Art Director [mat leave coverage]

San Fransisco
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Christie Bridges

Job Description:

Ourclient, a major beauty company in SF, is looking for an Art Director for  3.5-4 months. Strong in print & digital, doesn't matter if you are stronger in one area more than the other. good communications skills, proactive, need to hit the ground running, 

Ideal candidate would have experience in luxury retail, strong typography, possibly creative work in publications and/or high end retail. Additionally, you will need to have a strong eye for photography, solid/clean presentation skills and is ready to work hard and be flexible with a positive attitude. The candidate needs to be able to jump right in, with little direction/supervision. 

This position plays a key role in the visual concepting, strategizing and creation of creative initiatives. Art Director will create unique content that is signature to the brand by developing the look and feel while supporting overarching campaigns, core branded template designs that increases engagement with the business objectives. 

• Help support day-to-day creative development of 360 campaign initiatives 
• Push the creative so that the look and feel is unique and ownable 
• Experience with photography and photo shoot direction so that it is consistent throughout the channels while maintaining uniqueness within each 
• Take initiative in working closely with all cross-functional teams 
• Participate in brainstorming and creative synthesis for creative updates 
• Maintain and follow design parameters (style guide), specifications, for assigned design projects 
• Able to present work to the senior team, and articulate ideas well 
• Work on multiple projects concurrently, ensuring deliverables are achieved on time while maintaining the highest quality 

• min 5 years design experience 
• Needs to have a strong foundational type/design eye 
• BA degree in Graphic Design/related field or equivalent work experience 
• Must possess excellent layout/design/production skills 
• Detail oriented with high degree of accuracy 
• Ability to produce effective ideas under tight timelines 
• Ability to take direction and prioritize tasks 
• Self-motivated, a natural problem-solver, and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously, both independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment 
• Fluent understanding of current design, social, digital trends and landscape 
• Passionate and knowledgeable about digital/web design and understands client interaction in different platforms 
• Willing and able to contribute to the creative spirit and teamwork 
• Expert in Photoshop and organizing files 
• Excellent typography, illustration skills, basic knowledge of HTML a plus 
• Proficient in Illustrator is a plus 
• Interest and/or experience in beauty is a plus but not necessary