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Our client is looking for an experienced Creative Director to join their growing team. In this high profile position you’ll drive the creative process from initial development to implementation in order to create dynamic concepts. This will involve working closely with writers, strategists, art directors, programmers and account service people. Skills: A natural leader with creative skills and the ability to make sense of complex information Comfortable presenting and selling creative concepts to large groups Ability to design or write concepts based on input from clients, account service and brand Experience building, mentoring and leading creative teams to create compelling creative concepts Qualifications: 5-7 years of experience as a creative director or associate creative director Bachelor’s degree (preferred in design, marketing or advertising) Experience in advertising, marketing or branding is a must Experience in retail, ecommerce, or luxury consumer goods preferred Apply with an updated resume and portfolio.
Packaging Designer/Production Artist - toys
Our client, a children's entertainment company, is seeking a Packaging Designer/Production Artist to join the Visual Branding team. Responsibilities: Work closely with the Staff Designer on new brand initiatives and collaborates with Senior Creative and Brand management to set creative strategy on key brands and individual items Work closely and collaboratively with Designers, Managers, Project Managers and Production Managers to ensure all deliverables are met for on-time schedule attainment Responsible for branding and package design through production on core brands 70% of the time and works on other brands and/or new brand concepts 30% of the time Working hands-on in design 80% of the time, and supporting in production seeing projects through 20% of the time Solicits creative direction from the Staff Designer and Visual Branding team in a timely manner Collaborate with Structural Engineering, Marketing, Quality Control and Product Development teams as well as overseas agents, as necessary, in the product development and approval process Consistently maintains a positive attitude and is considered a good role model Partner with Creative Management and Brand Management to set direction for new brands and individual items Delivers innovative results that support brand strategy Works with production team to ensure integrity of design in final deliverables Works with project management to set priorities, schedules and assign projects Manages the timelines of the projects assigned Maintain a consistently high level of quality, thoroughness and attention to detail Effectively communicate all project related progress/issues or concerns to the team and to Project Management in a timely and professional manner Develop marketing support materials, creative boards and layout presentations for new and existing business development presentations, trade shows and new initiatives Musts: 6–10 years’ experience in the consumer products industry; toy design preferred Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, (BFA) or equivalent; or 4 or more years related experience and / or training Musts excellent communication skills, a proven track record of success and is considered to be a good role model for peers and subordinates and a brand ambassador for the company Must have the ability to bring new and creative products to life from concept through to prototype development Heightened creative and technical abilities including conceptual drawing, and manual illustration a plus Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with strong graphic and typographic skills Strong interpersonal skills and time management skills Ability to adhere to project budgets and deadlines Proven ability to work in a high volume, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment Excellent problem-solving skills Clearly demonstrates a solid understanding of the brands and the competitive environment as it relates to toy products and construction toy brands Be innovative with a strong understanding of the consumer demographics Sustainability and toy experience a plus
Senior Director - Design
Our client in the Greater Boston area is looking to make a direct hire for a Senior Director - Design. In this role, you will lead and manage a growing team of designers to help improve the web and mobile experiences of a specific iOS product. This role requires a hands-on leader. You will need to be collaborative and results-oriented and capable of driving change and delivering experiences to both users and clients alike. Ideally, candidates will have worked in a start-up environment in the past and are very capable of pivoting priorities as needed. Responsibilities: Create and develop a UX strategy and vision for the company’s mobile and web experiences Define, create and execute your vision with roadmaps while collaborating with various other teams including, Product, Marketing, Content and Engineering Define goals and evaluate the needs of both clients and user to deliver value through the product and UX design process Drive UX initiatives from concept through evaluation Review UX design created by the team and ensure quality is on par with UX and brand standards Partner cross functionally with Engineering and Product Management during design and development Recruit, manage and mentor UX & UI designers on the team Ensure deadlines are met Required Experience: Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in UX, Design or other related field 8-10+ years’ experience in UX and design with an expertise in mobile design and IA Prior management and hiring experience Knowledge of Apple HIG & Google Material Design iOS mobile design Experience in both responsive and native mobile application design Expert proficiency in Figma and other digital design tools All applicants must provide a resume and a portfolio showcasing a proven track record in creative consumer focused UX that solves complex design problems providing impact to customers and the business. Mobile application experience is required!
