Ernie Ball Music Man
Full Time Monday - Friday
This is a role for a design communicator who can work across all media formats, screens, types and technologies. As Art Director you will develop and apply the creative strategy, formulate concepts, execute and design against them for ad campaigns in print, film, digital, packaging, retail point-of-sale and social, as well as establishing the standards and guidelines that celebrate and serve the brand’s iconic counterculture California born and bred legacy. The Art Director will develop and manage an internal team, off-site talent, external agency/production partners and team with colleagues in artist relations, product development, engineering and sales divisions working both the B2B and B2C dimensions of the business. Ernie Ball’s Art Director will drive boundary pushing ideas into actionable concepts across all organization channels, distributors and retail partners worldwide.
How You Contribute:
Work with global product, engineering, marketing and artist relations divisions to develop creative concepts and executions of assigned campaigns and products.
Lead photo shoots, both location and table top, including prep, styling, and editing.
Partners with marketing counterpart, reviewing and developing creative brief to assure alignment.
Presents concepts to senior leadership in Creative and Marketing.
Oversees design team to develop approved concepts.
Mentor junior creative staff.
Remains current on industry trends and technology.
Skills for Success:
Broad background in art direction, design and copy that spans all aspect of communications; digital, print, visual and oral storytelling with a heavy bias on creating content that generates action.
A minimum of an associate's (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, illustration, webUX and or visual arts. A bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred.
If no degree is possessed, then 6+ years related experience in agency setting is required.
4+ years design experience in an agency setting is required.
2+ years of supervisory experience required.
Exceptional working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, design trends and typography.
Understanding of web design and UX principles with experience designing for an e-commerce or media website.
Excellent concepting, creative development, and design skills.
Comprehensive photo-retouching and image development skills.
Strong understanding of color theory and color relationships.
Experience in print production process, knowledge of production techniques, and correct disking procedures.
An immersion in music, film and lifestyle sport culture - Background as a musician is a plus
Clear and concise communication and organization skills.
Ability to creative direct, manage a freelance/vendor/agency pool and ensure high quality creative work is delivered on time, on budget within given time constraints.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.
Proven experience managing a team of creatives or assembling teams for specific projects.
Promote a culture of innovation and strategic thinking thru design.
Ability to work well with all types of creatives, producers, production, and team members in a fast paced environment with changing direction.
Desire to mentor and manage designers, recognizing and guiding talent and growth.
If interested in the Art Director position, we'd love to hear from you! Simply email a current resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
401K with employer match