We are currently seeking an Associate Creative Director to join our Creative team. Our Associate Creative Directors are a part of, and lead integrated teams, working on multiple brands with a focus on fashion, luxury, lifestyle and beauty.  They are responsible for and maintain the creative vision and standards of the Agency.  This role focuses on the innovation and translation of brands into effective and innovative integrated work that represents our clients in the marketplace.

Responsibilities

 

  • Leads concepting - drives the work with unique, innovative and distinctive concepts and ideas
  • Sets and maintains creative vision and standards of the Agency
  • Partner with copywriter to develop creative concepts
  • Extends creative vision to integrated channels and solutions.
  • Ensures that the client work is both on strategy and creatively superior and distinctive
  • Executes at the highest level of quality and creativity
  • Consistent communication, updates and presentations to CD and to Trey.
  • Presents to client in clear, passionate and dynamic way, championing the work, the Agency and vision
  • Presents to our CCO in a clear and dynamic way that communicates the point of view of the work and the core values of the brand
  • Manages presentation process by preparing outline, timeline and building team
  • Builds photo shoot team and lead at photo shoots
  • Establish retouching direction and oversee process with Production
  • Directing Studio in understanding designs
  • Approval of all final layouts
  • plans execution of all projects incorporating Studio & Production
  • Conduct design research and track industry trends
  • Must have a solid understanding and desire to keep up to date with innovation trends, industry trends, and design trends
  • High design aesthetics, typography, great taste, and interest in developing art direction and concepting
  • skills to the highest level

 

  • Manages team of full-time and freelance employees by
    • managing their workflow and allocations
    • communicating direction,
    • inspiring them to elevate their work
    • giving clear feedback that helps get them to the next level of their careers
    • mitigating conflicts within the project team
  • Manage client relationship with the Account Director
  • Partners with Account Management from concept development through completion
  • Partners with Shoot Production in finding photo shoot team
  • Partners with Production to communicate printing specs and production ideas
  • Ensures fiscal responsible for staff (freelance and full-time), internal costs and client budgets
  • Participating in recruiting and interviews in order to maintain a high level of talent

Qualifications

  • College degree with focus in Graphic Design and/or Art Direction
  • 7+ years of experience in the fashion/beauty industry, specifically in Art Direction
  • Innovative concepting skills, and engaging presentation skills
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: Especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Comfortable with basic functions of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience managing full time teams and freelancers
  • Natural communicator with strong visual and verbal presentation skills
  • Positive attitude, genuine team player with a self-starter and go-getter attitude
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment

 

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