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Creative Design Lead – Naviga – Atlanta, GA


Company: Naviga

Location: Atlanta, GA

  • Full Time

Naviga

Naviga is proud to announce that we are working with a brand name, global sports equipment and apparel business founded over 110 years ago! They take much pride in being an industry leader with almost 5,500 employees and over a billion dollars in revenue. Naviga has been retained to identify a Creative Design Lead to join their team.

Title: Creative Design Lead
Location: Atlanta, Georgia – US Regional Office

Key Notes/Company Details:

  • High quality, durable product sold in many major retailers across the globe
  • Culture: Open door policy, collaborative work environment and non-micromanaging leadership
  • Product development and manufacturing do an excellent job of staying up to date on the hottest trends
  • Dedicated to giving back to the community, providing charity donations to four major charities
  • Employees are valued and trusted resources of the business- everyone treated with equality

Impact:
Great potential to introduce cutting edge design work globally! You will be introducing new ideas to the company’s North America design strategy and making a global impact on how they approach creative work within the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the applications of brand standards across category and business units in partnership with Brand Marketing Manager
  • Direct all phases of creative work from concept through production required for category/product activation with strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs
  • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process
  • Advanced experience managing the creative development process in brand support role
  • Comprehensive awareness and interest in new platforms and technologies for the digital channel (e.g. Flash, Flex, Ajax, etc.) and related mediums
  • Ability to articulate and defend conceptual and directional choices to teams/leadership
  • Provide leadership and direction for onsite and offsite project-based resources; including agencies, designers, copywriters, photographers, editors and printers
  • Direct all outputs to deliver a premium consumer experience including collateral, signage, POP, merchandising and any other brand components at the point of sale
  • Develop the approach to layout design and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, sound, etc. to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications
  • Creative thinking that translates to business-minded leadership
  • Collaborate with internal clients to determine objectives, budget and background in order to develop presentation approaches, styles and techniques
  • Ensure all projects are on budget and on time; production support and other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required 10% of the time

Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with existing portfolio demonstrating creative / design ability
  • Advanced knowledge in the Mac platform (must), Adobe Creative Cloud (PhotoShop, Illustrator (must) and In-Design and possibly Motion Graphics but not a must)
  • Understanding of customer experience, brand management, marketing, advertising, and e-commerce
  • Highly creative with ability to execute within layout, design, and print production methods
  • Working knowledge of graphic design, photography and other design related brand applications
  • Illustration and photography experience strongly preferred
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Interest in social and cultural trends and fashions
  • Strong presentation / communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills
  • Time management and organizational skills with ability to handle multiple overlapping tasks
  • Detail oriented and able to work under pressure
  • Highly motivated, adaptable and flexible
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and with team

Education:

  • Undergrad degree in Fine Arts, graphic or other design related field

Benefits:

  • Flexible Spend Account
  • Long- and Short-Term Disability
  • Company paid Life Insurance Policy
  • 401K plan with generous company match
  • Paid Vacation, PTO, Holidays, Jury Duty and Bereavement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & development
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee Cash Sales
  • Perfect Attendance Award
  • Service Awards
  • Onsite Gym

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