Adventure Sports Network (Surfer, Dew Tour, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Powder, Bike, ASN, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak, SUP) is looking for an Art Director to join the shared services team and work on this family of brands.
Job Summary & Responsibilities:
As part of a shared services team, the Art Director (full-time, salaried, regular, on-site) works as an experienced visual director and designer for several brands which combines hands-on graphic design and brand stewardship to ensure all products and visual aspects are on-brand, inspired, and appealing. The position collaborates with editorial teams, digital teams, sales and marketing, corporate, and the events department. Candidates considered will possess intangibles, knowledge of nuance in action/adventure sports, and versatility in regards to creative style. The chosen Art Director has creative vision, a good work ethic and attendance habits, and the ability to meet multiple deadlines. Essential responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
⏵ Designing across all channels including online, print, on-site (events), social media, e-mail, mobile, and video.
⏵ Magazine design.
⏵ Tasks that range from top-level ideation to menial work.
⏵ Knowledge of creating digitally optimized assets for various technologies.
⏵ Redesigns and re-branding projects.
⏵ Collaboration with photo and video editors on various projects.
⏵ Leading contributing artists/illustrators and occasional freelance production designers.
⏵ Developing and maintaining standards, systems and best practices for all creative work-flows.
⏵ This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable. Education/Experience:
⏵ BFA in Graphic Design or bachelor’s degree in Arts or equivalent knowledge base preferred.
⏵ 3+ years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
⏵ Experience in print and digital design and art direction required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
⏵ Experience in high-volume page layout required.
⏵ Experience with creating compelling visuals for different target audiences.
⏵ Action/Adventure Sports knowledge and branding experience preferred.
⏵ Expert-level skill at Adobe Creative Suite applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Proficiency in InDesign required.
⏵ Strong typographic skills.
⏵ Consistent execution of strong visual hierarchy.
⏵ Clear articulation of brand direction behind each design project.
⏵ Able to manage multiple deadlines.
⏵ Expertise with developing creative solutions and working with brand identity.
⏵ A willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies on the fly.
⏵ Ability to learn the latest platforms and technology tools, best practices, and evolve with creative standards
⏵ Motion graphics/Adobe After Effects skills a plus.