Design Director

Shane Co - Centennial, CO (30+ days ago)3.4


Shane Co., one of the country's premier independent jewelers since its founding in 1971, is seeking a Design Director to lead all design functions accountable for bringing the brand communication strategy and vision to life consistently across all customer touchpoints.

Reporting to the Creative Director, the Design Director will be a key leader within the creative leadership team collaborating daily with the Art Director and Editorial Director, owning all online and off-line design direction as well as the development of all design talent for the Shane Co. brand, website and stores.

Responsibilities

Deliver on the Shane Co. brand platform that establishes a proprietary and compelling 360 degree approach to image, voice and content that supports the brand's business and product strategies while building credibility with new and existing audiences
Collaborate with Creative Director, Art Director and Editorial Director to deliver best in class, integrated creative programs each season
Finalize and communicate the design principles that deliver on the established brand aesthetic and positioning across all vehicles and hold the team accountable for delivering on them
Own all digital and traditional design for the brand (in-store collateral, direct mail, packaging, print, OOH, website, digital marketing, etc.) including front-end development and UX/UI designers
Actively provide feedback and direction to the design team to ensure consistent execution of campaigns across all customer touchpoints
Own a weekly review where design team shares work that delivers on the creative briefs assigned managing to the time frame and budgets included in the brief
Present campaigns to executive leadership and entire company at key moments throughout the year
Provide mentorship and guidance to the design team with the goal of growing their talent and providing a clear career path

Qualifications

Proven track record of success in driving change and providing design leadership in an established company, preferably in the luxury goods or fashion
Agency experience preferable working on branding and design in the retail space
7+ years of progressive B2C experience with expertise in leading design teams across both traditional and digital areas
Experience leading digital production
Strong hands-on collaborative leadership style, with a passion for managing, inspiring and mentoring employees at all levels
3+ years of experience leading design for the eCommerce channel - comfortable working with front end developers, leading digital designers and proficiency in UX/UI design.
Ability to build strong partnerships across the stakeholders within the organization
Collaborative approach with ability to articulate and sell ideas while obtaining feedback and addressing constructively
Team builder
Bachelor's Degree required
Competencies & Characteristics
High Intellect, Analytical Skills & Business Acumen
Collaborative & Influential Hands-On Leader
Driver of Innovation & Results
High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Self-Motivated and Non-Political
Creative thinker willing to take risks, learn and evolve always #JT

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