The Estee Lauder Companies Associate Design Director, Design, MAC in New York

Associate Design Director, Design, MAC

Brand: MAC



The primary focus of this position is to partner with Executive Director of Creative Design in the creative development of Global Communications (PR) projects, Fashion Relations projects, Videos and animation, Fashion Week collateral, Global Special Events projects, Artist Relations materials, Store Design materials, and International programs. Additional projects include all Viva Glam campaigns, MAC Aids Fund material. The Associate Design Director is also responsible for partnering with the Visual Merchandising team in the development of trend related events, backstage lounges, pops-up events, and special events. Projects are usually undertaken and completed under very tight timelines.


Work with the Executive Director on the development of concepts for all projects including:

  • Trend Books, – press material that captures, displays and summarizes MAC’s presence and participation backstage during NY, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks

  • Trend Collateral – also includes direction of videos and animation

  • Work hand in hand with Fashion Relations Dept to concept, create and manage all fashion week and special event related materials

  • Attend press runs of materials to ensure accurate execution at production process centers.

  • Retail programs such as Forward Fashion, MAC Technique– full branding programs, including all printed collateral and videos / animation

  • Work with Visual Merchandising on the development of environmental graphics for trend related events, backstage lounges, pops up events, trend presentations and special events.

  • Artist Incentive Competition materials

  • Viva Glam campaigns including all print collateral

  • Artist Relations advertising and program self promotion

  • Communicate effectively the creative objectives of projects and partner with various departments (including (PR) Globe Comm, Fashion Relations, International, Retail Events, Alternative Media, and Store Design)and Colleagues including Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters and Makeup Artists

  • MAC PRO: All printed collateral (ads, invitations, and brochures), online, in-store and events.


  • BA or BFA preferred

  • 5-7 years of direct Design experience (fashion or beauty industry preferred)

  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop (excellent Photoshop skills are a big plus)

  • Ability to work assertively and comfortably with a variety of people in various disciplines

  • Ability to direct the conversion of print to web, and have an understanding of online and social media design

  • Superior Organizational and Management Skills

  • Understanding of all current trends INCLUDING global fashion, beauty, design, art, music and culture

  • Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and turn around superior creative work in extremely limited timelines

  • Ability to manage, direct and inspire other designers

  • Excellent typographic skills

  • Knowledge and practice of fine art and/or illustration is a plus

Job: Creative / Design

Primary Location: Americas-US-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

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

Job Number: 1813869