Associate Art Director

Associate Art Director

Job Description

As an Associate Art Director, you’ll be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, coordinating and executing all facets of advertising campaigns for an omni-channel approach media as assigned to increase brand awareness, help grow our customer base.

  • Participates in preplanning meetings with Marketing and Merchandising to identify objectives.
  • Translates creative strategy into the most effective way to get messages across in print and electronic media for assigned projects.
  • Provides clear direction to team outlining expectations to ensure project goals are clearly understood and
  • creative standards are achieved.

Art Direct Projects from Conception to Launch

  • Oversees all pre-planning, creative concepting, set direction, photo direction, production, reviews and pre-press work.
  • Coordinates and directs the design of key covers, spreads, banners, emails, home pages, etc. to fully direct a major campaign.
  • Prepares seasonal format guides for photography, styling, models, color palettes and typography.
  • Ensures vendor requirements are adhered to ensure co-op collection.
  • Ensures quality, consistency and accuracy of creative elements of advertising/marketing campaign.
  • Reviews and approves final creative proofs for all campaigns.

Oversee Photography

  • Works with Creative Services team to select talent, backgrounds, etc. to meet project objectives and timelines.
  • Meets with Merchant division and Styling department to secure appropriate merchandise when needed.
  • Provides on-set photo direction and provides all final selects.
  • Communicates all retouching needs to premedia.
  • Provides creative guidance and leadership to team to ensure work is accurate and completed according to deadline.
  • Stays current with new developments and trends in advertising, design, art, photography and technology.
  • Participates in pre and post seasonal critiques to review and evaluate that creative objectives are being met.

We’ll Value Your:

  • Strong concepting, graphic design and photography skills.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to communicate ideas visually, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of print and electronic media.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Understanding of retail climate and landscape.

When you dedicate your time, effort and skills for The Bon-Ton Stores, we want to give back to you. Whether you are a full time, hourly associate, a salaried professional, or part time associate, our benefits package will help you create a balanced, well-rounded life. These benefits, after meeting eligibility requirements, include:

  • Associate Discount
  • Flexible work schedule, including summer early out schedule
  • Medical, Dental and Vision for full time associates, once eligible
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Vacation and Sick pay for full and regular part-time associates, once eligible
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