Freelance Design Director (Retail / Fashion / Luxury) - Manhattan

Starts 11/4/2020
Duration ~ 3 months, ongoing
Status Freelance/ possible Full Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a global luxury retailer, is looking for a hands-on Design Director to join their team on a freelance basis, starting on 11/4/2020.

Please note, this role is ONSITE in downtown Manhattan.

In this role, the Design Director will be responsible for overseeing 3-4 designers, managing seasonal design and art direction for 360 degree, multichannel assets and ensuring brand messaging consistency across all creative.

Responsibilities for the Design Director include:

- mentoring, directing and coaching team of 3-4 designers
- overseeing brand consistency and quality across in-store signage, digital, social, photography, etc.
- concept and direct creative content, elevating and maintaining brand standards
- collaborating with marketing, copy, project management and art directors to concept and oversee execution of seasonal and omnichannel campaigns

Requirements for the Design Director include:

- 7+ years of 360 degree design experience; minimum 3+ years in a leadership role managing cross-functional teams
- portfolio that showcases elevated print, digital, retail design and omnichannel campaigns
- excellent communication and collaboration ability
- strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire, mentor and coach
- deep understanding of digital design best practices, especially social
- expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
- ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven studio environment

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: