With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our Digital Creative department as a Senior Art Director, Digital Marketing located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.
The Senior Art Director, Digital Marketing is accountable for setting the creative vision for social (paid and organic), display, and video (external and web). A skilled multi-tasker and inspiring creative leader, the Senior Art Director is responsible for leading designers to create social channels and marketing promotions that drive engagement and conversion while inspiring our customers. Provides ongoing direction to advance the creative point of view of the brand.
Must provide Portfolio link (including password) on resume or PDF sample.
Responsible for the creative direction and execution of digital marketing campaigns including social, display and video to drive new customer acquisition.
Deepen customer engagement and conversion by driving the creation of innovative and engaging experiences across digital channels.
Understand technologies and creative approaches to develop creative assets that are most effective in each medium.
Bring innovative thinking and lead digital marketing campaigns from inception to launch.
Develop video campaigns, including concepting, storyboarding, and art directing.
Mentor 4-5 person design team by providing feedback, coaching and mentoring.
Collaborate with internal and external project teams, including web/e-commerce and other channel creative leads, to support multi-channel campaigns and initiatives.
Create and maintain consistent, high level visual design patterns, standards and specifications.
Participate in ongoing training regarding technology upgrades and new systems applicable to the position
Ensure design solutions are customer focused, intuitive and flawlessly executed;
Collaborates with key internal partners to establish goals, elevate the look and feel of our social channels and marketing experiences.
Review designs and channels daily to ensure consistency and standards in execution.
Work with analytics teams to understand what is working and not working, and pivot creative direction as appropriate.
Responsible for the day-to-day art direction of their team and hands-on execution for key marketing initiatives.
Continually initiates ideas to enhance the brand experience, improve conversion and drive sales.
Manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables
Creates an inspired, high-performing and fully-engaged team by providing visionary ideas, insightful feedback and clear, consistent direction.
Fosters team member development, effective and timely performance assessments and productive workflow processes.
Aligns with multiple business stakeholders across ecomm, marketing and creative.
Collaborates with key partners to develop creative concepts/assignments, development and execution of creative campaigns, adapting for device as required; has the ability to lead or perform this function as part of a cross-channel team or independently as needed.
Bachelor's degree required, BFA in Graphic Design or UX a plus
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience; 2+ years previous experience designing user interfaces for large-scale websites and/or apps. 5+ years previous experience as a designer.
Proven ability to work in a team environment.
Experience mentoring and leading creative teams.
Understanding of relevant software, Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc...) and Apple computer operating system required.
Familiarity with the retail industry a plus
Exceptional formal design skills: typography, composition, color, layout, etc., able to mentor team members in these skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop concepts and deliver creative execution against strategic briefs.
Strong understanding of retail marketing and ecommerce strategies and best practices.
Strong communication skills, including ability to present ideas and work with a clear rationale; Ability to appropriately adjust communication (verbal and written) and presentation style and content to the audience.
Proactive problem solving skills.
Strong collaboration skills, promoting a sense of teamwork by working effectively, respectfully and efficiently with all associates.
Demonstrates strong team partnership and leadership potential through strong personal leadership skills and leading by example
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with strong organization, prioritization, time/project management skills for self and team.
Demonstrates flexibility, adaptiveness and a positive attitude-leads by example.
Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English)
The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
Job ID 2020-6759 Date posted 03/24/2020 Position Type Full-Time
Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as "the Company". The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.
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