4 year(s)

Job Description
This is a role for a design communicator who can work across all media formats, screens, types and technologies. As the Ernie Ball Art Director you will develop and apply the creative strategy, formulate concepts, execute and design against them for ad campaigns in print, film, digital, packaging, retail point-of-sale and social, as well as establishing the standards and guidelines that celebrate and serve the brand’s iconic counterculture California born and bred legacy. The Ernie Ball Art Director will work alongside the Music Man Art Director to develop and manage an internal team, off-site talent, external agency/production partners and team with colleagues in marketing, artist relations, product development, engineering, and sales divisions working both the B2B and B2C dimensions of the business. Ernie Ball’s Art Director will drive boundary pushing ideas into actionable concepts across all organization channels, distributors and retail partners worldwide. Remote available. Limited travel required.

How You Contribute:

Work with marketing, artist relations, content, product, and engineering to develop creative concepts and executions of assigned campaigns, products, and projects.
Lead photo shoots, both location and table top, including prep, styling, and editing.
Partners with marketing, developing and reviewing creative briefs to assure alignment.
Presents concepts to Marketing and Senior Leadership.
Oversees design team to develop approved concepts.
Mentor junior creative staff.
Remains current on industry trends and technology.

Ernie Ball Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Skills for Success:

Broad background in art direction, design and copy that spans all aspects of communications; digital, print, visual and oral storytelling with a heavy bias on creating content that generates action.
A minimum of an associate's (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, illustration, webUX and or visual arts. A bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred.
If no degree is possessed, then 6+ years related experience in agency setting is required.
4+ years design experience in an agency setting is required.
2+ years of supervisory experience required.
Exceptional working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, design trends and typography.
Understanding of web design and UX principles with experience designing for an e-commerce or media website.
Excellent concepting, creative development, and design skills.
Comprehensive photo-retouching and image development skills.
Strong understanding of color theory and color relationships.
Experience in print production process, knowledge of production techniques, and correct disking procedures.
An immersion in music, film and lifestyle sport culture - Background as a musician is a plus
Clear and concise communication and organization skills.
Ability to creative direct, manage a freelance/vendor/agency pool and ensure high quality creative work is delivered on time, on budget within given time constraints.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide marketable solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.
Proven experience managing a team of creatives or assembling teams for specific projects.
Promote a culture of innovation and strategic thinking through design.
Ability to work well with all types of creatives, producers, production, and team members in a fast paced environment with changing direction.
Desire to mentor and manage designers, recognizing and guiding talent and growth.

If interested in the Art Director position, we'd love to hear from you! Simply email a current resume and portfolio to [email protected]
401(k),401(k) matching,Dental insurance,Employee discount,Flexible spending account,Health insurance,Health savings account,Life insurance,Paid time off,Paid holidays,Referral program,Vision insurance