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JOB #1661

Associate Creative Director (B2B conceptual work)

 

POSITION: Associate Creative Director (B2B conceptual work)
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Interviewing Immediately
ANNUAL SALARY: Market
REPORTING: Creative Director

Our Client, a leading B2B Digital Marketing Agency with offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Munich, Singapore, UK and Beijing is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join their team. You will have extensive agency experience delivering on B2B Global Campaigns (heavy conceptual work) with heavier focus on digital/web design experiences.

Responsibilities include

  • Working with the Creative Director on the development of concepts, strategies, and client presentations.
  • Managing and supervising multiple projects and teams.
  • Ensuring resources are allocated according to project needs.
  • Directing the design and development of creative materials.
  • Ensuring brand identity and message consistency across channels.
  • Meeting client objectives, values, budgets, and deadlines.
  • Leading and participating in brainstorming sessions.
  • Keeping up with the latest trends, strategies, and technologies.
  • Evaluating creative team performance and guiding improvements.

Qualifications include:

  • 8+ years of agency experience.
  • Solid knowledge of marketing, brand, and design principles and development.
  • Experience leading and managing creative teams.
  • Strong concept and strategy development skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Portfolio showcasing large B2B global campaigns and digital work (Websites, Landing Pages, Product Pages, Digital Marketing Campaign, Social, Integrated Marketing Campaigns, etc)

JOB #1660

Senior Production Designer - Global

 

POSITION: Senior Production Designer - Global
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Contract-to-hire
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

Our client, a well-known luxury beauty brand is looking for a talented Senior Production Designer to join their dynamic, fast-paced Creative team in San Francisco.

In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of packaging and print production, with main focus on packaging.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation, validation, and execution of packaging and print artwork from concept to finished product. 
  • Partnering with the creative team, marketing and product development on the creation and turnover of assets.
  • Determining proper specifications for printing, construction and substrate choice.
  • Placing artwork and copy within layout standards and regulatory parameters, with a strong eye for design and acute sensitivity to typography.
  • Working with cross functional partners for reviews and revisions, and approval of final files for release.
  • Creating accurate, error-free, print-ready production mechanical files, ensuring vendors have comprehensive production direction on all jobs.
  • Overseeing final proofing and approval of production standards.
  • In partnership with Creative Project Manager and DAM System Manager, manage library of all final packaging files including historical releases, dielines and signoff. 
  •  Independently manage production calendar of tasks assigned by project manager, effectively delivering projects on time and on budget while meeting quality standards.
  • Contribute to the development of packaging design standards and templates, acting as the gatekeeper of consistency throughout the brand’s products.
  • Assist with production of printed collateral as needed.
  • Retouch and color correct imagery as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience
  • 5 -7 years of professional work experience as a Print/Packaging Production Designer in consumer packaged goods, ideally in beauty
  • Extensive understanding of print production and setting up art mechanicals, specifically for packaging, including printing & technical expertise for materials, inks and printing techniques
  • Elevated design aesthetic and exceptional typography skills
  • Experience with multilingual packaging design, global executions
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Experience working with Smartsheets, Basecamp, and other project management tools, BOX and DAM Systems

JOB #1659

Packaging Production Designer - Global

 

POSITION: Packaging Production Designer - Global
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Contract-to-hire
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

Our client, a well-known luxury beauty brand is looking for a talented Packaging Production Designer to join their dynamic, fast-paced Creative team in San Francisco. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of global packaging production.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation, validation, and execution of packaging mechanicals from concept to finished product. 
  • Partnering with the creative, copy and product development teams, on the creation and turnover of assets.
  • Placing artwork and copy within layout standards and regulatory parameters, with a strong eye for design and acute sensitivity to typography.
  • Creating accurate, error-free, print-ready production mechanical files, ensuring vendors have comprehensive production direction on all jobs.
  • Process final proofing and approval of production standards.
  • Working with cross functional partners for reviews and revisions, and approval of final files for release.
  • In partnership with Creative Project Manager and DAM System Manager, manage library of all final packaging files including historical releases, dielines and signoff. 
  • Independently manage production calendar of tasks assigned by project manager, effectively delivering projects on time and on budget while meeting quality standards.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of professional work experience as a Packaging Production Designer in consumer packaged goods, ideally in beauty or food
  • Strong understanding of print production and setting up art mechanicals, specifically for packaging, including printing & technical expertise for materials, inks and printing techniques
  • Elevated design aesthetic and exceptional typography skills
  • Experience with multilingual packaging design, global executions 
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Experience working with Smartsheets, Basecamp, and other project management tools, BOX and DAM Systems

