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Art Director, Creative

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows customers to express their personal style. With clothing that juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated, a+o epitomizes the personality and perspective of its founder, Stacey Bendet. The brand was born from Stacey's personal quest to create the perfect pair of pants, and has since grown into a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, handbags accessories, and eyewear. The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, and Kourtney Kardashian.

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is available at the brand's thirty-five free-standing boutiques located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, East Hampton, Greenwich, Houston, Malibu, Manhasset, Miami, Orange County, San Francisco, Southampton, Washington D.C., Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuwait, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Doha, Taipei, Macau, Chengdu, Bangkok, and at aliceandolivia.com. alice + olivia is also available at over 800 select department and specialty stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Hankyu, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, and Galeries Lafayette.

Job description

POSITION TITLE: Art Director, Creative
DEPARTMENT: Creative Services
STATUS: Exempt, Full Time

LOCATION: New York
POSITION SUMMARY
The Art Director is a highly creative design leader with a solid understanding and hands-on ability to develop thoughtful, visual design solutions across print, digital, and social platforms.
The Art Director will work independently while also managing others to deliver across multiple touch points in design deliverables. They will be proactive and obsessed with taking on challenges and providing a fresh perspective in the design itself.
ROLE PRIORITIES: (RESULTS/OUTCOMES)
- Create and collaborate with the team to develop on-brand and compelling assets that fulfill the marketing experience objectives
- Work with and manage the team, while utilizing own skills, design ability, and creativity to help create thoughtful, trend forward design results
KEY RESPONSIBITIES: (WHAT/HOW)
- CREATIVE + INDEPENDENT THINKING
- Overseeing, developing and designing marketing materials for seasonal product launches, promotions, collaborations and partnerships (Emails, Paid social, Digital, Ecommerce for Domestic and International)
- Expand and refine visual identities of the brand experience while maintaining the core identity
- TEAM WORK + LEADERSHIP + STRATEGY
- Mentor designers: oversee and provide feedback on their work, share experiences and provide resources to coach their development and help achieve their career goals
- Lead and present weekly digital marketing creative assets to cross functional teams
- Work closely with cross-functional channel leads to vet and digest design briefs to execute in a timely fashion
- Understand that business and creative affect one another: take monthly analytical data collected from marketing to consider and apply in future projects
- LEARNING + STRUCTURE
- Assist the Senior Creative Director with decks, internal presentations, and pitches
- Create and establish efficient workflows with the team for efficiency and effectiveness
- Be up to date with current trends and collect inspiration to share with the broader alice + olivia team
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Be an engaged contributor to a very creative, fast-paced work culture with an ability to work under tight deadlines
- Highly organized, adept multitasker who can shift from task to task
- Foster an open environment that supports ideas and the brand.
- Communicative and collaborative team player: Comfortable with consistent collaboration across departments and implementing feedback
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experienced in managing projects (self and team led)
- Knowledge of digital (paid social, ecommerce, organic social) and print platforms
- Well-versed utilization of Adobe Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
- Knowledge of After Effects and Premiere is preferred
- Retouching knowledge is preferred
- 5-8 years direct design experience preferably within the fashion, beauty, luxury or ad agency space
- Bachelor's degree preferred (Graphic Design, Design, Fine arts or similar degree)
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the job responsibilities may change at any time as necessitated by business demands.
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