Art Director - HBAC

Job ID 2021-0405

Creative Services Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

Conair LLC located in Stamford, CT, a worldwide manufacturer of haircare, health and beauty products, personal care and spa appliances, and upscale kitchen products is looking for an Art Director(design) with CPG experience for our Hair Goods, Brushes, Accessories & Cosmetic Bags Division to join our Creative Team.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the strategic vision of the HBAC division under the General Manager
  • Support and report to the Associate Creative Director and Senior AD
  • CATEGORIES (SCUNCI, ALLEGRO, BRUSHES, LEANDRO AND GROOMING)
  • Ability to work in multiple categories and become expert in all brand standards and graphic templates of all collections within the core groups
  • Responsible for maintaining workflow in demanding deadline environment
  • Self-starter, digests direction, works independently and executes with clarity
  • Follows managements direction adheres to marketing’s creative briefs and always has an option with independent creativity (out of the box, unexpected)
  • Ability to set up files accurately for print and work in correct color profiles
  • Extreme attention to detail and technical corporate process
  • Ability to multi-task, handle multiple SKUs and line extensions in a
    demanding deadline-driven environment
  • Work on set with in-house photographers to provide clear art direction
  • Ability to direct and approve photography and retouching to help advance projects
  • Work collaboratively with internal Copy team to ensure creative cohesion and maintain brand standards
  • Present to marketing partners with articulate and energized voice
  • Passion for design, photography, color, pop culture and tech trends
  • Experience working in beauty/fashion a plus
  • Understanding and interest in beauty, fashion and trends
  • Takes direction seamlessly while collaborating to the creative process
  • Provide additional creative support on special projects and presentations
  • Work on the development and execution of the following:
    • Package design concepts with trend/mood board support(primary)
    • Extensive edits, revisions and line extensions
    • Instructional Booklets and screen art
    • Comping, planogram assets and building POGs
    • Visual merchandising
    • Print advertising
    • Collateral materials and trend presentations
    • Event signage
    • Licensee projects
    • Pre-production and mechanicals

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient knowledge of Creative Suite

*ALL FILES START AND RELEASE IN INDESIGN

  • 3D rendering software, a plus
  • Strong production skills a must
  • Bachelors Degree/BA or BFA preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years, a plus
  • Portfolio of dynamic, diverse and inspiring creative
  • Strong elevated aesthetics and detail oriented
  • Ability to create impactful mood boards/trends to help
    assist delivery of creative solutions
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of design fundamentals (type, layout, color etc)
  • On-set photography experience and retouching knowledge, a plus
  • Energetic, passionate self-starter
  • Team player, no ego/attitude, collaborative and elevates the team
  • Solution-oriented, innovative thinker
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, responsible and able to multitask and handle a fast-paced environment
  • Some travel required
  • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the Stamford office 50% of time.