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Senior Art Director - Huemen

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115685 


Job Title:  Art Director, Huemen

Manager:  Senior Director, Marketing Services          

Location: New York City


Job Description

A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.


Huemen Design:

HARMAN has always placed great value on the design and execution of its products and services. In 2018, the three internal design groups across the 4 divisions were reorganized into a single agency-model design organization. This design organization is named “Huemen”. Huemen will continue to deliver and lead the world-class design across all of HARMAN in the disciplines of Industrial Design (ID), User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX), as well Marketing Services and Future Experiences in Auto and Home.


Position Summary:

Huemen is looking for an Art Director on a new team focused on all creative efforts for the Harman portfolio of global audio brand which includes JBL, Harman/Kardon, and AKG. The Art Director will be responsible for the visual expression across all static and digital initiatives for our clients and our internal agency partners. He/She will work with the team lead to concept and build out beautiful and culturally relevant creative for multiple cross platform campaigns across several brand categories: Print, web, mobile, social, retail, events, etc. The Art Director will lead and mentor a team of graphic designers across initiatives and be responsible for creative and visual output across projects.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This role will help build and lead a creative team with 5 direct reports
  • This team will be focused on servicing Harman marketing efforts and elevating the marketing services offering within Huemen.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspire and motivate graphic designers to develop breakthrough creative products
  • Create the visual expression for all Harman brand campaigns and creative initiatives
  • Develop and maintain visual tone, consistency, and quality across all internal and consumer facing communications
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and up to challenges of ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
  • Develop and maintain brand guidelines for a variety of brands and initiatives
  • Successfully translate ideas into print, retail, social, video, web, and promotions
  • Have the ability to demonstrate effective work in multiple formats including but not limited to mobile applications, social media applications, rich format advertising, standard format advertising, websites/microsites, emails, and retail applications
  • Collaborate with the Team Lead to lead to inspire and lead the visual team for digital, print, and direct promotional activations
  • Work with designers, user experience architects, and marketers to achieve the vision (a flexible attitude to collaboration is essential)
  • Adopt responsibility for Huemen agency-wide initiatives that enhance and encourage the growth of talent and networks to bring new talent to agency
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and exercise time management skills
  • Supports/facilitates the mandatory adherence to Huemen’s requirements, processes and procedures 


Performance Measurement:

This role will be measured on:

  • Strength and delivery of campaigns and creative
  • Project delivery on time and on budget


Position Requirements:

  • Multi-platform experience is a must
  • Minimum of 2 years. at Art Director level leading and directing designers
  • 8+ years design experience with a top-notch visual aesthetic
  • Strong strategic and ideation/conceptual abilities—demonstrated ability to translate client message into effective communications across full range of creative disciplines (print, TV/video, radio, social, web, mobile, etc.) 
  • Superior presentation skills with the ability to persuade and inform, while maintaining agency standards and strategic point-of-view 
  • Ability to recognize, develop and enhance concepts developed by staff and directs their translation across all channels 
  • Should be aware of the mobile landscape and stay current on the rapid changes in social media and communications technology 
  • Must have Finesse and emotional intelligence to engage clients, listen carefully, and have reasoned and persuasive answers
  • Must demonstrate a fresh and culturally relevant perspective on design & innovation, and the ability to understand and translate the latest pop culture, fashion, graphic, and design trends into creative marketing outputs
  • Have amastery of typography, layout and general design principals
  • Must be industry aware: current events, trends, and general advertising culture 
  • Fluent verbal and written English essential; other languages desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience from a client service organization
  • Consumer electronics industry experience
  • A design focused degree is a plus


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Domestic and Global travel (5-10%)
  • Employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen


HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (




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