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Art Director I

New York, United States Additional Location: New York, New York Job ID: R-9028-2022
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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

About the Role

As the Art Director you will be responsible for the visual expression across all static and digital initiatives for our clients and our internal agency partners. You 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. You will lead and mentor a team of graphic designers across initiatives and be responsible for creative and visual output across projects.

Your Team

In this role you will lead and help build a design and production team within Huemen Brand Communication. This team will be focused on all graphic and general design and production design efforts as well as  servicing other Harman marketing efforts and elevating the brand communications offering within Huemen. This role will report into the Senior Director of Marketing Services, and will have 2 to 3 direct reports

What You Will Do

• Day to day management of staff level graphic and production designers .

• Time and project management of staff.

•Inspire and motivate designers to develop breakthrough creative products.

•Create the visual expression for brand campaigns and creative initiatives. Developing and maintaining visual tone, consistency, and quality across all internal and consumer facing communications. Directing Designers to vision.

•Develops and maintains brand guidelines for a variety of brands and initiatives.

•Collaborate with other team leads to Inspire and lead design team to create best in class creative.

•Lead and mentor design team to produce effective and award-winning creative

•Adopt responsibility for 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 Agency’s requirements, processes and procedures 

•Responsible for enforcing and executing Huemen design process within the day to day of creative team.

What You Need

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. Has a mastery of typography, layout and general design principals. Must also have Finesse and emotional intelligence to engage clients, listen carefully, and have reasoned and persuasive answers. 

  • 5 to 8+ years design experience with a top-notch visual aesthetic.

  • Multi-platform experience is a must.

  • 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.) 

  • Self-motivated, well organized, and up to challenges of ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables.

  • 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 be industry aware

  • Able to work in a global matrixed organization and ability to communicate at all levels.

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience from a client service organization

  • Consumer electronics industry experience

  • A design focused degree is a plus.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic only OR domestic and international travel

  • Be willing to work in an office in Midtown NYC

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

To protect our employees, customers, and communities, HARMAN requires all U.S. employees to disclose their vaccination status and share a copy of their vaccination card.  This confidential data will be collected by a trusted third-party vendor via a secure portal upon your start at HARMAN.

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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. (www.harman.com)

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