JOB #1655

Program Manager

 

POSITION: Program Manager (on Google Ads Marketing team)
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Full-Time
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Market

REPORTING: Group Production Director

The Program Manager is an integral part of the agency team and leads the work for our clients on the Google Ads Marketing Team. You serve as a lead and mentor a team located in SF. You will be managing all aspects of the business, including planning, scoping, team staffing and allocations, strategy, production oversight, reporting financials as well as leading large complex projects. You know what's happening, what comes next, and where things need to be all times. You are leadership focused, detail-oriented, excellent at collaborating and multitasking, and eager to guide a team to make things come to life.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with account planning, staffing, financials, mentoring and client relationship management across the Google Ads business
  • Act as the primary contact with the client and help ensure they are extremely satisfied with our services and products, escalate to GPD, on an as needed basis.
  • Develop comprehensive workflow/project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members.
  • Meet resourcing objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on utilization and capacity analysis.
  • Ensure detailed reviews of all high-visibility timelines/resource plans prior to the initial team kickoff and client reviews.
  • Identify the decision makers within the client's organization and use excellent interpersonal skills to grow and maintain these relationships.
  • Able to use excellent leadership skills, strategic vision, and creative inspiration to foster and inspire a large but cohesive team of individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to develop plans, build presentations, and confidently present them in a professional and effective manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a very high level of attention to detail to include tracking, recording, documenting, and saving of all processes and procedures.
  • Possesses a high level of problem-solving ability in order to develop the solutions needed to address client's needs.
  • Ability to communicate information, whether technical or non-technical, to clients and employees in a clear and concise manner.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of a proven track record running large engagements for Fortune 500 clients
  • Experience overseeing multiple teams across multiple initiatives as well as leading and mentoring a team of ~5 talented Producers.
  • Experience managing large and small budgets from $200K – 2M+
  • A long history of building strong relationships with colleagues, vendor/contractors, and business partners.
  • A high level of mastery of Slack, Excel/Sheets, Hubspot or similar, Google Suite, Dropbox, Basecamp, Trello, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • PMP/CSM Certification is a plus.

JOB #1642

Associate Creative Project Manager

 

POSITION: Associate Creative Project Manager
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: 4-6 month contract (full time hours)
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

The Associate Creative Project Manager will ensure that packaging and print projects are executed according to best practices and tracked throughout the organization. He/she aids the Director of Creative Services in maintaining timelines and processes to ensure efficient workflow for the Creative Team. He/she acts as the liaison between the Creative department and all internal cross-functional teams by communicating key dates, keeping all involved parties up to date on the project status and noting and escalating delays, when necessary.

Qualifications: 

  • Support Director of Creative Services in managing all aspects of packaging/print creative development, including timeline implementation, hands-on day-to-day  project management 
  • Aiding in communication flow within the Creative team by acting as the primary point of contact and support 
  • Ensuring project briefs are fully complete with cross-channel stakeholders and PD before commencement of work
  • Becoming an expert at the brand’s packaging guidelines and ensuring all designs adhere to these standards
  • Providing internal routing and approvals, proofing, production file releases to vendors, and other project management duties
  • Overseeing Creative department packaging file maintenance and adherence of BOX and DAM systems and serving as secondary, point of contact for DAM System Administrator
  • Partnering with Product Development, or other channel leads, or working directly with external vendors to quote out and help manage production of print projects, if necessary

Requirements:

  • 2- 4 years of professional work experience as an Associate Creative Project Manager or Junior Print/Packaging Producer at an agency or a consumer packaged goods, in-house creative team
  • Experience in managing print production (digital production, photography and video are plus)
  • Works well with Mac-based applications
  • Comfortable with Smartsheets, Basecamp, or other project management software as project management tools
     

JOB #1631

Creative Director

 

POSITION: Creative Director 
LOCATION: San Mateo
STATUS: Full-Time
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Market

Series B startup (data analytics company) with over $40M in funding; is looking for a Creative Director to join their creative marketing team. They are venture-funded by Telstra Ventures & Google Ventures. 

