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Art Director

Company: Premier Press
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY:We are seeking an Art Director that is passionate about graphic design, environments, influencer packaging, and brand development to join our growing creative team in Portland Oregon. In this role, you will be responsible for a variety of design work for both our internal and external clients. You'll collaborate with our internal team of multi-disciplinary designers to generating innovative concepts, and storytelling through the final stages of production. The ideal candidate can work independently or collaboratively, be comfortable presenting work to clients, and embrace the mentoring of other team members.As a member of our in-house team, you will have the opportunity to work on a large range of projects. Our work can be seen here: www.premierpress.com/projects

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:-- You will work with our internal team to understand client project needs-- You'll lead projects through the entire design process; from creative concept and art direction, to iterations of designs and finished assets-- You will work collaboratively with fellow design team members to execute projects on time-- You have a solid knowledge of the creative development process: interpreting creative briefs, you know how to give positive and constructive feedback and collaborate to develop compelling work-- You're a master of your craft in typography, photography, sketching, illustration, iconography, color, pattern, and form. -- You adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment.-- You are comfortable presenting concepts to clients, articulating creative concepts and vision.-- You are meticulous about reviewing files, file management, and comfortable approving press checks or prototypes for all final work.-- You value developing and maintain strong client relationships. -- Other duties. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.JOB REQUIREMENTS SKILLS:-- Quick sketching / hand rendering/ ideation-- Digital rendering / illustration (Illustrator, Procreate, or Sketch app)-- Highly proficient in all aspects of graphic and product design including drawing/sketching, illustration, typography, print and pattern development, color theory and technical applications-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with all levels of staff, customers, suppliers, and operations.-- Strong time management, critical thinking, monitoring, organization, coordination, independent judgment, decision-making skills, and process improvement skills.-- Ability to work from client briefs or kickoff calls, create concepts and execute the designs.-- Ability to help mentor junior design team talent, providing design direction and critiques. -- Provide high design quality and service standards that fall within budgets, scopes and timelines.-- Able to work independently and prioritize daily project and design deliverables to ensure deadlines are met.-- Knowledge of design work that spans apparel design, brand development, print, graphic design, environments, retail rollouts, packaging, and events. -- Collaborative and egoless MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:-- Bachelor's degree in Art, Design, Industrial Design, related field or equivalent-- 5+ years of progressive experience as a Senior Designer or Art Director -- Adobe Creative Suite expertise-- 3D modeling and rendering software proficiency a plus (Sketchup, Vray, Cinema 4D, 3D Max)-- Submit a portfolio or link that includes a full range of design styles that should include graphic design, illustration, events, retail, packaging, environments, etc. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:N/AWORK ENVIRONMENT:This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.PM21PI183240299

Keywords: Premier Press, Portland , Art Director, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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