Art Director Lead, Amazon Imaging Services

Art Director Lead, Amazon Imaging Services

5-8 years
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Job Description

Job Description :
Job summary
Amazon Imaging team is seeking a highly creative and entrepreneurial Art Director to join our unique and dynamic organization. Our mission is to be the most customer centric collective of creative thinkers, dreamers and doers. This manifests itself through visual design, branding, photography, video and user experience design. As an art director, you will play a significant role in inspiring customers through images that create best-in-class brand content and shopping experiences. In this position, you will have the opportunity to serve as a creative lead on-set and stakeholder. You will help to design, art direct, and guide production of assets for a range of brand marketing needs across the Amazon retail marketing organization.

Who We Are
Amazon Imaging is building one of the world's best online shopping experience through photography, video, 3D, graphic design, and usability design enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions. Imaging at Amazon is a large and fast-growing network of teams located throughout North America, Europe and Asia, focusing on fashion and product photography, photo retouching, graphic design, video and CGI production, automated image acquisition, and image support services. Amazon is continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing tens of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces. Amazon is obsessed with innovating on behalf of its customers, and continually pushes beyond the boundaries of traditional e-commerce photography and videography.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Creating the concepts and art directing photography and video production projects
  • Present design solutions to business partners for concept and layout approval
  • Plan, conceptualize and execute elevated image content
  • Filter creative direction from the Creative Director or Senior Art Director to the on-set teams, creating inspirational, contemporary content
  • Building layouts and creative briefs for the on-set photo/video team(s) to produce
  • Approving imagery on set and via remote approval
  • Direct and motivate creative teams, producing informative, elevated e-commerce imagery
  • Always have the customer in mind, utilizing innovation and understand that the creative treatment is critical in the design of an inspirational shopping experience.
  • Participating in the creation, maintenance and updating of style guides.
  • Recommending creative resourcing solutions and overseeing outsourced design and production.
  • Working with Production team member and Photography teams to schedule the appropriate talent for assignments.
  • Foster an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration, innovation and creative problem-solving.

Key job responsibilities
. Planning and executing photo and video shoots that deliver against project goals
. Building and updating style guides and technical standards for both on-figure and off-figure and in-studio fashion photography and motion capture videos
. Presenting conceptual directions and retrospectives to creative and production stakeholders
. Identifying potential freelance talent who can raise the bar on creative output
. Collaborating with internal and external stylists, photographers and other stakeholders to compose shot lists and individual looks
. Collaborating with editors and social marketers to identify areas for experimentation with new content formats

A day in the life
In this role, you will own the creation of in-studio photography and video content as part of a cross-functional creative team. You will work closely with producers, photographers, editors, stylists, creative directors, and designers to plan the creative and merchandising specifics of each shoot, ensuring that all elements combine to result in consistent and inspiring content.
Basic Qualifications :
Basic Qualifications:
  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating visual branding, online marketing, and great user-centered design solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with an agency or creative team
  • Experience with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • 5+ years experiences in design and digital marketing
  • Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in photo and/or video art direction and managing on set production
  • Experience defining or maintaining a design style guide or branding guidelines
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions to executive management

Preferred Qualifications :
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Diverse experience across photography, videography, graphic design, animation, illustration and 3D design, CGI and synthetic model creation
  • Understanding of design layout and the need to accurately translate concepts
  • Drive to source data, build and deliver business cases to drive image treatment change
  • Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business and user interaction priorities
  • Ability to recognise and nurture talent
  • Strong leadership skills to oversee the work of other artists
  • Creativity and superb communication to develop products that meet clients needs
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of design, typography, photography and illustration
  • Successful team-management experience

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About Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

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