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Jr. Art Director

Japan Crate Culver City, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

Japan Crate is the industry-leading monthly subscription box with the goal of sharing the fun of Japan through a monthly delivery of Japanese candy, snacks, noodles, toys and kawaii items.


We’re looking for a passionate Associate Art Director to work with our design & marketing teams to create fun, smart, and customer-focused digital and brand experiences. You’ll collaborate with designers, illustrators, and cross functional teams to develop and test new creative concepts, execute original and innovative design and storytelling, as well as overseeing projects all the way through execution.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Innovate on current creative formats (videos, ads, etc) and test new approaches based on data & research

  • Collaborate with internal & external peers and/or managers to exchange information related to projects

  • Partner with product & strategy teams to design and deliver effective campaigns that increase brand awareness and sales

  • Take responsibility and full accountability for the ideation and creative execution of breakthrough work

  • Oversee end-to-end delivery of the creative process - actively participate in creative briefings, develop & execute creative concepts (both independently and with the team), determine solutions/alternatives when necessary, and work with marketing to understand & communicate results

  • Work closely with Brand Manager to ensure that website is up to date (as a subscription business we have changes to our site each month)

  • Test new ideas and document results. Work with marketing to determine results and communicate to design team

  • Assist with optimizing website UX

  • Mentorship of junior designers and creatives

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years experience with art direction/ad strategy & creation or UI/UX

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, UI/UX, Advertising, or equivalent design-related field

  • Strong understanding of digital/social platforms and their use within marketing

  • Experience in a variety of design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience developing concepts that are design research and data driven

  • Understanding of digital advertising and cross-platform experiences

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work well as both a team player and leader

  • Ability to stay calm under pressure and tight deadlines

Benefits

  • Fully Paid Medical Insurance

  • Dental & Vision plans available

  • Paid vacation & sick days

  • Additional one week paid winter holiday

  • Employee bonus plan

  • Friday catered lunches

  • Gym reimbursement

  • A well-stocked office kitchen

  • Free-flowing Japanese candy & snacks

Japan Crate

Why Work Here?

Industry leading subscription box for all thing Japan with fun atmosphere.

Japan Crate is the industry leading subscription box company for all things Japan.

Address

Culver City, CA
USA

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