Position Surface Design Art Director
Location Westchester
Starts Ideally March 2019, actively interviewing now
Duration Full-time, 40 hours a week
Status Full-time, ideally freelance to full-time but direct full-time is an option
Rate DOE
Our client, a retail products company, needs a highly creative Art Director to join their Party Goods team full-time onsite at their office starting ASAP, ideally March 2019.

They prefer freelance to full-time but if someone is currently working and unable to leave for freelance they are open to a direct full-time hire.

The party team doesn't do any packaging - just surface / pattern design / illustration that will be applied to paper party goods.

A stationary or gift background is often useful!

Program management experience (minimum of 750 skus / year) is required because their team works on a high volume of product for a variety of seasons and trends so experience working on a large program of goods is needed.

Qualified Art Directors must be comfortable advocating for their designs and communicating in person and also via email to retail partners.

Art Director Key Responsibilities & Requirements:
• Execute trend direction on a variety of categories including party and home, lifestyle and social, and innovative product & packaging design
• Manage and mentor the team of designers, both in-house and freelance (management experience desired but not required - open to new managers!)
• B.F.A. or B.A. with specialization in Graphic Design or equivalent degree
• Expert Mac computer skills in Adobe Creative Suite
• Ability to take direction from Sr. Creative Director and follow through and meet deadlines as indicated independently
• Successful management of a minimum of 750-1000 skus / year that was completed on schedule and achieved marketplace success
• Create and manage the high quality execution of Tableware & Product Design according to the established market trends, program direction, and company goals

There is not much travel required; to NJ usually only once a month, then just NYC trade shows a couple of times a year.

Please note this a summary of our client's full job description; if you interview please ask us for a copy!

MAR. 2019

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc240@jobalert.creativecircle.com