Design Director

New York
Robot /
Full-time /
Hybrid
ABOUT THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY:
Founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter in 2015, the mission of The SpringHill Company is to empower greatness in every individual – from creators to consumers. We aim to inspire and ignite cultural movements and social progress by amplifying the voices of the unheard through the creation of original brands, co-branded partnerships, multimedia entertainment properties, and products. We create every form of content- scripted and unscripted film and television, social media, experiential and audio. We are developing original consumer products and we partner with large brands on their consumer strategies.

ABOUT THE ROBOT COMPANY: 
Hardwired with the SpringHill mission of empowerment, The Robot Company is a brand consultancy. At its core, it is programmed to support our partners through advertising and marketing that spans campaigns, content, social, public relations, and physical and virtual experiences. The Robot Company is based in New York City, with requirements to be onsite twice a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) per the Company’s policy.

ROLE OVERVIEW:
The SpringHill Company is seeking a dynamic Design Director to join the team at our brand consultancy, Robot. The successful candidate is culturally involved, strategically minded, and can think both conceptually and visually to further enhance Robot design elements. In this role, the candidate will lead design conception and create compelling on-brand graphics across a variety of mediums including digital, TV, print, and apparel. You will collaborate closely with our team of Creative Directors, Strategists, Art Directors, Designers, and Writers to concept, design and execute culturally relevant works that resonate with our creative vision. The candidate will lead brainstorming, conception, and design execution across Robot brand properties and partner brands. Success in this role requires a culturally connected self-starter with impeccable craft, strong time management skills, and experience mentoring mid and junior level designers. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of taste and aesthetic sense.

REPORTS TO: SVP, Creative

Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with Creative Director to lead visual design and scalable creative concepting across a variety of projects including: brand logos, guidelines, and toolkits; TV graphic packages; digital and social media content; print and packaging; merchandise; and presentations
    • Collaborate with Art directors conceptualizing design work at the highest level
    • Create design systems that have a strong conceptual foundation
    • Ensure that the design thinking applied to arrive at a solution is translated and communicated throughout different teams by following a strong process that all team members can understand
    • Exhibit leadership in communicating design thinking. Be informed and transmit design trends that contribute to improve and be at the top of the design game for all the company businesses
    • Ensure brand guidelines and strict quality standards are consistent throughout all design work
    • Research, prepare, and present ideas to creative team, internal stakeholders, and external brand partners
    • Prepare design files for delivery, ensuring all deliverables are on time and carefully exported to output specifications
    • Support project team in understanding opportunities and limitations in media limitations as it pertains to design
    • Work dynamically with project team to identify design needs, inform timelines, and input on resourcing
    • Enforce the integrity of the design process, and ensure that all work meets a high level of creativity, innovation and brand association
    • Participate in team brainstorms and creative team pin-ups
    • Help to grow the creative team by mentoring junior/senior designers, providing guidance and feedback
    • Keep up with the latest cultural and industry trends and best practices in design
    • Foster a positive relationship with the creative community
    • Research, recommend and support team in outreach to creative partners and Collaborators

Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or art school degree
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience
    • Exceptional visual design and graphic skills.
    • A portfolio of recent design work is required for consideration
    • Experience in digital and print design
    • Ability to multitask and handle several creative projects simultaneously
    • Critical thinking, creative problem solving, and excellent communication skills are a must
    • Ability to lead client presentations and meetings, and drive overall design for branded projects
    • Proactive, team player with the ability to work in a fast paced work environment
    • Can easily adapt to new challenges and think out of the box
    • Must have experience leading teams in a creative studio, or in the worlds of marketing, entertainment, music, art, fashion or sports industries
    • Fluent in Adobe creative tools, Google Slides, and Keynote
$175,000 - $190,000 a year
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The SpringHill Company (TSHC) believes that each team member contributes significantly to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the employee or the organization to just the work identified. We expect that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

LIFE AT TSHC:
TSHC strongly believes that the more diverse our team is, the better our work will be. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment and celebrate inclusion in all circumstances. As an employee, you can expect:
- A supportive, inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions
- Opportunities for growth and development via work experience and offerings from our People Resources team and Learning and Development Program
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), frequent in-office events, Lunch and Learns with industry guests (in media, culture, and sports), and volunteer opportunities
- An attractive and competitive compensation package
- A generous and well-rounded benefits program featuring PTO, parking stipend, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to an Executive Coach, retirement plans, Company 401k match, and much more
- No shortage of snacks, fruits, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats, and daily lunch items stocked in our fridge and kitchen