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Art Director

Brand:  SGK
Company:  IDL Worldwide
Line of Business:  SGK CCOE
Location: 

Portland, OR, US, 97214

POSITION SUMMARY

The Art Director we're seeking will conceptualize creative solutions that beautifully and effectively communicate the strategic intent across mulitple platforms. This role in our Portland Studio will collaborate with our prisigious lifestyle and sportswear clients to create innovative campaign designs that will live in digital, experiential, and retail spaces. They will work closely with creative directors, designers, and strategists to craft stories that resonate with our audiences and see them come to life in the real world. 

WHO WE ARE

SGK IDL is a leading global brand experience agency that defines, creates, and transforms brand experiences. We amplify brands, giving them the freedom to speak louder, with more intension, and create a stronger connection with their audiences. We believe that superior marketing performance demands a superior marketing team. Together, we will create and deliver content across channels to drive unique brand experiences while amplifying marketing ecosystem efficiency. 
 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with creative team to develop and design creative concepts and executions of assigned product(s).
  • Craft compelling campaign/stories while adhearing to provided brand guidelines.
  • Continuously work to grow and improve your skill set including self-directed research and study.
  • Work closely with project management to follow schedules and provide accurate time and cost estimates for design tactics.
  • Carefully and accurately perform quality assurance on your work as well as the work of graphic designers that report immediately to you.
  • Perform miscellaneous creative tasks, as directed by Senior Art Directors or the Creative Director.
  • Be collaborative, supportive, and considerate of follow teammates. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.

SKILLS / BACKGROUND

  • General knowledge and passion for lifestyle & sportswear industry and design best practices.
  • Understanding of experiential and retail marketing.
  • Familiarity with sketching and creating mockups on the fly.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Art, Marketing or related field
  • 8+ years progressive creative design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Periodic travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency Adobe, MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & 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 collaborate with and positively 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 to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 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.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

 

#LI-MM1

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a 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.

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