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Assistant Art Director

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1090654
Corporate Positions
Marketing & Advertising
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Assistant Art Director

The Assistant Art Director will support and assist the Omnichannel Creative Teams with work that supports the Company’s marketing efforts, from seasonal creative concepts and execution to ongoing programmatic campaigns and initiatives. This position reports to a Senior Art Director or Senior Creative Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create compelling design for print and digital assets, social media and special projects that achieves the Company’s priorities of promoting immediate sales, achieving fashion and brand image goals, and appealing to customers through compelling visual storytelling
  • Develop original, yet appropriate, concepts and maintain consistency across channels
  • Become a student of retail—follow and analyze competition in order to differentiate, and identify design trends in the retail industry and beyond
  • Use data and insights and effectively apply them to creative executions that drive action on the part of
  • our customers
  • Collaborate with direct manager, art and copy team members and project management to ensure details of assignments are met, are on-brand and well designed while achieving the stated goals of the project
  • Effectively communicate with direct manager to meet deadlines and requirements of the work
  • Check projects for accuracy, consistency, and correct use of brand guidelines before submitting for review by Creative Director
  • Manage workload to meet established deadlines

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design or Advertising
  • 1-3 years experience in art direction, graphic design and/or production.
  • Must be proficient and model best practices in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience with Adobe After Effects a plus.
  • Strong typography skills demonstrating close attention to details such as size, message hierarchy, kerning and leading
  • Keen eye for photography, cropping and composition
  • Insightful sense of color with an understanding of foundational principles of design
  • Curiosity, eagerness, dedication, and accountability
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, be self-motivated and adaptable to change

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.  On-site campus amenities include health clinic, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a fitness center, and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 90,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Assistant Art Director
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1090654

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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