Brown Shoe Company
Associate Creative Director
Assures the timely conception, development, coordination and production of highly creative big ideas and graphic solutions.
Assures that the relevant, appropriate level of style and fashion is infused in all creative work consistent with brand position and target audience.
Assures the effective communication of each brand’s message strategy to the target audience.
Assures effective communication and involvement with outside agencies and consultants to ensure consistent creative solutions for each brand.
Assures high performance and customer focus from all direct reports for cross-functional impact by:*
Motivating and inspiring team to achieve their highest potential
Providing ongoing coaching and performance feedback
Providing the opportunities and tools direct reports need to grow and gain the skills and knowledge needed to realize their potential
Attracting talent and selecting high caliber people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences from both inside and outside of the organization
Delegating authority and encouraging staff to take calculated risks
Adapting style to capitalize on different talent
Assures effective management of change to reach functional and organizational goals by:
Developing disciplined processes for meeting objectives
Proactively developing internal business relationships
Demonstrating creativity by breaking norms and generating ideas
Replicating successful endeavors and practices
Assures a collaborative environment that fosters and values partnerships, diversity, and trust by:
Demonstrating a passion for meeting customer needs and exceeding customer expectations
Exhibiting selflessness by helping others become more successful in their roles
Sharing resources to improve business results
Actively seeking the ideas of others and valuing differing perspectives
Building trust by communicating honestly, directly, and candidly
*Applicable for supervisors only
Position Essential Functions
Designs, develops, and coordinates the production of creative marketing and brand communications, photo shoots, high-level concepting projects, and new business initiatives, with a thorough understanding of the creative process.
Ensures the appropriate and considered use of imagery, illustration, typography and layout in all graphic solutions.
Proofreads and edits written materials, as directed, for all brands and projects.
Researches and stays current on consumer style, fashion and trend information and interprets through the work relevant to each brand and target consumer.
Researches brand competitive environments, understands primary research and each brand’s consumer segments.
Partners with external creative agencies and vendors, and is able to oversee selection of photographers, models, wardrobe and product styling for key photo shoots.
Drives creative projects, critiques concepts/copy, and provides clear direction that inspires and motivates team members.
Tailors concepts to match budget/timing/scope, and articulates how creative solutions are appropriate for brand position, achieves messaging strategy, and resonates with the target audience.
Negotiates creative concepts with clients and management to ensure the best design solutions are selected.
Supports the Creative Director and serves as a backup when unavailable.
BA degree in Commercial Art or any related degree
Previous Advertising Agency or Creative Department experience. Supervisor experience a plus.
A proven leader in creative execution with a diverse, brand oriented portfolio.
A strong sense of fashion and knowledge of the footwear and/or apparel industries preferred
Has strong organizational,planning,and time-management skills, with a proven capacity to prioritize, perform time-sensitive tasks, and facilitate team-based sessions.
Has strong research, analytical, technical, written/oral presentation skills,
Possesses collaborative decision-making skills, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and solves problems by identifying issues and finding alternative solutions.
Required: MAC, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat-Lightroom or photography correction skills preferred.
Additional Job Notes:
Backfilling Art Director position at a more senior level to support current business needs and org. structure.
please apply online at www.brownshoe.com/careers/