Art Director, Graphic Design
Job Description SummaryOur Creative Services division is currently looking for a visionary mind to help lead our in-house graphic design team at STEMCELL, and assist us in our mission to deliver life sciences products that enable groundbreaking scientific research across the globe.
We’re looking for an Art Director to guide several accomplished designers in making sure our marketing materials are top-tier: just like our products. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to defining, conceptualizing and creating graphic design assets from concept to completion, and support STEMCELL’s overall brand and marketing strategies. This is a highly collaborative role with other stakeholders across the company, as well as with Creative Services team members, managing and mentoring direct reports.
With a strong ability to both take and give direction, the Art Director will work creatively, cohesively, and synergistically with the other Art Directors and Creative Director to align, evolve, and implement STEMCELL's visual brand identity. You’ll also have a global impact, overseeing STEMCELL’s international branding with specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. If you’re ready to bring your creative skills to a purpose-driven organization, we can’t wait to meet you!
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct, conceptualize, and create artwork from concept to completion to support STEMCELL's brand identity, marketing strategies, and business goals
Guide and inspire members of the Creative Services team and stakeholders at all levels to continuously serve and evolve STEMCELL’s visual brand by keeping informed of market trends (including with an international lens)
Function in both a leadership and highly creative capacity, acting with confidence, competency, and comfort working in ambiguity, with high capacity to adapt to change and offer direction and clarity through innovative design solutions with minimal direction
Seamlessly balance multiple projects with varying timelines, urgency, and complexity across a team of direct reports to meet deadlines and business needs
Lead, manage, coach, develop and evaluate direct reports through regular one-on-one and team meetings; set team goals, conduct performance reviews; make compensation recommendations for direct reports
Knowledge and Qualifications
Excellent design skills with experience conceptualizing original and effective campaigns and designing across disciplines (print, UX/UI, packaging, and environmental graphics), as well as the ability to coach others to bring out the best in their design
Experience working for a corporate brand and excellent ability to establish, navigate, and enforce internal processes to facilitate exceptional design solutions when working with multiple stakeholders
Knowledge of design, marketing, and branding within the Asian market
Post-secondary Certificate or Diploma in a related field, or business with 8+ years experience, culminating in expert knowledge of: Google Suite, Mac and PC environments, Adobe Creative Suite
Working knowledge of project management software such as Jira, Teamwork, or Asana
STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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