Design Director - Cosmetics

London, UK
Posted 1 day ago
Full time

Job description

Design Director (Colour Cosmetics)

Location: London, UK

Status: Full-Time

Coty is a world leader in beauty and home to an illustrious roster of cosmetic, skincare and fragrance brands. And our company has a mission: to challenge the definition of beauty, to encourage authenticity and celebrate diversity. Because to us at Coty, beauty isn't about conforming to somebody else's ideal. It's about inclusion and liberating everyone to shine in their unique way.

We are looking for a creative leader who believes in our purpose at Coty: to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty.

When you join Coty, the power of self-expression, and the impact fragrance and colour has on us all will be your playground.

Job Description


Whilst we are building our internal creative capabilities, one thing that will remain is we are a small entrepreneurial team - sleeves are rolled up and we have a challenger mentality. We do, we don't float. We help one another and have a can-do spirit. And we get a thrill out of the challenge - there will be problems, the only question is how we think around them!

/ Develop strategically sound creative across packaging and digital platforms, with an impeccably articulate presentation of your creative direction

/ Understand the power of packaging instore and online to attract the consumer and embody brand equity.

/ Come up with big ideas, but even more importantly, your strength is when you execute them - this means you not only have a vision, you know how to bring it to life

/ Get a kick out of being on-brand, on-time and on-budget

/ Lead inspiring and productive brainstorms, concept development, and design execution to craft compelling visual stories and assets across platforms

/ Lead multiple photo shoots; crazy organizational skills in pre-pro, on set, and post; constant communication with producers and project management to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery

/ Build and manage toolboxes for global market deployment; clearly laying out all assets and how to use them in multiple workstreams

/ Manage web designers for screens of all shapes and sizes, as well as provide creative direction to agency partners

/ Produce global design guidelines for all third parties - internal and external

/ Come up with big ideas, but even more importantly, your strength is when you execute them - this means you not only have a vision, you know how to bring it to life

/ Collaborate with marketing partners (internal and external) to strengthen creative briefs and overall process

/ International travel required

In-House Responsibilities

/ in store packaging / define brand- design architecture depending on brand / create mockups / concept and photoshoot for digital / concept and photoshoot for key visual (for instore use and digital) / define guidelines for assets

Agency Partnership Responsibilities

/ website design / display design / video asset creation


/ Positive energy and a curious nature

/ 10-15 years design experience with managerial experience

/ Ability to develop creative strategy across various platforms, and contribute to briefs

/ Self-starter, passionate and collaborative team player who can roll up their sleeves

/ Sense of accountability; deliver on promises and take responsibility for actions

/ Strong photo shoot art direction, with conceptual storytelling

/ Managerial experience with ability to inspire team of designers and copywriters

/ Organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects and shoots under tight timelines

/ Proficient in Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

/ Knowledge of Keynote is a plus

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