Art Director
Megan Forg Consulting
Modderfontein
3d ago
source : MarkLives.com

About the Role :

As the Art Director, your role will be comprised of Art Direction, Project Management, Studio Manager and Staff Management.

Requirements :

  • 5+ years’ experience as an Art Director / Creative Studio Manager
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Duties :

    Art Direction, Design :

  • Maintain design standards in accordance with the existing brand guidelines.
  • Ensure that all packaging meets international requirements for shipping to all continents for Consumer Protection Information and language requirements.
  • Oversee the design and creation of new brands, changes to existing brands and consistency across all items.
  • Quality control of all artwork including spell checking, checking of images, codes, specifications, on active projects.
  • Pre-production signoff on all artwork before mass production.
  • Marketing research for appropriate projects and briefs where needed.
  • Improvement to feature writing / copywriting as supplied by product development.
  • Hands-on design, brand development and graphic design where needed.
  • Advise on images, packaging styles and pre-production art direction for product photography.
  • Ensure that all assets (images, logos, catalogues, style guides) are up to date and accessible to all areas of the business.
  • Project Management : Working with Traffic Coordinator

  • Assist with the decoding of briefs and advise timelines / requirements for planning.
  • Triage projects in terms of importance and assist with the switching between projects and staff.
  • Daily follow ups with Traffic to ensure that projects are delivered on time.
  • Ensure that weekly reporting is completed to directors including the capture of hours for tasks outside of main work priorities.
  • Liaise with third parties on briefs, obtaining work and clarity for designers where needed.
  • Attend meetings with suppliers and clients.
  • Direct follow up with designers and external staff on projects.
  • Studio Management :

  • Collate and submit invoices for cost centres to accounts.
  • Maintain systems such as Image services, Project management Software, Presentations and company shared folders.
  • Liaise with foreign offices for daily tasks, changes and other requirements as needed by international partners.
  • Arrange all IT requirements, including maintenance of computers, printers and disposable stock or office equipment.
  • Maintain and oversee the use of equipment for photographic studio, lighting and camera equipment.
  • Maintain and oversee the booking out of samples and other stock.
  • Staff Management : Reporting directly to Group Creative Director

  • Oversee the work and production for + / - 9 designers and a traffic coordinator.
  • Manage monthly performance and incentive bonuses through KPIs.
  • Manage and oversee all freelance to third parties, within budgets.
  • Screen and manage hiring of additional staff with HR.
  • Staff mentoring and growth as well as identifying areas of improvement for skills development.
  • Track and manage all leave and time away from work.
  • Motivate for and report on performance for annual increases and bonuses.
  • Staff discipline in accordance with the company code of conduct and performance requirements.
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