Art Director

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

rt Director Work Mode Hybrid Location Hybrid in Chicago, IL or Kohler, WI Opportunity Kohler Co.’s award winning in-house creative collective is seeking a dynamic Art Director to join the growing team. This passionate and motivated individual will be responsible for concepts, designs, and art direction for Kohler’s hospitality portfolio–which consists of an exciting and expanding group of businesses, including but not limited to Lodging The American Club, Lodge Kohler, Inn on Woodlake Golf Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run Wellness Kohler Waters Spa, Yoga on the Lake, Bold Cycle Culinary The Immigrant Room, The Wisconsin Room Local Kohler Village, Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, The Shops at Woodlake Events Kohler Food & Wine, Frozen Fairways, Music Events, Artist Collaborations, and more This is an opportunity to help build brands, and lead customers to uncover a new world of luxury. You will collaborate with copywriters, designers, artists, the photo studio, and business partners to help fulfill cross-channel initiatives. Your elevated aesthetic and bold thinking will ensure the continued evolution of the hospitality brands across all major media and markets. Specific Responsibilities Develop and present campaign concepts that go above and beyond strategic briefs. Execute a wide variety of elevated collateral (digital media, video, print, paid and organic social content, and more). Partner with the social media manager to ideate, champion, and produce sophisticated editorial content. Utilize a content creator mindset to develop fresh material that engages and delights customers. Provide clear direction for photo/video shoots, on and off set. Help to define brand guides and templates. Have a “less is more” mentality when approaching creative. Work with retouchers and editors–both internally and externally–to provide feedback and take assets to the finish line. Audit aging assets and manage new ones. Stay up to date on best practices; understand the nuances of paid & organic platforms. Manage multiple projects and deadlines with grace. Present clearly, take feedback gracefully, move forward. Occasional travel required research and immerse in the properties. Skills/Requirements 5+ years of experience in advertising or an idea-led in-house agency. 3+ years of experience on photo/video sets. A portfolio which demonstrates innovative thinking, an elegant aesthetic, cross-channel campaign work, and cultural awareness. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred. A passion for luxury and hospitality spaces, both personally and professionally. Experience with motion; at a minimum, can export GIFs and add subtle movement to typography in post. Willing to wear multiple hats and toe the line of art director/designer. Solution-oriented, nimble problem solver, compassionate collaborator. Understands the importance of details. Clear and confident presenter, active listener. Experienced in both print and digital mediums. Experienced in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Experience with the Microsoft suite, especially PowerPoint and OneDrive, is a plus. Experience in a video editing platform is a plus. Hospitality and luxury brand experience is a plus Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $74,000 - $93,500. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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