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Art Director - Packaging

Apply Job ID 13583 Date posted May. 07, 2019 Location Sidney, Nebraska Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.
Are you passionate about concept and design? Are you a brand guardian that can develop new creative ideas and execute them across print and digital channels? Quad is seeking an experienced, versatile Art Director to work at our on-site location Sidney, NE as a key member of our creative team. The Art Director works closely with the Associate Creative Director and the internal creative team to develop on-brand, creative solutions for the retail packaging channel.
  • Develop well-designed, cohesive, dynamic packaging for a variety of consumer products
  • Present and justify design choices during internal reviews with consumer consideration and persuasiveness of design principles and client requirements
  • Study, use and fully understand creative and executional briefs 
  • Understand client’s brands and properly adhere to guidelines/requirements 
  • Proactively guide team members towards enhanced brand execution through effective communication and conceptual development 
  • Ensure the overall quality of deliverables, ensuring accurate and timely completion on multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines within established budgets 
  • Direct and maintain the creative and quality standards of our production and design team 
  • Create roughs of conceptual/exploratory ideas 
  • Research products/services to inform design ideas 
  • Own assigned packaging projects from initiation to pre-media handoff
  • Collaborate with Account teams on project tracking and workflows
  • Maintain archive of professional records/ detailed housekeeping (email, timekeeping, expenses) 
  • Present professionally to internal and external teams 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in graphic design and/or art direction of print production
  • Knowledge of all steps required for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery 
  • Proficiency in all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but not limited to, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Some knowledge of the Windows platform is also required
  • Deep understanding of branding, marketing, advertising, and strategies within those disciplines
  • High-level expertise in constructing clean, layered files, and knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets
  • Possesses exceptional typographic and clear, concise solution-based design skill
  • Proactive, appropriate and timely communication skills across department, agency and clients
  • Allocates time efficiently to the most important issues and completes work in a timely fashion
  • Holds high regard for personal performance and professional accountability
  • Adapts as needed to clients’ needs, feedback and critiques 
  • Can adjust and streamline priorities within multiple assignments to ensure all goals and objects are met or exceeded 
Additional Company Information
We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. 
The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
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