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CARMAX Art Director II, Creative Services in Richmond, Virginia

8115 - Corp Office Canal Crossing - 101 S 15st, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

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Art Director

CarMax Midtown

About this job

A CarMax Art Director is a visual storyteller with a passion for making digital solutions clear, beautiful, and engaging. Demonstrate your skills for creating marketing across a variety of platforms including: advertising, OOH, display, social, presentation, and some animation. Partnering with strategists, copywriters, and other art directors to deliver exceptional design solutions. Be an active member of a creative team motivated to deliver creative that works to support strategic goals.

What you will do – Essential Responsibilities

Deliver cross-channel creative designs for Creative designs for CarMax marketing initiatives

  • Interpret strategic direction and develop clear and consistent creative designs and layouts

  • Provide multiple creative solutions for design tasks

  • Partner within a cross-functional team to deliver exceptional creative deliverables

  • Present work with design rationale, tying to strategy brief and brand guidelines

  • Maintain knowledge of emerging technology and creative trends

Purpose of the role

An ideal candidate has experience working within brand guidelines, thrives in a collaborative environment, and is ready to innovate with a growing team. As a team, we develop creative marketing materials that build awareness, drive traffic, and increase affinity for CarMax and the experiences we offer our customers.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus if in related field

  • 4+ years of digital design experience, preferred agency or in-house creative department

  • Digital portfolio or work samples showcasing multiple examples of digital work including social, email and display

  • Mastery of tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, InDesign and Powerpoint. Additional skills in motion design and illustration a plus

  • Passion for visual design and innovation

  • The drive to stay on top of industry trends and best practices, sharing inspiration with teammates and creative partners

  • Ability to convert ideas quickly into concepts/prototypes

  • Ability to collaborate productively with other designers contributing objective and constructive feedback

  • Strong knowledge of digital design and ability to innovate while still following visual guidelines

  • Ability to interpret legal guidelines, copyright requirements and use of disclaimers

  • Ability to understand workflow and approval process

  • Strong analysis & decision-making skills

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through verbal, written, and visual methods

  • Ability to translate consumer insights data into design solutions for consumers

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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