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Senior Art Director

Department: Marketing

Senior Art Director

 At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior and team work.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, along with 401(k),  paid vacation, a paid charitable day off to share your talents with the non-profit of your choice, “summer hours” which is a great opportunity for long weekends all summer long, a quarterly subsidy to help cover the costs associated with staying fit, standing desks, the ability to purchase our products at a discounted cost, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company.

We are seeking local creative talent for a Senior Art Director opportunity at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Senior Art Director will join a talented in-house team who craft the visual brand communication strategy and production assets to support the launch and promotion of new products for a household of established and new-to-the-world brands.

Duties include:

  • Create and design original conceptual visual brand compositions and develop final production-ready creative assets for Marketing, Sales, Customer Business Development, and licensed brand clients to support new product launch goals and business growth objectives.
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects within expected budget and go-to-market deadlines, solicit clients’ needs and objectives to design and produce industry-leading, high quality creative art to facilitate product placement with retail customers, increase brand/product consideration, improve product sell-through velocity at store, and deliver superior brand experience and engagement.
  • Integrate brand standards and guidelines, coordinate and collaborate with in-house team and external production partners.

 Requirements include:

  • BFA in Graphic or Visual Communications Design
  • 5+ years of art direction experience in a corporate, agency, or design firm environment
  • Qualifying applicants must provide a link to their online portfolio to be considered.  Must showcase a sophisticated aesthetic, innovative use of typography, photography and graphics, and a strong sense of composition with a variety of projects that show versatility in design and format
  • Must have experience and proficiency directing photo shoots, as well as executing on digital photography and post-production, with ability to manage related external resources
  • Master level competency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator in Apple Mac-based computer environment; familiarity with Word, Excel and Power-Point
  • Expert print design knowledge; familiarity with digital design and major open source environments; knowledge of current digital trends as well as UX/UI principles
  • Proven ability to deliver creative design solutions within the constraints of brand guidelines, and function as a brand steward, driving consistency and quality across all channels
  • Packaging design experience is desired
  • Food styling experience/culinary knowledge and interest is a plus

The successful candidate will be highly organized with an ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects with accuracy and attention to detail.  He or she should have a positive attitude, with strong creative problem solving skills and work ethic.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply here: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d8978a7a-9b10-44e7-adcf-1ee5e34d374a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=305852&source=CC3&lang=en_US

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