The Creative Director will report to the CMO and manage a variety of internal and external creative resources while overseeing all aspects of content strategy, brand, website, and digital advertising. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the CMO to define, document and maintain our overall brand strategy 
  • Originate ideas and oversee all aspects of content creation including digital advertisements, website, and social content.
  • Manage a team of internal and external creative resources in collaboration with marketing and product management to create beautiful, highly effective and consistent  branding and marketing related content.   
  • Understand how to test, measure and refine designs based on customer feedback and market data.

Requirements

  • At least 7 years of creative experience either on the agency side or the corporate side—ideally a bit of both.
  • Experience managing design of branding, marketing materials and products.
  • Exceptional portfolio demonstrating your expertise

JOB #1626

Data Entry

 

POSITION: Data Entry
LOCATION: Corte Madera
STATUS: 3-month contract (now-Nov 1st)
START DATE: Immediately

Our client, a luxury e-commerce retailer, is looking for a Data Entry person to support their Creative Production department. This role is onsite in Corte Madera / North Bay.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 2+ years of exp.
  • Proven skills in data entry, general database search and retrieval techniques
  • Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated and calm under pressure
  • Proficient in Excel and Google docs

JOB #1625

Visual Designer (merchandising)

 

POSITION: Visual Designer (merchandising)
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Ongoing Contract (full-time hours)
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

Our client, a well-known luxury beauty brand is looking for a versatile Visual Designer (merchindising) with strong production skills to join their fast-growing team.

A Visual Designer will be responsible for digital and print projects, everything from social ads, website graphics, photo retouching to print (insert cards, PR mailers, press releases (layout), posters, large format graphics) and pre-print file preparation.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with submissions including packaging, merchandising display/POP, marketing collateral such as flyers, press releases, brochures, catalogs, advertisement, in-store display, and promotional event graphics, giveaway items, and web related submissions.
  • Collaborates directly with licensees to ensure character/brand integrity, design excellence, legal compliance and quality are maintained across all packaging, Marketing collateral, and all other visual platforms.
  • Maintain the creative integrity of the brand to ensure that our vendor partners are submitting innovative packaging designs that reflect the latest trends across all tiers of distribution for hardlines and softlines.
  • Assist Art Director and other designers on special print projects

Requirements: 

  • 3 - 5 years as a Graphic Design within retail space
  • Talent for drawing, illustration and photo retouching.
  • Rock star proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and In-Design.
  • Detail oriented and able to handle work at a fast pace environment.

JOB #1620

Lead Copy Editor

 

POSITION: Lead Copy Editor
LOCATION: Corte Madera
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

Our client, a luxury retail company, is looking for a Copy Editor for our Creative Department. We are seeking an experienced copy editor with strong leadership skills to support our source book (catalog) operation. The Lead, Copy Editor will manage the process and flow of copy for books from inception to completion, overseeing freelance editors and interfacing with other departments to ensure that deadlines are met and information is accurate. This individual will also be responsible for multiple customer-facing collateral projects.

Note: you must have a car and be able to work onsite in Corte Madera

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Copyedit and proofread all print and digital catalog copy, including all e-catalogs, ensuring accuracy of information and compliance with style guide and brand standards.
  • Serve as copy lead on numerous catalogs throughout the year, working closely with merchant partners to gather all information and updates
  • Collaborate with the Director of Catalog Copy to formulate production schedules, establish priorities, and schedule freelance staff
  • Keep track of all product information changes
  • Maintain history of all copy revisions throughout the production cycle of each catalog
  • Maintain the style guide and word list
  • Verify pricing in the Canadian editions of US catalogs
  • Copyedit and proofread collateral including spec sheets, care sheets, product web copy, assembly instructions and signage as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years copyediting experience; retail experience and/or luxury retail experience highly desirable
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational skills; extremely detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Proven leadership experience; adept at taking initiative and motivating others
  • Facility in clearly communicating in person and via email with multiple stakeholders and leaders, working collaboratively to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Self-starter who takes a proactive role
  • Availability to work weekends and evenings during deadline periods
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

