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Creative Director; Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Who we are.

A team of passionate people providing food and beverage companies with more complete 360+ marketing solutions than any other marketing agency in the region. We do this by building stronger, deeper relationships, understanding the who/how/why of the entire food chain and rolling up our sleeves to get it done. Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Why you should work with us.

We strive every day to work a little harder, a little smarter and a little more together than yesterday in an effort to provide the richest, deepest, most-comprehensive and innovative solutions for our partners, present and future. Everyday. No excuses. If you want to join a team where everyone works hard, solves problems, builds relationships, acts on intuition, is flexible and brings positive energy to the problem, join us.

The role.

The agency is an agency in transition. This search is actual proof of that. The agency has roots and a solid history, but the future is the focus. As is new business. And a better creative product. We are looking for someone who is looking for an opportunity to make an impact. Bring a point of view. Be a leader with a team first mentality. A mentor. A realistic dreamer who thinks in terms of “What if” and “Why not.” Someone who can look at the whole picture, help develop strategy and translate that strategy into creative solutions for our current and future clients. New business experience and success is a must. Meaning, this someone has run a pitch. Presented. And won. More than once. We are open to art or copy backgrounds, but gut says this person is copy side. We believe this is an awesome opportunity for someone who thinks they should have been given this opportunity years ago. Well. Here it is.

The job.

Build a top-notch agency creative team and be responsible for overall quality of work produced. Reporting to the President, this lead Creative Director should:

  • Be responsible for managing the agency creative process from concept to completion.
  • Possess expert knowledge of the business side of design and advertising; translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with agency and client teams to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives.
  • Analyze brand tracking, market trends, consumer need and the competitive landscape.
  • Spearhead and manage content strategy for both small-scale and large-scale projects, harnessing strategy, digital and brand design and technology.
  • Partner with social/digital media team to manage and direct in-house agency content studio.
  • Ensure visual communication, brand standards and strategic brief initiatives are met.
  • Have an instinctual grasp of what will work when branding a client; developing a marketing plan; concepting a social strategy etc. and understand what creative ideas will play well in the market.
  • Present, or oversee presentation of work and obtain approvals for deliverables.
  • Actively participate in recruiting, hiring, training and leading creative staff.
  • Manage and cultivate career development of creative staff members.
  • Determine and monitor productions schedules and provide work direction to staff.
  • Prioritize work and resources across projects based on short-and long-term needs, establishing production schedules by collaborating with creative, account and production teams.
  • Improve quality results by studying, evaluating and reworking creative process and procedures.

Requirements.

  • Ability to prioritize work and set schedule to meet deadlines. High level of productivity.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Commitment to work efficiently and effectively while managing multiple team members juggling multiple projects.
  • Coaching skills, strong leadership and the ability to foster teamwork.
  • High energy and passion balanced with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Experience and skills to develop a pitch from initial lead to presentation.
  • Proven ability for strategic thinking and proactive problem solving.
  • Dedication to high creative standards for the agency and for our clients.
  • Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Sounds great?! Please shoot a resume and portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working.

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HOLD: Experiential Strategist, NYC

Award-winning, full-service Experiential marketing agency seeks a highly talented Strategist to join the NYC team. The agency creates dynamic brand experiences for both mass and luxury brands. Clients include some of the most globally-recognized entities in entertainment, technology, fashion, beauty, publishing, retail, spirits, automotive, etc. Their growing diversity practice develops campaigns for Hispanic, African America, and LGBTQ+ markets, heightening culturally relevant conversations and often implementing social change. This position reports to the Creative Director and Director of Business Development.

What WE need from YOU:

  • Must be an idea machine! Actively contribute strategic thinking to brainstorming.
  • Inspire team members and inject energy and ideas into brainstorming sessions – innovation, emerging trends, new technologies, and overall original thinking are necessary.
  • Draft pitch decks – must have solid writing skills and a sense of presentation design.
  • Participate in new business pitches, creative reviews, site visits, etc; prepare clear and focused hand-off to Experiential Designer once pitch is green-lit.
  • Be a creative-type who budgets well – have a sense of what things cost for both mass and luxury brand activations and experiences.
  • Initiate overall campaign aesthetic and guest experience – to include, but not limited to scenic fabrications, furniture selection, art installations, first impressions, staging, product displays, pop-up shops, retail settings, window displays, packaging design, collateral, etc.
  • Prepare swipe, renderings, floorplans, drafting, drawings, etc. when applicable; and/or manage vendors to do so, as well as manage freelance talent, when necessary.
  • 5+ years in experiential marketing, events, architecture, or other relevant fields.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office; Vectorworks, Sketchup a plus
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with an ability to juggle multiple projects in tandem.

