Creative Manager (Art Director)

Princess Cruises - Santa Clarita, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
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Santa Clarita, California

We serve. We respect our team. We innovate. We are consistent. We are accountable. We do it right.

Princess Cruises – We are currently searching for a highly motivated Creative Manager (Art Director) who supports and assists the Creative Director in developing and maintaining the creative vision for Princess. The Art Director, directs and manages the Graphic Designers. The Art Director also shares execution/composition responsibilities with Senior Graphic Designer to help manage day-to-day workload. Partnering with the Creative Manager Strategy, the Art Director, manages, guides, and cultivates creative solutions by executing creative strategies. Reporting directly to the Creative Director.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.

We welcome your interest in joining Princess Cruises – one of the world’s premier cruise lines with 18 ships sailing to hundreds of worldwide destinations – and enjoying all the benefits and perks we have to offer.

Responsibilities

Mentors and develops Graphic, keeping staff motivated and enthusiastic being available to critique their work to maintain consistent creative quality
Conducts continuous performance reviews of Graphic Designers
Work with Creative Director to address performance, workflow, and quality issues and develop long-range plans for the creative group
Lead the Designers in development of daily concepts and execution
Assure that all Designers are trained, and where needed, mentored to maintain the standards and expectations of the brand to meet their own career goals
Provides detailed direction to Designers
Manages the visual executions of brand
Understands and can manage cross platform – email, DM, digital, video, print, etc.
Strong experience leading photography shoots

Working with Creative Specialist:
Assist in utilization and workload management
Ensure best designer is suited for each project based on ability and workload
Manage workloads to maximize productivity of the creative team
Ensure that deadlines and budgets are met
Reviews all creative work routing to ensure that content is accurate and on stategy
Develops and maintains working relationships with brand managers and specialists to maintain positive relationships
Lead as an authoritative presenter in key meetings, creative presentations, market research, and work plan development
Take on appropriate projects and own them, start to finish
Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects
Proactively researched and develops innovative options for brand
Supports the Creative Director to drive overall creative aesthetic, concept creation, and brand vision bringing innovative ideas to visual life
Manages to deliver production-ready art with fine attention to detail
Cultivate strong relationships with outside agencies/freelancers to support various stages of creative development
Stay consistently relevant and up-to-date on all design and marketing trends, as well as cultural events in effort to bring fresh ideas to design
Requirements
BA in Graphic Design or related field.
10+ years’ experience in design
Lead workflow ideation, changes and adoption of policies and procedures that reduce friction and increase speed to market
Assist Creative Director in leading high level projects and delivering flawless execution
Ability to direct photshoots
Thought leadership: A strong point of view; ability to contribute to the creative and strategic development of an assignment; creative ideas and the ability to promote conceptual thinking; ability to communicate ideas both visually and verbally
Strong and dynamic presentation skills
An extensive understanding of all creative disciplines, including conceptual and executional (art direction, user experience, copy, and motion
Willingness to push forward brave ideas
A solid understanding of the marketing industry at large; an ability and a desire to adapt to the changing landscape of technology
Software expertise including Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office
Front end web design and development experience
Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.
Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time
Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family
Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts
Wellness - Health and wellness programs include, onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships
Tuition Reimbursement - up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per year
401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter
Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock
Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development
Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for banking services and retail stores
Next Steps… Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:
Apply online at http://princess.com/careers. Enter the job title into the keyword search to access the job. If you are already on the Princess Cruises website be sure to create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.

Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.