Senior Designer (Branding/Packaging)
Our client, a leading branding and packaging agency, is looking for a Senior Designer to join their team. If you believe your design stacks up with the best and worth of being on the shelves of national grocery chains, this role could be for you. Candidates must be local to the NYC area. What you'll be doing: Working on Consumer Packaging rebranding specifically food, beverage and home care products Bringing research and strategic thinking to create logo design and identity systems Doing Concept Development such as sketches, brainstorming, visual moodboards; and Design Execution with the ability to bring concepts to life in a highly polished way Brand Systems (Brand Architecture, Brand Guidelines, Line Extensions) Other tasks may apply About you: A self-starter with a degree in graphic design or illustration 4+ years of experience working as a print and packaging designer Experience working on CPG and Food brands both large and small Strong conceptual thinker with skills to execute designs to a high level of finesse Attention to detail Extremely proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Working knowledge of pre-press and production Exceptional foundation in typography Strong hand skills with hand-lettering & illustration is a big plus Works well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, and is a team player
Mid-Level Art Director / Designer
Our client, a boutique marketing and advertising agency, is looking for a Mid-Level Art Director for a temp-to-perm opportunity. This role begins ASAP. Candidates must be local to the NYC area. What you'll be doing: Concepting new campaign and executional ideas for a range of new business and current client programs Opportunity to develop robust campaigns across Video/Animation, Digital, Social, Print and more Layout creation, storyboarding and hands on design Executional creative review and revisions based on necessary visual edits for client and approval Provide guidance on creative choices by leveraging your years of experience in the design field Other tasks may apply About you: 5+ years of Art Direction / Design experience in an Advertising or Branding agency setting Experience with 360 campaign development and execution across Campaign concepting, Video/Animation, Digital, Social and Print Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects Comprehensive and updated portfolio of your creative work Ability to have a diverse and unique vision that targets different audiences and mediums Willing to work with a lean, yet growing team, and contribute as needed You must have your own computer for this role
Senior Designer/Art Director
Our client, a creative studio, is seeking an Art Director to join the team. You will report to the Digital Creative Director and be responsible for: Working closely with Creative Directors and business stakeholders, developing concepts, and leading visual design efforts for a variety of consumer-facing websites, apps, and experiences used by millions of people on a daily basis Lead visual design and artistic expressions across digital channels for assigned projects, including contributing by way of designing Directly support Creative Directors in creative concepting and ideation Persuasively and effectively present design work to peer, partners and clients Collaborate with our writers, developers and strategists to deliver digitally-native creative design ideas Directing photo shoots and visual products ensuring the quality of visual style and concept Assist and align with Producers in ensuring creative deadlines are met Work closely with developers to ensure the technical feasibility of projects Ensure the highest design quality and success of deliverables at time of launch Own and maintain a part of the internal design process/program, supporting the organization as a whole Musts: 6-8 years of visual interactive experience design for websites, apps and experiences Strong sense of visual style and functional elegance expressed through design work Ability to efficiently delegate work to Junior/Senior Designers Able and willing to provide training and guidance to Junior/Senior Designers Strong communication and presentation skills. Confident and professional as a Design Lead in a client-facing role Team player who creates opportunities for innovation and excellence Time management: ability to multitask and prioritize deadlines Deep understanding of digital design principles and current trends Expert-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch Strong knowledge of Google Products and experience including Slide and/or Keynote presentations Motion animation and prototyping experience (Invision, Principle, After Effects, Origami preferred) Basic understanding of HTML/CSS
Our e-commerce start-up client is looking for a hands-on Art Director to start this month / March. Art Director Responsibilities: Strategize and create graphic designs across all digital channels - website, email, social media, ads Concept story lines and develop brand's creative direction Help with copywriting for digital assets when needed Work with external agencies, including photographers and video producers, to execute creative campaigns Begin as very hands-on with potential to lead a team in the future Art Director Requirements: 5+ years of graphic design experience with 2+ of Art Direction Hands-on graphic designer with art direction experience Branding experience Business and entrepreneurial-minded with leadership skills Excited to work at a fast-growing start-up and build it from the ground up Experience and comfort being a creative generalist and wearing multiple hats (i.e. helping with copywriting, photo/video shoots, etc.) Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
