Sr. Art Director - Beauty

New York, NY
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Cassie Hunter

Job Description:

AQUENT is supporting a global beauty brand in their search for an Executive Director level Art Director! This is a FT Freelance role for a maternity coverage projected to run through the end of the year (approx. 6 months) in NYC. This role manages the Print Design team (3 direct reports) and concepts campaigns. We need someone that knows the luxury/specialty beauty industry well, whether that be an ad agency or brand background! 


  • Take lead on 360 launches and 360 campaign launches 
  • 10-15 years ideal - the more the better 
  • Must have experience managing teams
  • Be able to create concepting for 360 rollouts, able to articulate across multi channels (in store, etc) 
  • Strong Design Background 
  • Art director for photoshoots, partnering with photographer (directing photography not actually shooting) shooting on set (direct light) - photography creation, holistic and strategic approach to creative process -- percentage shooting on set -- not a lot -- understand set photography tho 
  • Communication skills must be strong - crossfunctional work 
  • Film, media experience is ideal
  • Should have an understanding of creative process and have a strategic approach through creative process 
  • Is able to not just create beautiful pics and images but also come up with strategy on them and speak about them/present the concepts to reports or partners crossfunctionally 
  • Lead for projects - project management 
  • Luxury is a must have (fashion or beauty is fine) - must understand design/fashion/beauty/perfumes/haircare industry 

Client Description:

Working with AQUENT gives you access to some pretty cool things:

    1.    You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized Health/Vision/Dental (including term life and LTD) benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk). Learn more about our awesome benefits here: https://aquent.com/our-dna/healthcare

    2.    Access to Fidelity 401(k) 

    3.    Access to the Flexible Spending Account Program (pre-tax payment toward commuter passes, etc.) 

    4.    Talent Rewards Program (we pay cash for referrals!) 

    5.    Free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ 

    6.    Free online courses via Lynda.com 

    7.    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 help you find new opportunities when you're finishing up your current role.

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.