Digital Art Director

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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Job Number: 13808

Position Title: Art Director- Digital and Social Content

External Description:

Digital Art Director

Talbots is looking for a full-time Digital Art Director with a creative conceptual mind and technical ability based in at Hingham corporate headquarters. This is a great opportunity to join a team of passionate professionals who use their diverse talents to create success every day for one of the best brands in the country.

Our woman is our first thought, our final filter and our constant inspiration. Helping her to live her best life with modern classic style influences everything we do.

With our rich history as a foundation, we embrace the future by encouraging creativity, innovation and smart risk taking. And as we continue to grow our business through all channels, including eCommerce and additional stores, we strive constantly not just to do things better but to do better things.

The Digital Art Director is responsible for conceptual development and the execution of creative deliverables for talbots.com. These responsibilities include developing creative concepts, designing UX/UI focused solutions, and crafting interactive advertising campaigns. The role requires the ability to present and sell in ideas as well as work hands-on to deliver work with precision and excellence. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Art Director will collaborate with Merchandising, Copywriters, Web Developers, Production Specialists, and Marketing. Balancing creative thinking with interpersonal skills, this person will demonstrate an ability to justify concepts to both Talbots and the project team. 

The Ideal Candidate 

  • 3-5 years of digital design experience 
  • Experience with vertical omni retailers
  • Understand of promotional hierarchy based on business needs 
  • You are passionate about graphic design, typography, and storytelling
  • Expert in Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Bridge)
  • Experience using Sketch and other UI prototyping tools 
  • Experience with UX/UI driven projects 
  • MS Teams
  • Experience in designing responsive websites (a must!) 
  • Must be highly detail-focused and able to design and lead systematic design projects 
  • Experience developing concept-driven digital ad campaigns 
  • Proven ability to manage multiple design requests in a timely manner 
  • Flexible and self-motivated; someone who can seamlessly switch between a diversity of projects 
  • Industrious and enthusiastic about producing well-crafted work 
  • Has an online portfolio to share 
  • Has a proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines 
  • Has excellent design presentation and persuasion skills 
  • Is positive, constructive and accountable for own actions 
  • Is curious, and unafraid to learn and implement new tools and technologies 

Responsibilities 

  • Reinterpreting catalog & retail creative into web content (our website, emails & online marketing)
  • Generating responsive web experiences for exclusive web content
  • Partner with the team to foster ideas from inception through production 
  • Juggle multiple projects and deadlines 
  • Brainstorming big ideas in a group setting and express your opinion 
  • Make fast adjustments to designs based on data and feedback 
  • Think creatively and justify concepts to leaders and team members 
  • Design systematic design solutions with creativity and precision
  • Maintaining relevance in the field by monitoring digital trends & competitors

Bonus Points 

  • Bachelor's in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Fine Arts or a related field 
  • Video/Motion Graphics experience 
  • Office 365
  • Workfront (or other project management systems)
  • 3D or CGI experience 
  • Is fun, authentic, and passionate 
  • Digital agency experience 
  • Retail experience

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Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact recruiting@talbots.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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