Creative Director

Creative Director

As Creative Director at Break- Thru Records you will be responsible for managing the design process for album packaging, merchandising ( Break- Thru Records and artist), advertising and marketing collateral. You guide the development of visual campaigns, for physical packaging, digital packages, merchandise, marketing collateral graphics, as well as publicity photo shoots.

This position reports to the VP of Marketing.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate creative design meetings with artists to choose quality design direction and designers for-hire
  • Maintain and develop a wide network of for-hire graphic designers, photographers, etc.
  • Commission album creative and packaging design, and communicate with freelance designers
  • Facilitate design production timelines and logistics through to completion
  • Manage album packaging design (disc packaging design, disc artwork, liner notes, typography layout, logo placements, manufacturing labeling)
  • Commission and direct photo shoots for packaging, artists press and publicity
  • Shape design standards and create procedures to ensure design materials are brand appropriate
  • Commission mock-ups for merchandise and prepare tech packs for manufacturing
  • Commission design for Industry material (One sheets)
  • Facilitate digital design requests, or delegate to for-hire designers where necessary
  • Maintain and organize graphic design equipment and assets
  • Maintain and organize graphic design budget
  • Deliver results in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher 
  • Great communicator
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience in professional art and design development

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Must have experience using industry standard materials for project completion
  • Must have experience in the music business, a deep knowledge of music and music trends
  • 4+ years of industry experience, a Bachelor’s Degree in the music or arts fields or higher, or a combination of both (verifiable with resume, references, and copies of official transcripts)

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