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Art Director - Staples Promotional Products

Function: Marketing
Location: Overland Park, KS, Overland Park, 66210, Kansas
Date posted: 03/17/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1008697

Please note:  Position may reside in either St. Louis, MO or Orange City, IA or Overland Park, KS

Position Summary
We are searching for an individual who is passionate about design and creative strategy to join our in-house Creative Agency. We seek someone with the vision and talent to help lead and develop design work for innovative concepts across multiple types of media. The Art Director is responsible for creative strategy and execution for several Fortune 500 accounts serviced through the promotional products division of Staples, Inc.

 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and maintain e-commerce websites that align with brand guidelines and objectives
  • Manage layout, photo direction and production of print catalogs
  • Create concepts for websites and catalogs and present to clients
  • Direct and attend photo shoots
  • Design flyers, direct-mail pieces, web banners, signage and marketing collateral
  • Collaborate with Marketing Managers to build and maintain an effective creative strategy through multiple platforms
  • Design email marketing campaigns aligned with creative briefs
  • Partner with the merchandising team to enhance creative presentation of brands

 

Basic:
  • Bachelors degree or higher; in Graphic Design/Web Development or related field
  • 4-6 years experience in creative industry
  • Portfolio of design work
Experience/Skills Needed
  • Solid experience in print and digital design
  • Thorough understanding of brand positioning and application
  • Mac and PC skills
  • Expert at Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver
  • Intermediate in HTML, CSS and responsive web design/development
  • Solid understanding of UX and UI design
  • Strong design, layout and aesthetic skills
Additional Skills
  • Work well in highly collaborative team structure
  • Sharp eye for typography and clean layouts
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent at prioritizing work and time management
  • Good natured and have an ego-free personality and approach to design
  • Understand how to be effective and adapt in a fast-moving and/or changing environment with varying tasks, responsibilities or people
  • Strong interest in design trends
  • Strong business communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders and support functions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.