Art Director (Design)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Art Director (Design) is responsible for leading our team to produce impactful, high quality visual creative across all digital and offline channels. A thorough understanding of e-commerce best practices, impeccable typography, graphic, and interaction design skills are essential for creating engaging and innovative work that is in line with the high visual standard of the brand. The Art Director (Design) works closely with the Fashion Director and Editorial Director to conceptualize, execute, and oversee projects and campaigns ranging in scope from banner ads and emails to seasonal campaigns and site design and functionality updates. Overall, he or she is responsible for leading the creative team on day-to-day deliverables, defining brand initiatives for the company, and presenting concepts to the Creative Director. The Art Director (Design) oversees and manages the Design Team, consisting of the Designer(s) and Junior Designer(s), providing guidance and creative direction on all of their projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads seasonal campaigns and all creative projects
  • Manages and oversees Design Team
  • Carries out Creative Director’s vision and ensures a high standard of quality across all deliverables
  • Continuously pushes Brand forward through design across all channels
  • Maintains current knowledge of design trends, strategies, platforms, tools, and best practices
  • Collaborates with Fashion Director and Editorial Director to develop campaigns and marketing materials for seasonal and one-off creative projects
  • Conceptualizes interactive design strategies in-line with Need Supply Co. aesthetics and standards
  • Manages the brand’s ongoing interactive and visual design initiatives
  • Determines an appropriate design approach for projects and presents recommendations, as needed
  • Oversees and delegates the design of all marketing and e-commerce assets for site content (i.e. homepage, landing pages, etc)
  • Oversees and delegates design assets for all social media channels, online advertising, and affiliate sites (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong concept development and graphic design abilities
  • Proven ability to combine conceptual, creative and strategic thinking with tactical execution
  • Desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to effectively lead work on multiple projects, in various phases, and under tight deadlines
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills
  • Experience leading and inspiring a collaborative creative team
  • Photography and post-production proficiency
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the capabilities of web browsers and UX

Required: Portfolio demonstrating work (must be submitted with resume in order to be considered for position)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of interactive experience
  • 2+ years experience at top digital agency in an Art Director role or similar
  • Copywriting skills
  • Experience in the fashion and apparel industry
  • Experience working at a medium-to-large e-commerce company
  • Ability to assess the good from the bad
  • Thorough understanding of photo studio production, lighting techniques, and photography skills

Us:

Need Supply Co. is an established and fast growing apparel company based in Richmond, Virginia, a city which consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.” We opened in 1996 selling a unique collection of vintage pieces. Over the past decade, our selection has evolved to become a well-edited assortment of contemporary designers and independent labels from the U.S. and abroad. GQ Magazine called us “The Best E-Commerce on the Web.”

Our Values:

Responsibility, Creativity, Simplicity, Integrity, Effectiveness, Passion, Respect, Fun, Curiosity

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