Associate Art Director, Levi's

Levi Strauss & Co.
Remote, OR 97458, USA
Posted 11 days ago
Full time

JOB DESCRIPTION

You're an original. So are we.

We're a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we've used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi's®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™

The Associate Art Director oversees the creative development of advertising concepts, marketing/branding projects, and best in class digital-first creative based on marketing briefs and seasonal strategy throughout the print and digital space.You will haveastrongfocus onconceptingand developing seasonal Sell-In tools, will form productive and successful creative partnerships to concept and develop compelling creative concepts and experiences that support Levi's global brand marketing efforts and promote the brand experience, and work with allcross-functionalleaders to build brand visuals across all channels with accuracy and consistency and oversee the development of the brand and design standards through a global perspective. You aim to enhance the level of creativity performed on all projects and works with the Art Director to ensure deliverables meet all brand standards.

About the Job

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • Guide the creative development process for the global seasonal Sell-In shoot and toolkit
  • Partner with Styling and Production on casting, location/studio scouting, and on-set considerations
  • Develop ad campaigns and seasonal collection launches including research and presentation of concept and location swipe, casting for models, design and sketch of composition, and set design
  • Partner with copy and graphic designers to ensure all creative is aligned and communicate a brand-consistent message
  • Help with layout for all media based on final concept approval, cataloging of shoot images, creating selects deck of all images from photoshoot
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging cultural trends in fashion, design, film, art, media, and technology as relevant to Levi's and the creative team
  • See concept through to execution by developing final layouts and color, overseeing the retouching process and reviewing all mechanicals
  • Art direct on assigned production shoots (photography & video), working with the photographer, stylist, crew, producer and models in proper execution of shoot concept
  • Lead presentations with verbal and visual execution, while clearly communicating design vision.
  • Mentor designers through consistent development
  • Deliver the brand vision
  • Work with Creative Services team and Project Management teams to provide effective team effort on all projects
  • Demonstrate global cultural awareness with regard to content crossing global borders and leverage consultant resources

TECHNICAL

  • Keep up-to-date with trends for: e-commerce technology, graphic design, photography, video, social media, and AR— proposing new innovation and sharing this knowledge with the team.
  • Ensure all design layouts are optimized for end-use and delivered according to specifications, production standards, color quality standards, and digital requirements.
  • Work with Art Director to retouch rounds, direct and markup imagery for print and ecommerce use.
  • Work with technical teams during post production; keep creative services team and Project Management aware of progress

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Lead, delegate, manage, and drive multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines.
  • Partner with project management to reduce and escalate work issues and impacting parameters for project deadlines.
  • Attend department, status, direction, presentation and feedback meetings to offer creative input and ensure that all assigned work is communicated and informed back to relevant partner.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and organized set of files for project archive and utilize the departments digital assets management systems and file servers.

About You

  • 5+ years of work experience as an Art Director/Jr Art Director, including retail/fashion/apparel brand experience, ideally working within an internal consumer brand environment, or advertising agency
  • Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in Graphic Design or other related areas from an Arts College or accredited University
  • Experience presenting work in a meeting environment to peers and seniors
  • Creative thinker who can provide a solid portfolio of creative ideas
  • Must maintain a full understanding of the creative, photographic and digital processes as they relate to photo shoot and video production
  • You should have the ability to think conceptually and design aesthetically, translating creative direction into visual references
  • Must have experience leading photo/video shoots
  • Must have experience of typography and graphic design principles
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Acrobat; Sketch Up (or other 3D app) is a plus
  • Passion for fashion industry and knowledge of social trends is required
  • Knowledge of best practices for both web and pre-press print execution is a plus; understanding of both digital and print advertising in all facets and stages of development
  • Must have strong POV and knowledge of creative talent, agencies, fashion brands and other designers

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

  • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 60% off regular-price merchandise
  • Paid Family Leave

Currently, LS&CO requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment, except in those jurisdictions where prohibited by law. Medical or religious accommodations, or other exemptions that may be required by applicable law, will be approved whenproperlysupported. Further information is provided during the recruitment process.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets

LOCATION

Remote - USA

FULL TIME/PART TIME

Full time

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