Art Director

About the role

Banana Republic is looking for a Brand Art Director. The Brand Art Director will work directly under the VP Brand Creative Director and must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, ideate spontaneously across a broad range of areas and translate ideas and abstract concepts into visually materials that support brand and its product strategies.

The Brand Art Director role requires a strong graphic design and production background with skills in typography, branding and advertising/ marketing. The position would also require the candidate to clearly communicate these ideas to cross functional partners, outside agencies and vendors.
What you'll do

  • Art Director will create compelling creative solutions for all creative brand initiatives based on the brand positioning.
  • Including the creation and execution of, seasonal stories, internal presentations, engagement programs and directional store documents.
  • Translate strategic and conceptual direction into working creative assets, both 2 and 3D, across all mediums including; product packaging, ecommerce, POS/ retail environment, merchandising, social media, print and digital advertising, franchise toolkit/guides, conference and consumer engagement environments.
  • Apply current trends in culture, design, advertising, fashion, social media, digital, entertainment, etc. to the brand in ways that keep the brand relevant.
  • Manage multiple projects, outside partner relationships and corresponding deadlines.
  • Understand post production of photographic and printed materials, and be able to communicate with corresponding vendors.
Who you are

Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent computer skills: Creative Suite
  • Understands concept development and brand strategy
  • Understanding of film and editing a plus.
  • Positive energy with the ability to motivate teams and communicate new ideas
  • BA/BS/BFA in Graphic Design and/or MA/MFA
  • 5 years minimum in Graphic Design
  • Advertising or Design Agency Experience a plus
  • Photo and video production experience helpful
  • Portfolio demonstrating solid experience in graphic design and/or art direction
  • Knowledge of the industry (Branding, Design, Advertising)

Knowledgeable in:
  • XHTML (not necessary)
  • CSS (not necessary)
  • Adobe Final Cut Pro (not necessary)

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