The Estee Lauder Companies Director, E-Commerce Creative Design, Clinique in New York

Director, E-Commerce Creative Design, Clinique

Brand: Clinique

Description

ROLE:

Clinique.com has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Digital Design Director / Art Director to contribute to our in-house Ecommerce Creative team. The ideal candidate is an experienced ecommerce creative lead with strong visual concepting skills, meticulous craftsmanship and typography, and a passion for photography and design. Must be extremely organized with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure creative environment.

PRINCIPLE OBJECTIVE:

The Design Director, Ecommerce will be a key driver of creative excellence, helping to move sales and the creative needle towards more emotional, brand-building work that weaves content into ecommerce. Projects will range from hands-on design for site refreshes, emails and promotions to concepting and overseeing large-scale programs and helping to elevate the look tone and feel of Clinique.com. Key responsibilities include managing and mentoring the Digital Design team, planning and directing photo shoots and evolving our style guides, templates and processes.

This position is extremely collaborative and requires a high level of social savvy and professionalism.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the creation and delivery of Clinique’s ecommerce creative workflow

  • Evolve and elevate digital design while supporting and maintaining our already-strong brand DNA

  • Drive concept ideation for digital marketing initiatives based on strategic objectives and KPIs

  • Concept and design a wide variety of digital assets including homepages, landing pages, emails and banners

  • Partner with the Copy team to concept all phases of digital asset creation (photo shoots, production art, image compression, animation, etc.) for desktop, mobile, email, online advertising and retailer partners

  • Evolve and extend Clinique’s global digital style guidelines

  • Lead, mentor, manage and inspire Clinique’s Ecommerce design team, providing thought leadership, sharing best practices and leading brainstorms

  • Collaborate the Social Media and Offline Creative teams to streamline content creation

  • Oversee and provide feedback to global market, retail and outside agency partners

  • Stay up to date on the latest design trends, digital platforms, innovative tools and competitive landscape.

  • Meet all deadlines under pressure and react to unexpected schedule changes

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8 years related design experience—with a minimum of 3 years working in-house for a busy, ecommerce business

  • BA/BS/BFA degree or equivalent in graphic design or art direction

  • Proven experience working for a busy Ecommerce company, repeatedly coming up with new and fresh ideas for programs and campaigns

  • Impeccable taste, typographic skills and craftsmanship

  • Fluency designing with motion, animation and video

  • Ability to lead a team and juggle multiple hands-on projects simultaneously

  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Deep knowledge of all the relevant digital software and processes (e.g. Adobe CS, image compression, animation, HTML5, etc.)

  • Strong communication skills and collaborative/open-minded working style

  • A great portfolio showing high-end product design work for the following: desktop, mobile, email, online advertising, product launches, campaigns, promotions, and other marketing related projects

PREFERRED:

  • Experience designing for women and beauty/fashion/luxury brands

  • Animation skills

  • UX/UI experience designing websites or other digital platforms

  • An obsession with online shopping!

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: 185512