Group Creative Director - Retail

Santa Monica, CA
Creative / Design
Full-time (exempt)
Ring is looking for a transformative Group Creative Director to drive Ring’s brand storytelling within the retail and packaging spaces.  As a design leader, you have inspired and motivated both creative and cross-functional teams. In this role, you’ll inspire a team of internal resources, give direction to vendors, and drive outside agencies and partners. Above all, you are a master at telling strong brand and product stories on the real estate presented to you. -- whether 10 feet away, 5 feet away, or 1 foot away.

Responsibilities

    • Ownership of the creative development and execution of the retail experience, packaging design, and unboxing across all Ring products and properties.
    • Research-driven approach, incorporating business, marketing, and customer insights to deliver impactful experiences.
    • Creative leadership on the end-to-end process, synthesis of consumer insights into creative actions, wireframe design, management of workflow and approvals, presentation of work for executive review and buy-on, leadership of projects through engineering and development and QA.
    • Develop relationships with suppliers, engaging in prototyping and oversee engineering.  Have insight and oversight into cost, production timelines and workback schedules.
    • Lead consumer feedback studies on packaging, point of sale and displays.
    • Create concepts, sketches, graphics, and high-fidelity executions in support of, retail designs, packaging, brand, and marketing campaigns.
    • Oversee routine and complex duties in the preparation of printing specifications, working with vendors to verify print specifications.
    • Understand and respond to performance data (metric tests, usability studies), and steer the direction of future creative designs.
    • Lead and grow a team of designers and grow the capacity and the output of the retail group.

Basic Requirements

    • 15+ years of conceptual creative experience working with an agency or global brand
    • 10+ years of experience as an art director with a strong retail & packaging design experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in design, advertising, or related fields.
    • Online portfolio reflecting creative and art direction expertise for campaigns that may include 2D and 3D graphic design, environmental design, interactive, motion graphics, print, video or web.
    • Experience with four-color printing processes, and large format printing.
    • Experience with dieline creation and color, material and finish of paper products (corrugate, paper pulp, SBS)
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate with GTM, Marketing, Ring Taiwan and any associated vendors to ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner.

Preferred Requirements

    • Effective communicator and storyteller with the ability to find the best approach to verbally and visually communicate an idea and articulately present it to other team members, clients, and agency partners.
    • An understanding of all aspects of client-focused brand and marketing creative, including brand development, social, digital, advertising, retail/POS, packaging, media and environmental/experiential design.
    • Team leadership and development
    • Improving processes and procedures
    • Demonstrated experience managing creative processes through external agencies, internal teams and freelancers.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions to executive management.
    • Proficiency in tools for design, rendering and photography
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate with GTM, Marketing, Ring Taiwan and any associated vendors to ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner.
About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of home security products and services. The Ring product line, along with the Ring Neighbors app, enable Ring to offer affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security in a way no other company has before. In fact, two Newark, NJ neighborhoods saw an over 50 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Video Doorbells and Spotlight Cams were installed on 11% of homes in the communities from April-July 2018 when compared to the same time period in 2017. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

Ring LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetics.