Reporting to the VP Creative Director, Lifestyle, the Art Director is responsible for managing all brand creative efforts directly supporting the Aeropostale brand. The Art Director drives creative innovation through collaboration and process. This individual has primary responsibility for the coordination and integration of all day-to-day creative efforts. The Art Director will collaborate with peer groups across functions including Marketing, Brand, Social Media, Digital, and PR to help build and execute brand creative vision and to concept, design, and produce compelling content across multiple channels and platforms. The Art Director is responsible and accountable for execution of all assigned campaign and editorial shoots, ensuring they are consistent with the Brand and according to merchant requests, executed according to concept, on time and on budget.If you are a passionate and highly motivated team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, Authentic Brands Group offers great opportunities for growth.Duties and Responsibilities:Creative Direction* Own the creative process from brief to production.* Spearhead all creative concept development per season* Drive brand style and messaging both internally and externally* Help clarify creative goals, lead promotional photo and video shoots, manage production assets and workflow.* Prioritize all projects to ensure on-time delivery.* Foster positive relationships between creative teams and other departments with a high degree of collaboration, including helping the business team develop appropriate collateral and sales marketing materials.* Set the creative strategy and maintain the elevated aesthetic* Manage all print and digital artwork production.* Act as a creative resource and support for key operating partner, collaborating with partner team to implement strategy.Asset Management & Graphic Design* Ensure asset delivery, marketing newsletters, brand information, selling tools, etc. are developed, shared or posted in a timely manner* Own management and maintenance of Brand Tool Kit ensuring materials and all files are up to date (physical and digital)* Coordinate asset requests with key partners* Communicated with external vendor relating to creative eg. (retouching/ printing materials.* Own the process of reviewing and approval partner creative assetsPosition Requirements* Ability to think creatively and innovatively* Able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities* Team player, proven ability to work collaboratively across functions* Ability to interact with senior staff members regarding objectives, challenges and recommendations* A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to turn ideas into a strong creative vision for fashion.* Commercially focused* Experienced in digital and social media* Passionate, driven, innovative thinker* Ability to direct and manage broad range of world class photographers, models, stylists, hair and make-up and all other talent that supports the shoot Strong organizational skillsEducation and Qualifications* Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design/Visual Communications or commensurate experience.* 10+ years of creative experience demonstrating strong creative and art direction skills across disciplines* 5+ years of experience managing creative teams & photo art direction* Experience working with editorial, product, marketing, and sales teams* Experience with fashion and lifestyle brands a plus* Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite.
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