Executive Director, Global Creative Design & Art Direction, Smashbox
Country : USA
State : California
County : Los Angeles County
Town : Culver City
Category : Design
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
The Estée Lauder Companies are the global leader in prestige
beauty - delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences,
inspiring them to express their individual beauty.
Everyone has a story. Ours is original and authentic and sets us
apart from every other beauty brand. We're proud of our story, and this is how
we tell it: We live for lipstick. We get excited about primers. (No, seriously,
we do.) But mostly, we love sharing our makeup secrets with you. Why? Because
creativity and collaboration are at the core of our DNA. We are the only brand
born out of a legendary photo studio - Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles - where
major photographers, celebrities and makeup artists converge to create iconic
images every day.
About the Job
He/she will be responsible for maintaining and elevating the
global image of Smashbox Cosmetics to support its longstanding strong
reputation as a global leader of prestige beauty. The Creative Director will work
with the Global VP Creative Director to make sure the studio heritage comes
through thru on all creative executions, including storytelling, copy,
photography, video, brand guidelines, digital, social, and ecommerce.
He/she is expected to deliver thought-provoking, disruptive,
breakthrough creative direction to help illustrate, attract, and engage
stakeholders in important initiatives. Additionally, the Creative Director will
be responsible for all end-to-end planning and execution of Creative Concepts,
working with in-house resources and agency partners to design and develop
creative from concept, pre-production, and post.
He/she will drive creative strategy and execution with a digital
first mind set, creating a holistic digital creative that can be dispersed into
various mediums and translated across all touch points of the company. This
role will lead and develop creative team and organization design while
continuing to up-skill function, and ensure that creative resources are in
place to carry out the business plan, including partnerships with agencies.
He/she will be responsible for impeccable quality across all Creative output.
The position requires deep
digital and photo shoot expertise, as well as the ability to serve as a
thought-partner and have an acute ability to translate complex business
concepts into breakthrough creative. Being able to manage up/down and sideways
is essential. Being able to anticipate what's next, work in a fast-paced
environment, have a calm, positive and driven attitude, as well as mentoring
are keys to their success.
About Your Responsibilities
- Develops 360 campaigns to support overall
brand strategy and activation with minimal guidance
- Ensures that all designs adhere to brand
guidelines with minimal guidance.
- Ensures collaboration with VM and Package
Design teams to enhance consumer communication and overall retail experience.
- Oversee development of Global
Creative led digital marketing asset creation including social content,
influencer content, all non-promotional site content and other digital assets
- Planning, implementation and
managing a variety of creative projects within agreed budgets and timelines.
- Manage and update the Smashbox Global
Creative Brand Style Guide and help facilitate locally relevant creative for
our regional partners.
- Responsible for delivering
guidelines and leadership to regional Creative team that result in speed to
market of locally relevant creative assets that consistently align to global
- Must be able to concept, storytelling, create
decks, and sell work across disciplines
- Must be able to work with photographers,
videographers, prop stylists, producers, models and influencers to oversee a
photoshoot or video production
- Must be able to work with post-production
editors and sound to create video assets
- Must be able to make photo selects and work
with post production
- Develops new, innovative 2D/Digital concepts
in line with brand strategyDigital:
- Designs and concepts innovative, locally
relevant digital experiences to support brand strategy
- Leverages a digital and mobile-first mindset
in design, showing awareness of competitive landscape, trends and emerging
- Provides guidance and direction on regional
adaptions while understanding need for local nuance with guidance (if applicable)
- Manages and updates style guides to support
and guide regional adaptationAccountabilities:
- Lead, manage, develop and inspire
the Creative team, both day to day and long term - engage team in the strategic
vision and delivery activities
- Direct full scope of Global led
asset creation by channel, platform and retailer across categories. Collaborate
with cross-functional North America teams, Global teams and outside agencies
- Oversee coordination of all needs
for photo and video shoots (i.e., product comps, props, etc.)\
- Drive creative strategy and
execution with a digital first mind set, creating a holistic digital creative
that can be dispersed into various mediums and translated across all touch
points of the company.
- Lead and develop creative team
and organization design while continuing to up-skill function.
- Ensure that creative resources
are in place to carry out the business plan, including partnerships with
- Responsible for impeccable
quality across all Creative output.
- Digital- and mobile-first mindset
- Global mindset
- Awareness of emerging technologies
- Creative integration across all media/sales
- Drive for innovation and disruption with
luxury mindset (is a plus)
- Experience managing regional execution
against global guidelines (is a plus) How You
Will be Successful
- Applies new and different ways of thinking to
generate new ideas/opportunities
- Encourages self & others to be creative
in approach to work
- Influences externally and internally to gain
commitment, agreement and support
- Actively builds relationships
- Creates and sustains environment of trust and
- Adapts to new environments, processes and
- Proactively seeks diversification of
knowledge, skills and abilities
- Keeps updated on the
business environment and economic situations and understands the impact of the
changes on the businessRequirements
- Strong business sense, with an
understanding of how to leverage creative to drive business.
- Track record of success in a
digitally-driven creative environment, preferably within luxury brands.
- Strong communication skills
both written and verbal.
- Strong project management
- Highly developed design sense
and desire to produce elevated, brand-building, and innovative work.
- Active learner - staying ahead
of industry, design, social media trends and technology.
- Superior organization and time
- Ability to excel in a
fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects from concept to completion
under varying time constraints.
- Excellent type/design skills,
and conceptual design skills.
- Possesses an excellent knowledge
of design software - including In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and
- 10+ years in a highly
productive creative environment.
- B.A. and M.A. in Graphic Design
or fine art from a reputable design/art school.#LI-SS2
Job: Creative / Design
Primary Location: US-CA-Culver City
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 1927355
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not
to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age,
sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions),
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otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and
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