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Senior Art Director

Company: Garage Team Mazda
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Team Garage LLC

Job Title: Senior Art Director

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Duties: Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Creative Director design layouts/finished work for print ads, TV, direct mail, collateral, online advertising, site development, social media content, and/or merchandising pieces, integrating online and offline work. Serve as critical cultural translator; translating core Japanese values and philosophies for Western agency teams creating communication, and for Western consumers of those automotive communications and Mazda products. Work with Copywriters and others on assigned accounts to produce effective online/offline marketing that is consistent with the clients brand, with, under supervision of the SVP, Creative Director, a strategic vision across multiple regions/markets. Effectively sell creative work and ideas through creative presentations, working with local and international clients. Work with Producers to schedule deadlines and resolve resource and delivery issues through pre-production, shoot, and post-production. Work locally to drive global alignment with international regions and capitalize on key market trends to produce work that is consistent with brand values and design aesthetic. Little travel required to participate in shoots and productions.

Work Schedule: 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Job Requirements: Bachelor's or foreign equivalent in Art, Design, or related creative field, plus three (3) years of progressively responsible post-Bachelor's degree traditional and digital creative experience in international advertising/marketing. Must have three (3) years with each: Using Adobe InDesign & Illustrator to build print and online product layouts and elements for Online and Offline jobs; Using Adobe AfterEffects to create motion comps; Using Adobe Photoshop for online and offline retouching; Structuring Online sites and advertising; Using Adobe Creative Suite to design and produce the visual/layout for poster, logo, direct mail, brochure, online banner, VDX, webpage, E-Newsletter, social media content, and editing film, including sound design; Using Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro to create, proof, and edit motion assets and content for variety of media, such as TV, web, and online advertising; Creating direct mail and print based projects using 4 color processes and print production; Creating logical flow of information for users using UX and production knowledge of online processes; and Directing photoshoots, including press check and shooting post-production using pre-production. Working on global campaigns for an international automobile manufacturing account, with a focus on Japanese markets. Experience incorporating Japanese cultures and values, such as Monotsukuri, Tsunagari, and Omotenashi as a core component of the artistic expression of advertising campaigns. Little travel required to participate in shoots and production.

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