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Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Art Director Brand Specialist (Roseville, MN)

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. - Roseville, MN

Essential Functions:1. Oversee the creation of all artwork for product packaging, product content, wholesale catalogs and other wholesale promotions related to the Peaceable Kingdom brand. 2. Provide sketches to internal and external illustrators for the creation of game packaging, game contents, greeting cards, stickers, diaries, temporary tattoos and other products that are developed under the Peaceable Kingdom brand. 3. Oversee and communicate creative direction to ensure that creative efforts are in line with brand guidelines and organizational goals.4. Assist the Manager of Product Development and Creative Services in prioritizing design workload and freelance needs based on schedules and talent. 5. As needed, work with outside creative agencies and freelance artists to identify and secure the best illustration talent for each project. 6. Assist the Manager of Product Development and Creative Services in submitting proper requests to Oriental Trading Company for freelance services and process all freelance contracts.7. Work with Accounts Payable at Oriental Trading Company to answer any freelance royalty questions. 8. Assist with photo shoot direction, model selection and in-house photography for the Peaceable Kingdom wholesale catalog as needed. 9. Design product packaging, instructions, game rules, greeting cards, stickers, diaries, and artwork for other products as needed. 10. Create original illustrations for use on product packaging or product content as needed. 11. Ensure that all files created by you, by MindWare creative team members, or by freelance artists are technically sound and ready for print production and meet production deadlines and brand standards.12. Collaborate with product development team members in the design of new Peaceable Kingdom products and product packaging. 13. Collaborate with wholesale team members to create campaigns for mass retailers including but not limited to the creation of product packaging, store signage and meeting presentations.14. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.15. Abide by all policies and procedures of MindWare and Oriental Trading Company.Here's what you need to join the fun:Education   Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Advertising, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience  Minimum of five years experience in design; advertising agency, catalog and\/or direct mail design.  Experience in photography direction and approval and print production experience preferred.Other Qualifications and Physical Requirements  Ability to work with a high level of independence and creativity within the pressure of deadlines.  Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Proficient in Macintosh environment using InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator.  Superior artistic ability with highly developed illustration and color discrimination and skilled type and logo design.  High visual acuity with great attention to detail  Ability to multi task and adapt well to change and input from others.  Ability to solve problems.  Ability to work with a team of creative professionals.  Knowledge of pre-press and print production.  Flexible and willing to work additional hours to maintain schedules.To apply in less than ten minutes as an external candidate, click the œApply  button or view a complete list of our current openings at http:\/\/www.myotccareer.comTo apply in less than ten minutes as an internal candidate, log in to Ultipro.   Click on the œMyself  tab  Click on the œMy Company  tab  Click on œView Opportunities  from this sectionAll work and no play just isn't our style. Join us today!MindWare (http:\/\/, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation's largest cataloger in its segment and welcomes talented, motivated people who want to build a meaningful career and Place High Quality Toys that Teach and Entertain into the Hands of Children and Adults!MindWare is the award-winning creator and manufacturer of Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages. Its diverse line of proprietary product includes educational toys, games, brainteasers, creative play activities, building sets and coloring books which have won awards from such prestigious organizations as Mensa, Good Housekeeping and Parents' Choice. The company was founded in 1990 with a small retail store in Minneapolis, evolving into a direct-to-consumer catalog and website business, as well as a wholesale business. MindWare products can be found on the shelves of thousands of retailers worldwide. In 2013, MindWare was acquired by Oriental Trading Company and became a Berkshire Hathaway company. Consumers, educators and retailers have come to recognize MindWare as a trusted resource for their families, students and customers.EOEQualificationsSkills Behaviors: Motivations: EducationExperience Licenses & Certifications

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Oriental Trading Company, Inc.


Art Director Brand Specialist (Roseville, MN) Oriental Trading Company, Inc. - Roseville, MN, United States


Location: Roseville, MN

Company Profile:
From pink flamingos, yoyos and grass skirts to holiday decorations, scrapbooking, and crafts, Oriental Trading Company knows how to make the world more fun! Oriental Trading is the nation's leading direct marketer of value-priced novelties, toys, and party supplies, and a leading direct marketer of home décor products. OTC has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Internet Retailers and one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies in the US.