Universal Music Group – Creative Director (US)

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Epic Rights, a division of Bravado/Universal Music Group, is a leading artist services company in the music and entertainment industry, representing many top music artists and providing a broad scope of services, including: concert merchandising, retail and licensing, official e-commerce shops, VIP ticketing, and official fan communities.  Epic Rights is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.

As Creative Director, working in close collaboration with the different Epic divisions, you will lead and provide the company’s creative design vision, interpretation and implementation. You will drive the visual experience for our diverse and growing client roster.

Strong knowledge of music artists, celebrities, marketing and fashion trends are a must for this position.

Strong knowledge and interpretive skills of graphic design, production techniques for tops and apparel for quality and ability to inspire great work is foundational to this role.  Must have strong skills in managing outside freelance designers and budgeting.

Job Functions:
  • Manage the creative process from concept to completion
  • Manage creative team and specialized vendors to deliver great work, on schedule and within budget to elevate the overall aesthetic of our brands
  • Recruit and develop both in-house and outsourced creative talent within budget including designers, copywriters, photographers, agencies, etc
  • Collaborate with teams across multiple divisions to create and execute compelling product and presentations
  • Translate marketing objectives and trends into clear creative strategies
  • Ensure that our creative assets remain cutting edge and steps ahead of our competition
  • Prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment for self and direct reports
  • Capacity to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Establishing and maintaining highly accurate, error-proof file management and efficiency procedures
  • Monitor results of team efforts and propose actions for the future
  • Drive the creative process for self and direct reports and create an inspiring and motivating work environment
  • Present work confidently to all relevant Senior Management to explain strategies and solutions
Job Requirements:
Skills/Abilities:
  • Technically sophisticated and Mac-savvy skill set, with exceptional skills in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to navigate efficiently multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have clear communication skills and ability to influence – in writing, verbally and through presentations
  • A portfolio demonstrating design excellence
  • Appetite and understanding for diverse genres of music – historic and current
  • Strong understanding of current and evolving trends
  • Passion, Integrity, and Energy!
  • Positive, collaborative, hands-on and energetic attitude
  • Comfort interacting with clients and internal staff alike
Experience:
  • Minimum 5–10 years of experience performing or managing a range of creative positions, such as graphic designer, art director, creative director etc
Education:
  • College Degree Required

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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