Packaging Art Director/Creative Studio Manager

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Packaging Art Director/Creative Studio Manager

Remuneration: R35 - R45 per month cost-to-company 
Location: Johannesburg
Job level: Senior
Type: Permanent
Company: Ad Talent Africa

A large Import, packaging and marketing company is looking for an Art Director/Studio Manager for their company.
The role is split into three parts - staff management, project management and art direction for the company and it's affiliated brands.
Staff management:
  • Oversee the work and production for the team, consisting of 6 designers and 1 traffic coordinator
  • Manage monthly staff performance and incentive bonuses through KPIs
  • Manage and oversee all freelance to third parties, within budgets
  • Screen and manage the hiring of additional staff along with HR
  • Mentoring of staff as well as identifying areas of improvement for skills development
  • Track and manage all leave and time away from work
  • Motivate for and report on performance for annual increases and bonuses
  • Staff discipline in accordance with the company code of conduct and performance requirements
Project management: working with traffic coordinator
  • Assist with the decoding of briefs and advise timelines/requirements for planning
  • Triage projects in terms of importance and assist with the switching between projects and staff
  • Daily follow-ups with Traffic to ensure that projects are delivered on time
  • Ensure that weekly reporting is completed to directors including the capture of hours for tasks outside of main work priorities
  • Liaise with third parties on briefs, obtaining work and clarity for designers where needed
  • Attend meetings with suppliers and clients
  • Direct follow-up with designers and external staff on projects
Studio management:
  • Collate and submit invoices for cost centres to accounts
  • Maintain systems such as image services, project management software, presentations and company shared folders
  • Liaise with foreign offices for daily tasks, changes and other requirements as needed by international partners
  • Arrange all IT requirements, including maintenance of computers, printers and disposable stock or office equipment
  • Maintain and oversee the use of equipment for photographic studio, lighting and camera equipment
  • Maintain and oversee the booking out of samples and other stock
Art direction, design:
  • Maintain design standards in accordance with the existing brand guidelines
  • Ensure that all packaging meets international requirements for shipping to all continents for Consumer Protection Information and language requirements
  • Oversee the design and creation of new brands, changes to existing brands and consistency across all items
  • Quality control of all artwork including spell-checking, checking of images, codes, specifications on active projects
  • Pre-production sign-off on all artwork before mass production
  • Marketing research for appropriate projects and briefs where needed
  • Improvement to feature writing / copywriting as supplied by product development
  • Advise on images, packaging styles and pre-production art direction for product photography and die-line development
  • Ensure that all assets (images, logos, catalogues, style guides) are up to date and accessible to all areas of the business
  • Design for packaging and promotional reasons, including mock-ups, presentations, DTP, catalogue creation, flyer design, take product pictures, deep etch and retouch for print, repro your work for print and more
  • Brand creation and logo design with CI design knowledge
  • Illustration and pattern making
  • You will be expected to problem-solve and be a self-starter
  • You will need to be mature enough to self-monitor times, check your own work and maintain consistency
  • You will be expected to work quickly in a highly pressured environment
  • You will need to be able to read die lines and be able to adjust dies according to new sizes
  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop

Email: [email protected]

Posted on 19 Jul 15:57

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