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Associate Art Director

Country : USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Assoc. Art Director, working closely with the Creative Director, is responsible for the look and feel of the VS Beauty Tab, Home/Landing pages and daily site updates from concept to execution. The ability to manage tight deadlines and large volumes of work while still maintaining a high level of creativity is a must. The scope of work is digital design, and draws heavily on strong typography, concept development, and fastidious attention to detail. Expertise in these areas is required. The position reports directly to the Creative Director, Beauty.
- Design and produce beautiful, engaging and customer friendly site launches for Fragrances and Accessories
- Collaborate with Beauty Creative Director to ensure designs are consistent with the brand projection, are highly elevated, and meet brand standards
- Strong, cross-functional partner who can work collaboratively with peers, merchants, producers, photo, copy and other relevant cross-functional departments.
- Collaborate closely with merchants, marketing and creative director to translate merchandising strategy into compelling, brand-right creative an eye to performance and ease of use
- Work with Art Directors and Web Design team to extend and optimize Web functionality, mobile and site architecture, user interface and navigation
- Manage 2-3 staff members and freelancers as assigned
- Ensure deadlines for assigned projects are met
- Produce, optimize and output final Web-ready digital artwork in support of site updates
- Maintain absolute accuracy and attention to detail throughout the creative and production process
- Maintain and update content templates to ensure accurate and efficient design production


- Sophisticated sense of design/style
- Extremely high taste level and aesthetic
- Passion for user experience
- Impeccable design fundamentals (type, image, color)
- Proven ability to translate complex design challenges into clear, customer-friendly experiences
- Working understanding of ecommerce and marketing best practices
- Discerning eye for photo editing, cropping, and compositing
- Collaborative, inclusive and flexible team member
- Resourceful self-starter who gets things done
- Highly organized with extreme attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Positive, constructive approach
- Strong communication and presentation skills required
- Bachelor's Degree (Design / Interactive) or equivalent experience
- 7 years Web design experience
- 2-3 years managing direct reports in a leadership role within a creative team
- Mastery of appropriate tools & technology
- Adobe Creative Suite focusing on - InDesign and Photoshop
- Working knowledge Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Xd
- Knowledge of web motions graphics and video using After Effects is a plus
- Knowledge of best practices for Web image optimization
- Understanding of the capabilities and best practices relating to the use of front-end Web technologies, including UX, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. This is not a coding position.
- Relevant creative background
- Proven talent in graphic and interactive design
- Strong retail/fashion brand or agency experience desired; ecommerce experience ideal
- Experience delivering on business and creative goals through design
- Design for mobile UI. We are mobile first.
REPORTS TO: Creative Director, Beauty
An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
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