Art Director/Magazine Designer - Powder and Bike Magazine

Carlsbad California
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 9 days ago

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 Powder and Bike Mag which combines hands-on graphic design and brand stewardship to ensure all products and visual aspects are on-brand, inspired, and appealing. Proficiency in InDesign is a must. The position collaborates with editorial teams, digital teams, sales and marketing, corporate, and the events department. Candidates considered will possess intangibles, experience in the Ski/Mountain Bike worlds, versatility in regards to creative style, and a good attitude. 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:

⏵ Experienced Magazine design.

⏵ Designing across all channels including online, print, on-site (events), social media, e-mail, mobile, and video.

⏵ 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.


⏵ 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 required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

⏵ Experience in high-volume page layout required.

⏵ Experience with creating compelling visuals for different target audiences.

⏵ Ski and Mountain Bike 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.

Equipment/Software Used:

⏵ Mac

⏵ Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat.

⏵ Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).