Friday , February 23 2024

Design Director: Global Creative Lab – UNIQLO Careers

Website UNIQLO

Job Description:

The Design Director works under the Global Creative Director to ideate, design, and produce advertising and communication materials for various campaigns –seasonal; brand; special collections. Media used for campaigns include OOH, print and digital and broadcast touchpoints. Creative for these campaigns is also developed and prepared for in-store visual presentations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs and oversees a team of designers and copywriters across multiple disciplines: illustrators, graphic designers and 3D artists.
  • Drives quality and consistency in all our work. Creative judgement is critical.
  • Monitors the vendor bid/proposal and production processes to ensure organizational and budgetary goals are met
  • Participates in presentation meetings and weekly production meetings.
  • Guides process and provides conceptual structure as campaign directions are developed.
  • Think strategically and connect design thinking back to specific business-use cases.
  • Manages design calendar, milestone achievement, and ensures all design team members execute within designated time periods.
  • Is a leader and decision-maker on-set during production.
  • Keeps Global Creative Director informed on all project developments.
  • Responsible for post-creative production follow through all the way to final delivery
  • Deliver world-class creative ideas executed flawlessly.
  • Manage the creation and execution of all visual concepts/ presentations that clearly articulate creative direction and communication strategy from concept to launch.
  • Oversee creative and maintain consistency for the UNIQLO brand across many touchpoints.
  • Maintains proper administrative controls to ensure all deadlines/release dates are met
  • Is a strong presenter of the creative at key meetings, both internal/external-facing.
  • Represents UNIQLO’s brand and mission both in and outside of the company.

Job Requirements:

  • Has ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and others, influencing external and internal stakeholders.
  • Passion for, and history of, growing various levels of designers, providing positive and constructive feedback
  • Experience working in bi-cultural environments with international business offices.
  • Is a role model and proven leader who others want to work with.
  • Able to bring a systemic point of view to problem solving, yet knows how to isolate specific design issues and opportunities.
  • Self-motivated and able to lead design projects from concept to completion.
  • Able to create clarity of direction and action for designers.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally regularly for photo shoots, meetings, etc.
  • Able to collaboratively work alongside strategy and marketing counterparts to provide state-of-the-art solutions that meet key business opportunities and problems.
  • Willing and able to roll up sleeves and contribute wherever needed.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong calendar management skills and ability to lead teams with achieving milestones.
  • Knowledge of photography, filmmaking/motion and a deep appreciation of fashion trends and aesthetics.
  • BA in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Experience using: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote, and multi-media programs as needed.
  • Strong sense of type, layout and design fundamentals.
  • Deep understanding of product creation process from implementation to execution.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • 12-15 years of print and digital design experience, preferably in-house or at a creative agency.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in art direction.
  • Excellent multi-tasking abilities and problem solving.

Job Details:

Company: UNIQLO

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Greater New York City Area

Application Deadline: N/A

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