Quad/Graphics Associate Creative Director in Matthews, North Carolina

It’s a new era in consumer marketing. BlueSoho, a division of Quad/Graphics, helps our clients meet the challenge. As an integrated marketing and technology firm, the BlueSoho team helps customers connect their print content across mobile, digital, video, social media and other marketing channels. Our full suite of services is designed to deliver high-impact brand experiences.

Are you passionate about concept and design? Are you a brand guardian that can develop new creative ideas and execute them across print and digital channels? Quad/Graphics Creative Solutions, a communications firm serving premier brands, seeks an experienced, versatile Associate Creative Director to work on-site location Charlotte, NC as a key member of our creative team. The right candidate will have a strong design background in branding, creative concept development, retail print design and layout, with the production skills to execute their ideas. This person will be responsible for understanding the client’s strategies, program goals, and will display a high degree of creativity utilizing industry trends and visual design skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratewith creative team members to concept and execute creative that is inalignment with the client’s brand marketing, and promotes their brand andsales objectives

  • Participatein client strategy, planning and concept presentation meetings as required

  • Directdesign and production team members to achieve consistent brandcommunication through all touchpoints

  • Composeand produce graphics for retail insert print, print collateral, and somedigital ads

  • Proactivelyguide enhanced brand execution through effective communication andconceptual development

  • Establisha strong understanding of our client’s products and their positioning inthe marketplace as well as their business and industry as a whole

  • Effectivelycommunicate to resolve any issues related to creative execution

  • Communicateeffectively with client’s Marketing Team Leadership and align with BrandAgency

  • Workon multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines withinestablished budgets with a great deal of organizational ability

    Qualifications

  • Degreein design or related field

  • 5-10years of experience in an in-house retail or agency environment

  • Specificexperience in direct mail, and retail circular inserts

  • Strongwork ethic and the ability to work in a team environment

  • Knowledgeof the elements of graphic design across the various consumer touch points(digital and print)

  • Athorough understanding of print production, some knowledge of data andcopywriting.

  • Experiencewith photo direction (apparel & home-style sets) and ability to workwith on-site photographer.

  • Proficiencyin all Mac-based, industry-standard software programs including, but notlimited to, adobe creative cloud: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator,Excel and Word.

  • Submission of creative portfolio required

    Additional Company Information

We are a highly recognized, international company that offers competitive salaries with exceptional employee benefits including full medical insurance, 401(k), holidays, and vacations to all eligible employees.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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