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The Creative Director is a key leadership role that establishes the overall design vision, philosophy and work process for G/R’s internal design team and external agencies. This position reports directly to our Chief Marketing Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead overall visual and motion design aesthetic of the user experience
Inform and refine company’s creative process – this includes work on both visual and copy/content to ensure consistent messaging for each of our brands.
Partner with leadership to shape the creative strategy for the company
Develop and distribute best practices for creative process, design and IA documentation
Hire, manage and mentor the internal creative team/manage external agency strategic input and deliverables - create an environment where innovation and risk taking is encouraged
Ensure visual design consistency between on-air creatives and internal creative team’s executions (digital, print, retail, e-tail, packaging, photography)
Lead interdisciplinary communication between different cross-functional teams (marketing, brand, product development, catalog, acquisitions, current member, cross sell/win-back, printed media, mobile, development, digital, PR and social)
Lead visual design team in researching problems, developing original ideas and designing innovative solutions for user experience
Provide clear creative direction at initiation and follow through by coaching creative team members; monitoring and guiding their efforts and investing in successful results
Facilitate brainstorms that generate innovative, unexpected ideas.
Review and approve concepts and designs assigned to and developed by staff ensuring high-quality creative deliverables. Present these concepts and designs for executive approval. Anticipate executive needs and deliver above and beyond their request
Ensure executional accountability — oversee execution of visual/motion/copy design deliverables throughout all phases of production
Establish creative team as expert in design and UX - assure the integrity of UI visuals on all products
Act as a change agent/impact player from both an internal and external perspective
Step in to art direct as necessary
Manage resource planning, scheduling and strategy
Manage annual direct and indirect budgets and ensure proper execution
Responsible for both production and execution of all product photo shoots, file management, retouching and all product imagery deliverables
Review production schedule and weekly creative status report
Deliver and maintain style guides for each of the brands, in addition to creating a corporate style guide for G/R.

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree
10+ years’ experience as a Creative Director working with consumer brands, (beauty focus desirable), preferably with direct response experience
History of in-house agency management and client servicing
Experience with writing and developing briefs and production schedules
Superior technical skills in Creative Suite
Superior sense of design, color, image composition and typography
Extensive knowledge of both digital and print production, (some packaging experience desirable)
Experience with directing teams of Artists, Designers, Re-touchers, Photographers, Copywriters, Video Producers
Track record of positive client relationships and stellar presentation skills
Communicate and listen with superb skills and experience
Demonstrate strong leadership qualities
Possesses self-motivated creativity and strategic thinking in fast-paced environment
Consistently involved with design community and professional organizations

Email Address: bnichols@grventures.com
Phone: 310-626-1362 Ext. 6581

• Location: El Segundo, Los Angeles

• Post ID: 108154238 losangeles
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