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Art Director

Company: Balsam Hill LLC
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As Art Director, you will bring your strong art direction skills, excellent design skills and experience developing creative solutions across a broad range of channels with a background in digital product and brand campaigns. You will art direct and inspire our branding expressions to engage our audiences across platforms, and will also support the production and art direction of photo and video shoots. You'll be accountable for successful execution of art direction on key projects, leading and mentoring our teammates and working collaboratively across functions.As our ideal candidate, you are a critical thinker and problem solver who is organized, motivated and a strong communicator. You have strong typography and layout skills and solid ability and understanding of design. You have a strong understanding of digital design, and are adept at concept and campaign creation working collaboratively with teams.The Art Director will report to our Associate Creative Director.Responsibilities:Oversee vision of concept all the way through launchArt direct, design and concept inspiring brand expressions that engage audiences across multiple platforms and mediums, including website, landing pages, social media ads, display banners, emails, and photos/videosAssist in full video and photo shoot art direction process from initial concepting, to creation of shot list, to supporting storyboarding, to researching locations, to casting, to on-set direction, to making selectsBe accountable for the successful execution of creative and art direction on assigned projects, either independently or by leading members of our Creative team as neededProvide constructive feedback to fellow creatives that pushes the quality of their designs and helps them grow in their skillsRegularly review creative work with the group's senior Creative teammates to get feedback on direction, and to ensure the work is aligned with other activities in the groupCollaborate closely with multiple Creative team members and cross-functional partners to create strategic compelling designs that meet business objectivesAdvocate for and consistently deliver exceptional visual design with sharp attention to details in accordance with project constraints and parametersBuild relationships and gain insight from people across the wider organizationPlan and execute projects in collaboration with Creative leads, Project Manager and other cross-functional business partners.Stay informed of the latest design trends - bring insights to the team and incorporate relevant approaches into everyday work.Bring passion and laughter to work every day!Please attach a link to your online portfolio to your application (please specify which work was created 100% by you vs. by a team).Qualifications:BA/BS or MA/MS in design or related field, or equivalent experience.4+ years experience in branding, marketing, and visual designSelf-directed and able to work in a fast paced, high volume, highly fluid, deadline-driven environmentProven track record of creating beautiful, delightful marketing and communication assetsOutstanding creative skills and deep sensitivity to interpret the brand's DNA into projects and assets.Comfort moving from the big ideas and strategy to implementation and detailsPattern of success managing all aspects of a project from start to finishHighly developed interpersonal skills that works well with a multidisciplinary teamPattern of thinking critically and holistically, solving problems with resourcefulness.Understanding of Web and Mobile Technologies (CSS, Responsive Web Design) and design best practicesProficient in Sketch, Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) with the ability to produce organized files with sensible layer structures and namingBonus (but not required) if you have:Film/video and narrative storytelling experienceExperience in illustrationExperience in motion graphicKnowledge of photo editingFamiliarity with Microsoft Office suite, InDesign, Trello and Google Web DesignerFamiliar with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams), Jira, Google Web Designer, Motion GraphicsB2C experienceAbout Balsam Brands: Balsam Brands is a multi-brand eCommerce retailer with roots in holiday and home dcor. We strive for excellence in everything we do and present a unique opportunity to those who are seeking to have a meaningful impact in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. We love to reimagine eCommerce and retail in ways that thrill our customers, and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us. We have fast-growing teams in the Bay Area, Boise, Manila, and Dublin.The company's outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.Notes: This is a full-time, permanent position with benefits. This role will require you to work from our Redwood City office when we can safely return.Contact: Please submit a cover letter and resume. Please include in your cover letter a dish that you would like to bring to one of our potlucks.At Balsam Brands, we are dedicated to diversity in our dynamic and growing workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, citizenship, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.SDL2017

Keywords: Balsam Hill LLC, Redwood City , Art Director, Other , Redwood City, California

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