Art Director- Greeting Cards, Wholesale and Fine Art

Minted

Kansas City, MO, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
  • Website: minted.com
  • Company Address: 747 Front Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Minted

Minted is a lifestyle brand and design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one of a kind. Minted crowdsources graphic design and artwork from a global community of independent artists and sells these as products addressing the $10 billion stationery market, $48 billion art market, and $100 billion home decor market.

Job Description

Minted is looking for an Art Director to join the Minted’s Creative Studio. This role is responsible for creating innovative and compelling design solutions and executing multiple design projects in support of Minted’s Greeting Cards, Fine Art and Wholesale businesses.  This role is located in Minted’s Kansas City office.
 
The Art Director role requires strong print design skills, a solid understanding of production and experience in designing in-store displays -  as well as experience developing creative solutions across a broad range of marketing channels. The ideal candidate is organized, motivated and manages their time efficiently. S/he will have strong typography and layout skills and solid ability and understanding of graphic design.  S/he will have mastery of 2-D and 3-D mediums, an understanding of digital and print production, and be adept at concept creation in collaboration with a writer.  Film/video and narrative storytelling experience is a big plus. 
 
In this role, you will be relied upon to conceive, design, and lead the development of high-quality creative work (in partnership with the senior creative staff) that aligns with Minted’s design standards. 

You will:

    • Create innovative and compelling print and digital assets for online and in-store brand activations and be responsible for planning and executing projects in collaboration with Creative Director, Senior Creative Producer, and other cross-functional business partners.
    • Consistently deliver superior design and effectively scale design solutions in accordance with project constraints and parameters.
    • Be accountable for the successful execution of creative and art direction on assigned projects, either independently or by leading junior creative staff, freelancers, and photographers as needed.
    • Demonstrate solid expertise in developing creative solutions in a variety of campaigns across a broad range of problems and media, including advertising, print, video, interactive, web, direct mail, and social networking.
    • Regularly review creative work with the group’s Creative Director to get feedback on direction and to ensure the work is aligned with other activities within Minted.
    • Monitor the creative team’s progress against schedules on assigned projects.
    • Conduct persuasive creative presentations to executive staff members within the company.

You are:

    • A results-driven self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.
    • An entrepreneurial and proactive thinker who is able to hit the ground running and manage up to leadership expectations.
    • Able to pivot quickly and make decisions based on changing needs (fast twitch muscles) in a fast-paced environment, dynamic with ambitious schedules and plans.
    • A multitasker, able to pay attention to details and execute flawlessly.
    • Highly collaborative in working style, and an effective communicator across all levels of the organization.
    • Adept at working across multiple communications/creative channels.
    • Experienced at working with copywriters to concept campaigns.
    • Proficient in design software used in the design process, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. AfterEffects, a plus.
    • Able to produce all work effectively and on-schedule.

You have:

    • At least 5 to 7 years of relevant experience, with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or another related discipline.
    • Proven portfolio of exceptional work.
    • Experience in managing photo art direction.
    • Design leadership; as well as solid expertise in developing creative solutions across a broad range of media, including advertising, print, video, interactive, web, direct mail, and social networking.
    • A strong knowledge of the creative development process, have excellent art direction skills, and consistently deliver superior design.
    • Experience in event booth design, activations, and installations a plus.
About Minted:
 
Minted is a design platform bringing the best in independent design to consumers everywhere. The company's art, stationery, and textiles products have reached over 75 million homes worldwide.
 
Minted uses technology to bring unique, best-selling design to market at scale. Using its crowdsourcing technology, consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring that Minted always sells continuously fresh and trend-forward product. The winning designs are manufactured by Minted, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has expanded to serve consumers in new categories including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as serve major retailers and consumer products brands with data-backed design through licensing and wholesale partnerships. 

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