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Director of Creative Services

The Director of Creative Services is responsible for developing, directing, managing and executing creative work, including store design, visual merchandising and graphic design.   This individual will lead a creative team, comprised of internal team members and freelance/contracted designers, fabricators and vendors.  They will be responsible for developing creative guidelines and for the management and monitoring of all creative production, from inception to on-time completion.  The Director of Creative Services is a strong creative and strategic leader, with the ability to maximize the talents of his/her team while managing multiple projects with overlapping and/or conflicting deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Design + Visuals

  • Work closely with Founder to interpret themes and designs into presentation concepts for store design and visuals
  • Work with internal and external clients, present design concepts, and understanding client and Story needs
  • Manage all visual (props, concept build out, collateral, prototypes, etc)
  • Provide creative direction for visual merchandising, creative trend and analytics
  • Oversee all in-store, events and window collateral
  • Provide quality control over concepts and projects
  • Understand competitive landscape as it relates to trends in visual merchandising and design
  • Develop and implement visual DOR’s
  • Participate on development of new company initiatives and roll out
  • Source and develop fixtures

Project Management

  • Oversee internal and external trafficking, confirm approvals and manage the workload of the creative team
  • Responsible for visual budget
  • Developing and managing the project schedule through all phases of design
  • Liaise with merchandising team as it relates to visuals to maximize product sales
  • Liaise with retail management to motivate and engage and develop team members during build-outs
  • Supervise and inspire retail team and 3rd party vendors during build-outs
  • Develop visual guidelines and implement a strategic floor set calendar
  • Lead training sessions for store management and associates to maintain visuals

Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio to hr@thisisstory.com.