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Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Art Director Supervisor (Roseville, MN)

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. - Roseville, MN

Essential Functions1. Manages the team of Art Directors in the creation of all artwork for product packaging, product content, direct-to-consumer catalogs, wholesale catalogs, graphics for websites, tradeshow displays and marketing materials. 2. Motivates and mentors Art Directors to maximize performance through guidance, encouragement, inspiration and support.3. Oversees and communicates creative direction to ensure that all creative efforts are in line with brand guidelines and organizational goals.4. Assists the Manager of Product Development and Creative Services in prioritizing design workload and freelance needs based on schedules and talent and assigns projects to internal team members and external freelance resources as necessary.5. Helps manage photo shoots and assists with photo shoot direction, model selection and in-house photography as needed. 6. Designs product packaging, instructions, game rules, book covers, and other product content as needed. 7. Creates original illustrations for use on product packaging, product instructions, coloring books, dot to dot books and other applications as needed. 8. Ensures that all files created by you or Art Director team members are technically sound and ready for print production and meet production deadlines.9. Collaborates with product development team members in the design of new products and product packaging. 10. Collaborates 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. 11. Establish goals for Art Director team members that are in line with company objectives.12. Identifies opportunities to streamline workflow, simplify processes and restructure or realign positions for positive results.13. Manages the attendance of the Art Directors and assists with workload. 14. Prepare and conduct performance evaluations of staff annually15. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.16. Abide by all policies and procedures of MindWare and Oriental Trading Company. Marginal Functions  Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.Education   Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Advertising, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience  Minimum of seven 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 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 motivate, team-build and maximize the productivity of 8 creative professionals.  Knowledge of pre-press and print production.  Flexible and willing to work additional hours to maintain schedules.Equipment UtilizationMacintosh computers and various printing devices, both color and black and white. Art materials and other tools also utilized. Dimensions of ResponsibilityResponsible for designing a wide variety of product content, product packaging, catalogs and marketing materials while overseeing a team of creative individuals with similar projects.  Assigning and prioritizing workload, coaching and mentoring direct reports on processes, procedures and best practices in creative design and brand standards and presenting overall campaigns for mass opportunities to help MindWare achieve its company goals.Here's what you need to join the fun:  External candidates can apply in less than ten minutes.  SImply click the œApply  button or view a complete list of our current openings at http:\/\/www.myotccareer.com Internal candidates can apply in less than ten minutes-simply log in to Ultipro. Click on the œMyself  tabClick on the œMy Company  tabClick on œView Opportunities  from this section All work and no play just isn't our style. Join us today! MindWare (http:\/\/www.mindware.orientaltrading.com), 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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Art Director Supervisor (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.