JOB #1607

Associate Delivery/Project Manager (email/CRM)

 

POSITION: Delivery/Project Manager (email/CRM)
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Immediately

A Delivery Manager is responsible for the management of digital projects mainly focusing on (Video content production, email marketing, web, product pages, social, digital dispaly, direct mail print brochure, print ads,) experience  from kick-off to completion. It’s their job to ensure the project is delivered on-time, on budget, within scope and on brief. They are the driving force behind a project and everyone’s “go-to” person. They are expected to know all of the ins and outs of a project, what happens next, where everyone needs to be and can anticipate what to expect.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage project plans, resource plans, budgets & statements or work
  • Ability to work with client directly and lead client meetings (this is a client facing role)
  • Ability to identify, communicate and resolve project issues
  • In depth understanding of what resources to pull into a project and when
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an Account partner
  • Create the conditions to development great work without compromising budget or timing
  • Develop tasks lists, status reports & meeting notes
  • Highly organized, friendly, positive attitude, solution oriented, clear and concise communicator, strong problem solving skills, not afraid to speak up, confronts problems head on, confident to ask questions to fully understand the situation and task at hand.

Requirements:

  • 4-5 years’ experience managing digital/web projects (Video content production, email marketing, social, digital dispaly, direct mail print brochure, print ads).
  • Experience managing project budgets over $500,000
  • Experience in developing and managing project plans, budgets, resource plans and statements of work
  • Must be able to work and communicate with cross-functional technical teams to break down tasks and facilitate the resolution of issues
  • Experience managing both internal and external clients on Delivery Management related items

JOB #1598

Contract Designer (eCommerce / channel)

 

POSITION: Contract Designer (eCommerce / channel)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale
STATUS: 4 month contract (potential to full time conversion)
START DATE: 6/18/19

A Global brand in Sunnyvale is looking for a Sr. Designer to join their retail, eCommerce channel team.

As a Sr. Designer on eCommerce / Channel team; you will be responsible for  development and execution of creative e-commerce deliverables (client's e-commerce pages). 
 
Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the in-house stakeholders to concept and deliver top-notch creative ideas 
    and designs to engage and excite consumers about new product launches.
•    Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends—keep us on the pulse of what’s cool!
•    Collaborate cross-functionally and constantly raise standards of creativity.
•    Communicate concepts and solutions with clear reasoning and an open mind to feedback.


Requirements: 
•    3+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce product pages, 
•    Experience leading and mentoring a team of designers, productions specialist and writers.
•    Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
•    Client facing exp. presenting your concepts and selling your ideas is a must 

JOB #1597

Contract Sr. Designer (eCommerce / channel)

 

POSITION: Contract Sr. Designer (eCommerce / channel)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale
STATUS: 4 month contract (potential to full time conversion)
START DATE: 6/18/19

A Global brand in Sunnyvale is looking for a Sr. Designer to join their retail, eCommerce channel team.

As a Sr. Designer on eCommerce / Channel team; you will be responsible for  development and execution of creative e-commerce deliverables (client's e-commerce pages). 
 
Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the in-house stakeholders to concept and deliver top-notch creative ideas 
    and designs to engage and excite consumers about new product launches.
•    Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends—keep us on the pulse of what’s cool!
•    Collaborate cross-functionally and constantly raise standards of creativity.
•    Communicate concepts and solutions with clear reasoning and an open mind to feedback.


Requirements: 
•    5+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce product pages, 
•    Experience leading and mentoring a team of designers, productions specialist and writers.
•    Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
•    Client facing exp. presenting your concepts and selling your ideas is a must 

JOB #1596

Contract Art Director (eCommerce / channel)

 

POSITION: Contract Art Director (eCommerce / channel)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale/Cupertino
STATUS: 4 month contract (potential to full time conversion)
START DATE: 6/18/19

A Global brand in Sunnyvale is looking for an Art Director to join their retail, eCommerce channel team.

