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Art Director

Coach

New York, NY, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

 

Art Director, Retail Creative Team – Coach/ New York, NY

Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop, and today is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality, and our commitment to the customer experience.


At Coach, we bring together strong, collaborative people in a culture of mutual respect, support, accountability, and passion for the brand and product. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for exceptional talent to thrive.


Primary Purpose: The Art Director will ideate, develop and execute digital and print creative content for Coach’s websites, online, and in-store environments.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Art Direction to...

 

  • Partner with Creative lead to develop and execute creative content that will be used across all mediums from Coach.com, emails, wholesale sites, print collateral, windows, and in-store videos.
  • Partner with Creative lead to plan, concept and execute photography to be used on Coach’s website and emails. Manage the process from content planning, to post production- including proposing talent, providing clear on-set direction, and overseeing post-production.
  • Manage a team of graphic designers, distribute workloads, ensure clear feedback and brand consistency.
  • Participate in new idea sessions and the possible development and execution of those ideas (i.e.: shopping experiences, new sites, marketing campaigns, etc).
  • Partner with Creative lead, Business leads, Designers and Project Managers and Developers on large scale projects and day-to-day creative updates.

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • Proficient in: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Acrobat.
  • A refined taste level with expert design and typography skills.
  • Experience with photography direction and styling. 
  • Strong understanding of responsize design.
  • Ability to concept design solutions with limited direction.
  • Ability to think outside the box and awareness of digital trends.
  • Extremely detail oriented, well organized, strong problem-solving skills.
  • Team player with positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Ability to take direction from managers and provide multiple solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to prioritize (quickly and efficiently) with tight deadlines and follow through.
  • An understanding of customer priorities and ability to strive to exceed expectations.
  • Ability to mentor and manage graphic designers.

 

An outstanding professional will have...

  • BFA / BA in Design, Digital Design, Fine Art or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a related field.
  • Must have knowledge of e-commerce and digital design.
  • Experience working for a retail/fashion brand or ad agency is a plus.
  • Drawing/illustration and film experience skills a plus.
  • The ability to code simple HTML is preferred.

 

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at www.coach.com.

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at www.coach.com.

Req ID:  89290


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