Art Director

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is looking for an experienced art director to join its design team within the Marketing Department in Dallas, Texas. The position is not fully remote and requires onsite attendance as necessary. Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the largest auction house founded in America. Our auctions include: fine jewelry, luxury accessories, timepieces, wine, coins, books and manuscripts, modern & contemporary art, American and European art, decorative arts, entertainment, music, and many more!

This non-management position will work closely with fellow designers, print production staff, marketing managers, and subject matter experts to design materials with brand consistency in a fast-paced environment. Print design experience promoting fine jewelry, luxury goods, or fine art is a plus.

Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • This is NOT a digital UI/UX, web, or e-commerce design position. The purpose of this job is to personally design (not art direct other staff) a high volume and variety of print materials:

  • 80% of the time will be spent on design and layout of auction catalogs between 100 and 400+ pages.

  • 20% of the time will be spent on design and production of print ads for publications, direct mail, brochures, and other types of collateral.

The successful candidate is a deadline-driven, reliable self-starter, able to work independently with extreme attention to detail. Must be able to juggle and prioritize a heavy volume of jobs with competing deadlines; i.e. understand when to put aside one project to start another, yet work on both during the same timeframe. Must be able to work overtime hours (with pay) on weeknights and weekends when necessary to meet extremely tight deadlines. Must be able to attend outside press checks as necessary.

Requirements

An extensive portfolio of work is required for consideration.

Required technical skills:

  • 7+ years of comprehensive work experience in graphic design for print, with thorough pre-press knowledge. High level of clean aesthetic design ability, with excellent typography, image layout, and color use skills.

  • Experience with design and production of print advertisements, direct mail, and various print marketing collateral is required.

  • Advanced expertise with Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).

  • Ability to quickly and accurately produce multi-page projects (catalogs, books, magazines, brochures); i.e. not just logos or one-page flyers.

  • Ability to trouble-shoot and solve technical issues related to design and production.

  • Ability to sketch rough thumbnails or concept drafts.

  • Ability to color correct and prepare graphics for print, and to proof bluelines.

How to Apply

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Posted on October 31