• Executive Director, Global Creative Design & Art Direction, Smashbox

    The Estee Lauder CompaniesCulver City, CA 90231

    Job #1108635604

  • Executive Director, Global Creative Design & Art Direction, Smashbox

    Brand: Smashbox


    About Us

    The Estée Lauder Companies are the global leader in prestige

    beauty - delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences,

    inspiring them to express their individual beauty.


    Everyone has a story. Ours is original and authentic and sets us

    apart from every other beauty brand. We're proud of our story, and this is how

    we tell it: We live for lipstick. We get excited about primers. (No, seriously,

    we do.) But mostly, we love sharing our makeup secrets with you. Why? Because

    creativity and collaboration are at the core of our DNA. We are the only brand

    born out of a legendary photo studio - Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles - where

    major photographers, celebrities and makeup artists converge to create iconic

    images every day.

    About the Job

    He/she will be responsible for maintaining and elevating the

    global image of Smashbox Cosmetics to support its longstanding strong

    reputation as a global leader of prestige beauty. The Creative Director will work

    with the Global VP Creative Director to make sure the studio heritage comes

    through thru on all creative executions, including storytelling, copy,

    photography, video, brand guidelines, digital, social, and ecommerce.

    He/she is expected to deliver thought-provoking, disruptive,

    breakthrough creative direction to help illustrate, attract, and engage

    stakeholders in important initiatives. Additionally, the Creative Director will

    be responsible for all end-to-end planning and execution of Creative Concepts,

    working with in-house resources and agency partners to design and develop

    creative from concept, pre-production, and post.

    He/she will drive creative strategy and execution with a digital

    first mind set, creating a holistic digital creative that can be dispersed into

    various mediums and translated across all touch points of the company. This

    role will lead and develop creative team and organization design while

    continuing to up-skill function, and ensure that creative resources are in

    place to carry out the business plan, including partnerships with agencies.

    He/she will be responsible for impeccable quality across all Creative output.

    The position requires deep

    digital and photo shoot expertise, as well as the ability to serve as a

    thought-partner and have an acute ability to translate complex business

    concepts into breakthrough creative. Being able to manage up/down and sideways

    is essential. Being able to anticipate what's next, work in a fast-paced

    environment, have a calm, positive and driven attitude, as well as mentoring

    are keys to their success.

    About Your Responsibilities


    • Develops 360 campaigns to support overallbrand strategy and activation with minimal guidance

    • Ensures that all designs adhere to brandguidelines with minimal guidance.

    • Ensures collaboration with VM and PackageDesign teams to enhance consumer communication and overall retail experience.

    • Oversee development of GlobalCreative led digital marketing asset creation including social content,influencer content, all non-promotional site content and other digital assetsincluding video.

    • Planning, implementation andmanaging a variety of creative projects within agreed budgets and timelines.

    • Manage and update the Smashbox GlobalCreative Brand Style Guide and help facilitate locally relevant creative forour regional partners.

    • Responsible for deliveringguidelines and leadership to regional Creative team that result in speed tomarket of locally relevant creative assets that consistently align to globalvision.


    • Must be able to concept, storytelling, createdecks, and sell work across disciplines

    • Must be able to work with photographers,videographers, prop stylists, producers, models and influencers to oversee aphotoshoot or video production

    • Must be able to work with post-productioneditors and sound to create video assets

    • Must be able to make photo selects and workwith post production

    • Develops new, innovative 2D/Digital conceptsin line with brand strategy


    • Designs and concepts innovative, locallyrelevant digital experiences to support brand strategy

    • Leverages a digital and mobile-first mindsetin design, showing awareness of competitive landscape, trends and emergingtechnologies14

    Global Mindset:

    • Provides guidance and direction on regionaladaptions while understanding need for local nuance with guidance (if applicable)

    • Manages and updates style guides to supportand guide regional adaptation


    • Lead, manage, develop and inspirethe Creative team, both day to day and long term - engage team in the strategicvision and delivery activities

    • Direct full scope of Global ledasset creation by channel, platform and retailer across categories. Collaboratewith cross-functional North America teams, Global teams and outside agencies(as applicable).

    • Oversee coordination of all needsfor photo and video shoots (i.e., product comps, props, etc.)\

    • Drive creative strategy andexecution with a digital first mind set, creating a holistic digital creativethat can be dispersed into various mediums and translated across all touchpoints of the company.

    • Lead and develop creative teamand organization design while continuing to up-skill function.

    • Ensure that creative resourcesare in place to carry out the business plan, including partnerships withagencies.

    • Responsible for impeccablequality across all Creative output.


    About You

    • Digital- and mobile-first mindset

    • Global mindset

    • Awareness of emerging technologies

    • Creative integration across all media/saleschannels

    • Drive for innovation and disruption withluxury mindset (is a plus)

    • Experience managing regional executionagainst global guidelines (is a plus)

    How YouWill be Successful

    • Applies new and different ways of thinking togenerate new ideas/opportunities

    • Encourages self & others to be creativein approach to work

    • Influences externally and internally to gaincommitment, agreement and support

    • Actively builds relationships

    • Creates and sustains environment of trust andcollaboration

    • Adapts to new environments, processes andteams

    • Proactively seeks diversification ofknowledge, skills and abilities

    • Keeps updated on thebusiness environment and economic situations and understands the impact of thechanges on the business


    • Strong business sense, with anunderstanding of how to leverage creative to drive business.

    • Track record of success in adigitally-driven creative environment, preferably within luxury brands.

    • Strong communication skillsboth written and verbal.

    • Strong project managementexperience.

    • Highly developed design senseand desire to produce elevated, brand-building, and innovative work.

    • Active learner - staying aheadof industry, design, social media trends and technology.

    • Superior organization and timemanagement skills.

    • Ability to excel in afast-paced environment and manage multiple projects from concept to completionunder varying time constraints.

    • Excellent type/design skills,and conceptual design skills.

    • Possesses an excellent knowledgeof design software - including In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere andAfter Effects.

    • 10 years in a highlyproductive creative environment.

    • B.A. and M.A. in Graphic Designor fine art from a reputable design/art school.


    Job: Creative / Design

    Primary Location: Americas-US-CAA-Culver City

    Job Type: Standard

    Schedule: Full-time

    Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Job Number: 1927355

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact ~~~