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Fashion Art Director

Country : USA USA

State : Texas

County : Dallas County

Town : Dallas

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders: to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand, mytheresa.com. Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele. In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer. Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes NeimanMarcus.com, BergdorfGoodman.com Horchow.com, LastCall.com, and CUSP.com. Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates works towards the goal of enabling our customer to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.

Job description

Job Summary
This is an omni channel Art Director position with an emphasis on Fashion. The Art Director will work with the Creative Director and creative partners in Copy and Design to develop stories, photography and video that engage the customer, drive sales, elevate the brand and support company strategy. The Art Director is responsible for creative leadership of imagery and ownership of multiple projects; ideate innovative imagery for e-commerce and print advertising; produce and attend photo shoots; have layout and design experience; and work closely with Creative Director to continually elevate brand advertising.
Job Duties
- Provide leadership to create visually distinctive and engaging imagery for the web, print and video
- Execute creative in support of NM Brand strategy and initiatives - ie: Brand Elevation, Cross-selling, Key Partner initiatives, Regular Price selling and Newness
- Maintain and develop the Neiman Marcus brand's personality and style
- Create Mood and Storyboards to effectively communicate the look and feel of asset creation
- Execute photo shoots from start to finish, including hiring and managing outside creative resources (photographers, stylists, producers, set design, etc.) and attend/oversee photo shoots to ensure stylist and photographer capture the look
- Meet deadlines, collaborate with Design and Production on selects and retouching
- Utilize current and new systems to maximize efficiencies
- Articulate ideas and demonstrate a willingness to bring new ideas to the forefront
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with strong interest in working with people
- Assure that all advertising guidelines and regulations are followed
- Exhibit attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
Job Requirements
5+ years professional experience in Photo Art Direction, and Print Design
Degree in Visual Communication, Multimedia Design or a related course of study
Portfolio containing samples of fashion on figure, still life and video art direction
Current with industry trends, emerging technologies and techniques
In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with emphasis in Photoshop, InDesign and Premier Pro
Knowledge in usability design, information design and content design
Self-motivated, excited about photography fashion, able to work independently
Strong leadership capabilities with the ability to manage/lead photo teams
Able to successfully organize and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment with superior attention to detail
Excellent communication skills; ability to interface with marketing/merchant/development teams on a regular basis
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