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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

Caleres, Inc. New York, NY

New York, NY
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


We seek an experienced art director with a love of fashion and passion for concept and design to join our Contemporary Fashion team in New York.

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people s lives. We are ferocious about fit and living our mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first.

We seek people who:
Effectively communicate each brand s message strategy to identified target audiences
Create design assets including retail, sales and business development collateral, product branding and digital assets to support marketing initiatives
Ensure projects are initiated with detailed creative brief and necessary product samples, ensuring completion on time and on budget
Integrate relevant and appropriate level of style and fashion in all creative work consistent with brand position and target audience
Research competitive environment, market and industry trends, with insight into each brand s consumer segments
Work collaboratively with web, merchandising and creative teams to develop engaging, on-brand designs and web-based merchandising solutions

We seek people with these qualifications:
Bachelor s degree in commercial art or related art degree
5+ years experience in an advertising agency or creative department
A diverse, brand-oriented portfolio of creative work
Ability to communicate creative concepts to clients and senior management
Strong understanding of the creative process and formulation of brand strategy
Knowledge of shoe and fashion industry preferred
Proficient in pre-press and print production
Required: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat (MAC)
Preferred: Adobe Lightroom, basic web & video tools

But most of all, we seek believers who share in our ferocity for fit. People who believe remarkable things are possible and will not stop striving for them.

People passionate about their work. People who hold themselves and others accountable. People who think a $2.6 billion company should be as creative as a start-up. People driven by an insatiable curiosity. People who care about being the best, among the best.

Become a believer.