Senior Art Director

Department:  Marketing and Creative Services

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

Position Summary: The Art Director works closely with the Creative Director to conceptualize, create and oversee the execution of campaigns to promote Dallas Market Center and its primary industries, including Home & Gift, Lighting, Apparel & Accessories, and Design. 

 

Position Description:

·         Work with the Creative Director and senior staff to develop an aesthetic and brand that reflects the company’s core values and business objectives

·         Develop and adjust layouts, story boards and illustrations in response to stakeholder comments and requests

·         Coordinate efforts between marketing, leasing and retail development stakeholders to best develop an artistic approach and style in keeping with each industry

·         Supervise design staff and other collaborators (photographers, stylists, writers) to create compelling work

·         Review project production factors by studying budget, background information, objectives, presentation approaches, styles, and techniques

·         Manage projects for print and digital collateral including emails, signage, web assets, web banners, print advertisements  

·         Enhance art department reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

·         Manage art department by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and coaching employees

·         Meet art department cost standards by monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions

·         Establish and manage application of DMC brand standards across all marketing materials

·         Other related duties as assigned

 

Positions Supervised:

·         Senior Graphic Designer

 

Required Education:

·         Degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design or related field

Required Experience:

·         8+ years of design experience (print and digital)

·         4 + years experience in a supervisory role

·         Background in fashion, editorial and art preferred

·         Strong visual skills and attention to detail

·         Strong proficiency with Dreamweaver, Adobe Creative Suite 6 including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

·         Solid knowledge of fundamental design, typography, photography, and design trends

·         Strong time management abilities, and able to work with little supervision

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to communicate problems when they arise

·         Must be able to receive constructive feedback from other team members and colleagues with an open mind

·         Knowledge of making print ready files

·         Willingness to learn things which are outside of your knowledge base

 

Physical Requirements:

·         Office Environment – Ability to sit for vast majority of work day

·         Market Duties – Extended amounts of walking during shift

 

Required Competencies:

·         Communication: Effectively listens to others and makes clear and effective oral presentations to individuals and groups regarding work-unit or organization issues. Communicates effectively in writing; is clear, concise and easily understood.

·         Flexibility: Adapts to change in the work environment in ways that help work-unit staff keep projects “on course.”

·         Interpersonal Skills: Considers and appropriately responds to the needs, feelings, capabilities, and interests of others.

·         Planning: Establishes policies, guidelines, plans, and priorities required to meet work-unit or organization objectives.

·         Resource Utilization: Responsibly spends financial resources in ways that result in ultimate accomplishment of work-unit or organizational objectives. Effectively and efficiently uses materials, supplies, equipment, systems or organization facilities.

·         Self-Management: Engages in the effective use of self-assessment and self-management techniques in order to proactively and continuously improve own performance. Exhibits full responsibility for one’s own work achievements and consistently maintains a high level of self-management that contributes to sustained high performance.

·         Time Management: Effectively uses the time available to complete work tasks and activities that lead to the achievement of expected work objectives (as results or outputs).

 

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Mailing Address

Dallas Market Center
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207