The Art Director is responsible for conceptual development
and execution of creative deliverables. You will create and communicate
concepts for global scale e-commerce product pages.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the in-house stakeholders to concept and deliver top-notch creative ideas 
    and designs to engage and excite consumers about new product launches.
•    Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends—keep us on the pulse of what’s cool!
•    Collaborate cross-functionally and constantly raise standards of creativity.
•    Communicate concepts and solutions with clear reasoning and an open mind to feedback.


Requirements: 
•    5+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce product pages, 
•    Experience leading and mentoring a team of designers, productions specialist and writers.
•    Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
•    Client facing exp. presenting your concepts and selling your ideas is a must 

JOB #1587

Freelance Director, Digital Strategy

 

Position: Freelance Director, Digital Strategy
Location: San Francisco
Status: 3+ month contract
Start Date: ASAP

As a key member of the Strategy team, you’ll provide strategic leadership and guidance to your team. Taking ownership for the overall quality of work on projects, creating compelling strategies that drive growth opportunities and connect the clients to digital/social platforms in an innovative, big picture way of thinking.

Responsibilities:

  • Strong digital focus (integrated campaigns- landing pages, experiential campaigns the connect online/offline media or pure innovative digital experiences)
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior strategy associates; help nurture a cohesive, fun, and supportive team.   
  • Contribute to organic growth initiatives and new business opportunities
  • Lead and contribute to ideation and brainstorming sessions and help develop creative concepts into actionable solutions for our clients.
  • Cultivate exceptional client relationships by identifying their strategic brand challenges, competitive threats and evolving consumer behaviors
  • Conduct research to identify and understand complex human behaviors as they relate to solutions; help with prototyping, testing and optimization of the work.
  • Map digital experiences, customer journeys and provide insight on approaches to digital ecosystems

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 8-10 years overall experience in one or more of the following disciplines:  Account Planning, Brand Planning, Digital Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Management Consulting, Research Analyst, or Client Strategy Consulting.
  • Strong organizational, client facing presentation skills with demonstrated ability to communicate complex subject matter, either verbally or in written form.
  • Deep understanding of how to interface with primary and secondary research to create compelling narrative that informs plan development and communication recommendations.

JOB #1559

Art Director(360 campaign work)

 

Position: Art Director(360 campaign work)
Location: San Francisco
Status: 6+ month Contract
Start Date: Interviewing Immediately

Our client, a leader in connecting the world’s professionals to new opportunities is looking for an Art Director for the internal brand team. You’ll work with a variety of creatives to create brand campaigns, business solutions, and social impact. You’ll partner with senior leadership to tackle challenges from social to video and events!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Generate and develop materials for fully integrated campaigns including Video, OOH, and social.
  • Concept brand campaigns and experiences across a variety of mediums to help build awareness of client products and brands
  • Present ideas to Creative Director and internal stakeholders
  • Manage visual oversight of creative from inception to completion and ensure and grow brand ascetic

Requirements:

  • 4-9+ years’ experience as an Art Director, preferably with an agency
  • Portfolio demonstrating a variety of thoughts and creativity with video and social examples
  • Advanced knowledge and capabilities with Adobe Creative Suite

JOB #1548

Art Director (Responsive, Web)

 

POSITION: Art Director (Responsive, Web)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale/Cupertino
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Immediately

 

A Global brand in Sunnyvale/Cupertino is looking for an Art Director to join their retail, 
product launch and channel teams on full-time basis.

The Art Director is responsible for conceptual development
and execution of creative deliverables. You will create and communicate
concepts, implement marketing strategies and develop interactive design solutions.
 
Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the in-house stakeholders to concept and deliver top-notch creative ideas 
    and designs to engage and excite consumers about new product launches.
•    Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends—keep us on the pulse of what’s cool!
•    Collaborate cross-functionally and constantly raise standards of creativity.
•    Communicate concepts and solutions with clear reasoning and an open mind to feedback.


