Creative Director
Joe Fresh
Toronto, ON
Location:
2 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 1X8
Fresh Style. Fresh Careers. Founded in 2006, Joe Fresh is a leading source for modern style and accessible design, offering comprehensive lifestyle collections for men, women and children. Joe Fresh delivers quality and compelling value in categories spanning apparel, accessories, footwear and Joe Fresh Beauty® cosmetics. Joe Fresh collections are polished and sophisticated, with a focus on essential designs that appeal to a broad range of style-savvy consumers

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

Why is this role important?

The Creative Director is responsible for leading the creative in house team at Joe Fresh and overseeing retail level creative development for in-store and online. The successful candidate will be a proven leader with experience in creative development for both web and print for a national brand.

Responsibilities:
Lead and direct the creative team, delegating work, developing strategies, mentoring, and setting a standard for high quality and professional work for all marketing collateral
Manage communication and direction with external advertising agencies and internal and external designers from concept to completion
Work with agency to repurpose master campaign assets and concept smaller retail programs to align total brand execution for the season
Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
Meet with senior leaders and internal clients to explain campaign strategies and solutions
Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams
Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
Remain actively involved in hiring and training creative staff
Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members, including graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, etc.

Education:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism or a related field of study required.

Experience:
A minimum of 7+ years professional work experience in art, graphic design, marketing, communications, journalism and/or a related field, preferably for a fashion brand’s in-house design team or an award-winning agency.

Skills:
An intimate understanding of design, copy and web best practices/guidelines
A strong understanding of brand development and multichannel marketing concepts
Ability to collaborate and give critical feedback on content, strategy, art, and story development
Comfort and skill interacting with clients and internal staff alike
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent communication skills
Must be highly organized, able to pick up things quickly, and create processes that scale in a highly dynamic, rapidly evolving environment
Mastery in a variety of software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, etc. and knowledge of the latest web, social, video, and design trends and technologies
Bilingual French language understanding is a plus

How You’ll Succeed:
At Joe Fresh, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:
Regular
Joe Fresh recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.