from key stakeholders across the company, establishing schedules by collaborating with designers, copywriters and departments
- Manage and mentor other designers to create effective and well branded creative
- Build & deliver against creative budget, strategically allocating resources for campaign photography, freelance talent, technology & tools

Qualifications:
- 10+ years of design experience in branding for digital, print, & packaging ? experience in both print and web creative execution a must
- Agency or small brand experience preferred
- Strong Project Management skills necessary
- Prior experience managing a team ( 2 direct reports )
- Strong 2D visual experience
- Expert knowledge in graphic design principles; strong visual design sense, excellent typography & layout skills, keen eye for detail and brand identity systems
- Possess an outstanding portfolio with variety of industries and deliverables represented
- Fluency in current graphic design practices and Adobe CC Suite (primarily Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
- Bachelor?s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required
- Self-disciplined and motivated in a fast-paced environment that requires creativity and strong attention to detail while meeting deadlines

*This is a Full Time Opportunity
*Onsite requirement

Benefits Include!
Health, Dental, Vision
PTO
Closed week between Christmas and NY
401k plan
Summer Fridays
Major Holidays off

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Brian.Young@jobalert.creativecircle.com


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