Requirements: 
•    5+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce product pages, 
    landing pages and concepts for new product launches and/or interactive user interfaces for big brands.
•    Experience leading and mentoring a team of designers, productions specialist and writers.
•    Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
•    Solid working knowledge of the latest design tools including Adobe CS, Principle App or similar applications
•    Experience using video, motion samples and/or prototyping to sell your creative ideas to team members and stakeholders
•    Client facing exp. presenting your concepts and selling your ideas is a must 

JOB #1547

Senior Product Designer (Responsive, Web)

 

POSITION: Senior Product Designer (responsive, Web)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale/Cupertino
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Immediately

A Global brand in Sunnyvale/Cupertino is looking for a Senior Product Designers to join their retail, 
product launch and channel teams on full-time basis.
The Senior Designer is an original thinker and project group
leader who conceives creative concepts and translates them into a
visual format. The Senior Designer is skilled in matching strategic
direction with appropriate design results for the Internet and Web-based
marketing initiatives.


Responsibilities:
•    Concept and Design storyboards, interactive page layouts, interface demos, animated gifs and 
    landing pages.
•    Build and maintain a team rapport with creative team personnel, account managers, & project managers.
•    Direct and delegate to core creative services disciplines including design, information architecture,
    production and copywriting.


Requirements: 
•    5+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce 
    product pages, landing pages and concepts for new product launches and/or interactive user interfaces
    for big brands.
•    Experience leading a team of designers, productions specialist and writers.
•    Experience with strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution
•    Solid working knowledge of the latest design tools including Adobe CS, Principle App or similar applications
•    Experience using video, motion samples to sell your creative ideas to team members and stakeholders
•    Client facing exp. presenting your concepts and selling your ideas is a must 
 

JOB #1546

Product Designer (Responsive, Web)

 

POSITION: Product Designer (Responsive, Web)
LOCATION: Sunnyvale/Cupertino
STATUS: Full Time
START DATE: Immediately

A Global brand in Sunnyvale/Cupertino is looking for a Product Designers to join their retail, product launch and channel teams on full-time basis.
The Designer is an original thinker who contributes to the development of creative concepts, translating them into visual and interactive form.
Working in the Creative Services Department,
the Designer is a team player who is skilled in matching strategic direction with appropriate design results for the Internet and Web-based projects.
 

Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the in-house stakeholders to concept and deliver top-notch creative ideas and 
    designs to engage and excite consumers about new product launches.
•    Stay up-to-date with design and technology trends—keep us on the pulse of what’s cool!
•    Collaborate cross-functionally and constantly raise standards of creativity.
•    Communicate concepts and solutions with clear reasoning and an open mind to feedback.

Requirements: 
•    4+ years design and interactive work experience with strong visual portfolio including e-commerce 
    product pages, landing pages and concepts for new product launches and/or interactive user interfaces
    for big brands. 
•    Solid working knowledge of the latest design tools including Adobe CS, Principle App or similar 
    applications
•    Experience using video, motion samples 
•    An understanding of information architecture and hierarchy and user flows 
 

JOB #1526

Freelance Digital Integrated Project Manager

 

POSITION: Freelance Digital Project Manager (Integrated)
LOCATION: Oakland
STATUS: 6-8 month contract
START DATE: Mid March – Early April

The ideal candidate is a full-cycle Project Manager with experience working on new media, 360 campaigns, social and print. They are highly adaptable and able to make decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Responsibilities

  • Manage projects from project inception through deployment and ensure stringent quality control process followed for all deliverables
  • Develop and execute project scopes, timelines, budgets, and staffing plans to assure all resources are in place for a successful execution
  • Produce and maintain project documentation, including statements of work, meeting notes, status reports, change management, and client approval documents
  • Work with the strategy, creative, development, and production teams to make sure all deliverables are correctly executed and meet client expectations (quality assurance)
  • Drive the project team to meet the agreed-upon timelines, maintaining the critical path and overseeing project budget
  • Communicate with internal and client teams effectively to ensure expectations are set and all deliverables are met on schedule

Requirements and Skills

  • 4-5 years of work experience in project management and client services, with 3-5 years’ experience in a marketing/advertising agency or client-side organization
  • Strong understanding with integrated, digital, mobile and/or email marketing programs and technologies
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills, including client-facing skills including self-presentation and clarity of verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills required; able to identify solutions and ensure progress in the face of obstacles
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and deliver results on time; graceful under pressure; able to thrive in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project; proficiency in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive
  • Bachelor/BSc in Computer Science, Digital Marketing or relevant field degree
  • Strong digital(web/email) focus and understanding of file specifications -- resolution, color space and other technical requirements of assets needed for image production for web and mobile

JOB #1511

Visual Web/Digital Designer

 

POSITION:  Visual Web/Digital Designer
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: Contract
START DATE: Interviewing Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

Our client, a leading hospitality / hotel brand, is seeking a Visual/Web Designer to work on our client's products, services and programs across various visual web/digital platforms.

