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Photo Studio Art Director

Apply Job ID 25130 Date posted Jan. 23, 2023 Location Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

As a global marketing experience company, Quad’s goal is to help our clients win every day. We use our data-driven integrated marketing and manufacturing platform to streamline solutions for our clients, reduce friction and enhance their marketing spend effectiveness. We’ve built a rich legacy by believing in our people, allowing them to act like owners and to take charge of their own success. Whether an operator, sales rep, a graphic artist or a clinician, we’re all driven to perform at our best— for ourselves and our clients. At our core, we’re a company that believes we can always create a better way.

Are you passionate about brand execution and photography? Are you inspired to bring new ideas to fruition across various channels? Quad, a marketing experience company serving premier brands, seeks an experienced, innovative Photo Art Director for our greater Pittsburgh, PA studio generating exclusive content for one of our largest retail clients.

The Photo Art Director will work closely with the client’s Creative team and internal Quad team to develop and execute on-brand, creative solutions for a variety of channels. The ideal candidate will have a strong photo background and thrive in the collaborative process of delivering exceptional work that achieves client goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically collaborate with the client to align on creative vision
  • Primarily focus on the art direction of on-figure e-commerce shoots according to brand standards, including the organization and selections of photography
  • Support other creative efforts in-studio and on-location across Print and Digital channels as requested
  • Responsible for providing an array of talent options to the client when necessary
  • Actively participate in style out, pre-production, and post-mortem meetings, while objectively evaluating imagery
  • Exude a sense of innovation among conversation and concepting efforts
  • Strategize testing opportunities in partnership with the client
  • Ensure deadlines are met with a solution-oriented, efficiency-focused mindset
  • Flourish relationships with the client, leadership, and internal team members
  • Study the client’s brand and customer, as well as the competitive landscape

Qualifications:

  • Required to provide a portfolio
  • At least 5 years of experience providing art direction within a corporate setting
  • Degree in Photography, Design, Visual/Fine Arts, or related studies is preferred
  • Proven expertise in a high-volume, high-paced environment
  • Stellar communication, strong organizational, and time management skills
  • Flexible in response to client feedback, shifting business priorities, and tight deadlines
  • Holds high regard for personal performance and professional accountability
  • Showcases an understanding of branding and marketing strategies
  • Knowledge of channel requirements to ensure assets meet required specifications
  • Proficient in all Mac-based, industry standard programs including, but not limited to InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and CaptureOne, as well as the Microsoft Office suite

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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