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Global Creative Lab - Temporary Art Director

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: NY, NY, US

Company: Fast Retailing Group

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

 

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

 

 

Overview:

 

The Art Director works with the Senior Art Director and Global Creative Lab to develop advertising campaigns that communicate the brand values and product offerings of Uniqlo. Projects include developing content for seasonal campaigns, fashion collaborations, new store launches and special projects that are used in stores, magazines and across digital and social channels.

 

Essential Functions:

•    Flexibility and the ability and take ownership of a variety of projects under tight deadlines
•    Conceptualize and present creative campaign ideas through moodboards and mockups
•    Supports on-set art direction of photo shoots as well as post-production
•    Collaborates within a team environment and is respectful of Uniqlo corporate culture 
•    Can quickly respond and adapt to creative feedback and requests
•    Follows productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements.
•    A positive mindset and enthusiasm to do whatever it takes to get the job done
•    Organizational skills, accountability and attention to details essential
•    Flexible to work a retail schedule and to accommodate international meetings based on business need
•    Ability to travel for photo shoots and meetings when needed
•    Liaise with third party providers and agencies when needed

 

Qualifications:

•    A diverse portfolio that shows a range of digital and print work
•    Strong knowledge of photography, film, graphic design, typography and the full Adobe Creative Suite
•    Strong presentation and communication skills (both written and verbal)
•    Editing and motion experience is a bonus
•    A passionate connection to trends in fashion, art, music and contemporary culture

 

Experience:

•    8-10 years of creative experience; preferably at a creative agency or in-house

 

Education:

•    BA strongly preferred in Graphic Design or related field. 

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: NY || New York (US-NY) || United States (US) || Experienced Professional || Corporate || UNIQLO || EX:OUT || UNIQLO ||