This position works closely with our art directors, designers, copywriters and other department leads to concept and produce engaging, original and on-brand interactive solutions for our website, seasonal campaigns and unique hospitality/hotel experiences. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to bring your creative and strategic ideas to life using your knowledge of visual design, layout and typography across various platforms.  

Required skills and experience:

  • 2-3 years of design experience in interactive/web and visual design.
  • Experience with mobile/responsive design and the ability to translate existing layouts to varying breakpoints
  • Strong visual design sense, a keen eye for detail and a great portfolio to prove it
  • Solid communication skills, including the ability to present and sell your work
  • Experience concepting and designing iconography for the web
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CC suite and Sketch

JOB #1501

Integrated Production Designer w/ Visual Design skills

 

POSITION: Integrated Production Designer w/ Visual Design skills
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: 4 month contract
START DATE: February
HOURLY RATE: Market

We are looking for Integrated Production Designer w/ Visual Design skills to focus primarily on print in-store graphics and web / digital assets.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The designer would need to focus primarily on print in-store graphics as well as working within templated design.
  • Experience resizing imagery for the product pages
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of typography, photography, graphic design and environmental design; ensures all assets adhere to brand guidelines
  • Owns presentation of design concepts to cross functional teams for feedback and final approval
  • Manages final production stages; develops final mechanical for routing and releases to print vendor/publication
  • Develops strong partnerships with Brand Management, Marketing, Program Management and Content teams

REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree; BA or BFA preferred
  • 3 years of design experience
  • Proficient in InDesign and Photoshop
  • Understanding of current fashion and beauty trends
  • Understanding of environmental graphics
  • Understanding of production process

JOB #1487

Proofreader ( some Copy Editing)

 

POSITION: Proofreader ( some Copy Editing)
LOCATION: Corte Madera
STATUS: Contract  
START DATE: Beginning of January-March
HOURLY RATE: $30-35/hr. (DOE)

Our client, a luxury retail company is looking for a freelance Proofreader with Copy editing Skills to join their team. 
Note: you must have a car and be able to work onsite in Corte Madera.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Typical daily tasks include: preparing selling copy for new catalog spreads using available information resources, updating carryover spreads using current product information and style guidelines, accurately filtering changes provided by merchants and management, and constantly scrubbing the catalogs to flag any stylistic issues.
  • Ability to collaborate with other copy team editors, production team partners, merchant teams and management—to accomplish production goals and deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 4+ year's of experience as a proofreader
  • Experience in proofreading/ editing catalogs for copy clarity and readability, trademarks, registration information, grammar, spelling, capitalization, format, branding, etc
  • Editing/implementation of changes and maintaining consistent implementation of the brand and tone of voice
  • Strong copy editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience proofreading for High-End retail catalogue is a plus

JOB #1484

PowerPoint Designer

 

POSITION: PowerPoint Designer 
LOCATION: Offsite work w/ occasional meetings either in SF or RWC
STATUS: Contract
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Market

We are doing a brand refresh and are looking for someone to do the following

Design a new template based on new brand book.
Create 20 – 25 slides by end of year
Create 20 – 20 additional slides by Jan 11
Can work from home, might need to attend 1-2 meetings either in SF or Redwood City.

Possible ongoing maintenance or could convert to full time if skills expand to print and digital.

Our client, a leader in cloud-based software is looking for a PowerPoint Designer to join their creative department on a contract basis. 

