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Associate Art Director - WFH during Covid-19

Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Full Time
Status Full Time
Rate DOE
Our client is a major consumer goods company, is looking for an Associate Art Director to join their team.

While the role is currently remote all applicants should be willing to relocate to San Diego.

This Associate Art Director is responsible for:
- Managing a team of 3: Sr. Graphic Designer, Associate Packaging Mgr. and Digital Media Designer
- Worked on or directed workers creating digital content used for social media post: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest
- Worked on digital ads, content for online retailers: Amazon, Walmart / Target online
- Knowledge of what visuals work well online versus on a physical shelf
- Collaborate effectively with teams in Hong Kong who work on the technical aspect of the packaging
- Deliver strategic brand direction and creative process to the Creative team
- Direct team members in packaging design, development, and digital media (paid and organic social media and online product)
- Manage brand and strategic initiatives including photography, videography, brand store, website design, etc
- Provide vision and direct all photography efforts for use in packaging, social media, and Ecommerce
- Manage and evolve the brand’s visual identity by keeping the style guide relevant
- Ensure consistency across brand visuals and messaging applied to all collateral and marketing materials
- Drive creative consistency across channels in packaging, retail collateral, signage, digital platforms etc..
- Develop key presentations
- Deliver compelling materials for sales kits, retailer business, product meetings, leadership and executive summaries etc.
- Provide thought leadership and best practices for creating digital content
- Develop influencer marketing plan to support product launches
- Maintain and support the digital shelf at all retailer touch points
- Facilitate and manage discussions with internal clients on strategic issues
- Support clients through development of creative marketing assets
- Plan and manage to a budget balancing internal and external resources

This Associate Art Director needs:
- BFA/BA/BS in Graphic Design
- 7+ years experience in design direction and execution in consumer-packaged goods
- 3+ years in a management
- Proficient in: Illustrator in Photoshop
- Familiarity with complex documents like product spec sheets, manuals and safety regulations
- Experience directing internal staff, external vendors, and corresponding with international team (Asia/Europe)
- Juvenile Products or Toy Industry experience preferred
- Expert in package design and development
- Experience updating or building out website updates
- Experience with managing budget development
- Ability to support, mentor and train employees
- Strong problem solving, decision making skills in high volume environment
- Understanding of strategic timing for introducing market-relevant designs to market
- Ability to lead projects from concept to completion within established timeframes
- Presentation skills to communicate ideas to the executive team

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc220@jobalert.creativecircle.com

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