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Associate Creative Director

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  Schawk
Location: 

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017

POSITION SUMMARY

 


SGK Brand Solutions is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that helps companies drive brand performance by improving top-line growth and bottom-line efficiency through the delivery of solutions. Our Anthem solution activates brands at home, in-store, online and on-the-go, connecting consumer experiences with brands to drive engagement and action.

 

At Anthem, we are currently seeking a talented Associate Creative Director to join our team of leading creatives in Battle Creek, MI. The ideal candidate will be ambitious and innovative as they provide solutions to help our portfolio of leading brands become more desirable and profitable. 

 

The Associate Creative Director will be responsible for utilizing strong conceptual thinking and design knowledge to translate client concepts into design pieces. This role visualizes and develops solutions for products and campaigns, while mentoring team members to achieve project goals. The Associate Creative Director utilizes creative thinking while following brand standards and internal workflows to create designs that meet project deliverables in an efficient manner.

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

 

  • Developing and implementing visual elements and creative concepts for project deliverables.
  • Leading design projects from concept phase through successful completion.
  • Working with creative teams to direct photoshoots for design projects.
  • Creating presentations, mood boards and proposals based upon project scopes.
DO YOU ENJOY COLLABORATING WITH?

 

  • Our clients, leading consumer packaged goods companies?
  • Peers and colleagues across the globe?
  • Cross functional teams including copywriters, production, photographers and IT?
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH?

 

  • Oversee project deadlines to ensure they are met consistently, on track to be completed on time and within budget? 
  • Conduct market research to stay up-to-date on market trends and new design developments? 
  • Lead project meetings to understand concept, timelines, objectives and specifications?
  • Develop working relationships with clients to fully understand requirements and expectations?
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

 

  • You translate existing and emerging concepts into actual brand and/or product designs. 
  • You integrate images, text, motion, etc. with a great sense of aesthetics, while executing against the brand/product vision or brief.
  • You act as a liaison amongst production department to ensure results meet project specifications. You communicate project deliverables across design team and production department.
  • You present ideas, research and trends during creative meetings with both internal teams and external clients.
  • You advise the design team with technical problem solving in the development of design elements and layouts.
  • You recommend improvements in creative design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks to management.
  • You advise Designers and Junior Designers throughout project deliverables.
QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field. 
  • 6+ years of previous design experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years in a leadership or management role.
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally and/or internationally may be required. 
  • Proficient with design software (Adobe Creative Suite, etc.) with the ability to provide professional portfolio upon request. 
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook and Internet applications. 
  • 3D concepting/wireframing skills (Photoshop, AdobeXD, Sketch, etc) and/or experience with digital software such as Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro are a plus.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion) and planning skills. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation and reasoning).
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients. 
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management. 
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
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*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

 

#LI-JD

Anthem, a division of SGK Brand Solutions, activates brands at home, in-store, online and on-the-go, connecting consumer experiences with brands to drive engagement and action. SGK Brand Solutions is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that helps companies drive brand performance by improving top-line growth and bottom-line efficiency through the delivery of solutions by six sub-brands: Brandimage, Anthem, Equator Design, IDL Worldwide, Schawk and Saueressig. SGK Brand Solutions is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 
 

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo