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Art Director (Girls) – Full time

Thursday, 23 January 2014

We are now seeking a highly skilled and versatile Art Director to help ensure that the Creative Design Studio produces design and packaging that is innovative and leads to production of profitable products.

Work closely with all members of the Creative team (Illustrators, Graphic Designers, Product Designers) to ensure that the Creative Design Studio produces design and packaging that is innovative and leads to the production of profitable products.               

Your key responsibilities include:

Design

  • Work in conjunction with the Studio Manager to ensure Creative Department deadlines are met and that quality is maintained.
  • Being able to conceptualise a commercial brand and strategy, and see it through from concept to completion.
  • To ensure the Moose direction and style is reflected in both new artwork and redevelopment of existing designs.
  • Clearly communicate Briefs to Creative team members.
  • Present creative concepts and designs for approval. 
  • Generate new and innovative ideas for packaging.
  • Conduct design presentations as required.
  • Basic copywriting for brand development and generation of tag-lines, call-outs and brand names for creative approval.
  • Convey ideas via Mood Boards or similar.
  • Direct photo shoots as required.
  • Liaise with the Marketing Department and Product Managers to ensure the Creative Department direction is in line with company requirements.

 Management

  • Provide advice to the Studio Manager to assist with the performance management of the Creative team as per their KPIs.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and support to team members.
  • Coach, train and develop staff as required.
  • Seek approval from Senior Management to hire freelance illustrators and graphic designers when necessary.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong Art Direction skills
  • High-level conceptual thinker
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially
  • An understanding of working within a large Creative Studio and across multiple creative disciplines
  • Able to take brief and conceptualise it across a range of mediums
  • Capable of understanding target market demographics, analytics and intelligence
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Ability to sketch concepts etc
  • Copywriting skills
  • New media knowledge
  • Good planning and administrative skills
  • Methodical and attentive to detail
  • Effective time management and the ability to prioritise
  • Have an interest in social and cultural trends and fashions for girls
  • Able to work across multiple products in a fast paced, dynamic environment

This role is based in Melbourne. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or hold a valid working Visa.

This is a great opportunity for a high-calibre Art Director with solid experience within the Toy Industry or working with children's products, and who is looking to work with a dynamic and exciting business that is expanding globally with great success.

If this sounds like you, send your Application letter and CV to HRTeam@moosetoys.com