CreativeDrive

Senior Art Director (Photo)

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta | US-FL-Hollywood | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Carlsbad
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/4/2019 2:32 PM)
ID
2019-1891
# of Openings
1

Overview

The Senior Art Director will be responsible for Photography from concept and photo Art Direction to implementation. In addition, the Senior Art Director will direct and maintain the standards of creative excellence, timeliness, and profitability of a project. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in fashion retail and luxury goods, and working with photography content, video content, digital content, and print material. This candidate must also be a self-starter, well organized, with excellent communication and intrapersonal skills. Working in a Studio where priorities shift on a daily basis, this candidate must be able to adjust to changes regularly and must be willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Relocation to Shenzhen, China is required (Position will be hired in the USA – person will eventually need to relocate to China). Home Goods Experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a design/photography benchmark.
  • Provide overall direction, manage workflow of photography team and oversee the development of the project.
  • Keep onself ahead of the curve when it comes to being informed on fashion and luxury trends.
  • Develop strategic creative solutions for photography, direct mail, video and e-commerce, Packaging.
  • Proactively manage time and deadlines.
  • Develop big ideas that forge strong emotional connections between brand and consumer, and supporting those ideas with thorough research
  • Direct all phases of creative work from concept through production
  • Partner with the account and production teams to manage senior level clients.
  • Provide proposals and creative strategies for video, design, social activations that take brand creative to the next level
  • Build relationships (internally and with clients) and collaborative leadership skills.
  • Help lead, manage, and mentor junior creatives

Qualifications

  • Relocation to Shenzhen, China is required (Position will be hired in the USA – person will eventually need to relocate to China)
  • Home Goods Experience is required.
  • 7 - 10 years of retail photo art direction work experience, demonstrated reliability – Area of attention - Home Goods.
  • An updated portfolio for review must be provided.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and multi-task.
  • Proven ability to succeed in a large, fast paced, creative organization.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to manage several teams.
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion.
  • Direct, Mentor, and inspire the Photography team.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as client needs dictate
  • Computer fluent in Photoshop, InDesign, Capture One, Mood Board
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong Design experience is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both vocally and in writing.

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