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Shaw Industries Inc Director of Art and Photography in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Director of Art and Photography

Position Overview

The Director of Art + Photography has the responsibility for the design and development of the visual and aesthetic direction of Shaw’s residential marketing family of brands (Shaw Floors, A/T, COREtec, Philadelphia Commercial, 5th + Main) which includes web, digital, print collateral, logos, POP, trade show exhibits, merchandising graphics, and photography. This role will set the holistic design vision and guide a team of graphic designers, creatives, and photographers through all phases of key projects while working closely with the media and content leaders as part of the in-house creative team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead team cross-functionally across residential marketing to develop best-in-class visual content.

  • Direct team of graphic designers and photographers to fulfill art needs for our key audiences/channels such as retail, builder, sales team, distributor consumer.

  • Advise on, craft, and help evolve the illustration, typographic and photography systems.

  • Lead initiatives to better understand brand objectives, industry trends, strategic positioning and target audience, empowering teams to incorporate multiple forms of data in their process and leverage design for new insights.

  • Advocate for industry leading platforms and tools and find new ways to innovate on design and content output.

  • Ensure brand consistency and standards while researching new ways to elevate brand positioning by keeping it innovative across industry vertical (web, digital, social).

  • Develop departmental goals for production timelines.

  • Monitor design budgets.

  • Work ranges from in-store merchandising, POP, presentations, and sale training tools to digital/print advertising, large format signage for trucks, billboards, etc, as well as social media content, and trade show support.

  • Must have experience working closely with vendors requesting quotes, managing proofs, and ensuring that work produced meets the standards of our residential brands and channels.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the desire to collaborate with team members.

  • Contribute to a culture that supports great creativity through curiosity, exploration, and innovation.

  • Manage and uphold the residential brands, ensuring compliance of identity and standards.

  • Have a deep understanding and a clear view on design trends and retail innovation by way of attending design/retail shows and conferences, reading design blogs and being an active participant in the design community.

Required/Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree in graphic design or related field, 10+ years graphic design experience in an agency or corporate environment, 3+ years in a supervisory/management role

  • Exceptional communicator with the ability to influence and drive strategy.

  • Must have an impressive portfolio of design work

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Positive and inclusive attitude that fosters collaboration on creative service steam and with other departments within Shaw Industries

  • Knowledge of best print practices

  • A deep understanding of social media platforms and experience creating content for them

Work Shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit www.shawinc.com .

If you need any additional assistance or accommodation or have questions, please contact us at shaw.recruiting@shawinc.com

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