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Art Director - Apparel Graphics

Life is Good

Boston, MA

Oct 19
Job Description

Could this be your dream job?

In collaboration with our Creative Director, you inspire our team of artists to create original art and messages that spread the power of optimism on a variety of apparel and product "canvasses". Your passion and skills are brought to life in a collaborative, fast-paced environment full of more opportunity than time. You are that rare artist who understands how passion, purpose, process and productivity can make work meaningful and fun for you and everyone around you.

If you have deep experience leading a team to create and interpret apparel graphics, we want to talk to you. Please include your portfolio.

YOUR OBJECTIVE

You direct and guide your talented team to deliver innovative, inspiring and sale-able art house (original) graphics that reflect the Life is Good brand voice and values, using effective and efficient tools and processes.

YOUR JOB

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver clarity, consistency and leadership
  • Inspire, direct and manage our internal and freelance Graphic Designers
  • Conceptualize and direct graphic development from ideation to completion
  • Learn the design strengths of each team member and assign work to meet leverage strengths
  • Ensure the team meets deadlines through effective management of graphic and customization calendars visible to other teams
  • Effectively lead your team and manage the workflow for your team
  • Learn, share with other teams, and consistently follow the most effective process for briefing, developing and delivering graphic art
  • Understand and educate team about brand voice, the Good Wheel, brand look and feel, consumer data, selling trends
  • Deliver effective digital work tools aligned and connected to those used by other teams
  • Present graphics at line reviews and sales meetings
  • Spend most of the time looking at a computer monitor and using a keyboard, spend time making presentations, must be able to visually

YOU'LL KNOW YOU'RE SUCCESSFUL WHEN

  • You and your team meet your annual goals and interim milestones / deadlines
  • You have executed beautiful and sale-able graphics that drive revenue and builds the strength of our brand
  • You lead a team of talented, self-motivated artists who are passionate about their work
  • All other teams understand how to most simply and effectively request original graphics and use approved graphics to complete their work
  • Others view you as brand leader, a “company first” role model who uses superpowers consistently to grow our brand, business, community and culture
  • Graphic Designers work is approved efficiently with minimum rework
  • Our Creative Director feels confident in your ability to lead the team and move forward in his absence

Your Personal Attributes

  • You articulately share your creative perspectives with the team and other teams
  • You demonstrate a player-coach approach to your work
  • You speak and write clearly, simply and succinctly
  • You present a consistently steady, focused and optimistic demeanor
  • You share our passion for social impact
  • You value and welcome working with people from diverse personalities and perspectives
  • You resolve conflicts with respect, courage and helpful candor
  • You have delivered commercially successful hand-drawn art and original typography
  • You and your team meet your annual goals and interim milestones / deadlines
  • You have executed beautiful and sale-able graphics that drive revenue and builds the strength of our brand
  • You lead a team of talented, self-motivated artists who are passionate about their work
  • All other teams understand how to most simply and effectively request original graphics and use approved graphics to complete their work
  • Others view you as brand leader, a “company first” role model who uses superpowers consistently to grow our brand, business, community and culture
  • Graphic Designers work is approved efficiently with minimum rework

Requirements

Your Experience and Qualifications:

  • You have 7+ years of related professional experience
  • You have a significant creative apparel graphic portfolio and an innate creative eye
  • Your education and experience have prepared you for success in this role
  • You are adept at using and teaching Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in a Mac environment
  • You have demonstrable knowledge of the apparel graphic design process at every stage
  • You present strategy, concepts, inspiration and plans with skill and purpose
  • You are an expert in the principles and use of typography
  • You know color theory, best design practices for color usage on product, and score in the 90th percentile on the Munsell color test
  • You have a verifiable track record in executing in fast-paced, deadline-oriented, rapidly-changing environment
  • You focus on details at the right times to enable the team to maximize productivity and work satisfaction

Benefits

We're located in the innovative Fort Point neighborhood. You'll be involved in growing our social mission through the Life is Good Kids Foundation. We offer top quality Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Transit or Parking Reimbursement Accounts, Life, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability, 401(k) with matching funds, Vacation, 10 paid holidays, Personal Time, Good Vibes Time and Family Time. We have furry friends in the office. Allergy alert!

Life is Good is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender orientation or expression, marital status or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic under applicable federal or state law.