Art Director
August 30th, 2017


Job Description

IDEAL CANDIDATES

  • Want to explore, understand and create new and special things every single day
  • Are passionate about fashion, culture, music, design, home décor and social media
  • Seek out new experiences and love learning new things
  • Are fans of Pinterest, design blogs, Behance and Dribbble
  • Are self-starters who can handle a job description then look past it to create future opportunities
  • Are social media savvy – especially Faceboook, Pinterest and Instagram
  • Get a kick out of using and learning keyboard shortcuts
  • Hit deadlines and are excited about staying organized
  • Love a creative challenge

Job Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 3-5+ years experience
  • Manages projects from start to finish and works with teams of Senior Designers and Graphic Designers to meet deadlines
  • Thoroughly understands brands and has a vision for the brands over which their responsible
  • Works with creative consultants and clients
  • Able to maintain confidences and respectfully deal with sensitive information
  • Interfaces with sourcing department and sales team members
  • Works with Creative Directors and CMO for hiring/firing recommendations
  • Advises Creative Directors and CMO on raises, bonuses and other rewards for team members
  • Advises Creative Directors, CMO on departmental matters
  • Has creative authority and works with Creative Directors and CMO when executive decisions are required
  • Shares the responsibility with the CMO for the success or failure of products
  • Ensures design output is up to company and brand standards
  • Tackles special design projects as asked by Creative Directors, CMO and Owners
  • Works to train and develop designers on all levels

Job Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required (BFA preferred) in graphic design, illustration or fine arts
  • Experience as an art director preferred
  • Hands on, practical experience managing a team preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of the Adobe suite, with an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong typography skills preferred; strong illustration skills preferred
  • Ability to mock-up packaging and product, with attention to detail and pride in quality craftsmanship
  • Organized and able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Able to pay attention to detail and have the ability to work efficiently without sacrificing quality
  • Good at communicating verbally and in written form
  • Able to participate in weekly critiques – giving and receiving constructive criticism
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Any cross training in photography, video production or Web design is viewed as a plus, but not required
  • Please Provide Link to your portfolio

How to Apply

Please email resumes to the following:

  • amcraftjobs@gmail.com

 



Email amcraftjobs@gmail.com  Phone 8012260747

Posted By
SHERYL MANNING

American Crafts is looking for an Art Director to join us as we design cool, modern products for scrapbookers, papercrafters and DIY-ers. Come help us make pretty stuff for the shelves of crafting retailers worldwide! WHAT WE OFFERAn energetic, interactive environmentA solid career with growth opportunitiesHealth and dental insurancePaid vacationFlex work hours9 paid holidays401K employer matching planSkillshare online training subscriptionFun monthly employee appreciation events (breakfasts and lunches, free throw shooting contest, costume contest at Halloween, Christmas party with prizes, and more!)Quarterly creative activities for inspiration and skill buildingEmployee recognition awardsBirthday gift from CEOAccess to business library for skill building and self-improvement 

URL
http://americancrafts.com

Location
Irving, TX

Job Type
Full-time