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Senior Art Director / Home Décor and Paint

Location: Fort Wayne

As a senior art director at Britton Marketing & Design Group, you will work with a creative director to concept, design, develop, photo-art direct, and execute creative for client and agency projects. The successful candidate must have a minimum 6-plus years’ on-the-job experience with an advertising agency or in a retail corporate marketing department, with a strong focus on lifestyle and home décor and fashion areas of consumer marketing. The senior art director will deliver work that is innovative and on brand, within budget, and that exceeds expectations. As an agency, we have capabilities in print design, photo direction and styling, digital design, copywriting, product development, package design, video production, and interactive design.  In order to be considered, please submit portfolio (by emailing lori@brittonmdg.com).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish creative campaigns, creatively-direct, concept and design marketing materials for clients of Britton Marketing, maintaining client brand standards
  • Present all campaigns, concepts and final layouts for all projects to Creative Director previous to presentation to clients
  • Photo Art Direction:
    • Creatively direct and photo-direct all marketing and sales support materials for clients as requested by Britton Marketing
    • Assist creative director and shoot producer to help coordinate photo-shoot logistics such as location scouting, stylist set-up, props, ordering products to be photographed, etc.
    • Select photographers, designers, and stylists for seasonal design projects
    • Establish a photo process and schedule based on approved creative that meets the client‘s schedule and budgets
  • Communicate design goals and message to design team, ensuring integration of design requirements into all phases of production
  • Direct graphic design and production staff to project deadlines based upon the project calendar
  • Develop out-of-the-box ideas and help identify the ideas with the best solutions
  • Oversees and guides activities of design team members
  • Work with copy team to coordinate the writing for all marketing materials, obtaining input from the clients as necessary
  • Interface with both internal and external customers to build strong working relationships
  • Participate in new product development and all phases of the design process to ensure a high level of creativity
  • Create and maintain a consistent and appropriate look for projects and collateral pieces
  • Follow archiving best practice standards
  • Track hours each day for each project for billing accuracy
  • Attend press checks, trouble shoot and confirm document accuracy and integrity as needed
  • Research and analyze industry trends and maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and creative techniques
  • Frequent travel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with marketing or a fine arts major with a graphic design emphasis
  • 6+ years “on the job” experience with an advertising agency, or retail corporate marketing department
  • Experience working with home décor, paint and fashion clients
  • Extensive lifestyle photo art direction experience required. Proven ability to shoot to concept, coordinate shoot logistics, work with photographers, stylists, models, etc.
  • Experience in working with both traditional and digital content needs

Certificates and Licenses

N/A

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements
  • Technical knowledge of graphic design software such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Strong Macintosh computer skills
  • Technical knowledge of publishing, photographic and electronic design industries
  • Strong analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Detail and multi-task oriented
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills