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Art Director

Company: Sundance Holdings Group, LLC
Location: West Jordan
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Sundance--- A Place. An Idea. Celebrating and Enriching the Human Experience.

Job Description

Summary

Sundance is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Art Director to join our team in Salt Lake City, UT. Sundance is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer with headquarters located in Salt Lake City, UT. Founded in 1969 by Robert Redford, Sundance is a unique brand that supports artistic endeavors and focuses on creativity, originality, and inspiration.

The Art Director is a proactive, multi-tasker with a "can-do" attitude. This role is responsible for concepting and art directing still-life photo shoots for both print and digital needs for the Sundance brand and leading a team of prop stylists and photographers on set. This includes shoes, apparel, accessories, jewelry, and home furnishings. Layout and Typography design experience is a plus. This position may require the ability to create designs for all print efforts (specifically, all drops for all seasonal catalogs, including but not limited to inserts, bind-in cards, and any other collateral specific to Sundance Catalog/Core, as well as retail collateral as needed). Must also implement and manage design standards throughout the entire production process while ensuring all materials are delivered on time. Must be flexible, with the sense that changes are inevitable and must be addressed head-on. Must also have the ability to follow Sundance schedules, calendars and adhere to the yearly production schedule. As a member of the Sundance Creative Design team, the Art Director may also be asked to design or art direct other projects as needed and as schedules may allow. This could include Jewelry Catalogs, Best of Catalogs, other special mailers, as well as digital, marketing, and retail assets.

Essential Functions
Concept and present photography direction for photoshoots to the CEO, VP of Creative, and your supervisor. Communicate the photography direction to your photography team.
Art Direct all studio photography for core catalog as well as Men's Almanac and Special Inserts. Other shoots may include Jewelry Catalog, and special print mailers.
Art Direct studio photography for digital efforts, including product photography, digital creative shoots for home page, banners, emails, and any other assets needed across digital channels.
Attend all meetings related to your photoshoots including but not limited to all turnovers, design meetings, walk-throughs, pre-dtp's, dtp's, and any other meeting required to keep up with current and new concepts. Other meetings may be required depending on new efforts as well as business-critical additions. May be required to run certain meetings as needed.
Attend pre-press meetings in the Salt Lake office to take notes on any match print changes before catalogs go to press. Follow through on any changes to ensure that they have been input.
Direct the building of layouts from approved templates and libraries, including versions. Maintain the integrity of all designs when any and all changes are requested from the CEO, the VP of Creative, and your supervisor.
Design and maintain all front and back cover messaging, as well as headlines and any other inside messaging.
Work with Production Manager to ensure all typographic standards are adhered to, review all work for accuracy and standards, and ensure all deadline dates are met.
Collaborate with Photography Coordinator to ensure awareness of all studio schedules relating to Core.
Coordinate with cross-functional departments to ensure all pertinent information required to do the job efficiently is received in a timely manner.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in fine arts, graphic design, or similar. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
5+ years of related experience in high-end catalog art direction
On set art direction experience, with the ability to direct up to two photography teams at a time.
A sophisticated taste level and knowledge of still life photography. Must have an awareness of photographers and prop stylists in the industry.
The ability to concept and create creative briefs and convey ideas clearly to the photography team, which includes prop direction and set direction.
Knowledge of typography, including but not limited to: kerning, tracking, spacing, as well as the ability to research new fonts for appropriate communications.
Extensive knowledge of Creative Suite (InDesign and Acrobat).
Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.
Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, delegate, and shift gears when necessary
Planning and organizational skills to ensure projects are given the attention needed
Good understanding of color concepts
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Professional Demeanor

Additional Information

If you would like to be part of a great team, are ready to take on a challenge and make a difference within our company, apply today. This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, remote work is not offered for this role.

We offer a competitive wage and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), paid time off, and great merchandise discounts.

For more information about our culture and brand at Sundance, please visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/SundanceHoldingsGroupLLC

For the Sundance Story, visit: https://www.sundancecatalog.com/category/customer+service/about+us.do

Sundance is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

All applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws, including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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