Freelance Art Director

New York, NY | Freelance | Job ID #67481 |
Posted Last Week

Our client, a luxury beauty brand in NYC, is hiring a Freelance Art Director.

This role covers a wide range of disciplines, with a focus on evolving the brand's presence in in all aspects of creative, including print, digital, in-store, OOH, social & e-commerce campaigns. This role requires hands-on design skills, ability to multi-task, and in-depth technical understanding to effectively lead and manage any given project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hyper awareness of competitive skincare landscape (including APAC), with insight into how to realize for our specific needs
  • Concept and execute global and APAC skincare campaigns across all platforms including print, digital, mobile, social, out-of-home and in-store to create multi-channel awareness
  • Understand the Digital / Social / E-com competitive arena and bring new ideas to the table based on competitive review of the digital marketplace
  • Manage content creation - from brief to execution
  • Help to art direct print, video, and social shoots at our downtime studio, involving product and beauty
  • Act as a creative conduit across multiple departments to provide creative solutions to support the brand’s needs
  • Ensure that all creative reinforces brand’s prestige position and uphold its equity


  • Candidate should have 5+ years of experience with at least 3 years in fast paced digital environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to navigate intercompany departments, impeccable organizational skills, financial/budgeting skills
  • Strong graphic design background including concept development and art direction
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite – with a focus on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Demonstrated expertise designing for the following: digital campaigns across web & mobile, online / mobile banner creative, social media, product launches and a great working knowledge of e-commerce
  • Digital integration into a bricks & mortar is a plus
  • Innovative-willingness to experiment with new concepts and approaches. Comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems. Ability to source new vendors, technology and platforms
  • Needs to thrive in a fast paced environment, oversee multiple projects, have attention to detail and work well with cross functional teams
  • Strong communication skills to able to present – Clearly communicates expectations. Can relate to a range of people spanning business to creative to technical discipline
  • BA / BS / BFA degree

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.