Our ad agency client is looking for an Art Director to join their team. Art Director Responsibilities: Concept and design digital, social, and web campaigns, including paid social ads, banners, emails, landing pages, and more Work with UX, creative, web development, and studio teams Present to, communicate with, and incorporate feedback from clients Work across multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment Art Director Requirements: 2+ years of design and/or art direction experience from a digital agency Must have strong experience designing for UX, digital, and web (such as landing pages, paid social ads, and banners) Experience working with UX and/or Web Development teams Experience working within brand guidelines Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and general understanding of HTML5/CSS Hands-on and comfortable sharing ideas
Associate Creative Director
Onward Search is hiring an Associate Creative Director for an Agency client in Charlotte, NC on a direct-hire basis. Note: This position is remote for now but will eventually be back on-site, in the office. Fully remote candidates will not be considered. This position does not provide relocation. Summary: The Associate Creative Director is responsible for leading all aspects of their team and a set group of clients. The ACD has an art direction, design, or writing background and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their team’s work including art direction, design, and copy, as well all relevant mediums regarding the brand work, advertising, digital and social content that is needed. The ACD works closely with the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) to implement the creative vision for the agency and collaborate on different projects. The ACD must be open to feedback and have a good understanding of strategy and all forms of relevant media. The ACD will be responsible for evaluating briefs and thinking strategically regarding their team’s work to ensure it is on brief. The ACDs role is a balance between management of their team and their work and being an expert at executing their discipline as needed. The ACD is responsible for the oversight of your team’s creative product and ensuring it meets the agency’s standards. Job Objectives & Responsibilities: Direct the creative product developed by your team and strive for excellence in everything from concept to on-schedule completion of every project Helps set creative direction and provides hands-on guidance throughout the project life cycle Demonstrates a cohesive understanding of, and can execute on, the principles that lead to innovative, effective digital communications and concepts for all mediums Able to split their time as needed between managing their team and their work and executing work Must be an expert in their craft of art direction and design Has a strong understanding of branding and can direct all aspects of the work from art direction and design to copy Leads by influence to consistently inspire creative colleagues to create world-class ideas that provide world-class solutions for our clients Generates and cultivates useful and usable ideas across existing and emerging digital platforms Continually develops new ways to inspire and harness creative thinking Develops solutions that have a positive impact on our clients’ businesses and a positive cultural impact for consumers Understands strategy and can articulate strategies to peers and clients Has extensive knowledge of all creative disciplines, including copy, art direction, design, UX, video, and motion, and of the roles they play in both conceptual and executional work Leads by influence and sets professional standards for their team Takes personal responsibility for on-time, expertly crafted ideas, and deliverables Has the ability to lead 5+ creatives on an ongoing basis while still being able to execute work on their own Supports the CCO on new business and special projects, including relationship development and presentations Proactively researches and pursues ideas for professional development. Seeks out creative mentorship and inspiration Actively trains and mentors all levels of creative talent, helping develop their skills and performance Acts as a career manager and is responsible for providing annual reviews, onboarding new employees, and coaching for both soft and hard skills Prepares special projects and reports as directed by Position Supervisor, President or CEO Will be trained to assist with other departmental and agency functions on an as-needed basis Always conveys a professional and courteous attitude toward clients, co-workers, and guests Maintains a healthy attitude toward your job, makes suggestions to improve the agency’s overall performance and attends weekly Account Management meetings Complies with all company policies and procedures Qualifications & Knowledge: 7+ years of agency experience with 3+ years managing a small team Award-winning portfolio showcasing a range of mediums with a focus on video, digital, social, and general advertising campaigns Exceptional presentation skills Embodies professionalism and demonstrates mature presence in all aspects of team and client relationships Well-versed in communicating vision, setting creative direction, and managing a group of cross-disciplinary teams A thorough understanding of digital media and an ability and desire to adapt to the changing landscape of technology and media Illustration and solid animation skills a big plus Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
Freelance Technical Illustrator (3D)
We are working with a client in the small kitchen appliance space. They are in need of a technical illustrator to work on a variety of product illustrations. You will be working from the manufacturing plans sent from the manufacturer overseas. This is a remote part-time opportunity. Our client is looking for someone who can work within EST business hours. Technical Illustrator Requirements: 3+ years' experience Bachelor's degree required Proficient in Rhino, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Appliance industry experience preferred (but not required) Technical Illustrator Responsibilities: Use Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator, to create or reformat graphics for use in product documentation Use Rhino to create 3D graphics and/or animations based on manufacturing plans, and/or CAD data for use in product documentation Interested? Please apply today!