Sr. Photo Art Director

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L. Bean is searching for a Senior Art Director to join our Creative team in our new headquarters building in Freeport, Maine.

In this important role, you will be instrumental in the detailed planning and art direction of L.L.Bean photo shoots-both in-studio and on location. If you are a team player, creative, strategic, and have a proven track record of enhancing apparel brands through photography, we’d love to talk to you!

This role requires a hybrid approach to the workplace – with days in the office in Freeport required. Travel is also necessary.

Position Purpose: Work closely with Lead Art Director and Art Director Manager in executing compelling consumer-facing photography and videos. Collaborates with Merchandising, Design and Copy partners to develop deliverables that will engage the customer, elevate the brand, and support customer and product strategies. Art directs assigned projects. Assist in planning, directing, and editing shoots. Has a solid knowledge of trending and effective directors, photographers, videographers and content creators, a good understanding of composition and lighting, seasonal fashion trends, and has experience giving creative direction for hair & make-up. Responsibilities:

+ Partner with Lead Art Director to develop strategies for assigned projects to support business plans.

+ Attends assigned pre-shoot planning meetings collaborating with Merchants and Content partners.

+ Collaborate with Producers to source appropriate talent for assigned shoot crews and cast. Determines all locations and set needs.

+ Functions?as?“Director” on set of assigned projects.

+ Executes assigned projects on schedule and within assigned expenses.

+ Review footage selection with Creative Leadership.

+ Collaborate with Producer on selecting freelance and vendors for specialized work?as needed.?

+ Partner with Photo Operations to ensure necessary production requirements are met.

+ Conduct review of assigned projects with Senior Leadership.

+ Applies a solid aesthetic “eye” to convey brand, strategy, and editorial messages in unique and innovative ways.

+ Support other Art Directors as needed with the editing, organizing, and final selection of assigned projects.

+ Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

+ Potential?travel to support shoots.?

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.Education Level: 4-Year Bachelors DegreeYears of Experience: 3+Skills and Qualifications:

+ Solid industry awareness of style trends current trends in retail and outdoor industry

+ Demonstrated passion photography and video content, both editorial and fashion/outdoor industry oriented with strong aesthetic eye

+ Able to work independently and proactively

+ Able to think strategically

+ Proven track record of establishing a brand’s visual aesthetics

+ Excellent attention to detail

+ Highly organized

+ Prioritizes collaborative environments and strong partnerships

+ Good written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to incorporate customer research and business strategy into creative solutions

+ Ability to challenge the standard operating procedure, appetite for change

+ Solid skills in Adobe Creative Suite

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office 365

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better. Over a century ago, company founder Leon Leonwood Bean set out to make a boot to keep hunters’ feet warm and dry. Today, we continue to follow the trail he blazed, adding new paths to help more people discover the outdoors, whether it’s the thrill of sea kayaking, the quiet of early morning fishing or the pleasure of walking in your local park . Of course, we remain true to L.L.’s core values, and are committed to quality, service, and putting the outside, inside everything we make. So join us, adventure awaits… At L.L.Bean, we believe the outdoors brings out the best in all of us. We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and creating safe, inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome-both here and Outside. We value individual differences and are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment where everyone can bring the best of their experience and talents and truly thrive. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC260562517

Posted On: May 31, 2024

Updated On: Jul 14, 2024

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