Art Director

Smyrna, GA | Freelance | Job ID #46408 |
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Onward Search is looking for an Art Director with experience in packaging, retail, and CPG to join our client in the Smyrna/Vinings area of Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire opportunity!

Job Summary:

  • As the Art Director, you will lead a team of 4 graphic designers in the execution of creative strategy for packaging, POS/POP, tradeshow, product photo shoots, and similar print-focused design projects in the DIY, hard goods, home repair, and automotive industries
  • You will act as a player/coach for your team and must be both comfortable with and capable of doing everything from leading the team to developing new logo/brand concepts to working with vendors to performing high volume, quick-turnaround production design
  • You will be responsible for executing (or leading the execution of) all creative design for 30+ brands and 1600+ SKUs, so an ability to move quickly from project to project, product to product, and brand to brand is critical
  • This is a small, nimble company and there is no room for ego... everyone on the team is focused simply on getting the job done!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design or related field, Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 6-8 years of professional experience in both hands-on design and art direction in either an agency or a highly creative corporate environment with a focus on product packaging, POS/POP, CPG, branding/logo design, product photography, and tradeshow/large format design
  • Must be an expert with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Prior experience working with large CPG brands preferred
  • Must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, energetic, and creative with a positive attitude and a willingness to get the job done
  • Prior experience managing creative freelancers, employees, or teams REQUIRED
  • Prior experience managing overseas vendor and manufacturing relationships is a plus
  • Must stay current with design trends and have a broad understanding of the industry
  • No egos allowed
  • Online or PDF portfolio REQUIRED and must be submitted at time of application
  • The portfolio should show a variety of products in the DIY, home improvement, or automotive categories (like tools, grills, motorcycles, hardware, batteries, industrial, HVAC, etc.) as well as a couple of softer examples. Work included should be primarily packaging, in-store/retail/POS/POP, large format/tradeshow, sell sheets, logo/branding, or product photography
  • Marketing or product copywriting samples are a plus. UI, UX, web, mobile, social, and other forms of digital design not required. Product design samples not required


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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