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Art Director
Finance Group
Charlotte, NC
Society Awards is the premier designer and manufacturer of high-end custom awards. Our clients include some of the most prestigious awards in the world, including the Emmys, Golden Globes, MTV Awards, YouTube Awards, BET Awards, The Voice Award, and Billboard Awards. We also work with Fortune 500 corporations, world-renowned artists like Jeff Koons and David Yurman, and nonprofits working to change the world. From concept to craftsmanship, and packaging to logistics, we deliver luxury service and unmatched expertise. When you work with Society Awards, you’re working with the very best.
We are searching for an experienced art director to take the helm of our art department in the Finance Group division, guiding an extremely talented team of designers who are known for exceptional creativity. The ideal art director will bring a mix of artistic, marketing, and business expertise to the position, promoting our company and that of our valued clients. We are looking for an experienced manager, who can inspire and be inspired by others to take our creative efforts to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a natural eye for design and a passion for delivering dynamic ideas that connect with any audience. This role will also require excellent organizational skills and discipline.

Manage the art department by hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, and mentoring staff
Establish art department standards for organization, productivity, quality, and client service
Ensure team adheres to current processes, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, and proposing and creating processes and tools to support design operations
Collaborate with marketing and sales divisions in creating marketing plans, aligning team priorities with business objectives to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
Develop presentation approaches, styles, and techniques for the team to implement
Analyze market trends, consumer need, and the competitive landscape, and track campaign performance
Work with a team of artists while understanding and voice for the company, helming a creative audit to elevate our innovation
Conceptualize campaign vision, harnessing original graphics, copy, content websites, social media, and other marketing materials
Develop creative briefs based on ideas established in brainstorming sessions with direction, schedules, and expected deliverables for the creative team
Perform as an individual contributor as well as delegate projects to in-house designers and oversee briefs
Obtain team approval by presenting final layouts, storyboards, and illustrations, encouraging members to provide feedback, and responding to internal commentary and requests
Present or oversee presentation of final concepts and coordinate production and dissemination for cross-organizational use
Bachelor’s degree in fine art, graphic design, or similar discipline
Proficiency with design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Maya
Exceptional capability with typography, layout, and prototyping
Highly skilled with leading a team of creative talent
Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objective
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
8+ years as a professional graphic designer with 4+ years of experience in management role
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