VP, Design seeks upstart Art Director to lead passionate Packaging Design team to greatness.
Do you buy grocery products that aren’t on the list just because they’re sporting some hot new packaging? Do you find yourself staring at products on shelf the way people stare at art in a museum? Do you think about the box instead of just thinking “outside” it? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we want to hear from you.
Many of the world’s leading Consumer Product Companies trust Matthews Brand Solutions with their most charismatic brands. Our packaging creative studio in Pittsburgh, PA is fresh, passionate, and quickly evolving.
We are now hiring for a Packaging Art Director to lead a fast-paced design team and spearhead projects from concept through actualization within the retail consumer product space.
The Art Director is a senior designer and a client-facing representative for account-specific design deliverables. This position plans and delegates strategic activity with aligned design resources to represent consistent and dedicated client 'voice'. Works with Account Directors/Managers as account liaison; consulting with Senior Art Director on regular interval for strategy, creative oversight and executional specifics; consulting with VP, Design for reporting; status and monitoring of client specific activity. Heavy project management; account manager interaction and integrated responsibilities. Supervises a 'sub' group of account-dedicated creatives to execute the vision. Required to lead the design team as a senior level designer, understand, shape, lead and defend the design rationale and packaging strategies for all of the team’s concepts on a project, delegate responsibly and “own” the creative process once the project is in house.
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school
5-10 years of senior graphic design experience within the branded consumer packaging design arena, either as a part of in-house design teams for a CPG or with qualified branding agencies or packaging design studios. Experience designing packaging for branded consumer products, brand promotion through various media channels and creation of display vehicles is essential.
Matthews is a publicly traded company MATW (NASDAQ) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with Brand Solutions’ offices located worldwide. Our Brand Solutions core competencies consist of Brand Management in conjunction with providing packaging pre-press solutions.