*Those with Multicultural/Diversity & Inclusion experience are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Sounds great?! Please forward your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Packaging Designer, Beauty; $75K, NYC

Well-respected Luxury ad boutique seeks a strategic Packaging Designer to support a global Beauty brand. You will be creating packaging and logos while helping to organize efforts cross functionally for the creative execution and direction of projects. You’ll help to define the creative needs and execute them across all primary and secondary packaging projects for skincare, cosmetics and fragrance. This person will work closely with internal teams including Art Directors, Account Directors and Operations to achieve on-brand, on-budget, and on-time. Currently, this role reports to a Senior Art Director and Creative Director.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Hand sketch and rendering of 2D technical drawings for primary and secondary packaging
  • Working with comp vendors and engineers in the industry (finishes, materials and mechanics)
  • Fluent in the language of art, photography, film, architecture, 2D and 3D design
  • Graphic Design – layouts, typesetting, logo design, signifiers, corporate identity programs, signage
  • Packaging collateral & product design
  • Store visual, display and retail experiences
  • Participate in daily working sessions with art directors – brainstorming / discovery / research / ideation
  • Regular presentation support and prep
  • Occasionally travel to shoots to serve as on set support as needed for campaigns, still life, look-books, video
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Typesetting, graphic design skills

Sounds great?! Please shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Senior Art Director, Luxury; $90K, NYC

Get ready to join a shop that delivers effectively on both brains and beauty, an agency that’s at once design-driven image makers and consumer-minded brand stewards.

With a focus on fashion/luxury/lifestyle, this expanding boutique ad agency is seeking a curious and cultured Senior Art Director who has the conceptual skills and design power to bring game-changing 360 ideas to life. You are well-versed in luxe-directed UX/digital/social, print design, video production, and have a passion for typography as powerful visual differentiator. Fascinated, inspired and enthusiastically challenged by the ever-evolving digital landscape, you are UX savvy, collaborate well with front-end developers and have an understanding of digital tech; you’re hands-on immersed in social and stay abreast of trends. Altogether, your portfolio expresses strategic vision that solves business problems with elegance and beauty. Expect to create and inspire excellence in others and across a portfolio of premium brands.

This well-established, full-service agency possesses major credentials on integrated campaigns for some of the biggest fashion and luxury brands on the market. Considering the bulk of your attention will be on fashion/beauty/luxury accounts, a love of Vogue and previous category experience would be ideal; prior agency experience is a must-have.

Sounds great, right?! Shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and change someone’s life.

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PLACED: Executive Director, Package Design; Beauty; NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world. This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, the ED, Packaging is responsible for the impactful creation of shelf-back, social-ready 2D designs and package design layouts that help drive overall brand strategy. You understand that packaging is the key sales vehicle and design with consumer shopping habits in mind, across all channels (travel retail, specialty multi, department stores, online) in partnership with visual merchandising & store design. Strong in industrial design, this seasoned ED leads teams in concepting and ideating product designs (primary packaging) in line with brand needs and market trends, bringing packaging newness to product innovations while staying true to heritage facets of the brand identity. Utilizing retail expertise, the ED designs across various consumer touch points, including specialty-multi and open-sell as priority, with a strong focus on social/e-commerce. Partnering with other departments to ensure omni-channel connectivity, you leverage knowledge of competitive landscape and trends, always having a finger on the pulse, gaining inspiration from everywhere.

To be successful, you must foster an environment that rewards new ideas and moves them forward; this may challenge standard practices but helps generate fresh opportunities for the brand and the team. A savvy collaborator who provides clear direction across a complex structure, you build and develop diverse and inter-connected teams in support of overall brand objectives.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!

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PLACED: Creative Director, Copy; In-House, Beauty; NYC

Join a beauty brand with a smart category approach that resonates around the world. This brand has encouraged millions to equate feeling beautiful with the ability to become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their lives. Why not join them? It’s rewarding to help others look and feel confident.

This is a fast-paced, growing brand that requires creativity, innovation and leadership from its employees in order to bring the best in prestige beauty products to market. You will be challenged every day to ensure the brand lives up to its long, upstanding history. The mission: to provide the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. The brand’s customized approach and quality products have made it one of the leading skin care authorities in the world.

At core, the CD, Copy understands brand voice and marketing needs, and embodies a natural and strategic 360 mindset to storytelling, with an emphasis on social/digital/video. You develop forward-thinking storytelling viewpoints, in line with product launches, re-support initiatives and current trends, connecting the dots to tell a consistent, cohesive and compelling story across all mediums. With a conversational, expertise-driven and authentic voice, the CD conveys product benefits independently in a concise, consumer-first manner while expressing the brand personality. You tailor copy to specific target consumer profiles while maintaining brand equity/heritage (with input from senior Creatives, Marketing, Product Development) and think of ways to freshen and improve product communication at every touch point to better resonate with consumers. Further, this seasoned team leader, experienced in driving change and brand evolution, will ideally understand skincare terms to convey benefits and be passionate about the beauty category. 

To be successful, you must foster an environment that rewards new ideas and moves them forward; this may challenge standard practices but helps generate fresh opportunities for the brand and the team. A savvy collaborator who provides clear direction across a complex structure, you build and develop diverse and inter-connected teams in support of overall brand objectives.

Further, the company deeply values the investment in the growth and development of its employees through extensive educational programs across all levels of employment. By inspiring confidence in the team, they all gain a lifetime of knowledge and in turn inspire confidence in clients. Understanding we are all unique, they value what each brings to the table and respect individual differences. This is a place where professional development is customized to your strengths and desired career path – to grow the individual and the brand.

Sounds great?! Shoot a resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please share with your network, and get someone working!