The Estee Lauder Companies Executive Art Director in Irvine, California


Executive Art Director

Job Description

Reports to:Chief Creative Officer


This position is a highly collaborative, hands-on visual expert who thrives in a creative and fast-paced environment, and has a track record of leading teams that produce dynamic visuals across a variety of platforms.As part of our in-house team, the Executive Art Director will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of our visual style, while finding new and exciting ways to expand our use of existing design elements. From the conceptual stage to final production and delivery, this individual brings keen strategic thinking, an exacting aesthetic and sharp attention to detail to both print and digital design.



  • Bring the taste and vision of the Chief Creative Officer, Jerrod Blandino to life in every facet of the business from a creative perspective. Teach and lead the creative team to Think Like Jerrod and really absorb and utilize his daily creative feedback to make smarter and more strategic creative decisions in the future

  • Oversee creation of graphic design, packaging design, branded collateral, photo and video assets across all channels

  • Overarching leadership of the following disciplines: Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Project Management, Creative Timelines, Photo & Video Production, Events and Branded Collateral

  • Actively participate in and have a perspective in the product development design process

  • Lead, develop and evaluate creative team to produce best-in-class visual work and creative deliverables that stand out from current offerings

  • Work hand-in-hand with the marketing teams to guide the art component of content, both working within the framework of established concepts and suggesting new avenues for proposed stories

  • Understand each social channel and execute native visual content for each one, including, but not limited to, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

  • Institute and proactively manage process to ensure deadlines are met according to established calendared deadlines

  • Visualize, conceptualize, and design campaigns across print and digital platforms

  • Get “hands on” during the design process and present final layouts to stakeholders for approval

  • Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums

  • Attending photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained


Desired Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Photography/Marketing or relevant creative field

  • 10-12 years of experience working in creative industry, with minimum 2 years’ experience as Art Director or creative team lead

  • Experience recruiting building, managing and mentoring large creative, photo, and/or video teams of 20 or more

  • Working knowledge of multiple creative disciplines and processes, including, digital photography, design and illustration (video experience a plus)

  • Experience leading creative conceptualization process, pinpointing visual solutions on tight timelines and juggling dozens of deliverables and tasks simultaneously

  • Experience in the product development process

  • Able to graciously deliver and accept feedback, translating it into creative output

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative

  • Portfolio of work displaying ability to art direct including photo shoots

Job ID2018-1356

CategoryGlobal Creative - Graphic Design

TypeRegular Full-Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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