Art Director - Beauty

San Francisco
Job Terms:
Talent Bridge/Temp-to-Perm
Start date:
posted by:
Jessica Cizek

Job Description:

A global beauty brand is seeking an Art Director. This person will be responsible for building, growing, and maintaining one of the brand's loyalty programs. Working with SAD and ACD, the art director will be responsible for content/design creation for campaigns that supports overall business goals. 

• Brand Builder: Develop on brand campaigns and ensure design consistency across all relevant touch points. 

• Brand Thinker: Partnering with SAD, understand both marketing and creative needs to provide creative solutions that meet business objectives. Drives integration of art direction and design across all channels including, but not limited to: desktop/mweb/app, email, display advertising, video, printed collateral, and package design. 

• Creative Collaborator: Partner closely with editorial and retail teams to develop creative concepts for robust 360 client experience. Partners with Content Production to align on appropriate talent to ensure accurate execution of creative vision. Including but not limited to photography, retouching, video development. 

• Cross-functional Partner: Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional partners to ensure strategic objectives are met. 

• External Partner: Partners with outside agency and vendors including: production agencies, UI/UX agencies, and video vendors; be their thought partners and provide brand guidance. 

• Inspirational Mentor: Actively work with junior members of the team to make sure that all executions are of the highest quality and adheres to the brand. Educates team in creative expertise and knowledge including art direction, photography, design, typography, print production. 

• Expert in Digital: Understand and strategically apply the latest platform/industry/creative trends and digital best practices; always seeking the next opportunity in this space for the brand. 

• Skilled Presenter: Represents creative team in a variety of settings: large/small groups, direct reports, managers, formal presentations. 


Client Description:

Major beauty retailer, but you will be employed by Aquent. Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) Access to Fidelity 401(k) Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.) Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!) Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ Access to free online courses via Lynda.com Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up).


• 5-7+ years of creative experience, especially in digital channels
• Beauty, fashion, high-level lifestyle, or related luxury brand design experience in portfolio
• Knowledge and experience in digital.
• Understanding of beauty and fashion.
• Understanding of photography.
• Fluent understanding of current digital trends and social landscape.
• Understanding of design, typography and layout principles, production process.
• Ability to produce high level art direction/inspiration decks that are appropriate for digital channels.
• Capable of working on multiple projects concurrently, ensuring that deliverables are achieved on time.
• Strong relationship-building skills; ability to work with a variety of people in various disciplines.
• Excellent presentation skills.
• Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented; time management skills, ability to juggle priorities .
• Proficient knowledge of Adobe programs: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects is a plus.
• Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet very tight deadlines.