We are looking for an Art Director of Graphic Design to produce creative that reinforces the Pier 1 Imports brand for a variety of projects from concept to hand-off to production team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Works with Director, Buyers, specialist and copywriter to develop creative concepts for large-scale projects, style guides and other projects that are consistent with the Pier 1 Imports brand and other marketing creative. Creates layouts and presents design rationale to management. Works closely with Packaging Manager/Packaging Compliance Manager to fine-tune material and selling features to drive traffic and build customer relationship to Pier 1 stores.
Leads and builds a team of designers to create concepts for each department and category of goods and insures projects are completed on time and within budget.
Creates and defines guidelines to maintain brand consistency. Establishes the standards for the design team and the production design team to follow.
Works with production to to create final production packaging ready for print. Communicates any needs meet the brand guidelines. Provides direction to production designers as needed for changes in layout.
Stays current with home décor/industry business trends and product development trends. Includes Interactive to keep them up-to-date on project layout and photo plan. Understands the Pier 1 brand and our brand position in the marketplace.
Education & Experience
5+ years of graphic design experience
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac environment, includes: Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design.
Demonstrable creative that is print ready. Sketching and Illustrative drawing skills required. Detailed knowledge typography and best practices. Demonstrable knowledge of dieline and print production techniques. Ability to mock up and show dimensional concepts.
Must be able to cut or score using blade and ruler. Must be able to distinguish color and determine color accuracy and printing quality using Pantone color system.
Strong presentation and communication skills required.