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Creative Director

Stella & Chewy's

Stella & Chewy's

Design
United States
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Successful candidate must reside in the United States; preference is local to Milwaukee, WI but open to remote

Stella & Chewy’s, one of the world’s fastest growing premium pet food companies, is seeking a Creative Director to lead the brand’s creative and design team. This person will be instrumental in driving the company’s creative agenda and developing best-in-class content and design to set a new standard for the pet category. The CD will have in depth experience creating engaging digital content, with a clear understanding of how to best bring the brand experience to life in a broad set of digital channels. Further, the CD will lead a team of content creators and designers, driving creative strategy, concepting, production, and implementation for packaging design and retail marketing. This person is highly capable of translating marketing requests into clear, concise briefs, as well as authoring compelling creative strategy that will ultimately result best-in-class brand experiences. They are both a big thinker and tactical executer who is entrepreneurial by nature and enjoys working in a fast-paced, matrixed organization.

Essential Functions include the following.

  • Lead a team of designers, elevating the team’s capability and streamlining processes to efficiently move projects through the system.
  • Translate marketing requests into clear, focused creative briefs; add dimension to briefs with thoughtful creative strategy.
  • Lead development and execution of digital content, notably for social media, display, OLV, email, and website; apply best practices on how content should come to life for each of these channels.
  • Lead &/or assist content productions, inclusive but not limited to static, animated, or live action, as the concept demands.
  • Serve as the internal creative and design subject matter expert, establishing best practices and creative thought leadership.
  • Oversee internal packaging design projects, amplifying direction from the external design agency and apply it to the full product range.
  • Ensure that each project has the specific financial and personnel resources it requires to be successful.
Requirements

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in Art Direction, Graphic Design, Fine Arts or a related field.
  • 8+ years in digital creative content development, ideally from a digital agency; Graphic Design experience is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge in Adobe Creative Cloud; with focus on Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Portfolio of previous work that demonstrates proficiency in digital content development and implementation.
  • Passionate about design principles, type, color theory and current graphic design trends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Photography experience a plus; Video editing a plus
  • Capable of taking direction and critique in a professional manner
  • Cross functional collaboration, active listening skills, receptiveness to team feedback and follow-through on established business priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Show persistence in creative problem-solving and continuing to strive to make creative better
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be comfortable with dogs and cats

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by law.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the person occupying this position. You may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by Management.