Power Presentation Designer Responsibilities:

  • 5+ years of design experience 
  • Assure all work meets corporate brand standards and quality assurance guidelines
  • Use current industry tools to meet the requirements of each project
  • Correctly interpret and implement client revisions to design projects as requested and possibly recommend as appropriate
  • Research, concept, and prototype visual design assignments as needed
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint 

JOB #1472

Copywriter

 

POSITION: Copywriter
LOCATION: San Francisco
STATUS: 3-6 Month Contract
START DATE: Interviewing Immediately
HOURLY RATE: Market

My client is looking for an experienced copywriter with exceptional creative writing skills and a solid foundation of consumer marketing experience.  This hard-working, enthusiastic and creative candidate will support their marketing and design team.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record developing copy for brands in the mobile, streaming, music, sports or media space. Portfolio should include long and short form writing and across a broad array of media (from Social posts, to email, to radio spots, digital media and TV/video concepts and scripts).   

 

Responsibilities

  • Working as a creative team member, this person will help elevate the messaging effectiveness and style on all projects while maintaining alignment with the brand.
  • The writer will work closely with the creative team to create materials for different departments, including Marketing, Social Media and PR.
  • The ability to work as part of a creative team to develop overall marketing campaigns from initial concept to execution.
  • Strong creative writer who can tackle a variety of jobs in a fast paced creative environment.
  • Help implement a brand voice and personality through all the various consumer touch points.
  • Help set and monitor the tone of the brand.
  • Work on programming focused communications that help explain and create desire for our content.

 

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of proven marketing copywriting preferably with experience in product marketing and entertainment industry.
  • Experience in entertainment marketing preferred, Bachelor of Arts degree in communications or marketing.
  • Experience creating CRM direct marketing materials, radio and video scripts.
  • Should be highly creative and able to develop and execute ideas that fully support the creative brief.
  • Experience working with marketing departments.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment. Resourceful self-starter.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude with an exceptional attention to detail and ability take a project from concept through to completions despite numerous revisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to collaborate with a Designers and Art Directors and take direction from a Creative Director when needed.
  • Exceptional, creative focused, strategic copywriting skills to accomplish many different objectives including brand awareness, consumer retention, up sell, win back and programming promotion.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of current entertainment environment.
  • Independently navigate the creative process, can collaborate and negotiate successfully with other teams while being proactive, resourceful and flexible along the way.*

 

 

 

 

JOB #1445

Production Manager, Web Retouching

 

POSITION: Production Manager, Web Retouching
LOCATION: Corte Madera
STATUS: Ongoing Contract  
START DATE: Immediately
HOURLY RATE: $50-70/hr. (DOE)

Our client, a luxury e-commerce retailer, is looking for a Production Manager, Web Retouching
to join their team on an ongoing contract basis. This role will support Creative Production Operations Director and Senior Web Retoucher.

Position Summary

 

  • Supports the Creative Production Operations Director and Senior Web Retoucher with assignment, resource allocation, and project tracking for web retouching department across both internal and external retouching teams.
  • Is responsible, with the senior web retoucher, for delivering all expected files by the project deadline.
  • Manages daily aspects of web retouching workflow, image and project assignment, tracking milestones.
  • Compiles daily and weekly reporting on all active projects.
  • Strategizes production planning, builds production calendars, tracks milestones of internal and external teams.
  • Partners with outsource vendors and manage throughput and project milestones.
  • Liaises with internal partners from other departments.
  • Responds to internal partner’s emails regarding retouching images or projects.
  • Daily and weekly sweeps of the DAM to identify aging or incomplete images.

Pre Reqs

  • 5+ years production management in a high volume (or ecomm) studio or in-house creative department. 
  • Advanced Project Management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks concurrently with responsible follow through and effective communication to internal and external team members is required.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of photography and retouching.
  • Experience in Photoshop, InDesign, MS Word, MS Excel, and Google docs is required. Filemaker experience a plus.
  • The ability to self-edit prior to presenting/sharing/publishing work is mandatory.
  • Must hold self, coworkers, vendors, and partners to the highest standards.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Vets and responds to partner department retouching tests and requests.
  • Pre-season strategies for new finish digital color references and hero images.
  • Requests CADs and product construction information from Product Development.
  • Provides timing and cost estimates for small projects and Jira tickets.
  • Compiles quantitative reports to show project throughput rates. monitors team productivity and troubleshoots road blocks.
  • Manages outsource vendor and internal partner relations. Cultivates partner relationships as needed.